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V-Day Celebrates Victory and Vaginas (Oh Yeah, and Valentines) February 14, 2008

Filed under: WIC Events — NYU WIC @ 9:55 pm

vday.pngThis February 14, Valentine’s Day means more than just flowers, chocolates, and Hallmark cards from that special someone. All this week, V-Day NYU and Voices for Choice are leading a university-wide movement to end violence against women and celebrate the power of the female anatomy. WIC is honored to co-sponsor one of the week’s highlight events, “The Vagina Monologues,” presented Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights at the Kimmel E & L Auditorium.

V-Day was started ten years ago by Eva Ensler, the writer of the award-winning, female-empowering play that is the cornerstone of this annual celebration. College students and local volunteers around the world produce benefit performances of the show to raise awareness about sexual and physical violence against women in both in their local communities and across the globe. Additionally, proceeds from the shows benefit local women’s anti-violence organizations.

All money raised during NYU’s V-Day initiative will benefit the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. GEMS is an organization here in New York City that provides support and positive opportunities for change for young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. While tonight is the last night to see the “The Vagina Monologues,” you can still get join the wild, unstoppable
V-Day movement and celebrate your own vagina power. Check out www.vday.org for more information.

–Tiffany Engsell

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