Vagina Monologues 2011
SJSU Students Present...
A Benefit Production of the Award Winning Play, “The Vagina Monologues”
- Tuesday, September 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00-8:00
- Tuesday, September 28 from 6:00-8:00
- Call backs if needed first weeks of October
- Cast Chosen by October 15
Auditions will be held at the Women's Resource Center, located
in Building BB, Room 101A
(Building BB is located at the intersection of San Carlos and 9th St.)
For up to date and behind the scenes snapshots visit ... http://vdaysjsu.blogspot.com
What are The Vagina Monologues?
Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences. Ms. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world - from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City. Villard Books/Random House first published The Vagina Monologues, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in February 1998. A special edition was released in hard cover and paperback in February 2008 in honor of V-Day's ten year anniversary.
This event is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations should contact the Women's Resource Center at 408.924.6500 at least two weeks in advance.
What is V-Day?
V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.
Through V-Day's College and Community campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, Any One Of Us: Words From Prison and screenings of V-Day's documentary Until The Violence Stops and the PBS documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. In 2009, over 4200 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.
Sexual Violence In the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is formally over, but women and girls remain targets for violence. Physical and economic insecurity still characterize the lives of women and girls. All armed groups involved in the conflict have perpetrated sexual violence. Today, several armed groups still use sexual violence as a weapon of war in the DRC. The armed actors in the DRC have perpetrated gender-based violence through various forms, including sexual slavery, kidnapping, forced recruitment, forced prostitution, and rape. The Congolese victims of sexual violence include men and boys, who have also suffered rape, sexual humiliation, and genital mutilation. (Source: http://www.vday.org/drcongo/background)