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The Vagina Monologues, which is now in it’s seventh year at UNCG, raises awareness about violence against women and activism. Proceeds from the shows go directly to the Clara House, a domestic abuse shelter for women and children in Greensboro.
On Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, curtains will open at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.) in the EUC Auditorium. Open to the public, attendees will be exposed to the issue of interpersonal violence in an effort to encourage action through awareness to end this epidemic and restore the inherent rights of individuals to live free of violation. The show is filled with emotion – audience members can expect to laugh, feel inspired and hopefully learn quite a bit.
A $5 donation is suggested, and t-shirts, V-Day themed food, t-shirts, buttons and flowers will be available for purchase, and all proceeds go to Clara House/Piedmont Family Services and V-Day Campaign. Donations of tampons and maxi pads will directly benefit homeless women in Greensboro
General admission; free parking is available behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum (500 Tate St). Pay parking is available in the Walker Street Parking Deck, adjacent to the Elliott University Center.
The play is being sponsored by UNCG’s Housing & Residence Life Social Justice & Diversity Initiatives, Residence Hall Association and Elliott University Center.
The playwright and activist Eve Ensler wrote the monologues based on hundreds of interviews with women of various social, ethnic, religious and sexual backgrounds and ages. First produced in 1996, the collection of monologues about women’s experiences with sensuality, pleasure, discomfort, and violence has been performed internationally and on television. Each year, Ensler updates the monologues based on new and ongoing interviews with women around the world. After the great success of the play, Ensler co-founded V-Day, an organization committed to global efforts against violence against women and girls.