Escape

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 […]

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 […]

Combating Violence

Variations of the following ran as an article in Petaluma.Patch and in the Press Democrat as a Letter To The Editor. ({}) ({}) ({}) EDITOR: One in three women on the planet will be physically or sexually abused or raped in their lifetime — a U.N. statistic. One billion mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers. One […]

 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 […]

It was only 8 or 9 months ago

when several of you emailed us to say, “I like what you’re doing.  How can I help?”  Well now is the time!  We are rolling into V-Season, best known as V-Day Petaluma , a series of awareness events occurring during the month of February and early March in which we are in need of volunteers to assist […]

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 […]