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VDay University of Cincinnati 2013 will participate in One Billion Rising
and present a production of Eve Ensler’s award winning play
The Vagina Monologues this February!
VDay University of Cincinnati 2013 will present two evenings of The Vagina Monologues on February 15 & 16, 2013 at 7pm in Zimmer Auditorium-located on the University of Cincinnati Main Campus. Tickets can be reserved via email to email@example.com. Tickets are FREE for UC Students with student ID and $10.00 for the General Public. All tickets are purchased at the door with proceeds going to benefit Women Helping Women. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of The Vagina Monologues (TVM) and the VDay Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls. Community groups will gather all around the world to perform Ensler’s theater productions and to raise funds for organizations that do anti-violence work in support of women and girls.
The larger campus community joined us one day before the TVM productions on February 14, 2013 at Noon on McMicken Commons to participate in the ONE BILLION RISING Dance Protest. Each year, VDay selects a Spotlight Campaign to garner global support for a cause or organization that is tackling an unprecedented challenge. This year’s Spotlight Campaign is ONE BILLION RISING, a global call to action to dance in protest of the continued violence women and girls face on this planet. The United Nations states that 1in 3 women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. This is roughly ONE BILLION women violated. VDay asked ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP and DEMAND an end to violence against women on February 14, 2013.* VDay UC rose up! All were welcome to join us in dance and we were glad to have the support of the community!
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 6 years and have most recently been sponsored by the UC Women's Center (UCWC) for the last 4 years. UCWC 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. We have also supported Spotlight Campaigns for Rape Survivors in the war torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Earthquake Relief in Haiti, and this year's One Billion Rising global campaign.
UCWC productions have grown from a “One Night Only” event to multiple night performances for sold-out audiences. UCWC has also 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.