Tuesday, February 26, 2013

[291] MTSU students fight violence against women with stage production

FOR RELEASE: Feb. 20, 2013
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, gina.logue@mtsu.edu

MURFREESBORO — MTSU students will stage what is regarded widely as one of the most compelling theatre productions ever in an effort to spark awareness of violence against women.

Students Active for Feminism and Equality will present “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in MTSU’s Tom H. Jackson Building.

Playwright Eve Ensler’s series of monologues read by women on-stage is based on a series of interviews she conducted with women all over the world. It puts the spotlight on different aspects of the female experience, including sexual violence.

The production is being staged in conjunction with the V-Day movement, which has raised $90 million to educate the public about violence against women and efforts to stop it.

All proceeds from “The Vagina Monologues” will go to Murfreesboro’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, contact Christina Gaza, vice president of Students Active for Feminism and Equality, at 702-355-4935 or SafeMTSU@gmail.com.


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