2010-2011

WPI Production of The Vagina Monologues to Benefit Worcester Area Rape Crisis Center

WPI Students, Faculty, Staff Working on behalf of Global V-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls

What:
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Office of Women’s Programs and the university's Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Committee will present Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues in support of the global V-Day campaign and to raise money for the Worcester Area Rape Crisis Center. Nine WPI students and five faculty and staff members will star in the WPI production.

Founded by Ensler, V-Day is known around the world as an activist movement to stop violence (such as rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sex slavery) against women and girls. Through creative events, such as the presentation of The Vagina Monologues, V-Day increases awareness, raises money, and looks to spark the strength of other anti-violence organizations. More than 5,400 V-Day benefits were presented last year, both in the U. S. and around the world by volunteers, educating millions about the subject.

Tickets to the play cost $5 and will be available at the door, or email vlogs-tix@wpi.edu.

When:
Feb. 11-12, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Where:
WPI:
Sanford Riley Hall Commons, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.

February 8, 2011

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu