For its 15th anniversary, on Feb. 14, between 6 and 11 p.m., V-Day Maui will join activists, artists writers, thinkers, celebrities, women and men around the world, collectively calling for the end of violence against women and girls both globally and locally.
V-Day Maui will sponsor a benefit performance at Makawao Union Church in Pa'ia for Maui's Women Helping Women, which provides emergency shelter and programs for victims of domestic violence.
Women Helping Women's mission is to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention; and to offer safety, support and empowerment to women and children and victims of domestic violence.
One Billion Rising will move the Earth, activating women and men to dance across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders. Join V-Day and One Billion Rising today and say no to violence against women and girls. To sign up and learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.org.
The evenings performances and community dancing include Afro-Brazilian Dance and Drumming with Rada, Sufi Dancing with Leilah and Bodhi, The Mabanzi Marimba Band with uplifting dance music from Zimbabwe, dance with original music by Heartbeat Express and 5 Rhythms Dance with Sara.
Join this worldwide celebration of women's empowerment through dance, music and community and to help benefit Maui's Women Helping Women and V-Day.
The suggested donation for the event is $10 to $15, or give what you can to help.
Makawao Union Church is located at 1445 Baldwin Ave. above Pa'ia.
Visit www.vdaymaui.org for more information.