The University of Findlay, as part of an international conglomerate of higher learning institutions and organizations intent on mitigating violence against women and girls, will present a benefit reading of “A Memory, a Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer” as part of V-Day 2017 events being held worldwide. The readings will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4 in Ritz Auditorium, located on campus in Old Main.
Admission is $5 or a new toiletry donation, and can be purchased/donated at the door. Proceeds will benefit Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Findlay.
Readings, sponsored by UF’s United and Social Work organizations, will be conducted by campus and community members.
This year’s performance is part of V-Day’s campaign ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION, an international initiative that began three years ago as a call for women survivors of violence to rise and demand an end to violence.
V-Day itself is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright and founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues” and other artistic works. The V-day movement has raised more than $120 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; created international education, media and public service announcement campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq.
V-Day is one of the top-rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar.
For more information on V-Day, visit www.fday.org. Tolearn more about UF’s V-Day benefit readings, email organizers Elkie Burnside, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, at email@example.com.