What: Playwright Eve Ensler will be the keynote speaker for Women's History Month in a presentation about the global movement to end violence against women and girls. She will focus specifically on the women of New Orleans and the Gulf region, who have organized a group they call "Katrina Warriors" and are working to rebuild their lives. Free and open to the public.
Who: Playwright and human rights activist Eve Ensler has gained worldwide recognition for raising more than $50 million to oppose violence against women and girls in places as diverse as Afghanistan, India, the Congo, Mexico, Iraq, Native American reservations and, most recently, New Orleans. Her work supports education for girls, the building of shelters and orphanages, families looking for missing relatives, and raising awareness about domestic, social, and political violence against women and girls.
When: Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Sponsors: The Women's Studies Program; the MFA Program; the departments of Communication, English, History, Politics, Performing Arts, International Area Studies, Modern Languages, Religious Studies, and Sociology; the School of Economics and Business Administration, the Women's Resource Center and the Center for International Programs.
Contact: Women's Studies Program (925) 631-4706