V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 41

Spreading the Word Join us on tuesdAy, 15 septeMbeR, At the histoRiC flAgey building in bRussels for a revolutionary evening highlighting the extraordinary transformations happening in the heart of Africa. Ravaged by the scars of colonialism, corporate greed, extraction, and devastating warfare the women of Eastern Congo and their homeland have faced unimaginable violence. In the face of seemingly intractable conflict and systematic abuses, a city is flourishing and a farm is blossoming. We invite you to learn about The City of Joy and V-World farm, from the leaders and visionaries who dared to dream of a new Congolese story, one where women thrived. A RevolutionARy new Model: City of Joy, v-woRld fARM, Congolese woMen Rising experience the Journey that Created City of Joy witness the transformation that woman Are leading in the Congo tuesdAy, 15 septeMbeR dooRs open At 19:30 pRogRAM begins At 20:15 the flAgey plACe sAinte CRoix, 1050 bRussels tiCkets: €10.00 to puRChAse tiCkets, visit www.vday.org/flagey the pRogRAM will inClude: In March 2016, City of Joy was featured in a TIME magazine cover story on rape as a weapon of war. ChRistine sChuleR desChRyveR V-Day Congo and City of Joy Director isAbelle duRAnt Belgian Politician and Former Vice President of European Parliament eve ensleR Playwright and Founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls and One Billion Rising lokuA kAnzA Singer-Songwriter from Democratic Republic of Congo dAnCing And dRuMMing ConCeived by Congolese woMen, the City of Joy opened its dooRs in 2011 In September 2015, we held CONGO WOMEN RISING, an event in Brussels for over 500 people featuring Christine, Eve, and Lokua Kanza. The documentary film CITY OF JOY just held its world premiere at the DOC NYC Film Festival to rave reviews and will screen around the world. and has since housed and healed over 500 women, graduating 492 leaders who have transformed their pain into power. V-World farm, in its third year, is providing food, income, sustainable agricultural practices and jobs for the women of City of Joy as well as local citizens. The evening will include Christine Schuler Deschryver, Isabelle Durant, Eve Ensler, Congolese musician Lokua Kanza and dancing.