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V-Day Announces its 2010 Season of Events and Campaigns: "Building the City of Joy"
V-Day announced its 2010 season of events and campaigns today, with the theme "Building the City of Joy." Since 1998, V-Day has shattered taboos and raised over $70 million, transforming communities to end violence against women and girls. Working at the intersection of art, social action and politics, V-Day empowers grassroots activists to become leaders, turning pain to power.
2010 takes the movement to the next level with exciting new campaigns and events, including the launch of V-Girls Pilot Project in conjunction with the release of Eve's new work I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, the opening of the City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the expansion of V-Day UK and European activities, and the launch of the V-Men program in colleges and communities throughout the world.
"V-Day's 2010 theme is 'Building the City of Joy.' The City of Joy is a literal place, a pastoral community in Bukavu, DRC, where women survivors of gender violence will be supported, healed and trained to be the next leaders of the DRC, but it is also a concept, a decision, a movement to end violence against women and girls. We are launching the City of Joy in the DRC as a call to end violence against women and girls everywhere. Building the City of Joy means modeling a process of change that is directed by the women on the ground, conceived by the women on the ground, and fulfilled by the women on the ground. An ideology which knows that grassroots women are the major sources of change and inspiration and must direct the future of their countries from Congo to New Orleans to Haiti. Building the City of Joy means everyone working together providing resources, energy and support for grassroots women so they can fulfill their destinies," stated V-Day Founder/Playwright Eve Ensler.
COMING SOON! I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World by Eve Ensler
Eve's newest work, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, will be released in book form by Villard/Random House on February 9. Made up of original monologues about and for girls from around the world, the book aims to inspire girls to take agency over their minds, bodies, hearts, and curiosities.
V-Day believes that girls are the future of our movement, just as women are the primary resource of our planet. It is imperative to educate and nurture future activists so we can see our vision of a world free from violence against women and girls come true. I Am an Emotional Creature is a new vehicle to empower girls and inspire activism.
V-Day thanks Random House for its support of V-Girls.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Benefit Reading of I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World
Join V-Day, Jennifer and Peter Buffett, Eve Ensler, Cynthia Nixon, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, and David Stone and V-Board members Rosario Dawson, Beth Dozoretz, Donna Karan, Katherine McFate, Pat Mitchell, Cari Ross, and Kerry Washington* for a benefit reading of Eve's newest work I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World.
WHEN: Friday, February 5th 7:30pm
WHERE: Urban Zen Center at Stephan Weiss Studio, 711 Greenwich Street at Charles Street, NYC
Tickets from $100 - $5000 are on sale now at http://www.vday.org/nycevent
(Tickets from $1000 - $5000 will include an intimate cocktail reception immediately after the reading.)
Proceeds will benefit V-Day's work with women and girls worldwide.
* pending scheduling