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TAKE ACTION: The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict Week of Action
RISE and stand with V-Day in supporting The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict! The global campaign launched May 6th and kicks off a Week of Action calling on local activists, Nobel Peace Laureates, international advocacy organizations, and groups working at the regional and community levels to demand urgent and bold political leadership to prevent rape in conflict areas (including Burma, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya), protect civilians and rape survivors, and call for justice for all — including effective prosecution of those responsible.
Quick and easy ways that YOU can take action:
Take the pledge today to support the Campaign at www.stoprapeinconflict.org
Use the hashtag #IPLEDGE on Twitter to connect with members and encourage others to join the Campaign
Find the Campaign on Facebook
Visit the website: www.stoprapeinconflict.org
World Premiere of Emotional Creature at Berkeley Rep, Performances Begin June 14
From June 14 – July 15, Berkeley Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Eve’s powerful new play Emotional Creature. Staged by Obie Award-winning director Jo Bonney and performed by a talented ensemble of young women, Emotional Creature is made up of original monologues–and irresistible songs–about and for girls. Placing their stories squarely center stage, it gives full expression to their secret voices and innermost thoughts, highlighting the diversity and commonality of the issues they face. Emotional Creature is a call, a reckoning, an education, an act of empowerment for girls, and an illumination for parents and for us all. And it’s receiving its world premiere here at Berkeley Rep!
Exciting Emotional Creature Opportunities!
Berkeley Rep thinks providing young people with access to empowering plays like Emotional Creature is vitally important. They will be donating up to 3,000 FREE Community Access tickets to Bay Area non-profit organizations and government agencies serving young people and at-risk youth.
To apply for free tickets or to help distribute them, check out the details here >
On Sunday, June 24th there will be a special V-Day benefit performance of Emotional Creature followed by Sunday Supper with Eve, the cast, and director Jo Bonney. Tickets are $1,000 for adults, $500 for accompanying teens (ages 13-19). Proceeds will benefit two of V-Day’s newest campaigns: V-Girls, a program providing girls worldwide with a platform for their activism; and ONE BILLION RISING, a campaign that will gather one billion women and men in a global action to end the violence against women culminating on 2-14-13.
BUY your ticket at www.vday.org/ecbenefit2012 >
REMINDER: We Want To Hear From YOU!
YOU are the face of this movement, so show the world what revolution looks like!
Send us your V-Day experiences, whether you were in the audience or on stage, a part of the crew or a passerby, we want to hear how V-Day impacted you. Share your V-Day V-Season stories and images and connect with your fellow activists in over 140 countries worldwide!
One line, one story, one moment – sometimes that’s all it takes to inspire billions to rise up.