V-Day / One Billion Rising

When Paul Chelko met Eve Ensler, we knew that it was the beginning of a powerful partnership. Since 2007, The Chelko Foundation has supported Eve Ensler’s V-Day global projects as her mission parallels the Foundation’s vision. Through both volunteer service and fiscal support, The Foundation’s has helped increase crucial messaging and awareness for both organizations.

The positive impact of the City of Joy in the Congo supported by V-Day is testament to the powerful voice that continues to speak out against Female Genital Mutilation. The City of Joy is a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence, located in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Conceived, owned, and run by local Congolese, the City of Joy has flourished since it first opened its doors in June 2011, healing women from their past trauma through therapy and life skills programming while providing them with the essential ingredients needed to move forward in life – love and community.

The grassroots movement of One Billion Rising raises awareness of a multitude of women’s issues including human sex trafficking, gender bias, to name a few.

Eve Ensler Luncheon

As part of the the One Billion Rising event, The Chelko Foundation hosted a luncheon with Eve Ensler at the Warren City club.

2015 MLK March

To join the contingent, line up around Peachtree and Ellis Street by 1:15pm Monday 1/19/2015 Carry Black Lives Matter signs (these will be given to your group representative at the march) in addition to your own signs and banners.

OBR 2014

On 14 February 2014*, we are escalating our efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand JUSTICE!

A Joy Worth Dancing For

Woman. Woman. That which has been ridiculed, Beaten raped and then shunned, isolated from the whole,


One in three women and girls on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. One billion women and girls violated is an atrocity. One billion women, girls and the men who love them dancing is a REVOLUTION.

In 4 Weeks, We Rise

We are 4 weeks away from the very first RISINGS! As the day rises in the east and continues across the Pacific Islands, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, a billion will RISE and DANCE to end violence against women and girls!

Swimming Upstream

November 6, 2008 7:30 PM Performance at the 14th Street Playhouse Post-performance Gala at the W Hotel 188 14th Street, Atlanta, GA A fundraiser to benefit V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, Ashe Cultural Arts Center and True Colors Theatre Company An additional gift will be made to The Feminist…