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Eve Ensler

Too Much Violence

The following is from the March 7, 2013 edition of the Press Democrat. Too much violence EDITOR: Whether one agrees or disagrees with, or is perhaps indifferent to, Joe Manthey’s assertion that a U.N. statistical claim and definition of one-in-three worldwide cases of violence against women in the forms of rape or physical abuse is or isn’t […]

Join Us for Our 2013 FINALE!

February 28, March 1 & 2 … Join us for our ({V}) Season Finale – a staged production of The Vagina Monologues! “The Vagina Monologues“ Hailed by the New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous”, The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms Ensler, […]

PLEDGE to Make a Change!

We are only days away from One Billion Rising and couldn’t be more excited! There are now 200 countries signed up to participate in this world-wide event, along with world leaders, celebrities, organizations, and activists who are ready to Strike, Dance, RISE, proving that everyone is ready to say enough and end violence against women […]

The Frau Troffea of 2013

With The Vagina Monologues, activist and writer Eve Ensler celebrated women’s strength. Now her new project, a global street party that launches this month, aims to raise awareness of abuse. Vanessa Thorpe The Observer In July 1518, Frau Troffea began to dance feverishly in the streets of Strasbourg. She did not stop for almost a week […]

Sisters Lori & Kim

2013 ({V})Warrior Announced!

Being a Vagina Warrior “means developing the spiritual muscle to enter and survive the grief that violence brings and, in that dangerous space of stunned unknowing, inviting the deeper wisdom.” – Eve Ensler Petaluma resident Lori Burleson has been chosen as V-Day Petaluma’s 2013 Vagina Warrior.  This recognition honors a person of any gender identification […]

 UTVS vs Super Bowl

UTVS vs Super Bowl

Sunday, February 3, 7:00pm … what will you be doing?  Watching the Super Bowl game?  Might you be seeking an alternative? Join V-Day Petaluma for the award-winning documentary, Until The Violence Stops, on, ironically, a day with one of the highest incidents of relationship violence.  We’ll be screening the documentary in the warm, cozy atmosphere of La […]

Now Is The Time

On this day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a message from his daughter Bernice A. King on why she is RISING with us on 14 February 2013. “Now is the time.” “We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment […]

Solidarity Against Rape, Protection Of The Sacred Feminine

From the January 8 issue of HuffPost IMPACT Solidarity Against Rape and Pillage, Domination Culture, Protection of The Sacred Feminine Jacob Devaney Founder & Director, Culture Collective Rape and pillage have historic roots in warfare, yet the “culture” of domination is still with us today. For the first time in history we are seeing a […]

‘Our time has come’

‘Our time has come’

Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler, in India after three years, is thrilled to see angry women on the streets. When US-based playwright and women’s rights activist Eve Ensler wrote The Vagina Monologues 16 years ago, she couldn’t imagine the “extraordinary, mind boggling, vaginal opening journey” it would put her through. The 59-year-old, who is visiting […]