INFO: new orleans--"v to the tenth!" april 11th & 12th
>>INFO: new orleans--"v to the tenth!" april 11th & 12th==========================================
V to the TENTH!
V-Day’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
April 11-12, 2008
The Superdome and the New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, LA
“V to the Tenth” is an international gathering, action, and celebration of
thousands of individuals and communities worldwide collectively working to end
violence against women and girls, while commemorating V-Day’s 10 Year
This once in a life time event will spotlight the women and girls of New
Orleans and the Gulf South – Katrina Warriors – for their strength and
resilience in the face of devastating loss. 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. It will hopefully
bring attention and funds so that women may be safe and empowered in a city whose
pulse beats like no other.
“V to the Tenth” will feature a transformative Superdome called “SuperLove”
during which self-care and wellness activities including massages, facials,
yoga classes, health exams will be available FREE to women and men of New
Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region! These activities will take place Friday, April
11th from 10am – 9pm and on Saturday, April 12th from 10am – 5pm at the
On the evening of Friday, April 11th there will be a Special Free World
Premiere of Swimming Upstream, writings and performances by women of New Orleans
chronicling their experiences before, during, and after the storm. In
addition to these activities, the weekend will also feature local artists and
activists, music and poetry performances, speakers, art, and activists from across
the globe including Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Europe, the Philippines,
and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On Saturday, April 12th at 7:30pm at the New Orleans Arena, “V to the Tenth,”
Celebration will feature performances of “The Vagina Monologues” by an
all-star cast including Oprah Winfrey, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Hudson,
Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Ali Larter, Glenn Close, Rosario Dawson, Julia
Stiles, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington. The evening will also include special
musical performances by Faith Hill, Common, Eve, and New Orleans’ own Charmaine
Neville, and more. Tickets for the April 12th evening event are on sale now.
Visit www.vday.org for more information.
As April 11th and 12th approaches, local lead-up events, sponsored through
the Katrina Warriors Festival will be taking place staring March 8th, with a
Pink Secondline Parade – “Jumpin’ in the Pink,” which will start at 12 noon at
Ashé Cultural Arts Center and ending at Louis Armstrong Park. The Katrina
Warriors Festival is a four week long cultural celebration of the creativity,
activism, and courage of women and girls of New Orleans and the Gulf South.
So join… Oprah Winfrey, Carole Bebelle, Jennifer Hudson, Asali Devan, Eve,
Charmine Neville, Common, Salma Hayek, Kerry Washington, Jane Fonda, Majora
Carter, Jessica Alba, and hundreds of others…to celebrate and share strategies
to end violence against women and girls globally as we work to change the story
of women worldwide!
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
A movement of artists, activists, advocates, faith-based leaders, students,
and grassroots communities is gaining momentum as New Orleans gets ready for “
V TO THE TENTH!” You can join the organizing that’s taking place throughout
the country and internationally by getting involved too!
Spread the Word!
• Help publicize V-Day’s 10th Anniversary – “V to the Tenth” –
by distributing outreach materials. Outreach material can be picked up at Ashé
Cultural Arts Center, located at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
• Spread information about V-Day and “V to the Tenth” at your
college campus or at community events, secondlines, meetings, and faith services
you attend, and encourage women and girls you know to participate. Share
information with beauty shops, conveniences stores, local clinics, churches,
schools, work, businesses, and at laundromats.
• Refer people to V-Day’s website at: www.vday.org to learn more
about “V to the Tenth” or to the Katrina Warriors Network website at:
Outreach to Your Community!
• Join local “Outreach Street Teams,” informing members of our
community of “V to the Tenth,” and the importance of ending violence committed
against women and girls worldwide and in the Gulf South. For more information
or to volunteer to join an Outreach Street Team, come out to the next Katrina
Warriors Network Outreach Meeting on March 5, at Ashé Cultural Arts Center at
• Organize a contingent of women and girls you know here in New
Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region to attend the Celebrations.
• Hold a Speak Out! or Rally about “V to the Tenth” and violence
against women and girls at your local school or in your community.
• Host a house party screening “V-Day: Until the Violence Stops.”
For more information or to check out a copy of this video, contact the Newcomb
College Center for Research on Women at 504-865-5762.
• Have a local bar sponsor a V-Day themed happy hour, pink drinks,
and distribution of information.
• Host an inter-faith breakfast on violence against women and girls
• Hold a candlelight vigil on your campus to remember all those
women and girls around the world who have been affected by some form of violence
in their lives.
Educate Yourself & Join the Movement!
• Participate in the Katrina Warriors Festival this March by
hosting an event!!! The Festival is a 4-week long cultural celebration of the
creativity, activism, and courage of women and girls of New Orleans and the Gulf
South, from March 8th – April 10th. For more information or to have your event
included on the calendar, email coordinator@....
• Encourage cultural artists, musicians, poets, and writers you
know to participate and host a lead up event during the Katrina Warriors Festival
. Already planned events can be connected to the Festival as well!
• Educate yourself on the various forms of violence women and girls
experience here in the U.S. and globally. Remember, violence against women
affects us all! Challenge violent behaviors and cultural attitudes that
perpetuate gender-based violence in our society.
COME JOIN US FOR THE V-DAY EVENT OF THE DECADE!
For more information or to get involve please join us on March 5, 2008 at
6:30pm at Ashé Cultural Arts Center at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. for the
next Katrina Warriors Network “V to the Tenth” Outreach Meeting.
If your organization is interested in tabling during the SuperLove events at
the Superdome in the Activist Suite, please contact shael@..., to
request a table as space is limited. For volunteer opportunities on the ground, in
New Orleans, leading up to “V to the Tenth” weekend, please contact us at
FOR OUTREACH MATERIAL OR GENERAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
phone: (504) 569-9070, fax: (504) 569-9075
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE KATRINA WARRIORS FESTIVAL CONTACT
Jennifer Sachs, V-Day V10 Coordinator
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