The Menu is served

Check out the tasty menu sponsor Fourchette has created for your well-deserved evening out.  Purchase your ticket in advance ($32 – dinner & show) and simply arrive 6:30pm, one hour prior to the show.  DJVal will be adding to the ambiance with her tunes.

Buffet Menu.FourchetteThank you, Fourchette!

Posted in V-Day Petaluma | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alaina, if your Vagina could …

VDayPetaluma logoThe following video is the fourth in a series promoting V-Day Petaluma‘s 2015 production of The Vagina Monologues.  The monologues are stories, written by Eve Ensler, after interviewing over 200 women.  They express the resiliency and sensuality of women as well as the social stigma surrounding abuse and violence against women and girls .

V-Day is a community campaign, hosted around the world, to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls as well as raise funds for nonprofits working to end the violence.  This is accomplished by community members registering to facilitate productions offered by V-Day during the month of February.

This year’s Petaluma production will be directed by Jerrie Patterson, a talented community member, thespian, artist and activist who also directed the 2009 production.  Music and audio will be provided by DJ Val.  All cast members, like Alaina, are volunteers who live, work or attend school in Petaluma.  The 2015 shows will benefit Guided To Safety.

NEW TO 2015 Shows:  buffet dinner option prior to the show!  Visit VDayPetaluma.BrownPaperTickets.com

({}) ({}) ({})

2015 TVM Poster.TEMP-page-001Click here for tickets!

Posted in V-Day Petaluma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get Your FLASH MOB Groove On

Learn the moves to One Billion Rising’s anthem, “Break The Chain“, as viewed in this video.  We’ll be dancing to “Break The Chain” multiple times on Saturday, February 14 during ONE BILLION RISINGCheck out the schedule of practices immediately below the video and join us!

The following is a schedule of “Break The Chain” practices.  Come learn the moves, refresh yourself on the moves, or just come MOVE!

Wed, January 28, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Sat, January 31, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Mon, February 2, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Sun, February 8, 10:00am-11:00am
Wed, February 11, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Where, you ask?  Join us at Fitness Revolution Petaluma, 1320 Industrial Avenue, Suite L!

Practice dates & times don’t work for you?  How about learning from home?  Check out this video …

See You Soon!

Posted in V-Day Petaluma | Leave a comment

Becca, if your Vagina could …

VDayPetaluma logoThe following video is the third in a series promoting V-Day Petaluma‘s 2015 production of The Vagina Monologues.  The monologues are stories, written by Eve Ensler, after interviewing over 200 women.  They express the resiliency and sensuality of women as well as the social stigma surrounding abuse and violence against women and girls .

V-Day is a community campaign, hosted around the world, to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls as well as raise funds for nonprofits working to end the violence.  This is accomplished by community members registering to facilitate productions offered by V-Day during the month of February.

This year’s Petaluma production will be directed by Jerrie Patterson, a talented community member, thespian, artist and activist who also directed the 2009 production.  Music and audio will be provided by DJ Val.  All cast members, like Becca, are volunteers who live, work or attend school in Petaluma.  The 2015 shows will benefit Guided To Safety.

({}) ({}) ({})

2015 TVM Poster.TEMP-page-001

Posted in V-Day Petaluma | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RESPECT Week: Feb 9 – 13

TDVA logoDid you know that in 2010 Congress designated February as “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness” month?  This silent epidemic – physical, emotional, sexual abuse – impacts one in three teens in a dating relationship.  Congress’ designation was followed by the LoveIsRespect National Youth Advisory Board creating “Respect Week”, a special way for young people to raise awareness during the month of February.

Our V-Day Petaluma beneficiary, Guided To Safety, will be recognizing Respect Week this year through a press release, proclamation, and letter to editor written by their Youth Advisory Chair Sarah Soss.  Soss, a Casa Grande High School (CHGS) senior, is also planning awareness activities for the CGHS campus during the week of February 9 – 13.

What can YOU do?  You can raise awareness by simply wearing ORANGE on February 10 and telling people what it represents, or sharing any  of the following hash tags February 9 – 13, or sharing content from Guided To Safety’s facebook page.

#RespectWeek2015    #orange4love    #teenDVmonth   
#RespectWeekCA    #RespectWeekPetaluma

Wear Orange

Posted in Guided To Safety, North Bay Rises!, Petaluma, Petaluma Rises!, V-Day, V-Day Petaluma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jane Fonda is RISING for REVOLUTION

Every woman and girl, RISE UP  and state, “This is MY body, my body’s Holy!”

Join us Saturday, February 14 for One Billion Rising: REVOLUTION!

 

2015 walk poster-page-001  vdayflyer

Posted in Activism in Art, Activists, Break The Chain, Guided To Safety, healthy relatiionships, North Bay Rises!, One Billion Rising, Petaluma, Petaluma Rises! | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PRESS RELEASE: The Vagina Monologues benefit production

For Immediate Release
Email: VDayPetaluma@gmail.com
V-DayPetaluma.org

The Vagina Monologues
benefit production
Presented by V-Day Petaluma

VDayPetaluma logoPetaluma, CA – January 22, 2015 – V-Day Petaluma, announces their sixth community production of The Vagina Monologues February 20th and 21st, 7:30pm at Fourchette, 1435 N. McDowell Blvd. Tickets are $20 in advance (VDayPetaluma.BrownPaperTickets.com) and $25 at the door. New this year, thanks to sponsor Fourchette, is a “dinner & show” option for an advance ticket price of $32.

V-Day.org offers stage productions and documentaries to communities and campuses around the world for use in raising awareness and ending violence against women and girls, as well as to raise funds for organizations working to end the violence. It is estimated that one billion females will be physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their lifetime.

The Vagina Monologues addresses women’s resiliency, sensuality and the social stigma surrounding abuse and violence against women and girls. The show will feature volunteer cast members who live, work or attend school in Petaluma. This year’s director is Jerry Patterson, director for V-Day Petaluma’s first production in 2009. Music and sound will be brought to you by DJVal. The venue is sponsored by Fourchette and the production will benefit Guided To Safety.

Purchase tickets at   Click to redict to BPT

 

 

Posted in V-Day Petaluma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NEW – Show & DINNER Option!

Thanks to our sponsor, Fourchette, we have a dinner option you may enjoy before The Vagina Monologues production!  For only $12 more, enjoy a buffet dinner with lemonade and iced tea (coffee available for additional fee).

2015 TVM Poster.TEMP-page-001Order Your Tickets NOW!

NOTE: Fourchette’s restaurant menu will not be available to order from during these shows.

Posted in V-Day Petaluma | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PRESS RELEASE: OBR North Bay 2015 – Santa Rosa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tracy Cunha, Deputy Clerk
(707) 565-2821
tracy.cunha@sonoma-county.org

The County of Sonoma Commission on the Status of Women
Participates in Global Movement to End Violence Against Women

Redirect to CSWSONOMA COUNTY, Calif. – January 12, 2015 – .  The County of Sonoma Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is organizing a special local event as part of the global movement, One Billion Rising Revolution, which seeks to end violence against women. One in three women and girls worldwide will be a victim of rape or violence in their lifetime, and our community is not immune.  Members of the public, and the media, are invited to attend this free event which will be held on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 2.30 to 6.00 PM at the Friedman Event Center at 4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa. Event partners include Guided to Safety and the United Nations Association — Sonoma County Chapter.  Educational information will be available from Emerge, Family Justice Center Sonoma County, Powerful Voices Project, Sonoma County League of Women’s Voters, Verity, Voices, and Women’s Health Specialists.

This event will be filled with powerful stories, dance, music, and speeches from visible members of the community who wish to rise up with their collective voices to raise the consciousness of humanity, forcing a global shift away from the damaging paradigm that exists today. One Billion Rising Revolution is the third campaign coming out of V-Day – an organized response against violence against women – that began with The Vagina Monologues and moved into global campaigns to bring attention to the patriarchal mandate still prevalent in every culture today.  The One Billion Rising for Justice campaign in 2014 – which took place in over 200 countries around the world – exposed the “volatile and impacting connections between violence against women and economic, environmental, racial, and gender injustice.” This year’s One Billion Rising Revolution is the demand for change.

The Commission on the Status of Women is a public advisory body currently comprised of 12 members appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. The purpose of the Commission is to work to ensure that the issues impacting women and girls are given the necessary visibility to affect positive changes in public policy.

For additional information on CSW, visit the website at: www.sococsw.org

 

Posted in Break The Chain, One Billion Rising, The Vagina Monologues, V-Day, V-Day Petaluma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary, if your Vagina could …

The following video is the second in a series promoting V-Day Petaluma‘s 2015 production of The Vagina Monologues.  The monologues are stories, written by Eve Ensler, after interviewing over 200 women.  They express the resiliency and sensuality of women.

V-Day is a community campaign, hosted around the world, to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls as well as raise funds for nonprofits working to end the violence.  This is accomplished by community members registering to facilitate productions offered by V-Day during the month of February.

This year’s Petaluma production will be directed by Jerrie Patterson, a talented community member, thespian, artist and activist who also directed the 2009 production.  Music and audio will be provided by DJ Val.  All cast members, like Mary, are volunteers who live, work or attend school in Petaluma.  The 2015 shows will benefit Guided To Safety.

({}) ({}) ({})

2015 TVM Poster.TEMP-page-001Click Here for tickets!

Posted in Activism in Art, Dance!, domestic violence, Eve Ensler, Freedom from violence, Gender Equality, girls, Guided To Safety, healthy relatiionships, North Bay Rises!, One Billion Rising, Petaluma, Petaluma Rises!, rape, relationship abuse, sexual assault, The Vagina Monologues, unhealthy relationships, Until The Violence Stops, V-Day, V-Day Petaluma, vagina | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment