30 Dec Gratitude For All That You Have Given and All That You Do
Dearest Activists, Friends, Supporters,
As we move towards the end of this most unusual and unstable year, we are filled with gratitude for all that you have given and all that you do.
Looking ahead to 2021, V-Day, One Billion Rising, & City of Joy activists everywhere are preparing RISINGs worldwide through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination and Love.
This Giving season consider supporting V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender and transgender), those who hold fluid identities, nonbinary people and the planet.
31 December is the last day to make charitable donations in order to claim them on your 2020 tax return.
At City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, our 18th class graduated a week ago, turning their pain into power that is fueling change across a nation. In Kabul at the City of Knowledge, women continue to attend classes despite the recent spike of violence targeting educational institutions. And at the Tasaru V-Day Safe House for the Girls in Narok County, Kenya, girls are unabashedly breaking taboos by rejecting Female Genital Mutilation and redirecting their lives and those of their communities’ through education with schools re-opening in Kenya on 4 January. One Billion Rising Global Coordinators and teams worldwide are preparing Rising Gardens events making the deep connection between the wellbeing of women and the Earth. And with V-Day’s new VOICES project, our vast global network is buzzing with excitement to see and hear the new artistic piece that will emerge, centering Black women’s voices from across the Diaspora at this critical time in our history as a planet.
In the face of the Covid-19 global pandemic that has ripped through the world and shed light on inequity across all cultures, our grassroots activists are pushing boundaries and engaging in dialogue, with art and activism always at the forefront. They are Rising against a wave of right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, colorism, fascism, xenophobia, misogyny, femicide, homophobia, transphobia, corporate greed and climate destruction. And they are Rising to center the voices and experiences of the most marginalized. They have met the moment by escalating the urgency with which they are fighting for gender, climate, economic and racial justice.
Your solidarity and support of our work makes this movement-building work possible. And now, more than ever, our work is needed. Please consider donating today so that we can keep fighting for the world we all envision – one where all women and girls (and therefore all of us) thrive instead of merely surviving.
Your love has sustained us, and your trust and generosity has been our North Star – a constant that we have and will come back to, time and again. For that, and for so much more, we thank you.
V (formerly Eve Ensler), Susan, Christine, Monique, Purva, Tony, Aja, Carl, Leila, Roslyn & Swetha
Your Solidarity & Support Make This Movement Possible.
P.S. If your gift is already on its way, thank you!
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