V-Day / “Any One of Us: Words From Prison” Performance
IN the spirit of come.unity we at Uhuru Afrika chose to sponsor this endeavor to help raise awareness; because violence against women affects us all, worldwide. If you feel compelled to help but cannot attend, please feel free to make a donation via the ticket link.
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. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.In Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, V-Day commits ongoing support to build movements and anti-violence networks. Working with local organizations, V-Day provided hard-won funding that helped open the first shelters for women in Egypt and Iraq; sponsored annual workshops and three national campaigns in Afghanistan; convened the "Confronting Violence" conference of South Asian women leaders; and donated satellite-phones to Afghan women to keep lines of communication open and action plans moving forward. V-Day was instrumental in the founding of Karama, a program working in Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon that works to build upon and strengthen efforts to end violence against women by bringing together local women's organizations and other civil society groups in collaboration, analysis and advocacy at national, regional and international levels.
“Any One of Us: Words From Prison” evolved from a decade long writing group with Eve Ensler, creator of the 'Vagina Monologues' and 15 women at Bedford Hill’s Correctional Facility. This piece is a collection of stories from the raw voices of fierceness and honesty written by the original 15 women combined with writing from women in prisons across the nation moving forward toward healing, understanding, and change with the ultimate goal of using their writing and voices to impact policy, laws and treatment of incarcerated women. Together these writings reveal the deep connection between women in prison and the violence that often brings them there.
Please join us this Friday, Saturday or Sunday April 25th, 26th and 27th for one of 5 showings of Boston's 2014 contribution to the Vday campaign. A benefit production of "Any One Of Us: Words Drom Prison" with % of proceeds going toward the international campaign as well as the YWCA of Boston. Out of The Blue Art Gallery 106 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA 02139 April 25th and 26th at 7pm & 9pm April 27th at 3pm $15 at the door or $10 pre-purchased online at soulpass.com/tickets IN the spirit of come.unity we at Uhuru Afrika chose to sponsor this endeavor to help raise awareness; because violence against women affects us all, worldwide. If you feel compelled to help but cannot attend, please feel free to make a donation via the ticket link.