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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, […]

10 Reasons to Move to the Music and End Violence Against Women

10 Reasons to Move to the Music and End Violence Against Women

On February 14th, Guided To Safety, host of V-Day Petaluma, will join with V-Day in the One Billion Rising campaign to dance in solidarity with the estimated one billion women and girls who have experienced violence in their lifetime. Violence against women is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses. It is also […]

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 […]

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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 […]

February = TEEN DATING VIOLENCE Awareness & Prevention

Dating Violence occurs among all races, ages, religions, and socio-economic levels. No state, no city, no community is immune. Stay Strong. Choose Respect. Expect Respect!

The Longest War is the One Against Women

A rape a minute, a thousand corpses a year: hate crimes in America (and elsewhere) by Rebecca Solnit Common Dreams Artists in San Francisco protesting violence against women. Here in the United States, where there is a reported rape every 6.2 minutes, and one in five women will be raped in her lifetime, the rape […]

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 […]

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising

North Bay/Petaluma Rises! Thank you to the following individuals for coming out on a beautiful early December Sunday to participate in our video, “Why We Are Rising“, in recognition of the upcoming global day to STRIKE-DANCE-RISE for an end to the violence against women and girls … Michaell Allen, Trisha Almond, Mimi Amaral, John Bertucci, […]

Politics & Violence Against Women

Politics & Violence Against Women

Is  Violence Against Women a Priority in Political Agendas? by Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara Project Syndicate The reality shows that it should be,  according to United Nations, 7 out of 10 women experience physical or sexual violence in  their lifetime – the majority by someone they know. Acts of violence against  women aged between 15 […]