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V-Day Celebration Brings Award-Winning “Vagina Monologues” to FSU
01/28/2010

Frostburg State University will present Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Pealer Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The Vagina Fair will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., which includes the V-Day Scarf Sale, as well as displays from groups such as the Family Crisis Resource Center. The event is part of V-Day, a global campaign to end violence against women and girls.

“The Vagina Monologues” dives into a range of emotions buried in real women’s experiences. All proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Resource Center in Cumberland and the Dove Center of Garrett County.

In 2009, over 4,200 V-Day benefit events produced by volunteer activists took place in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $70 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; launched the Karama program in the Middle East; reopened shelters; and funded over 11,000 community-based antiviolence programs and safe houses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. V-Day was named one of Worth magazine’s “100 Best Charities” in 2001 and Marie Claire’s “Top 10 Charities” in 2006. The “V” in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.

As part of its 2010 V-Day Campaign, FSU will have its annual Scarf Sale Feb. 1 through 4 and Feb. 8 through 11 in the Tawes Lobby at FSU and during the performances of “The Vagina Monologues.” Proceeds will benefit both local centers.

The Clothesline Project, designed to “air out society’s dirty laundry,” will be held from Feb. 8 to 11 with the Scarf Sale. Women and men are invited to create shirts that will be displayed during the performances of “The Vagina Monologues” as a visual representation of real stories of violence against women.

Tickets to FSU’s performance of “The Vagina Monologues” are $6 for students and $12 for non-students. Call 301-687-7462 for more ticket information. To learn more about V-Day events, contact Dawn Lucas, coordinator of V-Day at FSU, at dlucas0@frostburg.edu.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Frostburg State University
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