Deep Stealth Productions

V-Day

Deep Stealth Productions presented the V-Day 2004 Worldwide Campaign event for Los Angeles on Saturday, February 21st. In cooperation with the author, internationally-known playwright Eve Ensler, and under the auspices of Jane Fonda, this benefit performance featured the first ever transgender cast of “The Vagina Monologues,” and included a new monologue written by Eve especially for this event.

This large-scale, mainstream event was a historic opportunity for the trans community to present ourselves in a positive, contributing light. The performance showcased notable trans women reading Eve’s beautiful monologues about the experiences of womanhood and the reclaiming of self through loving and respecting our bodies. The event also featured artistic, literary and musical contributions from trans women from around the country. Among the many women participating were: Calpernia Addams, Becky Allison, Marci Bowers, Lynn Conway, Andrea James, Donna Rose, Gwen Smith, Leslie Townsend, and many, many more…The V-Day Los Angeles event was held in Hollywood on Saturday evening, February 21, 2004 in the Silver Screen Theater at the beautiful Pacific Design Center.

A special keepsake publication for V-Day LA 2004 was produced as a remembrance of this wonderful event, and a documentary of the event, entitled “Beautiful Daughters“, can now be seen on LOGOonline.

Deep Stealth Productions presented the V-Day 2004 Worldwide Campaign event for Los Angeles on Saturday, February 21st. In cooperation with the author, internationally-known playwright Eve Ensler, and under the auspices of Jane Fonda, this benefit performance featured the first ever transgender cast of “The Vagina Monologues,” and included a new monologue written by Eve especially for this event.

Event details

This benefit event raised money for our selected charities to prevent violence against women and girls.

DATE: Saturday, February 21st, 2004
TIME: 5pm Pre-Reception, Silver Screen Theater Lounge
7pm “The Vagina Monologues”, Silver Screen Theater
9pm Post-Event VIP After Party, The Astra Lounge downstairs
LOCATION: The Pacific Design Center8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
TICKETS: Our event was SOLD OUT!
Special musical guest: Brandy Herbert performed an extended overture on solo guitar.

Eve Ensler’s V-Day LA 2004 Statement

“I stand in solidarity and strength and tenderness with women who have fought for the girl in them not to be beaten or silenced or ignored. I am awed by the courage and vision of transwomen who held to their authentic nature in the face of everything including shame and violence. May this V-Day be a day of liberation, celebration, and kindness.”

Love,
Eve

Jane Fonda’s V-Day LA 2004 Statement

“I am so moved by the women who have forfeited Penis Privilege for Vagina Power. It’s certainly the road less traveled but it’s the road of courage and you are not alone.”

Love,
Jane

Some notable guests (click name for more information)

Calpernia Addams

Becky Allison

Marci Bowers, MD

Lynn Conway

Nicole Hamilton

Leslie Townsend

Andrea James

Donna Rose

Gwen Smith

Eve Ensler

Jane Fonda

Troy Garity

Xaviera Hollander

Dr. Rebecca Allison

Dr. Douglas Ousterhout & staff

Dr. Toby Meltzer, PC & staff

Gary Alter. M.D.

Dr. Patti Britton

V-Day LA: beneficiaries
V-Day LA 2004 has chosen two great charities as beneficiaries. As part
of the V-Day goal to build coalitions of like-minded groups, money will
be earmarked for programs and materials for their overlapping missions
of violence prevention.

Peace Over Violence (formerly Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women)

LACAAW mission and description

LACAAW’s mission is the elimination of violence against women, youth
and children through working toward social change, equality and social
justice.

LACAAW has adopted several approaches: education, prevention and intervention.
Since 1971, LACAAW has served the Los Angeles community, empowering
survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. LACAAW’s
prevention and intervention programs have had widespread impact, including
a nationally recognized self-defense training program and the In Touch
With Teens relationship violence prevention curriculum. These programs
reach underserved and high-risk women, teens and children, those who
are Deaf, homeless, elderly, physically or developmentally disabled,
and recent immigrants. LACAAW believes that no one need face the crisis
of personal violence alone and that sexual and domestic violence is
preventable.

We plan to work with LACAAW in preparing some trans-specific information
on dealing with sexual assault and violence, and creating new trans-specific
materials for young women most at risk of assault. As you may know,
most sexual assaults are perpetrated by a date, coworker, or friend,
and most of these assaults happen to women ages 14 to 24. Because women
in our community often miss out on important socialization as women
during some or all of that age range, we believe that they are especially
vulnerable to sexual assault in the early stages of transition, and
that these assaults have the added danger of being escalated in violence
if their trans status is known.

To learn more about Peace Over Violence, please visit their website at peaceoverviolence.org

The Task Force

Founded in 1973, the Task Force is the oldest national organization
working to eliminate prejudice, violence, discrimination and injustice
against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the local,
state and national level.

Little else matters if you cannot feel safe in your everyday life.
Yet on a daily basis, GLBT people face ridicule, harassment, and violence,
which can be especially pernicious in schools and workplaces. GLBT youth
are especially vulnerable to harassment, which can literally drive young
people away from their schools, away from their homes, and onto the
streets.

Moreover, unchecked harassment often escalates to hate violence. Harassment
and hate violence harm not only the specific individual but the entire
community. Hate violence tears at the fabric of our society by sending
a message to entire groups of people that they do not have the right
to exist, simply for being who they are.

As part of a broader social justice movement for freedom, justice and
equality, the Task Force is creating a world that respects and celebrates
the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may
fully participate in society.

The Task Force is easily one of the most influential think tanks working
on trans issues. Their white papers and reports are widely considered
some of the finest materials on legal and political strategies. They
have also been extremely supportive of the work Calpernia and I have
been doing to raise awareness about trans-related violence, including
giving Calpernia a visibility award this year and having trans representation
on their board.

Their seminal work on the topic is:

Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers
– June 19, 2000
By Paisley Currah, Shannon Minter & Jamison Green

The Task Force consistently puts out trans-inclusive pieces:

Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters
Safe for Transgender People – December 15, 2003
By Lisa Mottet and John M. Ohle

Education Policy: Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender Youth – November 17, 2003

By Sean Cahill and Jason Cianciotto

President George W. Bush on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Issues – July 28, 2003
By Jason Cianciotto

Campus Climate for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender
People: A National Perspective – May 1, 2003

By Susan R. Rankin

Family Policy: Issues Affecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender Families – January 22, 2003
By Sean Cahill, Mitra Ellen and Sarah Tobias

Leaving Our Children Behind: Welfare Reform and the Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, and Transgender Community – December 10, 2001

By Sean Cahill and Kenneth T. Jones

Please check with Task Force Board Member Marsha Botzer from Ingersoll
Gender Center in Seattle if you’d like to hear more about what
The Task Force is doing for the community.

We are working to build bridges and coalitions to larger groups who
share an interest in preventing violence against women and girls (V-Day’s
mission). It is our belief that strengthening these relationships with
make activists more amenable to taking up our causes.

To learn more about the Task Force, please visit their website at thetaskforce.org

Please join us in supporting these important causes by purchasing a
ticket or sponsorship!

V-Day LA: keepsake book (sold out)
Sorry, this item is sold out. Below is archived content.

Get your Keepsake Book!

Perfect-bound flat-spine high-quality semi-gloss paper with over
88 full-color pages, including:

Cast, crew & volunteer photos and bios
Statements & photos from Eve Ensler & Jane Fonda
Full listing of the more than 300 murdered trans women with bios &
selected photos from the “Remembering Our Dead” project
Selected listing with photos & statements from notable women in
the community, based on Lynn Conway’s “Successes” page
Resources and how to find more information on anti-trans violence
Statements and information from our sponsors and supporters
To ensure that every voice gets heard, even those who cannot attend
or participate openly, we have prepared a special keepsake publication
for V-Day LA 2004. This has been simultaneously published as a web
project. Once we have received your sponsorship, we will
email details on submitting your materials for the keepsake book and web project.

All sponsors are listed,
along with their accomplishments and thoughts about ending violence.

This is a great chance to stand up and be counted, and to show the
media that there’s a huge part of the community that rarely makes the
news: the hard-working, quiet members of society leading joyous and
productive lives.

By sharing our successes and thoughts on ending violence, our collected
wisdom and accomplishments will drown out the media’s negative stereotypes.
They will no longer be able to ignore the facts: we are a vibrant community,
a chorus of distinct voices, with a shared goal of stopping violence
and starting inclusion and respect.

We will also be making copies available to the media and to entertainment
industry leaders here in Hollywood, as part of a long-term goal to change
attitudes and depictions of our community.

The materials in the print version will be simultaneously published
online to maximize the power of our voices.

Proceeds go to GenderMedia Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

V-Day LA: what is V-Day?
V-Day
is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.

V-Day
is a non-profit corporation that distributes funds to grassroots, national,
and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence
against women and girls.

V-Day
is a palpable energy, a fierce 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 worldwide violence
against women and girls including rape, battery, incest, female genital
mutilation (FGM), and sexual slavery.

V-Day
provides funding to create and nurture innovative programs to stop the
violence.

Through V-Day
campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce
annual benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues” to
raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own
communities.

Transgender people are hit especially hard by violence. Given the size
of our community, the numbers are staggering, and many deaths and murders
due to gender variance never get reported as such by the media. The
Remembering
Our Dead project and the annual Day
of Remembrance work to raise awareness that there is still
much work to be done to help our youngest and most vulnerable members.

2004 marks the first V-Day event staged by the transgender community
and cast with transgender women. We are building bridges to larger communities
who share our vision of a world free of violence.

V-Day itself stages large-scale benefits and promotes innovative gatherings
and programs (The Afghan
Women’s Summit, The 1%
Campaign, Indian
Country Project, and more) to change social attitudes towards
violence against women.

In 2003 the Worldwide Campaign raised over $2 million and donated $1.2
million to worthy organizations all over the world. We had events in
Australia, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon,
Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Czech Republic, England, France,
Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy our first V-Day
in Kenya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, an incredible event
in Pakistan and Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Romania, Scotland,
Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey and the
United States.

The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world.
V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine’s “100 Best Charities”
in 2001. In its first five years, the V-Day movement has raised over
$14 million, with over $7 million raised in 2002 alone.

The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.

V-Day LA: sponsor
Sorry, sponsorship opportunities for this event are now closed. Below is archived content.

This is a benefit event raising money for our selected charities to prevent violence against women and girls. Click Here to read Jane Fonda’s special V-Day LA 2004 statement.

Sponsorship

Sponsorships are for people who wish to show their support for V-Day’s
goal of preventing violence against women and girls. Also, we know many
of our best and brightest consider their transition a private matter,
so you have the following options for the website sponsor list:

providing your name and a message
substituting an anonymous message
simply sponsoring without any information attached
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If you wish to sponsor via mail with check or money
order, you may indicate your desired level of sponsorship along with
a check or money order to:

GenderMedia Foundation
VDAY LA
5419 Hollywood Blvd
Suite C-142
Hollywood, CA 90027

(213) 840-2602
8am-6pm Pacific

As this is an inclusive and respectful celebration,
we reserve the right to screen messages, photographs, or businesses
not in keeping with the spirit of the event.

V-Day LA: Copyright
V-Day, V-Day 2002, V-Day 2003, V-Day 2004, V-World, V-Day Stop Rape
Contest, V-Day Worldwide Campaign and the V-Day College Campaign are
all trademarks of V-Day. All rights reserved. References to copyrighted
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Stealth Productions, Inc. and GenderMedia Foundation unless
otherwise noted.

This material in this site is provided solely for educational, informational
and support purposes and to motivate you to get involved in a social
movement to stop violence against women. V-Day is raising money and
consciousness to generate an organized, directed campaign against violence
and encourages your active involvement.