Eve's Tour Concludes, Thank You Activists!
Eve's 19-city North American Tour for her newest book In The Body of The World has come to a close and we could not be more grateful to all of you, our incredible activists who came out, asked questions, shared stories, danced, and inspired us in so many ways. The tour was a huge success, raising awareness and funds for V-Day's work to end violence against women and girls, and that's all because you came out and supported! THANK YOU!
We would also like to give a special shout out to some incredible people in cities across the U.S. and Canada who helped make the tour possible by hosting events and raising funds for V-Day's work, including: Susie Tompkins Buell; Kathleen Fontaine & Debbie Fleischaker; Joan Baker & Margeaux Klein; Cecile Lipworth; Heather Moseley; Belinda Munoz; Nikki Noto; Wendy Schmidt; Laura Seydel; Sharon & Howard Socol; and V-Board members Carole Black, Pat Mitchell, Emily Scott Pottruck, Amy Rao, Regina Kulik Scully, Sheryl Sandberg, Lisa Schejola Akin, and Susan Celia Swan.
Events Raise Funds To End Violence Against Women and Girls
Over the last few weeks there have been some very special events taking place that have raised funds for V-Day's work. We are honored to be working with such incredible people around the globe:
V-Board Member Thandie Newton Hosts Jimmy Choo Party in Support of V-Day
On May 22, V-Board member Thandie Newton co-hosted a party for the launch of Jimmy Choo’s pre-fall collection. The private event, which took place at Clifton Nurseries in London, brought the issue of violence against women and girls, and V-Day’s efforts worldwide to end the violence, to a new and excited audience, and raised funds for V-Day’s work on the ground.
Women of Congo Represented On Top of The World
In 2008, activist climber Georgina Miranda founded the Climb Take Action~7 Summits Challenge, a campaign dedicated to empowering women in Democratic Republic of Congo by climbing to raise awareness about the sexual violence in DRC, and funds to support their healing. To date she has reached 6 of the 7 summits, and most recently on May 21st, Georgina reached the ultimate pinnacle, the Summit of Mount Everest.
Georgina has dedicated herself to this challenge for five years and in that time has raised over $33,000 for the women of Congo, with funds split between V-Day’s work in the region, and International Medical Corps. We could not be more proud of Georgina, and we recommend you all check out her blog at climbtakeaction.com.
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Mayo Clinic Staff, Family & Friends Run City of Joy 5k In Rochester, MN
On May 31st, Lois McGuire, along with staff, family, and friends from the Mayo Clinic organized a 5K run to honor the women of Congo. The event brought over 300 runners together, raised over $10,000, and served as an opportunity for local women and men and their families to rise to support the women of City of Joy.
V-Day Executive Director Susan Celia Swan Receives Millicent Carey McIntosh Award for Feminism in New York, NY
V-Day is so proud to announce that V-Day Executive Director Susan Celia Swan was awarded the Millicent Carey McIntosh Award for Feminism, presented by Barnard College on June 1st in New York, NY. V-Day Programs & Development Director and fellow Barnard alumnae Purva Panday Cullman was in attendance at the 2013 Alumnae Reunion Awards to celebrate the honor.
The Award was established in 2004 to honor a woman who exemplifies the strong, independent traditions of Barnard. Honorees are selected by the Alumnae Association Awards Committee based on nominations from fellow alumnae.
TONIGHT IN NYC: See Eve Ensler at Post Show Talk Back of "Ann" in NYC - DISCOUNT Tickets Available
On Tuesday, June 11th following the 7pm performance of Ann, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress and 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Holland Taylor, Eve Ensler will participate in a post-show discussion as part of the Great American Women Talkback Series.
DISCOUNT TICKETS are available at www.BroadwayOffers.com, use code ANNFF for $85 orchestra (regularly $125) or $55 rear loge (regularly $95).
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