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UPDATE from Eve at City of Joy: "I Saw Love Today"

V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler is currently in Bukavu, DRC for the graduation of City of Joy's second class of women which will take place on August 24. Here's an update from Eve on the ground:

Greetings from Bukavu. Outside there is the sound of cicadas and low conversation and dogs howling in the distance. I have just taken a bath and washed off layers of dust as it is dry season here which means when we drove back this afternoon we were using windshield wipers and headlights(during the day) to try to find our way through a reddish dust storm. Dust everywhere, in the fish on the side of the road, in the flour, in the ragged shoes, in the mouths of children.

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Gabrielle Roth on Dancing for Truth, Love, Prayer

Noted artist, philosopher, and dancer Gabrielle Roth will be RISING on 2.14.13. Join her for ONE BILLION RISING and ask yourself, "Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?"

The question I ask myself and everyone else is, "Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?" Can we be free of all that binds and bends us into a shape of consciousness that has nothing to do with who we are from moment to moment, from breath to breath?

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A Look Inside V-Day 2012 Gatherings in Los Angeles & New York

During V-Season 2012, V-Day held two special Cocktails & Conversation events in Los Angeles and New York City. The evenings featured an update from Eve on the graduation of the first class at the City of Joy in the DRC, and V-Day's 2012 season of events which featured over 5,400 V-Day benefits in over 50 countries and all 50 of the United States.

Los Angeles - The evening was hosted by V-Day Board members Carole Black, Eve, Pat Mitchell, Susan Celia Swan, Charlize Theron, and Kerry Washington along with Jessica Alba, Dylan McDermott, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Wagner.

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New York City - The evening was hosted by V-Day supporter Lela Goren and V-Day Board members Eve, Katherine McFate, Lisa Schejola Akin, and Susan Celia Swan.

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