‘Vagina Monologues’ Performances Mark V-Day Movement

Cal Poly Pomona will be staging English and Spanish productions of “The Vagina Monologues” as a tribute to V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

The English production will be Feb. 6 and 7 in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Major suite, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Spanish production will be Feb. 13 at the same time and location.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Proceeds benefit violence prevention programs.

While planning their V-Day productions, Cal Poly Pomona students had the opportunity to meet with the play's award-winning playwright, Eve Ensler.

Students from the university's Violence Prevention & Women's Resource Center, formally known as the Stop Violence Office, and the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education were personally invited by Ensler to attend her workshop in Venice Beach.

The workshop emphasized the significance of V-Day and discussed the wide-scale atrocities committed against women and girls in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

As a result, the 2009 V-Day campaign at Cal Poly Pomona is called “Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource: Power to Women and Girls in Democratic Republic of Congo,” and is dedicated to drawing attention to dire circumstances in the DRC.

Each year, students produce benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues” around Valentine's Day to raise awareness of and funds for the Violence Prevention & Women's Resource Center, the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education and the V-Day campaign.

For more information, contact Erika Zepeda at (909) 869-3790.