The Vagina Monologues – 3/23/07

9 03 2007

 

V‑ DAY DURHAM JOINS GLOBAL EFFORT

TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

In association with the V ‑Day 2007 College Campaign,

North Carolina Central University is proud to present,

a benefit production of eve ensler’s

“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES”

to be peformed at B. N. Duke Auditorium

ON March 23, 24 2007


March 1, 2007, North Carolina Central University: Last year over 1150 communities hosted V-Day benefits around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. These highly successful events raised over $6 million through performance of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues. Hot on the heels of their success, North Carolina Central University has joined this global movement as part of the V‑Day 2007 College Campaign.

For the second year in a row North Carolina Central University will present a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues at B. N. Duke Auditorium on March, 2007 on behalf of the V‑Day 2007 College Campaign. This benefit production is sponsored by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. Proceeds from this community event will be donated to North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

V-Day 2007
In 2007, thousands of V-Day benefits are anticipated around the world. V-Day’s 2007 theme “Reclaiming Peace” seeks to make a connection between the worldwide anti-violence work of thousands of V-Day activists with our collective desire for peace and an end to armed conflicts. V-Day activists, known as Vagina Warriors, are women and men who have often experienced violence personally or witnessed it within their communities and dedicated themselves toward ending such violence through effective, grassroots means. Often, their work takes place in conflict zones throughout the world, where they see how war exponentially increases violence against women and girls. V-Day 2007 productions around the world from Ethiopia to China; Indiana to India; Croatia to Finland will put forth this message of peace generating attention, newspaper articles, and raising funds to support their anti-violence work and dedication to peaceful means.

What is V‑Day?
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues. In 2006, more than 2700 V-Day events in 1150 communities and colleges took place in the U.S. and around the world. To date, V-Day has raised over $35 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, funded over 5000 community-based anti-violence programs, reopened shelters, and funded safe houses in Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. The “V” in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine, Vagina.

PLEASE NOTE: This information gets updated from time to time so, for the most current version of either of these statements, please visit the “V Day” section of www.vday.org.

What is the College Campaign?

The College Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing college communities to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. By creating this global community, the College Campaign strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the epidemic levels of violence and abuse on their campuses and around the world.

V‑Day North Carolina Central University is a local effort within the worldwide context of V‑Day’s 2007 College Campaign.

What are “The Vagina Monologues”?

Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Ms. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world – from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City. Villard Books/Random House first published The Vagina Monologues, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in February 1998. A special V‑Day edition of the play was released in February 2001.


The Vagina Monologues will be performed at B. N. Duke Auditorium, 1801 Fayetteville Street, on March 23-24 2007. This performance is open to ages 16 and older. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets for NCCU students are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets for the general public are $15 in advance, $20 at the door Tickets may be purchased (or reserved) by phoning the NCCU Ticket Office at (919) 530-5170

To learn more about V‑Day North Carolina Central University, call the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at (919) 530-7452 or e-mail the organization at vdaynccu@gmail.com. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more about V‑Day, the V‑ Day College Campaign or the V‑Day Worldwide Campaign, visit www.vday.org.

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