Return to the Women's Resource Center Homepage. March , Join us for our fourth annual Feminist Festival! All events are open to the public except, Factuality and the Businesswomen's Networking Luncheon, which are open to Loyola University New Orleans students only. Reception; p. Open to the public.
Happy Birthday, Eve Ensler – Women in the World
Vagina Monologues - Ashe Powerhouse Theater
In the one woman show, which is playing at the Manhattan Theatre Club through March 25th, Eve poignantly chronicles her personal journey of receiving, and transcending, a shocking diagnosis of cancer while working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Featuring her fictional monologues based on interviews with more than women talking openly and intimately about their bodies, the Obie Award-winning play struck a chord with audiences. The Vagina Monologues was a catalyst for an unexpected response: after every show, women would approach Ensler to share their personal stories of surviving violence at the hands of relatives, lovers, or strangers. I was immensely fortunate to bear witness to the inspiring birth of V-Day, sitting around my dining room table in New York City with Eve and other female activists back in when she relayed her bold idea of using her play to raise money to stop violence against women around the world. It was an electric evening, one I will always remember, helping Eve brainstorm and midwife her powerful vision into reality. A few months later, at a benefit performance on February 14, , Ensler officially launched V-Day , a global movement to end violence against women and girls. To work toward this goal, volunteer activists in countries around the world produce The Vagina Monologues along with other creative works, films, and workshops curated by V-Day.
V TO THE TENTH - "The Vagina Monologues" V-Day Benefit Performance - Show
Today, through performances, programming, and the One Billion Rising campaign , Ensler and V-Day continue to widen their reach, deepen their impact in local communities, and include diverse, immensely talented cast-members in performances of The Vagina Monologues. After Ensler concluded her solo run of The Vagina Monologues , the play switched format to include three actors. The safe house provides shelter, education, and alternative rite of passage ceremonies to girls, and staff there work with the community to alert them to the effects of early child marriage, FGM, and a lack of education for girls.
Her dream is single-minded: that violence against women would end. The play was an instant hit and the secrets came flooding out. V-Day became a global export.