Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tip from a reader: V-Day

A regular reader of DistrictBeat (we have those!?!) gave me a tip that I wanted to share with you. If you have never seen the Vagina Monologues, you should. It's a powerful play and it supports an important cause.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
A Community Staged Reading in DC

THREE PERFORMANCES!
Sunday, March 22 at 3 PM and 7 PM
Monday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
1810 16th St NW DC (16 & S)

Recommended donation: $8 for V-Day and My Sister's Place, a local women's shelter Reserve your ticket now! Email vmindc@gmail.com. Please email vmindc@gmail.com if you would like to contribute an item or service for our raffle.

This year marks DC's second annual community staged reading of "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler. Please join us as we raise awareness to end violence against women.

"The Vagina Monologues" is part of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Further information about V-Day can be found at www.vday.org. All proceeds will be divided between two worthy causes: our local beneficiary, My Sister's Place, and this year's V-Day spotlight campaign, the women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

My Sister's Place (MSP) is an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence. MSP provides safe, confidential shelter; programs; education; and advocacy for battered women and their children. MSP's goal is to empower women to take control of their own lives. 90% of our proceeds will go to My Sister's Place.

This year's spotlight campaign is a new global campaign to call attention to the wide-scale atrocities committed against women and girls in Eastern DRC and demand an end to the impunity with which these crimes are committed. 10% of our proceeds will go to this campaign.

This production is affiliated with the Truman Scholars Association.

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