V-DAY Bloomington – March 28, 29 & 30, 7:00 pm!!

VDAY 2013 announcement_img_1If you, a family member or a friend have been a victim of domestic violence, I urge you to join us in this fight to end domestic violence. The injuries inflicted on women and girls include rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation, sexual slavery and more.

The Vagina Monologues
Visit VDay Bloomington for complete information.
Ramada Bloomington at the Mall

Please attend!
Please let us know if you want to participate as a donor or sponsor. Volunteers are also needed. 100% of proceeds are directed to ending domestic violence; 90% stay in Minnesota.

V-DAY is a fierce, wild, unstoppable movement and community. Join us!

V-DAY Bloomington is almost here!

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V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.)

This is a call for your engagement and outreach!
V-DAY Bloomington needs YOU. If you want to be a part of this amazing group of volunteers who are organized against domestic violence, please contact Diector Sarah Kopczyk (612) 747-7485 or online at V-DAY Bloomington/Cast, Crew & Volunteers
Here’s the volunteer wish list:
• Publicity
• Sponsorships and fundraising
• Stage/set design
• Treasurer/money handler
• Branding/design of marketing materials, etc.
(Men are allowed to be involved in anything and everything aside from speaking roles on stage. This is a V-Day.org rule.)

This is a call for you to attend!
Ramada MSP Airport at the Mall, 2300 E American Blvd, Bloomington
March 28, 7:30 pm
March 29, 7:30 pm
March 30, 7:30 pm
Tickets may be ordered online at V-DAY Bloomington or at the door. Seating is limited. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. It is about sexuality, strength and liberation. It is delivered with humor and grace.

What about the money?!?
100% of the proceeds are donated to help fight violence against women and girls.
10% will be given to the V-Day Spotlight Campaign
90% of the proceeds will be given to the Minnesota Women’s Consortium. The Consortium made up of more than 160 organizations, each and all committed to the achievement of full equality and justice for women and girls. For thirty years, the Consortium has been a resource center, a referral network, an information source, and a supportive place, a form for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

V-DAY is an organized response against violence toward women.
V-DAY is a vision
V-DAY is a demand
V-DAY is a spirit
V-DAY is a catalyst
V-DAY is a process
V-DAY is a day
V-DAY is a fierce, wild, unstoppable movement and community. Please join us!

It’s more than about women and girls

girl rising filmI’ll admit I’m a bit sensitive to news that impacts the future of the female gender. While that’s true year-round, it’s especially true in the spring of each year when our Vagina Monologues troupe prepares for their annual performances. That could well be why the film, Girl Rising, just got my attention. If you haven’t already heard about it, I’d like to acquaint you with it. Visit the local screening site for more information. It is about “. . . the power of education to change a girl – and the world.” The girls in the film “. . . are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.”

If you’re a woman or a girl, join me at the Minneapolis screening. If there is a woman or a girl in your life, join us, please. Gee, I think that’s just about everyone, isn’t it?!? Please join me on Thursday, March 7, 5:00 p.m. at the Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Buy your tickets now while seats are available. Ticket sales close in 16 days.