Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Orleans in April

I don't often promote events on my blog, but I've just bought my tickets to the special weekend being created by Eve Ensler and the V Day project in New Orleans April 11 & 12th , and I wanted to make sure my readers know about it.

Here's a blurb from their web site:
April 11-12, 2008 Join Salma Hayek, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Hudson, Glenn Close, Julia Stiles, Ashley Judd, Marisa Tomei, Calpernia Addams, Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, Ellen DeGeneres, and musicians Joss Stone, Common, Eve, and Charmaine Neville on Friday and Saturday, April 11 – 12, 2008 for V-Day’s mega two-day anniversary celebration in New Orleans at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome - V TO THE TENTH.

Eve Ensler told me in December that they were holding the event at the Superdome to reclaim it as a safe and healing place for women -- and to make it for those two days the "Super Womb."

There will be healing services, workshops, poetry readings, a new play written and performed by women from New Orleans, and a celebrity performance of "The Vagina Monologues."

If you have never seen "The Vagina Monologues" this is your chance. If you have, you already know why you would want to see it performed by these amazing performers. More than any other artistic endeavor I can't think of, this play launched an international movement of women claiming the power of their bodies and their lives and fighting back against violence and abuse.

To this minister sexologist, it is a powerfully spiritual play. It celebrates God's gift of our bodies and our diverse sexualities in a most powerful way.

I can't think of any place I'd rather be that weekend. I hope you'll join us.


Justine Urbikas said...

That sounds amazing. I'll have to consider going.

just a friendly recommendation- I was just in New Orleans to bring in the New Year, and went on a swamp tour. My guide however said that April is by far the best time to go. Lilacs everywhere he said, which cover up the swamp stank.

Chris said...

Hi, I can't find any contacts on your blog. Can I ask you to send a note for me? My email is in profile.
Thanks, Chris

kathy mcgowan said...

I love when people from different parts of my past find each other. I worked with Eve I think in 1986. I wish I could be there with you.

Kathy McGowan