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V-DAY Las Vegas 2017 Presents A Benefit Reading of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
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On February 4, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., V-Day Las Vegas will present a one-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at The Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134. All proceeds benefit Refuge for Women Las Vegas, an aftercare program for the trafficked and sexually exploited.
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 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
The Vagina Monologues will be performed at The Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center at 1771 Inner Circle Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134 on Saturday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $15 with student I.D. and may be purchased online or at the door.
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. 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.
V-Day Las Vegas is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 2017 V-Day Campaign. All proceeds benefit Refuge for Women Las Vegas, an aftercare program for the trafficked and sexually exploited.
To learn more about V-Day Las Vegas, call (702) 525-0791 or e-mail [email protected] To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.
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