On Monday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m., celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free screening of Until the Violence Stops, a film that documents the transformation Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues from an off-Broadway play into V-Day, an international grassroots movement to stop violence against women and girls. The free screening will take place in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.
Later this semester, look forward to three additional events sponsored by V-Day:
- On Tuesday, March 8, a Haiti Teach-In honors International Women’s Day. Haiti is the Spotlight, country for the national VDAY campaign for 2011. The teach-in will be free and open to The New School community and the public.
- On Friday, April 15, New School faculty, students, and staff present a live performance of The Vagina Monologues, a tradition now in its sixth year.
- On Friday, April 22, New School faculty, students, and staff perform Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer. Proceeds from ticket sales of both this and The Vagina Monologues will go to support the work of V-Day as well as a local nonprofit organization selected by the student organizers.
Since its founding by Eve Ensler in 1998, the national V-Day organization has raised more than $50 million and funded more than 5,000 community-based anti-violence programs worldwide. Most recently, V-Day launched the City of Joy in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where women who have been victims of rape learn to become community leaders (find out more about this project by visiting V-Day’s website or reading the New York Times recent coverage of the facility.)
For more information about V-Day at The New School and to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.