University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

University community invited to join the global effort to stop violence against women

V-Day Grand Forks, sponsored locally by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, joins the global effort to stop vi olence against women and girls through a benefit production of  The Vagina Monologues at Banquets on the Boardwalk in East Grand Forks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC).

Tickets are available online in advance (www.vdaygf.com) as well as at the door the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to the first 175 guests.

Tickets purchased in advance must be printed and presented at the door. Students must have a valid student ID in order to the purchase student admission tickets. Student ID will be required at the door the evening of the performance in order to validate the ticket.

The award-winning play is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than 12 years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

"Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving ... it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction." — Variety

“In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler. She’s a countercultural consciousness-raiser, an empowering figure, a truth-teller.” — Chicago Tribune

“Eve Ensler wants to save the world…and don’t even think of getting in her way.” — New York Times Magazine

-- Stacey Heggen, Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, 218.779.9369, stacey@ggfyp.com.


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