Monday, April 07, 2008
V to the 10th
I'll be spending all of next weekend immersed in V to the 10th events. In case you haven't been hearing about this already, here are all of the details:
Katrina Warriors celebrate V-Day in New Orleans
V-DAY'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY!
Join Us and Change the Story of Women
To celebrate the last ten years of ending violence
against women and girls and welcome the next ten
years, thousands of V-Day benefits are scheduled
throughout the U.S. and the world from Shenzhen, China
to Stockholm, Sweden from Canberra, Australia to
Lagos, Nigeria. To coincide with these events, Eve
Ensler will embark on a nationwide 20-city V To The
Tenth speaking tour.
V-Day's 2008 season will culminate with a mega two-day
anniversary celebration in New Orleans Friday -
Saturday, April 11-12 at the New Orleans Arena and
Louisiana Superdome - V TO THE TENTH.
2008 SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN OF THE GULF SOUTH - KATRINA
Each year V-Day increases awareness by focusing on a
specific group of women in the world who are resisting
violence with courage and vision. In 2008, the
spotlight is turned to New Orleans and the Gulf South.
The spotlight will highlight the daily ongoing work of
women in their communities who have steadfastly kept
New Orleans and the Gulf South alive with little to no
resources. These women - "Katrina Warriors" - will be
honored for their strength and resilience in the face
of devastating loss. The spotlight will bring global
attention and funds so that women may be safe and
empowered in a region whose pulse beats like no other.
TO THE TENTH - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 11-12, 2008
These events will lead up to V TO THE TENTH, the
V-Day event of the decade, on April 11 - 12, 2008 at
the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome.
On Saturday evening, April 12, V-Day will stage a once
in a lifetime event featuring international
performances of The Vagina Monologues, musical guests,
V-Day activists from across the globe including Kenya,
Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Democratic
Republic of Congo and Eastern Europe, men standing up
for women and much more.
SALMA HAYEK, OPRAH WINFREY, JANE FONDA,GLENN CLOSE,
JULIA STILES, ALI LARTER, CALPERNIA ADDAMS, ROSARIO
DAWSON, KERRY WASHINGTON, AND MUSICIANS FAITH HILL,
JENNIFER HUDSON AND CHARMAINE NEVILLE have already
The evening will open minds and hearts and raise 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.
TICKETS FROM $25-$1000 ARE ON SALE NOW AT