Sunday, July 8, 2012

Makin' A Change

Just saw Emotional Creature at Berkeley Rep and was it was amazing! Brought me to tears-and I usually don't get teary at productions. It was written by Eve Ensler, writer of the well-known Vagina Monologues, and addressed many topics ranging from teenage angst to abuses faced by young women around the world, such as rape, sex trafficking, and mutilation. After the show, there was a discussion in which the audience talked about ways we could get our community active on such topics and to make changes. We wanted to find a way to bring the points brought up in the play into our personal lives and those around us. A woman there spoke of an organization she is apart of and how they are petitioning for a 5th World Conference on Women. I looked up the website ( and can say I support having another world conference addressing the issues women around the world are facing today.

So in order to show my support (and my blog's) I'm pasting the following:

“We support holding the 5th UN World Conference on Women and call upon our own UN ambassador and those of member states in the General Assembly to pass the 5WCW resolution needed to hold it in 2015. We want 5WCW to address new and emerging issues affecting women and girls since the Beijing Conference in 1995, to build upon and not re-open previous UN documents.”

I urge you to do the same and also check out an online media hub for young women around the world to show their thoughts and views on the things happening around the world and how young women are affected everywhere.

Also if you're in the Bay Area, check out the show during its last week! It ends on the 15th and will be headed to New York for its premiere in the fall. I got a feeling this show will be BIG.

Click on the link for more show info:

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