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V-Day College Campaign at UC

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Casting is underway for The Vagina Monologues!

UC Feminists are seeking actors* and activists for this year's production of The Vagina Monologues. If you’re interested in participating, please contact UC Feminists Coordinator Sophie Shemas at shemassc@mail.uc.edu for more information. 
No previous experience required!

*Students, staff, faculty, and non-students are all eligible to participate as either actors or volunteers; cisgender male individuals are not eligible to act in TVM but are welcome to volunteer. 

For more info on how to get involved, contact shemassc@mail.uc.edu. 

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About The Vagina Monologues at University of Cincinnati…    

The Vagina Monologues is a play consisting of a series of monologues cultivated from interviews conducted by Eve Ensler in which she asked women from all walks of life about their lived experiences as women. Since that time, the play has become the centerpiece of a larger anti-violence campaign, VDay, which has a mission of "Ending Violence Against Women and Girls."  

The Vagina Monologues have been performed on the campus of University of Cincinnati for over 8 years with joint sponsorship from several campus groups including: Cincinnati Conservatory of Music CCM & Law Women student groups, the UC Women's Center, and most recenlty UC Feminists student group.

Benefit productions have raised funds for the local YWCA-Battered Women's Shelter, UC Women's Center Reclaim Peer Advocate Program, and Women Helping Women. Productions have also supported Spotlight Campaigns for Rape Survivors in the war torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Earthquake Relief in Haiti, and the One Billion Rising global campaign. 

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With Women's Center support, VDay@UC productions grew from “One Night Only” events to multiple night performances for sold-out audiences. With support from the international VDay campaign, UCWC committed to making the show more accessible to the community by opening the cast to any woman-identified person—student, staff, faculty, or community member-- who is interested in the production; pushing for the inclusion of transwomen’s narratives in the production; and, offering ASL interpretation for performances. UCWC has also worked to keep ticketing fair, as we are not permitted to charge UC students, and to encourage donations so that we may best support the charitable work of this production. We've been honored to receive favorable reviews from our local community and hope to continue this work in the coming years. 

For more information about The Vagina Monologues and VDay Activism at UC, contact Angela.Fitzpatrick@uc.edu or UC Feminists Coordinator, Sophie Shemas at shemassc@mail.uc.edu. 

General information about The Vagina Monologues and The VDay Campaign can be found at www.vday.org   

UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS!