Thank you for your interest in staging an event or campaign in your community to end violence against all women (cisgender and transgender), those who hold fluid identities, nonbinary people, girls and the planet.
Join us! TAKE ACTION, RISE. Our 2022 call is to connect both in a deeper, more purposeful, political, transformative and yet also empowering, hopeful way. And to make this coming year a truly radical, bold, fearless escalation of artistic risings. Please apply full Covid safety protocols for your event and community. Please apply full Covid safety protocols for your event and community.
READY TO RISE? Following are some ideas to get you started.
PRODUCE AN ARTISTIC UPRISING IN YOUR COMMUNITY OR COLLEGE: RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth: We call on the world to hold Artistic Risings for the bodies of all women and for the ‘ultimate body’- our earth. Using the body as your call. Using the body as your resistance. We call on the world to use ART. Dance. Visual art. Physical and immersive theatre. Film. Sculpture. Painting. Sports. Performances (Live and Recorded). Photography and digital art. And more.
To reclaim, express, defy, disrupt, unite, radicalize, awaken, revolutionise, and to create JOY, HOPE and TRANSFORMATION.
Change the narrative from the current to the future. Subvert our current paradigms and expectations of the body and the earth with art. Create revolutionary art that fires and awakens the senses. Root it in radical love, radical pleasure and radical compassion. Move love, connection, eros and joy. Demand a new language for this life. Rise for the sacredness of all women’s bodies. Create for the holy ground of Mother Earth. Reclaim freedom. Raise the vibration with ART. RISE. CREATE. RECLAIM. RISE FOR THE BODIES OF ALL WOMEN, GIRLS AND THE EARTH.
MAKE YOUR EVENT KNOWN TO THE WORLD, post it on our events page.
THE DISMANTLE PATRIARCHY CONTEST – Enter and Encourage others in your community to participate. Address how patriarchy impacts your life, your community, the world. How might we dismantle – take apart, break into pieces, deconstruct – patriarchy? What would it take? Tell Us. How would you Dismantle Patriarchy? Bring your creative voice to this contest! Tell us, in whatever creative method reflects your project, and you just might win an award for your idea. Submissions can be in the form of essay, poetry, music, art, photography, film, etc. Experiment. Think outside the box. Break down patriarchy and show us what a post-patriarchal world looks like. Articulate your vision using all the creative tools at your disposal. There will be winners at the high school and at the college level. For more information, visit dismantlepatriarchy.org. The contest will open for submissions in mid-December.*
*subject to change
RAISE THE VIBRATION:
Amplifying New Voices: we invite activists to create a RAISE THE VIBRATION event.
Create a vibration that is powerful, beautiful, compelling through music, chanting, dance, drumming, original monologues, and more. Since V-Day first began, many new and long-term activists have staged community-created artistic works reflecting the voices in their communities. If you would like to foreground new voices in the conversation around ending violence against women, we encourage you to do so by curating stories from your community and creating this new artistic evening, inviting local writers, activists and artists to participate.
A Raise The Vibration event be a presented as a benefit for a group or groups in your community who are doing anti-violence work at rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, groups working with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, with refugee women, and with women affected by climate catastrophe. Research and support groups on the front line in your community, serving survivors who have been traditionally marginalized or made vulnerable to violence due to current socio-political conditions.
HOST A SCREENING/HOUSE PARTY OF CITY OF JOY: CITY OF JOY, the film, tells the story of the first class of women at City of Joy, a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of gender violence, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and chronicles the process by which such a transformational place came to be, from its origins with the women survivors themselves, to the opening of the center’s doors.
Whether you are new to City of Joy and V-Day or have been with us in the movement since its inception, know that you are joining a network of activists who will be viewing the film and hosting screenings and house parties around the world to celebrate the work of City of Joy, honoring the women leaders of the Congo and the 1649 women who have graduated from the City of Joy, joining together in a network of love and revolution, Turning Pain to Power.
The Vagina Monologues
As of our announcement on 1 October 2020, The Vagina Monologues took its bow, and has exited from the V-Day campaigns. The Vagina Monologues remains a play that can be licensed for a small fee (approximately $120 per performance).
If you wish to license it in the US, in English, you can do so by contacting Dramatists Play Service. If you wish to license The Vagina Monologues in the United Kingdom and Australia, please email george.laneasst (at) caa.com. If you wish to license it outside the US, UK, Australia, please email alexia (at) nyc-mcr.com.
When licensed, the play can be performed at any time during the year and aside from the licensing fee and your production costs, you can still use it as a tool to raise money.
If you have any additional questions, please email us at campaigns (at) vday.org.