We’re in the Home Stretch!

16 Feb

Hello V-Warriors!

We’re almost there! The SJSU showing of the Vagina Monologues are coming up this week!

The showtimes will be as follows:

Thursday, February 21st

Friday, February 22nd

Saturday, February 23rd

For all the shows, the doors will open at 7:30pm, and the shows will start at 8pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the SJSU Event Center (Students:$8, General:$10), at the door (Students: $10, General: $15), or on ticketmaster.com.

Vagina Grams for Sale!

30 Jan

It’s that time of year again. V-Season is in full swing, and that means it’s time for Vagina Chocolates! 

We will be selling these beauties starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th.

There are three ways you can purchase:

1) By dropping by the VDay info table located near the SJSU Event Center. We will be there from 10am-2pm most days of the week.

2) By special order from us through sjsuvday@gmail.com

3) By coming to the SJSU production of the Vagina Monologues! Dates and info to come.

We Are Featured on iHollaback.org, StopStreetHarassment.org, and Cosmopolitan!

20 Jun

Happy Summer Solstice!

This summer we continue to fundraise and outreach for the YWCA Rape Crisis Center, Asian Women’s Home, and the global campaign for V-Day.  So far we have fundraised over $100 at Women Rising: A Night of Creative Empowerment II, and throughout the Student Success Fair at SJSU Frosh Orientation.

We look forward to meeting all of you through our future events and during the September auditions.

We are humbled to announce that we were honored through national and international recognition for our collaborative work with the SJSU Women’s Resource Center to address bystander prevention of sexual assault, violence, and street harassment.

We are featured on iHollaback.org and StopStreetHarassment.org thanks to Holly Kearl, activist, and writer.  Read more here and be sure to share the videos and link!    We were also featured in Cosmopolitan as the first place winner of Cosmo Fights Campus Rape.  View our RAINN Day flashmob video here:

We are grateful for the hard work of everyone that collaborated on the mural, video, room, and ongoing campaign of Hollaback San Jose: ending street harassment everywhere!
Thanks to Paritosh Joshi, Sharon Singh, Alessa Baldonado, Mirna Mendoza, Lauren Doyle, Eva Roa, Lindsay Sporleder, and Chara Bui for your help with the mixed media. Drawn by Yan Yin K. Choy.

This mural and the following videos were featured in the Hollaback San Jose: End Street Harassment Room in the 8th Annual Tunnel of Oppression, hosted by the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center at San Jose State University from Tuesday April 3, 2012 to Thursday April 5, 2012.

We have the power to end street harassment.

This spring break, we created a film with womyn bystanders and Yan Yin K. Choy’s spoken word, “You Wanted to See My Vagina: We Have the Power To End Street Harassment.”

Chara Bui also produced an animation video to End Street Harassment.

We also worked with male-identified allies to inspire bystander prevention, Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Womyn on the Streets of San José! .

We look forward to our future dynamic projects to prevent violence.  Thank you for all of support, and remember to use the hashtag #sjsuvday, #hollaback, #sjsuwrc, and #hollabacksanjose when you retweet, repost, or reblog our efforts.

Social Media & Project Management Workshop

12 Jun
Hello all!  We hope you can join us for a workshop we are co-hosting with the South Bay International Womyn’s Day Network.   
SOCIAL MEDIA + PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Join our free workshop to learn how to use social media, Google documents, and more to manage your projects and outreach.  Join us for the first event of the quarterly womyn’s networking programs.
We welcome all genders!
Please bring food (gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free—to avoid allergies) to share at the potluck.  Please also bring your own reusable utensils and plates.

6:00 pm– 8:00 pm Tuesday June 19. 2012 · Rm 107, The Cardea Center · 1922 The Alameda, San José, CA 95126 
Close to VTA bus line 22 and 522 · Check www.vta.org for transit.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Call (408) 427-1149 for more info or email yanyinchoy@gmail.com
Hosted by the Cardea Center for Women, Maíz, South Bay International Womyn’s Day Network, San José Peace and Justice Center, 5th Element, SJSU V-Day, South Bay Womyn’s Conference, San José Women Rising Collective, and the SJSU Women’s Resource Center.

SJSU V-Day tabling at Women Rising June 8th!

5 Jun

Join us! We will be tabling with the South Bay Womyn’s Conference.  We will sell chocolate vagina grams to fundraise for Asian Americans for Community Involvement’s Asian Women’s Home, YWCA Rape Crisis Center, and the V-Day global campaign.  

What: Women Rising: A Night of Creative Empowerment

When: Friday June 8, 2012 // 6pm – midnight

Where: Backwater Arts Gallery // 681 Quinn Ave. San Jose

Cost: $5 *Donation* (goes to community mural project)

Check http://www.vta.org for public transit lines to get to the gallery!

 All Ages – All Genders – Art – Music – Poetry – Resources – Crafts – Family Time

 This event is wheelchair accessible.

 

 

 For more information:

 A Night of Creative Empowerment II is hosted and organized by Women Rising and sponsored by the community to showcase the multitude of female artists in the Bay Area.

 We are a grassroots collective that focuses on women empowerment through the arts and open dialogue. Through artistic expression, Women Rising encourages women of all ages to rise up and become leaders in the movement towards discovering one’s identity amongst the perpetual misrepresentation and under-representation in our social culture.

  In October of 2010 Women Rising hosted their first Night of Creative Empowerment at Room 404 at the Citadel in downtown San Jose. The night was full of positive energy and joyous support from the community—and went incredibly well. This year we will host a panel with inspirational women from our community, as well as live music, poetry, art, and performances at Backwater Arts Gallery ( 681 Quinn Ave, San Jose CA 95112).

 

A small donation of $5 will be collected at the front door which will help our collective fund this event, future events, and our community mural project set to be completed this summer in downtown San Jose .

Featured Performers and Artists: Raks Africa, Kinsey of The Wild Reeds, Adriana “LaPatriota” Garcia (poet), Alex Perez of Mates, DJ Hells Bells, Leslie Quintanilla (poet), Frankie (poet), April Gee (art), Teri Paschere (cell0), Chara Bui (poet, animation), Veronica Malki, and many more to come!

Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/411411585556318/

Hollaback San José: End Street Harassment

4 Apr

End Street Harassment Room in the 8th Annual Tunnel of Oppression
Tuesday April 3, 2012 // 9am-8pm,
Wednesday April 4, 2012 // 9am-8pm,
Thursday April 5, 2012 // 9am-12pm.
SJSU Student Union Ballroom
We have the power to end street harassment. For the full experience, visit SJSU V-Day‘s Hollaback San José: End Street Harassment room in the 8th Annual Tunnel of Oppression.

This spring break, we created a film with womyn bystanders and Yan Yin K. Choy’s spoken word, “You Wanted to See My Vagina: We Have the Power To End Street Harassment.”

Chara Bui also animated a video to End Street Harassment.

We also worked with male-identified allies to inspire bystander prevention,  “Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Womyn on the Streets of San José! .

We also created a mural. Thanks to Joshi, Sharon Singh, Alessa Baldonado, Mirna Mendoza, Lauren Doyle, Eva Roa, Lindsay Sporleder, and Chara Bui for your help with the mixed media. Drawn by yours truly, Yan Yin K. Choy.

The Tunnel of Oppression is free, and open to the public.

“Miss Representation” FREE Film Screening & Dialogue

6 Mar

Flyer courtesy of Kinsey D’Aquila.

What: San José, CA – San José State University’s V-Day, South Bay Womyn’s Conference, and Women Rising are co-hosting this Sundance film directed by Jennifer Siebel-Newsom.  “Exposing how the American Youth is being sold the concept that women and girls/ value lie in their beauty, youth, and sexuality.”

Where: SJSU Engineering Room 189 (7th & San Fernando St at SJSU. See http://www.sjsu.edu/map)

When: Wednesday March 14, 2012 // 6:30pm-8:00pm

How:  This venue is wheelchair accessible.  Seats are first-come, first-serve.  There is no cost for admission.  For more information visit http://www.sjsuvday.wordpress.com or email sjsuvday@gmail.com

Why: Donations will be accepted for the 2012 SJSU V-Day beneficiaries of the women and children of Haiti, the YWCA Rape Crisis Center, and Asian Americans for Community Involvement’s Asian Women’s Home—whose programming supports survivors of violence and work toward the ending of violence against women and girls.  We hope to raise awareness of the herstories and legacies that are unnoticed, unwritten, unspoken, or erased from everyday dialogue, education,, the media, and our communities.

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