We have begun organizing the 6th Annual V-Day Petaluma, raising awareness to end violence against women and girls. This V-season will include a documentary screening of “Until The Violence Stops”, a staged production of “The Vagina Monologues“, as well as a day to Strike – Dance – Rise through, “ONE BILLION RISING: PETALUMA RISES!” Events take place during the month of February 2013.
V-Day Petaluma is hosted by Guided To Safety, fulfilling one of our mission statements – raising awareness – as well as raising much-needed funds for our programs.
We’d love to have further talent on our team, both male and female! Existing skills are not a necessity for all roles – we’ll guide you through the steps – however a belief the violence must end is a requirement. Might you consider one of the following roles or even have something to offer we have not specified?
V-Day Art Show Organizer – during the month of February we stage local art representing a positive expression of women, an expression of what the V-Day movement means to them as well as artwork relating to women’s empowerment and prevention of violence against women and girls. Our V-Art Organizer would put out the call for art, judge the art (with assistance from event producers) for appropriate interpretation, and stage the pieces at Viva Cocolat.
Sponsor Solicitors (sponsorships range from $50 – $250) – solicit sponsors to support the production costs of V-Day Petaluma. We provide sponsor letter for your use. Sponsor information will also be stated on website.
Documentary Screening Organizer – organize an evening screening (or two) at a specific local business of the award-winning documentary, “Until The Violence Stops”. Tickets will sell at door, not in advance. We provide DVD which will have to be tested at venue ahead of time.
Clothesline Project organizer – during ONE BILLION RISING: PETALUMA RISES! we plan to provide an opportunity for participants to decorate t-shirts which will be hung on the walls of the venue for “The Vagina Monologues” as well as future Guided To Safety events. Organizer is asked to solicit donated t-shirts and clothing markers, as well as stage a table for participants to artistically express their feelings on the shirts. http://www.clotheslineproject.org/
Promotion – individual would seek out community calendars and post our events to them as well as post occasional reminders of upcoming events via social media (FB, Twitter, and even our blog).
Audio/Visual person – seeking individual to oversee audio needs and minimal lighting needs for staged production of “The Vagina Monologues”. Audio assistance will be necessary at dress rehearsal and three shows (four days in-a-row), and may be needed at earlier rehearsals (approximately three).
Counselor Organizer – these events can stur emotions in individuals. This particular organizer would arrange to have one volunteer counselor onhand to provide those in need with some direction once they leave the event (we have a handout for thus purpose).
If you are available to assist us in any of the above roles, or have another skill to offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU!