Reproductive Health Access Project presents V to Shining V

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary the Reproductive Health Access Project is hosting V to Shining V – a night of great music, comedy, and activism on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The event will take place at Le Poisson Rouge. VIP reception will take place from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Doors open for general ticket holders at 6:30pm.

View performance live at 7:30pm EST.

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V To Shining V is an annual celebration of reproductive rights started by Lady Parts Justice in 2014. We are thrilled to be partnering with Lady Parts Justice for this year’s New York City event.

Lady Parts Justice is a “rapid response reproductive justice messaging hub that uses comedy, culture, and digital media to sound an alarm” about reproductive rights and was founded in 2012 by Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead.

V To Shining V events use party games, hilarious videos, music, comedians and unapologetic straight-talk as ways for people to see how fighting for reproductive justice can be incorporated into our social lives. By building strong and supportive activist communities and integrating that into our social lives, we can ensure that we’re paying attention and become a movement that is proactive instead of reactive.

The evening will highlight the work of RHAP clinicians integrating abortion, contraception, and miscarriage into primary care across the country.

All proceeds go to supporting RHAP’s work.

Join us on September 26th, 2015 for drinks, food, raffle prizes, and fantastic performances by:

Le Poisson Rouge / 128 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10025
VIP Reception starting at 6:00pm / General Admission at 6:30pm
View performance live at 7:30pm EST

View Live Stream

Become a sponsor!

Show your support by becoming an event sponsor! Perks of sponsorship include:

•   Admission to the pre-show VIP reception
•   Reserved, priority seating
•   Complimentary raffle tickets
•   Acknowledgement on the event website, invite, and program

We welcome sponsorships from individuals and organizations

Click here to become a sponsor or contact us at and 212-206-5242 for more information.

Make an in-kind donation

Throughout the night we will be raffling off prizes from local vendors, with all proceeds going towards the Reproductive Health Access Project. Show your support by donating a raffle prize!

Download our in-kind donation packet to learn more or contact us at

Thank you to our Sponsors and Event Donors

Host Committee

Kate Weingarten
Rachel Tiven
Sterling Franklin

Champion Sponsors

Danielle Pagano and Kurt Schoknecht
Kate Ogg
Mary Wohlford Foundation
Sandy Merrill
Virginia Sobol and Adam Offenhartz

Advocate Sponsors

Alison Kramer and Emily Kane-Lee
Deborah Jacques
Harlene Katzman and Steven Kreps
Linda Prine
Marsha Silverberg and Dave Skidmore
Steven J. Ralston, MD, MPH and W. Robert Hair
Susan Sommers
Thomas Fergus and Julie Kay
Vicki Breitbart

Ally Sponsors

Dominique Bravo
Ginger Gillespie
Jessica Millstone
Linda Gort and Lenny Walton
Lucille Pilling
Maria Elena and Adolfo Maldonado
Wayne Shields
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals Center for Reproductive Rights Civil Liberties & Public Policy
The Institute for Family Health MergerWatch National Network of Abortion Funds One Key Question Physicians for Reproductive Health Planned Parenthood of New York City Thea's English Standard Tea The Midwest Access Project

In-Kind Sponsors

Babeland Bar Chuko Bitch Media Dance with Me Soho The Diva Cup Free Range Wine and Spirits Ms Magazine Giants P.J. Clarke's Sixpoint Brewing Soul Cycle The Moth The Vanderbilt

Leadership and Board

Organization Leadership
Lisa Maldonado, MA, MPH
Linda Prine, MD
Ruth Lesnewski, MD

Board of Directors
Danielle Pagano, MA, President
Harlene Katzman, JD, Vice President
Ana Marin, Secretary
Katie Bahan, MPH
Vicki Breitbart, EdD
Barbara Kancelbaum, MSJ
Emily Kane-Lee, MA
Eva Kolodner
Ruth Lesnewski, MD
Honor MacNaughton
Jayma Meyer, JD

Advisory Board
Talcott Camp, JD, American Civil Liberties Union
Eric Ferrero, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Joshua Freeman, MD, University of Kansas Department of Family Medicine
Robert Gillespie, Population Communication
Rebecca Hart, JD, Provide Board Chair
Angela Hooton, JD, Center for Reproductive Rights
Rachel K. Jones, PhD, Guttmacher Institute
Hannah S. Kully, PhD
Virna Little, PsyD, Institute for Family Health
Jodi Magee, Physicians for Reproductive Health
Maureen Paul, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Eric Schaff, MD, Temple University / Greater Philadelphia Action Center, Inc.
Susan Sommer, JD, Lambda Legal

Event Planning Committee
Emily Kane-Lee, Co-Chair
Virginia Sobol, Co-Chair
Alia Winters
Ann Adams
Katie Bahan
Leni Silverstein