V-Day is a world wide movement to stop violence against women and girls. It also promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.To find out more, please watch the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED7RJwqripM
Using monologues from Eve Ensler's new work 'A Memory, A Monoluge, A Rant, and a Prayer', SMC's V-Day will bring inspiring, heartbreaking, and eye opening stories to the stage for 2 shows at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Friday, February 13th, 2015. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Community Violence Solutions located in Contra Costa County and Marin County.
Tickets are $5 for students and non students
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3 FAQS ABOUT A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT, AND A PRAYER
1. How is A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer different from The Vagina Monologues?
While this piece is also compiled by VDAY playwright Eve Ensler, it is a compilation of writings from a variety of male, female and trans activists and authors.
While The Vagina Monologues had an all-female identifying cast, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is being performed by men, women and non-gender conforming persons. It provides narratives and reflections of men and women throughout the world on topics ranging from childhood arranged marriage, immigration and war to sexual assault, dating violence and bystander intervention.
2. Why are we doing A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer instead of The Vagina Monologues this year?
We love that this piece has the same mission as The Vagina Monologues of ending gender-based violence. After performing The Vagina Monologues 12 years on campus, students were excited that the VDAY movement offered a second performance option that was gender-inclusive. We are not permanently retiring The Vagina Monologues, but are indeed excited to offer an inclusive play that shows how men and women can work in solidarity.
3. Who is the event intended for?
Men, women and persons of all gender identities! The play will be performed by a cast of 4 men and 12 women and literally has something to offer everyone! Please attend, bring your VDAY date, a group of friends or come on your own! You won't regret it!