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The Vagina Monologues at UNH | February 24 & 25, 2017 | 7pm
The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
Performed and directed by UNH students. MUB Strafford Room
Presented by the UNH Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
Proceeds benefit UNH SHARPP and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign
V-Day, UNH “The Vagina Monologues” of the past
Where it all began
Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” Eve Ensler’s, Vagina Monologues, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. Once a year, in February, March, and April, Eve allows groupsaround the world to produce a performance of the play and use the proceeds for local programs that work to end violence against women and girls.
V-Day is born
On Valentines Day, 1998, Eve, with a group of women in New York City, established V-Day. Set up as a 501(c)(3) and originally staffed by volunteers, the organization's seed money came from a star-studded, sold out benefit performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, a show that raised $250,000 in a single evening. V-Day's mission is simple. It demands that violence against women and girls must end.
Today, V-Day is a global activist movement to end 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 sex slavery.
One Billion Rising
In conjunction with the 15th anniversary, V-Day launched its most ambitious campaign to date - ONE BILLION RISING. The concept of the campaign is simple. If you take into account the statistic that 1 out of 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime, you are left with the staggering statistic that over 1 billion women on this planet will be impacted by violence. On V-Day's 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.