MAKE A STATEMENT IN 2012! Eve's "Over It" Piece Added to V-Day Events
This new year, V-Day presents you with a brand new event option to produce as part of your V-Week! Introducing OVER IT 2012. Eve told the world what she is "over" in this powerful new piece.
"There are approximately one billion women on the planet who have been violated.
ONE BILLION WOMEN.
The time is now. Prepare for the escalation.
Today it begins, moving toward February 14, 2013, when one billion women will rise to end rape.
Because we are over it."
There are three ways in which you can incorporate OVER IT into your events.
- Include OVER IT in your reading of "The Vagina Monologues" or "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer." The piece should be inserted at the very end of the script, after the 2012 Spotlight Monologue.
- Speak Out. Use this piece to inspire a spoken word event during which performers treat OVER IT as a template to express what it is that they are over. Participants should stick to the theme of violence against women.
- V-Team building workshop. Gather your cast and crew and read OVER IT out loud. Then, conduct a 5-10 minute writing exercise, during which everyone writes about they are over. Ask participants to share their rants with the group.
A world in which ONE BILLION women experience sexual violence is unacceptable. Register to host your OVER IT event now at vspot.day.org/signup. The time has come to get active, get OVER IT, and stand together to demand an end to the violence.
With New Year love,
READ: Eve Ensler in The Guardian: "If Women Stop, The Whole World Is Going To Stop"
Journalist Emine Saner recently sat down with Eve for The Guardian's ongoing series "The Saturday Interview" to talk about V-Day's work around the world and to call on all women everywhere to join us in February 2013 for One Billion Rising!
Who could have predicted what an effect a group of women talking about vaginas would have. Fifteen years ago, Eve Ensler, then a moderately successful New York playwright, opened the play she had been writing for two years, The Vagina Monologues. Drawing on interviews she had done with more than 200 women, the resulting monologues - delivered, over the years, by actors including Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon and Oprah Winfrey - told of women's experiences: sexuality, abuse, love, birth.
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CONGRATULATIONS! V-Board Member Pat Mitchell Named One of Women's eNews "21 Leaders For the 21st Century"
V-Day is proud to announce that V-Board member Pat Mitchell was named one of Women's eNews "21 Leaders for the 21st Century"! The annual list features women leaders who have demonstrated throughout the year their commitment to improving the lives of women and girls and the capacity to continue to improve the future for all.
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CAMPUS ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT: Winter Break Challenge Highlighted in USA Today
The V-Day and SAFER second annual Winter Break Challenge was recently featured in USA Today. Help keep this momentum going and participate in the Campus Accountability Project (CAP) to hold your school accountable for preventing and responding to sexual violence on your campus.
Your participation is a key part of this national conversation!
READ USA Today's piece: "Accountability project urges students to examine sexual assault policies" >
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