The University of West Georgia’s Responsible Sexuality Committee will present a series of three benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues.” The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd, Tuesday, February 23rd at the Campus Center Ballroom and on Wednesday February 24th at the Bonner Lecture Hall. Tickets are $5 for UWG students and $10 for the general public. Vagina Pops are also available for a $1!
Proceeds from the performances will benefit the Carroll Rape Crisis Center and the Carrollton Emergency Shelter. The V-Day Committee will have a table outside of the University Community Center (UCC) from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. beginning on Monday, Feb. 15, through Tuesday, Feb 23rd.
During this time, advance tickets and Vagina Pops can be purchased. Donations will also be accepted. Tickets will also be on sale at the Student Development Center at 121 Row Hall. Tickets will be available the night of the performance; however, seating may be limited.
Written by Eve Ensler, “The Vagina Monologues” is a play drawn from over 200 interviews conducted with women from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. While the play can be lighthearted, celebrating all aspects of female sexuality, it also contains graphic language and references instances of oppression and violence against women.
In response to the overwhelming feedback from audiences, Ensler founded V-Day, a foundation that, according to the V-Day website, “is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.
V-day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sexual slavery.” According to a 2005 letter of welcome from Ensler on the V-Day website, “V-Day is an outrageous, global, personal, anarchic unstoppable movement. There are thousands, if not millions of us. We are everywhere. We have humor, intensity, sorrow, grace, and perseverance. We are having an impact.”
For more information on “The Vagina Monologues,” contact Maritza Pitelli at (678) 839-6428.
To learn more about V-Day, visit its web site at www.vday.org.