L Word Cast Joins V TO THE TENTH
A REPORT FROM EVE AS THE ROAD TO NEW ORLEANS SPEAKING TOUR CONCLUDES
Dear V Warriors,
I am on my way to San Francisco, the last city of the V to 10th tour before New Orleans. It has been a wild, inspiring, disturbing journey. I have spoken at nearly 22 places-colleges, conferences, auditoriums, theatres. I have traveled on some main roads, but mainly I have been off the beaten track in small towns like Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Clemson, South Carolina, and Florence, Alabama. I have spoken to crowds of hundreds and thousands. I experienced nearly seven snowstorms, a hail storm, one blessedly hot day in Austin, Texas. I have stayed in places with names like the Sleep Inn, Apple Butter Inn, and The Mansion.
I have seen the faces of hundreds of activated, vital, committed, diverse women and men who are literally giving their lives to end violence against women and girls. Women and men who have changed their cultures, told their stories and helped others do the same. I have met the V-Day activists who have raised money, raised hope, raised hackles, raised the V flag in community after community. I have seen the most beautiful original posters, t-shirts and buttons. I saw Megan's red and black skirt in Alabama, where she sewed the V-DAY logo as a design. I heard 200 women chant "Cunt!" in Alma, Michigan. I spoke in several churches, one called Beneficent, which is my new favorite word. It means "loving kindness". These churches and the feisty spiritual women and men who run them or work in them gave refuge and support to V-Day when other churches or religions tried to censure the productions.
JENNIFER BEALS OF THE L WORD JOINS THE CAST OF V TO THE TENTH
V-Day is excited to announce that Jennifer Beals, along with other cast members of the hit Showtime series The L Word will join the cast of V TO THE TENTH on April 12 at the New Orleans Arena. V TO THE TENTH will be a star-studded performance that will close V-Day's 10 year anniversary two-day celebration in New Orleans and will feature - Calpernia Addams, Lilia Aragon, Stephanie Bataille, Jennifer Beals, Peter Buffet, Glenn Close, Didi Conn, Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, Kristen Krepela, Christine Lahti, Ali Larter, Liz Mikel, Doris Roberts, Leslie Townsend, Kerry Washington, Monique Wilson and Oprah Winfrey will join V-Day for a once in a lifetime benefit event featuring performances of The Vagina Monologues, a special new monologue written by Ensler and performed by Oprah Winfrey, plus very special musical performances by Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Charmaine Neville and The New Orleans Gospel Choir.
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