2015 ({V})Warrior announced

A ({Vagina})Warrior is a vagina-friendly person of any gender identification who embodies the spirit of equality and empowerment, and assists in the battle to end violence against women.

Sarah SossEach V-Season we select an individual in the community we feel represents the essence of this definition. This year we have chosen Casa Grande High School senior Sarah Soss.

Soss began volunteering for Guided To Safety in February 2014, accepting the role of Youth Advisory Chair.  In support of Guided To Safety’s mission, and as part of her “Project Serve”, Soss chose to raise awareness around Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, the month of February.

Soss wrote and distributed a press release to local TDV proclamationmedia regarding teen dating violence awareness and Respect Week, as well as organized a press release that was adopted by the Mayor Glass and Petaluma City Council and presented to her at a City Council meeting on February 2.

Wear OrangeSoss was also instrumental in facilitating the first “Respect Week” (February 9-13) in Petaluma at Casa Grande High School, which included “Wear Orange” for respect day (February 10), a board in which students had an opportunity to express what “Love Is …” to them, distributed “LoveIsRespect” awareness wristbands and initiate a discussion on dating abuse with the feminist group, Eyes Open.  During their discussion, Eyes Open reflected on what goes on in our community, how it affects LoveIsRespect wristbandsyoung people and their parents today, and what the school could do to better promote awareness and prevention.

In addition, Soss is participating as a cast member of V-Day Petaluma’s production of “The Vagina Monologues”, a community campaign to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls.  Proceeds will benefit Guided To Safety.

Soss understands the importance of educating her peers in healthy vs unhealthy relationships. She feels that in order to prevent the abuse and violence, youth and adults must be educated.  She has also been an activist for women’s and LGBT rights, as well as healthy relationships. She has been a member of “Eyes Open”, a feminist group out of CGHS. As a member Soss participated in and lead discussions on feminism.

Soss has been a member of the Hapa Club, a school organization emphasizing the study of cultures, as well as the school’s theatre program.

Argus.Proclamation.5Feb15As a CGHS Senior, Soss has applied to several State, UC, CSUs with a major in global affairs and cultures; if accepted to CSU Fullerton, however, her major will be psychology.

Thank you, Sarah Soss, for your efforts it making the world a better place!

NOTE: Past ({V}) Warriors have included Val Richman (DJVal), Lori Burleson, Michelle Doyle, Todd Siders, Haley Baird, and Helen Grieco.

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Stephanie, if your vagina could …

VDayPetaluma logoThe following video is the seventh and final 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 Stephanie, are volunteers who live, work or attend school in Petaluma.  The 2015 shows will benefit Guided To Safety.

NEW to 2015 production:  buffet dinner option prior to the show
(must purchase dinner tickets by noon of Wednesday, Feb. 18).  Visit VDayPetaluma.BrownPaperTickets.com for online tix or purchase
locally at Fourchette.

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“Dinner w/Show” tickets available til noon Thursday

V WarriorThe “Dinner with Show” ticket will only be available for purchase through NOON of Thursday, February 19 … 39 hours from now!

Take a gander at the menu below.  If you find yourself getting hunger pangs or salivating, consider purchasing your “dinner & show” ticket NOW: VDayPetaluma.BrownPaperTickets.com and be sure to arrive at Fourchette at 6:30pm show night!

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4 days til the ({V})

V WarriorYes!  Four days til V-Day Petaluma’s 2015 production of The Vagina Monologues!  Hope you have your tickets!  If not, here are the details …

Show Only, advance – $20 (now through noon of show date) from BrownPaperTickets or Fourchette
Show Only, at door – $25 at the door of Fourchette on show night (6:00pm – 7:30pm)
Buffet dinner & Show, advance only – $32, available through noon Wed, 2/18 from BrownPaperTickets or Fourchette (click here to see menu)

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Katy, if your vagina could …

VDayPetaluma logoThe following video is the sixth 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 Katy (owner of Healing Energy Unlimited), are volunteers who live, work or attend school in Petaluma.  The 2015 shows will benefit Guided To Safety.

NEW to 2015 production:  buffet dinner option prior to the show!
Visit VDayPetaluma.BrownPaperTickets.com for online tix or
purchase locally at Fourchette.

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

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Triple Play Saturday!

OBR Header 4While globally One Billion Rising REVOLUTION began hours ago in the eastern parts of the world, we here in the North Bay are starting at 8:00am with a walk and dance on the Golden Gate Bridge.

But it won’t end there!  Follow us up to Petaluma Mail Depot (40 4th Street) for dancing and a peaceful awareness walk through town starting at noon and returning to the Mail Depot.

And, finally, follow us up to the Friedman Event Center for dancing, drumming, speakers, Rise Today Posterand so much more!

See you Saturday!

 

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5 days til the REVOLUTION

Will YOU be there?

2015 OBR Walk poster

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Ronda, if your Vagina could …

VDayPetaluma logoThe following video is the fifth 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 Ronda, are volunteers who live, work or attend school in Petaluma.  The 2015 shows will benefit Guided To Safety.

NEW to 2015 production:  buffet dinner option prior to the show!
Visit VDayPetaluma.BrownPaperTickets.com for online tix or
purchase locally at Fourchette.

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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!

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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

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