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V-Day Founder Eve Ensler Shares What She's Grateful For

11/26/2008

V-Day Founder Eve Ensler Shares What She's Grateful For

2008 marked V-Day's 10th Anniversary - we celebrated in New Orleans where 40,000 people gathered in honor of the women of the Gulf South, thousands of V-Day benefits took place worldwide raising awareness and funds to end violence, and our Spotlight Campaign on Congo launched at a critical time.

It was an eventful year of hope and change, and all of us at V-Day are thankful for your support.

From Eve - a note of her thanks

so here's what i am grateful for -

v-days in antarctica

volunteers who flew themselves to the superdome to give free massage and make-overs, yoga and therapy for women from the storm

men who joined our cause and stood up to end violence against women and girls

dr. mukwege from congo who stands on the front lines every day and models a
different way of being a man

for v-day karama chair hibaaq osman for turning an idea into a powerful regional movement

all the v-activists and women's studies teachers who kindly hosted me
on my tour who are directing, speaking, connecting, reaching out and growing this movement

the women of new orleans who opened their hearts and their city to v-day

the women of congo who dance in the face of horror...

Read the full note >

Eve To Join Congo Panel, December 2 in New York City

On Tuesday, December 2, Eve will join writers and activists John Prendergast, Jimmie Briggs, and Bryan Mealer for a joint discussion on the Democratic Republic of Congo. This free event will be held at ABC Carpet & Home, through the ABC Home & Planet Foundation as part of their 2008 Educational Series.

Tuesday, December 2, 6:30PM
888 Broadway, 10th floor, NYC
There is limited seating so please RSVP through 212 473 3000 x590

John Prendergast is an author, filmmaker and co-chair of The Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity.

Jimmie Briggs is the author of "Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War"

Bryan Mealer is the author of "All Things Must Fight To Live: Stories Of War And Deliverance In Congo."

Coach and ABC Carpet & Home Offer Exciting New Gifts To Benefit V-Day

Coach is celebrating the holiday season and the spirit of giving with some of their favorite celebrity fans for the first ever Coach Cares campaign. V-Board member and renowned actress Kerry Washington has joined Coach Cares to support and raise awareness for V-Day and ending violence against women and girls. Kerry has selected the Coach Leather Large Sabrina hand bag as her must-have holiday item and from now until December 31, 2008, when you buy this gift Coach will donate 20% of the proceeds to V-Day.

For more information, pricing and to purchase, please visit: www.coach.com/coachcares

ABC Carpet & Home continues its Gifts Of Compassion, a unique gift opportunity where shoppers can align their spending choices with their personal values. This year, through Gifts Of Compassion you can Transform Pain to Power for Survivors of War and Sexual Violence by offering a year of schooling and a safe haven for a survivor of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each gift is represented with a personalized certificate in a vintage silk sari envelope, consuming virtually no resources and creating no pollution while inspiring a lifetime of meaningful change.

For more information, pricing and to purchase, please visit ABC Gifts Of Compassion >

For other holiday V-Gift ideas - including our new holiday V-card - don't forget to check out the V-Store at http://www.store-vday.org/

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