Thursday, August 5, 2010

International Violence Against Women Act Actions Steps & Upcoming Events


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TAKE ACTION! The International Violence Against Women Act NEEDS YOUR HELP!
V-Day joins Amnesty International USA, Women Thrive Worldwide and Family Violence Prevention Fund in strong support of the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA). This is the first comprehensive piece of legislation in the United States aimed at ending violence against women and girls around the world and would consistently incorporate solutions for reducing violence against women into U.S. foreign assistance.
ATTEND: Congo Documentary Pushing The Elephant Screenings in NYC and LA
V-Day is pleased to announce that Pushing the Elephant, an important feature-length documentary film dealing with gender-based violence, women's and refugee rights, and peace and reconciliation, will be screening in New York August 6th-12th and Los Angeles August 13th-19th as part of the Independent Documentary Association's DocuWeeks Theatrical Showcase.
The LA Times calls the film "heart-wrenching but ultimately uplifting," and Variety says "[t]he strength of Pushing the Elephant lies in the way it brings this larger-than-life inspirational figure into the everyday domestic realm, where activism becomes a function less of heroic destiny than of conscious choice, open to anyone."
ON SALE NOW: Tickets Starting at $25 for SWIMMING UPSTREAM In New Orleans & NYC!
Join us for very special one night only performances of Swimming Upstream at Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans and the Apollo Theater in New York, September 10th and 13th respectively.
Written by 16 New Orleans' women and directed by Eve Ensler, this two-night only production features performances by Troi Bechet, Asali Njeri DeVan, Anne-Liese Juge Fox, Karen-kaia Livers and singers Michaela A. Harrison, Leslie Blackshear Smith and featuring Shirley Knight.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
NEW ORLEANS - MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
NEW YORK - THE APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM
Tickets starting at $25
BUY TICKETS & LEARN MORE at www.vday.org/sus
With generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Culture Project.

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