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V-Day The University of Olivet 2015 presents a benefit reading of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer,” as read by women and men of the The University of Olivet community

Join us as we RISE, RELEASE and DANCE to demand justice for women and girl survivors of violence

On Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., V-Day The University of Olivet will present a one-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s play “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer”  in the recital hall of the Margaret Upton Conservatory at the corner of Main St. and Cottage St. in Olivet. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit SIREN/Eaton Shelter of Charlotte.

“A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” is a collection of writings from various authors addressing violence against women and girls.

About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play “The Vagina Monologues” and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA 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 has received numerous acknowledgements and awards, and is one of the top-rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar. V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action toward ending violence against women and girls.

What is a V-Day Campaign?

A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. By creating this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S and around the world.

About One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. On Feb. 14, 2013, people across the world came together to strike, dance, and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Over 10,000 events took place on the ground and the campaign took over media and social media worldwide for 48 hours, trending in seven countries – four times in the US alone. The wildly successful grassroots campaign was covered widely by media in all corners of world including The New York TimesThe GuardianNPR, and many more.

V-Day The University of Olivet is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 2015 V-Day Campaign. It is the college’s seventh time participating in the V-Day movement.

To learn more about V-Day The University of Olivet call the Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center at 269.749.7144.



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