Author Archives: V-Day Petaluma

About V-Day Petaluma

A grassroots movement to raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls.

Find Your Voice – teen workshop series

1 in 3 teens are physically, emotionally, or sexually abused during a dating relationships.  Let’s Break The Cycle by raising their awareness on healthy vs unhealthy relationships. Join us for a FREE 3-part workshop series.  At the minimum, considering us … Continue reading

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We are RISING in 12 days!

What Does Justice Mean To You? One in Three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.  That equates to ONE BILLION WOMEN. One Billion Rising is global call to women survivors of violence and those … Continue reading

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Design your March For Justice sign

Is your sign ready for the February 14 “One Billion Rising ~ March For Justice?”  If not, then plan to join us as we gather to create our unique signs! Join us at the Petaluma Senior Center, 211 Novak Drive, … Continue reading

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Flash Mobbing Our Way to 1 Billion Rising!

Last Friday, January 24, Petaluma community members began flash mobbing to the 1 Billion Rising anthem, “Break The Chain” in assorted areas of downtown Petaluma and returned for another series the following evening.  Thanks to a stealth Argus Courier photographer, … Continue reading

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We Value Your Safety

Guided To Safety, Sponsor of One Billion Rising North Bay/Petaluma is also the proud Sponsor of … Learn to … Avoid – Escape – Deceive To Escape Neutralize When All Else Fails This event is designed to educate women of … Continue reading

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2013: Good, Bad & Ugly for Women

There was a lot to celebrate in 2013 for women in the media. But some things aren’t changing fast enough.  This video recaps the media highs and lows for women.

Posted in Activism in Art, Break The Chain, Censor, domestic violence, Freedom from violence, Gender Equality, Guided To Safety, Intimate Partner Violence, Media, One Billion Rising, Petaluma, Petaluma Rises!, rape, relationship abuse, Title IX, Until The Violence Stops, V-Day, V-Day Petaluma, vagina | Leave a comment

Some of Nature’s Most Beautiful Vaginas

Posted in mother nature, nature, The Vagina Monologues, V-Day Petaluma, vagina, women | 3 Comments

Rape ‘victor:’ ‘I survived you’

Sebetto confronts rapist, killer in court, tells him she, Jackson family will be heard. Jessica Cuffman Sandusky Register   Elizabeth Sebetto, 19, of Clyde, was held captive in the 42-year-old’s Campbell Street apartment for hours one night in early September 2012. … Continue reading

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Alabama Man Won’t Serve Prison Time for Raping 14-Year-Old

Austin Smith Clem raped a teenager three times. His punishment: supervision and probation. by Molly Redden Mother Jones Brian Jones, the Limestone County district attorney, tells Mother Jones that he is “reviewing available options to set aside this sentence and … Continue reading

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Join Us November 20!

Join Us for Petaluma’s 2014 ({V}) Season Informational Meeting Wednesday, November 20 Hello V-Sisters & V-Brothers, What a wild ride our 2013 ({V}) season was with the addition of One Billion Rising!  Thank You to all who participated! And now … Continue reading

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