Friday, February 3, 2012

Stetson NOW chapter to host V-Day benefit Feb. 16-18

Stetson University’s chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host V-Day benefit performances, “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer,” helping in the fight to end violence against women, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16, 17 and 18.
The performances are open to the public and will take place at 8 p.m. all three days, in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building (CUB), 131 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand. Tickets will be sold for $5 in front of the CUB the week before the performances and at the door. Ten percent of proceeds will go to the international V-Day movement, with the rest going to the Daytona Beach Domestic Abuse Council.
Stetson’s performances are part of a global movement started by playwright Eve Ensler called “V-Day,” with the mission to end violence against women and girls. In previous years, this event was recognized by annual performances of the Vagina Monologues.
“A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” features a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down.

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