|Cal Poly Pomona hosts performances of “The Vagina Monologues” in recognition of V-Day, a campaign to end sexual violence against women.|
As part of a global movement to end violence against girls and women, Cal Poly Pomona will host performances of Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning play, ?The Vagina Monologues,? Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. A special performance completely in Spanish will be on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.
Cal Poly Pomona?s effort will overlap with hundreds of others around the world recognizing V-Day, a campaign to end sexual violence against women and to proclaim Valentine's Day as the day to celebrate women and demand the end of abuse. During V-Day, theatrical and artistic events are produced in local, national and international venues to raise money and awareness about sexual violence. More than 500 college campuses are celebrating worldwide. Internationally, V-Day will be celebrated as far as Singapore, Sudan and Russia.
This year?s performances at Cal Poly Pomona will benefit the YWCA WINGS Domestic Violence Program and Cal Poly Pomona?s Get Smart: Stop Violence Grant Office. Additionally, 10 percent of proceeds will be given to agencies that specifically serve Native American women.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students with identification. For information or reservations, call the Pride Center at (909) 869-3064. Round-the-clock information about V-Day 2003 can be found at www.vday.org.
The university production is made possible by numerous campus organizations, including The Pride Center, the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education, the Re-Entry & Women?s Center, QSAFE, La Familia and National Organization for Women, as well as the Get Smart: Stop Violence Grant Office, Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers and MEChA.