V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler Honored At Two Upcoming Events
TOMORROW: Eve Joins Mother Jones For Second Annual Bearing Witness Dinner
On Thursday, October 20, Eve Ensler will be the honored guest at the Mother Jones second annual Bearing Witness Dinner to benefit The Anita Fund and celebrate courageous voices in investigative journalism, human rights, and global justice. This special evening will honor The Anita Fund's support of Mother Jones' reporting on global injustice, including in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and within the United States.
The evening will also launch the first annual Anita Roddick Award for Courage in Action, which will be awarded to KOFAVIV, an organization in Port-au-Prince, Haiti established by and for rape survivors, combining support for individual women with the power of grassroots organizing.
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Eve To Receive the Peace Over Violence Lifetime Achievement Award At 40th Annual Humanitarian Awards
Peace Over Violence (POV), the first domestic violence and sexual assault agency in Los Angeles, will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Friday October 28th. The annual POV Humanitarian Awards will recognize and honor the work of those who have impacted the lives of survivors and the community at large in innovative, compassionate, and groundbreaking ways. This year, V-Day is pleased to announce that V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler will receive the POV Lifetime Achievement Award. (QUOTE FROM EVE?)
Established in 1971 by pioneering feminist activists, Peace Over Violence (formerly known as LACAAW) is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse, and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles. One of the longest standing violence prevention centers in the country, POV has been committed to social service and social change for 40 years. Peace Over Violence is a non-profit, multicultural, community based organization providing intervention and prevention education services with a strong volunteer component.
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BERKELEY REP INVITES YOU TO A FREE CONVERSATION WITH EVE ENSLER
Friday Oct 21, 2011
Doors open at 4:30 PM, event starts promptly at 5 PM
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St in downtown Berkeley, CA
RSVP at 510-647-2949 or http://eveatberkeleyrep.eventbrite.com/
Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe
Berkeley Repertory Theatre is thrilled to invite you to a free event including a special announcement from Eve Ensler, the Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist. Be the first to hear about Eve's next big project in the United States!
Eve Ensler is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs off Broadway and on London's West End. Her experience performing that show inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Her other work includes plays such as The Good Body, the memoir Insecure at Last, and the novel I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, which became a New York Times bestseller in 2010.
Eve will sign copies of I Am an Emotional Creature for audience members after revealing her latest efforts to empower women and girls around the world.
WATCH: Women, War & Peace On PBS
Women, War & Peace is a bold, new PBS mini-series exploring women's role in conflict and peace-building. Airing every Tuesday evening from October 11 through November 8, Women, War & Peace tells the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia, Afghanistan, Colombia and Liberia, and is the first major broadcast campaign to show that women are not only suffering unprecedented casualties in today's wars - but are also emerging as leaders in peace-building and post-conflict resolution.
Produced by Abigail E. Disney, Pamela Hogan and Gini Reticker, and featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, Women, War & Peace prompts us to ask: what if we looked at war as though women mattered?
This Tuesday, October 25, tune in for Peace Unveiled, the story of three women in Afghanistan risking their lives to make sure women's rights don't get traded away in peace negotiations with the Taliban.
On November 1st and 8th, you can catch the two final episodes: The War We Are Living, the story of two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women from Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia's Pacific southwest, who are braving a violent struggle over their gold-rich lands and War Redefined, the capstone of Women, War & Peace, which through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making, challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain.
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