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CSUS will be presenting the “Vagina Monologues” in the University Union on Feb. 19, 20 and 21st. This is the 8th year the monologues will be performed.
Eve Ensler, a playwright and feminist, wrote The Vagina Monologues. The monologues are a compilation of interviews with hundreds of women on their views of sex, relationships, and violence. The monologues cover issues that range from child birth to the lost women of Juarez, Mexico. The Vagina Monologues are the heart of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.
The monologues are only performed between Feb. 1st and March 31st and the proceeds go to programs that work to end violence against women and girls. The majority of proceeds from the CSUS performance will go to the Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services program that is available to CSUS students.
The CSUS program offers services to victims and education throughout the campus on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The proceeds help fund events like “Take Back the Night,” and “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”
Twenty percent of proceeds go to Share Institute International, a non profit organization that was started by local American River professors to help women internationally. Among many services, the Share Institute provides assistance to underground schools for girls in Afghanistan. For more information on Share Institute International you can visit their website at vshareinstitute.org.
If you are interested in seeing the show you can buy tickets at the CSUS University Union or online at tickets.com. You may also call (916)278-4323 to purchase tickets. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $8 for students with identification. The performance Thursday, Feb. 19th will be performed with ASL. For more information regarding the performance you can contact Jessica Heskin at (916)278-3799.