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Willamette Student Group Presents The Vagina Monologues

Willamette University's Strength, Health, Equality (SHE) Club presents two performances of The Vagina Monologues Feb. 14 for V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

This Obie Award-winning play by Eve Ensler -- based on interviews with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships and violence against women -- will be performed at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in Smith Auditorium at Willamette University, 900 State St. Tickets are $10, or $5 for Willamette students, and are available starting Feb. 7 at the Putnam University Center information desk. Proceeds will go to a local organization dedicated to ending violence against women and children.

Other activities for V-Day at Willamette include information tables in Putnam University Center Feb. 7 to 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a red shirt campaign Feb. 14 that asks everyone on campus who has been affected or knows someone who has been affected by sexual or domestic violence to wear red. A silent art auction with a theme of "What Is a Woman?" will be held in Smith Auditorium Feb. 14 from 7 p.m. to midnight, along with the play performances.

V-Day raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues. In 2006, more than 2,700 V-Day events were held in 1,150 communities and colleges worldwide. To date, V-Day has raised more than $35 million to aid efforts to end violence against women. The V-Day College Campaign strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the epidemic levels of violence and abuse on their campuses, in their communities and around the world.

For more information, contact the Willamette University information desk at (503) 370-6300.

01-26-2007