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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DC FASHION BENEFIT: V-Day Fashion Empowering Women 2011



V-Day Fashion Empowering Women 2011 Presents a Benefit Production of

“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES”

WITH

2011 Grammy Award Nominee Carolyn Malachi, Ana Lopez van Balen-Executive Director of Community Bridges, April Watts, Producer/Host WHW Rocks, Ashley Silva-Creator/CEO of I am Supergorge, Christine Brooks-Cropper, President of GWFCC, Crystal Bass-Author, Delagate Joseline Pena Melnyk Maryland House of Delegates District 21 (D), Denise J. Hart-Founder/Executive Director of The Performing Arts Training Studio, Desiree Samira-CEO Desiree Samira Entertainment Inc, Edwina Lebbie-HALO Trust, Jamila Garrett-Literacy Cultivator/Author, Kamilla Collier Mullin-Ms. Black America DC, Kristina Glaude Smith-Life Coach/Marriage Master, LaTalya Palmer Lewis-Life Coach/Empowerment Trainer, Lindsey Mask-Founder of Ladies DC, Markette Smith-Host of DC on Heels, CW50, Kiki Ramsey-Transformational Life Coach/Dynamic Speaker, Kym Kai, Professional Makeup Artist and Guest Emcee Jeannie Jones, Radio Personality 93.9 WKYS

Join The Fashion Empowering Women Foundation to help raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls. Special Award recipient will be Neil Irvin, Executive Director of Men Can Stop Rape.

Who: The Fashion Empowering Women Foundation (FEW)

What: Benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”

Where: Montgomery College Performing Arts Center 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

When: Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th, 7 pm - 10 pm

Buy Tickets: $35 General Admission, $25 Student

Goal: Raise awareness and funds to stop violence against women and girls

Beneficiaries: Women and Girls of Haiti, Our Place DC, DC Fashion Foundation
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About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2010, over 5400 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $75 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 12,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities," in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on GreatNonprofits. In twelve years, the V-Day movement has reached over 300 million people.


What is a V-Day Campaign?
A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. By creating this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S and around the world.

1 comments:

*jp* said...

So bummed I cannot make this. This is a great cause... I performed in the Monologues back in college. I also love that you are helping Haiti. Please let m eknow how I can get involved in the future!