WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 10, 2012)—Washington & Jefferson College will present its annual evenings of dramatic readings of “The Vagina Monologues” Feb. 16-17 at 7 p.m. in the lower level of The Hub as part of the V-Day College Campaign, a global movement aimed at ending violence against women and girls.
W&J students, faculty, and staff will perform monologues of the Eve Ensler play, which is based on her interviews with more than 200 women and covers a range of female experiences with sexuality and sexual violence. Proceeds from the event will benefit Domestic Violence Service of Southwestern PA and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign.
Tickets to the performance are $5. Admission is free to W&J students, staff and faculty. V-Day merchandise also will be sold at the event.
“Each monologue tells a story that empowers women. The support for ‘The Vagina Monologues’ grows every year and I am proud we are able to bring it again to W&J to increase awareness and raise money for such an important cause,” said Teanca Shepherd, assistant dean of student life and director of diversity programs at W&J.
According to the V-Day website, 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, in their communities and around the world.”'
“W&J is committed to our local community as well as to the global movement to put an end to domestic violence,” Shepherd said.
“The Vagina Monologues” contains language that may be inappropriate for children under 14.
Washington Women’s Shelter, Inc. provides safe, temporary, confidential shelter to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.