As you know, V-Day is coming up. V-Day is a global movement to end violence against womyn and girls. There are two productions of the Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, being performed on Friday and Saturday in Portland; Feb 13th and 14th.
@ Portland State:
Daily February 13, 2009 - February 14, 2009 Starts: 7:00pm
V-Day Portland State 2009, a benefit production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, raising funds for Tri-County Sexual Assault Task Force & the PSU Women's Resource Center.
The goal is to raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls and funds for our beneficiaries - Tri County Sexual Assault Task Force & PSU Women's Resource Center.
When: February 13th & 14th, 2009
Where: Smith Student Union Ballroom (1825 SW Broadway)
Time: 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Cost: $8 for students (with ID) & seniors; $12 for general admission
@ PCC Sylvania:
"The Vagina Monologues," is also hosted by PCC Sylvania's Women's Resource Center. The play is set for Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 in Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for general admission; group discounts are available.
< http://newsite.vday.org/ > V-Day website
Violence Against Women's Bodies in DRC
(This is pretty graphic and could be triggering)
"Eve Ensler, award-winning playwright and creator of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over forty-five languages and is running in theaters all over the world. She is the creator of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. She is on a five-city tour this month to raise awareness about rape in the Congo. It's called "Turning Pain to Power."
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynecologist and founder of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. He specializes in the treatment of women who have been gang-raped. He has treated some 21,000 women over the past 12 years, performing up to ten surgeries a day. He was honored by the UN in December 2008 for his humanitarian work and won the "African of the Year Award" last month. He is on a five-city tour of the US this month to raise awareness about rape in the Congo."