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Reading of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler to help InterAct of Wake County


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This event finished on 28 February 2017


V-Day Raleigh 2017 Fights Domestic Violence in NC With A Benefit
Reading of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler to help InterAct of
Wake County

Organized & Directed by Alex Matsuo

On February 27th and 28th, at 7:30pm, V-Day Raleigh will present a
two-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play
The Vagina Monologues at Sonorous Road Productions, 209 Oberlin Rd,
Raleigh, NC 27605. Performance will benefit InterAct, a private
nonprofit organization that provides safety, support, and awareness to
survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and V-Day.

Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 for advanced tickets, $12 for
students/seniors/active military/veterans and may be purchased at
vdayraleigh.org.

To learn more about V-Day Raleigh, e-mail the organization at
vdayraleigh@gmail.com or visit www.vdayraleigh.org.

Additional information:

Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising
funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. These
highly successful events raised over $5 million through performances
of The Vagina Monologues and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant as part of
the V-Day 2016 College and Community Campaigns.

This special benefit performance is presented this year as part of
V-Day’s campaign ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION, a global initiative
that began three years ago as a call for women survivors of violence
to Rise and demand an end to violence. In 2016, Risings will focus on
highlighting, creating and envisioning new, brave and radical artistic
initiatives to bring in the new revolutionary world of equality,
dignity and freedom for all women and girls.

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
edition was released in hard cover and paperback in February 2008 in
honor of V-Day’s ten-year anniversary.

About One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The
campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to
action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the
planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world
population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN
AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together
to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the
injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against
women. Last year, on 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice
focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence,
and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of
poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism,
imperialism, and patriarchy. Events took place in 200 countries, where
women, men, and youth came together to Rise, Release, and Dance
outside of court houses, police stations, government offices, school
administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental
injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or
simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but
too often do not. The campaign was covered widely by media in all
corners of world including The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and
many more. Visit www.onebillionrising.org

About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist 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 and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised
over $120 million; educated millions about the issue of violence
against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international
educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded
over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in
Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and
Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is,
one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and
Guidestar. V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING,
galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action
towards ending violence against women and girls. To learn more about
V-Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.

What is a V-Day Campaign?

A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to
heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. By creating
this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their
collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one
in three women in the U.S and around the world.