A performance during Lowell Women’s Week
Saturday March 7, 7pm, and Sunday March 8, 4pm and 7pm, $15/20 advance/at the door
V-Day Lowell is joining the global effort to stop violence against women and girls. For the second year in a row, Lowell will present a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues at 119 Gallery on behalf of the V-Day 2009 campaign. The production will benefit The Rape Crisis Services of Greater Lowell.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 978/452-8138. Visit the V-Day website.
The V-Day Campaign:
Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues. In 2008, over 4000 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.
V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.
The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world- in 120 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and all of North America. V-Day is a non-profit corporation that distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations with programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In 2001 V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine’s “100 Best Charities” and in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities. In ten years the V-Day movement has raised over $60 million.
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 was first performed off-Broadway by Eve Ensler. It dives into the mystery, humor and pain buried in women’s experiences. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world. Villard Books/Random House first published The Vagina Monologues, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in February 1998.