UT community to fight violence against women through V-Week
“Saying the word I was not supposed to say is the thing that gave me a voice in the world,” proclaimed “The Vagina Monologues,” author Eve Ensler.
Through Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, the University of Toledo will celebrate V-Week with several events in an effort to stop violence against women and girls.
On Wednesday, Feb. 10, find out more about how Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” grew into V-Day, an international grassroots movement to stop violence against women, by attending a showing of “Until the Violence Stops” at 8 p.m. in Student Union Room 2591.
Then join a roundtable discussion with the UT cast members of “The Vagina Monologues” Thursday, Feb. 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Libbey Hall. Hear why women got involved, what the experience meant to them, and how friends and family responded. Diane Docis, coordinator of the UT Sexual Assault and Prevention Program, will serve as moderator.
The week will end with performances of Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues.” Shows will be performed Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Scott Park Auditorium on Scott Park Campus.
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the public and are available at UT’s Rocket Copy in the Student Union, People Called Women located at 3153 W. Central Ave., and at the door. Proceeds will benefit the UT Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program.
For more information on V-Week events, call the UT Sexual Assault and Prevention Program at 419.530.3432.