A reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play, The Vagina Monologues will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, 2017 at 7pm at The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan. This special 2-night benefit performance is presented as part of V-Day’s campaign, One Billion Rising: Revolution – a global initiative for women survivors of violence, with all proceeds benefitting Safe Harbor of Sheboygan. Performances take place in the University Theatre, located in the Fine Arts building on the campus, located at One University Drive in Sheboygan.
V-Day UW-Sheboygan is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 2017 V-Day Campaign - a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of
The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. Since its inception, the V-Day movement has raised over $120 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses around the world. A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women and raising over $5 million.
The ONE BILLION RISING campaign, first launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Each year on Valentine’s Day, people across the world come together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
Tickets are available at the door only, with box office opening at 6pm. General admission tickets are $15 adults, $5 for students (with ID) and free for UW-Sheboygan students (with student ID). Free parking is available. For more information, visit www.sheboygan.uwc.edu
To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org and www.onebillionrising.org For more information about the Sheboygan effort, contact: Andrea Covey: (920) 980-0685. For more information about UW-Sheboygan or directions to the campus, visit sheboygan.uwc.edu