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V-DAY SALUTES THE V TO THE TENTH SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

04/16/2008

New Orleans, LA - V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, salutes the V TO THE TENTH sponsors and supporters. V TO THE TENTH opened minds and hearts and raised much needed attention and funds for groups working to end violence against women and girls around the world, and in New Orleans and the Gulf South.

V-Day’s 10th anniversary events - V TO THE TENTH - took place Friday - Saturday, April 11-12 at the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena. Over the two days, the Superdome was transformed into SUPERLOVE - a place to heal, gather, celebrate and activate to change the story of women. A star-studded performance closed the two-day celebration with V TO THE TENTH, Saturday evening, April 12. Together on one stage - Calpernia Addams, Lilia Aragon, Stéphanie Bataille, Jennifer Beals, Ilene Chaiken, Didi Conn, Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Alexandra Hedison, Kristen Krepela, Christine Lahti, Ali Larter, Liz Mikel, Doris Roberts, Daniela Sea, Leslie Townsend, Kerry Washington and Monique Wilson joined V-Day for a once in a lifetime benefit event featuring performances of The Vagina Monologues, plus very special musical performances by Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Peter Buffett, Charmaine Neville and the Voices of New Orleans Gospel Choir Directed by Rev. Lois Dejean. The event was a benefit for groups working to end violence against women worldwide, and in the Gulf South region.

V-Day’s anniversary events were made possible by the generous support of the NoVo Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Corporate sponsors include W Hotels New Orleans, TBWA/CHIAT/DAY Los Angeles, Vosges Haut Chocolate and media sponsors Oprah & Friends Radio, GLAMOUR, BUST and Ode.

V-Day would like to thank the New Orleans community for welcoming, embracing and collaborating with V-Day to make the Tenth Anniversary events exceptional, life-altering experiences. V-Day stands beside you through the rebuilding and beyond. V-Day is grateful for the support of Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu and his staff, The City of New Orleans and Mayor C. Ray Nagin. V-Day would also like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who gave their time, talent and expertise with love and enthusiasm, making V-Day’s vision of V TO THE TENTH possible.

V-Day would especially like to thank the Katrina Warriors Network, with special thanks to founding members Carol Bebelle, Karel Sloane-Boekbinder and Crystal Kile. The Katrina Warriors Network is advised and mediated by a Katrina Warriors Council representative of Network participants and V-Day is deeply grateful for their commitment to the Network and V TO THE TENTH. V-Day thanks Linda Usdin and the Katrina Warriors Network Outreach Coordinators Sarah Franz, Shana Griffin, Rev. Lois Dejean, Barbara Lacen-Keller and Colette Pichon-Battle for their dedication and commitment to bringing the women of the Gulf South and New Orleans together to celebrate with us at V TO THE TENTH. And a deep, warm thank you to Jennifer Sachs for coordinating all activities in New Orleans surrounding V TO THE TENTH.

Additional sponsors and supporters of V TO THE TENTH and SUPERLOVE include the Ford Foundation; Donna Karan Foundation; Barbara Bridges; Oxfam America; L'Oréal Paris USA; Tides Foundation and Council Member Shelley Midura. SUPERLOVE Lounge Sponsors included Authentic Beauty; Magnet; The Urban Zen Foundation; Karma Krew; Roy Teeluck Salon; Lisa Caccavale; Matrix; Louis Licari; Victoria’s Secret Beauty; Gaiam; Young Living Essential Oils and Nexxus.