As part of the global 2008 V-Day campaign to end violence against women, Oakland University’s Women’s Issues Forum will stage performances of Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m. in 201 Dodge Hall.
In addition, selections from “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence against Women and Girls” will be performed Saturday, March 8 at 5 p.m. in 201 Dodge Hall. The book is a compilation of monologues on violence by renowned authors and playwrights including Edward Albee, Maya Angelou, Dave Eggers, Carol Gilligan and Sharon Olds, among others. The collection was commissioned for the first V-Day festival.
General admission to each performance is $10, with the proceeds going to support Alternatives For Girls and HAVEN. Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation by providing access to support, resources and opportunities. HAVEN’s mission is to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault through treatment and prevention services across Oakland County and surrounding communities.
For more information about OU’s V-Day events, contact Laura Hoehner at (248) 370-4333. For more information about V-Day, which marks its 10-year anniversary in 2008, visit the V-Day Web site.