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V-Day Stands With the People of Japan

As reports come in about the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan, V-Day would like to take this moment to let the people of Japan know: our thoughts are with you during these difficult times. As we receive more information in the upcoming days about the short and long term effects this disaster will have, we will update you on how best we can come together to assist relief efforts and groups working with women and girls affected by violence.

In the meantime, aid is needed on the ground urgently. Please consider helping out if you can:

JEN (Japan Emergency NGOs) puts their efforts into restoring a self-supporting livelihood both economically and mentally to those people who have been stricken with hardship due to conflicts and disasters. They utilize local human and material resources, considering this the most promising way to revitalize a society. To donate, visit: http://www.jen-npo.org/en/involved/donate1.php

Second Harvest Japan distributes food to soup kitchens, orphanages, emergency shelters, the elderly, single mothers, the homeless, migrant workers, and many others in need. To donate, visit: http://www.2hj.org/index.php/get_involved/donate_money

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is an organization dedicated to the support of people in distress, threatened by conflict, poverty, or other turmoil. The U.S. partner for Peace Winds Japan is Mercy Corps, and the two organizations previously collaborated after hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. To donate, visit: https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/japan

TAKE ACTION NOW: Afghan Women's Rights and V-Day Activist Malalai Joya Denied Visa by US Embassy - Here's How You Can Help

The US Embassy denied a visa to Afghan Women's Rights and V-Day Activist Malalai Joya for her upcoming book tour. This is an outrage -- Malalai is a voice for peace and justice for Afghan women, girls, men, and boys. She has traveled and spoken in the United States and throughout the world, been honored by Time magazine, V-Day and many more for her heroic work. The Afghan Women's Mission has provided four action steps outlining ways to help -- please visit their site and take action now!
http://www.afghanwomensmission.org/?p=1258

SWIMMING UPSTREAM COMES TO HOUSTON ON MONDAY!

Swimming Upstream, a stunning piece of theater telling stories of Hurricane Katrina and those who survived, will finish it’s current tour in Houston on Monday evening at the Alley Theatre.

DON'T MISS this amazing performance -- tickets are still available, but they won't last for long!

This tour is made possible through a grant from the Open Society Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit V-Day and Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans.

Houston: Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7:30pm

The Alley Theatre

Tickets available online at http://www.alleytheatre.org/swimmingupstream
$25 general admission

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