presents benefit productions of
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by Eve Ensler
in English at the 29th Street Ballroom, Austin, 78705 (click for map)
March 2nd, 9th, 10th, 2012 at 7 p.m.
in Spanish at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River Street (click for map)
March 24, 2 p.m. (music by Kiko Villamizar from 1 p.m.)
March 24, 8 p.m. (music by Texas State Mariachi Nueva Generacion from 7 p.m.)
V-Day (www.vday.org) is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2011, more than 5,800 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.
To date, the V-Day movement has raised more than $85 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 more than 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq.
In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities," in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on Great Nonprofits.
What is a V-Day Campaign?
A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. By creating this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S and around the world. The “V” stands for Victory, Vagina and St. Valentine