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Eve Testifies Before U.S Senate & Stockard Channing Joins O.P.C


Eve Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Rape and Violence Against Women in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Eve Ensler testified on the topic of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, May 13 at 2:30pm before a joint hearing "Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against women in Conflict Zones" of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs and the new Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues. Senators Barbara Boxer and Russell D. Feingold presided over the hearing. Eve shared her experiences and knowledge of the issue, and provided recommendations for change.

Joining her on the panel were: Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu, a Journalist from the DRC; Robert Warwick, Country Director of Southern Sudan International Rescue Committee; Neimat Ahmadi, Darfuri Liason Officer for the Save Darfur Coalition, and John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Enough Project. Three members from the State Department also testified: The Honorable Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues; The Honorable Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, and Phil Carter, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs.

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The hearing comes shortly after Eve and Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, were invited to speak to Parliamentarians and Senators of the Canadian Government for "Until The Violence Stops: How Canada Can Help End The Use Of Sexual Violence As A Weapon In War."

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Read Eve's speech to the Canadian Parliament >

Cast Announced for Exclusive One Night Reading Of Eve's New Play O.P.C. In Los Angeles

Global Green USA and V-Day present the premier West Coast reading of Eve Ensler's new play, O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), a wildly funny and irreverent exploration of consumption and politics that asks, "How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?"

The cast will include Stockard Channing; Brenda Currin; Greg Itzin; Ravi Kapoor; Analeis Lorig; Liz Mikel; Lee Pace and Andrea Riseborough.

This one night only reading is a benefit to protect women and the environment, featuring a post play discussion with Eve Ensler and Global Green USA President Matt Petersen.

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$30 General Admission (no reserved seating)

$125 VIP (Includes Preferred Seating, VIP Reception w/Eve Ensler & Cast)

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