Friday, February 08, 2013

[266] MTSU student group screens 'Until the Violence Stops' on Valentine's Day

FOR RELEASE: Feb. 7, 2013
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081,

MURFREESBORO — Students Active for Feminism and Equality will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special screening of a documentary aimed at helping women be safe.

“Until the Violence Stops” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Room S102 of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building. Admission is a $5 donation to the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

The 2003 movie documents how “The Vagina Monologues” sparked the creation of V-Day, a nonprofit organization that donates funds to groups all over the world in a campaign to stop violence against women and girls.

“The Vagina Monologues,” a series of candid speeches by women about sexual topics, including sexual violence, was first performed off-Broadway in 1996. Since then, playwright Eve Ensler’s work has been produced all over the world.

Now in its 15th year, V-Day has raised more than $90 million, according to It was named one of Worth Magazine’s “100 Best Charities” in 2001 and one of Marie Claire magazine’s Top Ten Charities in 2006. In 2010, cited V-Day as one of its top-rated organizations.

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