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Benefit Production of The Vagina Monologues

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V-Day Middletown 2013


Benefit Production of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES


WITH


Sonia Balram


Becky Carroll


Sarana Carter


Lisa Chodkowski


Julia Faraci


Gabriella Forrest


Izzi Greenberg


Jamie Guite


Cady Knoll


Erinn Knoll


Bobbye Knoll Peterson


Carolyn Reeves


Who: A group of women from the Middletown community with support from Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater and the Downtown Business District


What: V-Day Middletown 2013, a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, raising funds for New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter


Where: Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater


128 Washington Street, Middletown CT 06457


When: February 14th at 7 pm and February 15th at 8 pm


Admission: $20 Suggested donation


For Tickets Contact: Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater 860-347-6143 


Goal: To raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls and funds for our beneficiaries – New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter.


About V-Day V-Day (www.vday.org) is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.


To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities," in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on Great Nonprofits.  


What is a V-Day  Campaign?


A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls.  By creating this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S and around the world. 


According to the latest United Nations statistics, one of every three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated.


On February 14th, 2013, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up and demand an end to this violence. Activists in 182 countries have committed to take action.


Governments and politicians who have signed on to support One Billion Rising, as of January 10, 2013:  Los Angeles City Council including Mayor Villaraigosa, Santa Monica City Council, West Hollywood City Council, City and Mayor of Santa Fe, Mayor of Hartford, First Lady of Nepal, City and Mayor of Manila (the City of Manila is shutting down 15 blocks for OBR events in the Philippines), Mayor of Lima (the Peruvian Mayor is meeting with the Mayors of Santiago, Chile and Montevideo, Uruguay next week to bring them on board), His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Vice President of the European Parliament Isabelle Durant (Belgium), Members of Parliament Stella Creasy (UK), Gabi Zimmer, Mikael Gustafsson (UK), Ulrike Lunacek (Austria), Michael Cashman (UK), Ana Gomes (Portugal), Sirpa Pietikainen (Finland), verbal support given and documented endorsement forthcoming from City of Atlanta. 


Over 13,000 organizations around the globe have signed on, including A Call To Men, AFL-CIO, Amnesty International USA, Asmita Resource Center for Women, BCBG, Centro de Informacion y Desarrollo de la Mujer (CIDEM), European Women’s Lobby, Human Rights Campaign, Isis Internacional, MTV, NOW, Vaginas Campansinas, White Ribbon Campaign, and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network.


Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson, Donna Karan, Thandie Newton, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington along with Yoko Ono, Jessica Alba, Connie Britton, Kate Clinton, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lawrence, Dylan McDermott, Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, Rosie Huntington – Whitely, Zoe Kravitz, have joined us.


The Guardian newspaper’s "I Am Rising," series: http://www.vday.org/node/2971.  


Laura Flanders profile in The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/article/171127/eve-ensler-rising


Interviews on CNN and BBC: http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/10/one-out-of-three-women-will-be-raped-beaten-in-her-lifetime/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00y62zr


 


WHAT YOU CAN DO:


COMMIT your organization to join OBR. Email onebillionrising@vday.org with the name and URL and we’ll list you as a partner.


LIKE us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vday


FOLLOW us on Twitter: @VDAY; #1billionrising


INVITE your networks to be a part of One Billion Rising.


FILM a short video about why YOU are rising. Share the video on social media.


PLAN or JOIN an event on 2-14-13! Go to http://www.onebillionrising.org to find an event near you.


ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.


ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY.


ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION.


In addition to a community production of The Vagina Monologues, We will also have a silent auction. I am excited that local artists including - David Schulz, Kat Owens and Susie Guckin have donated original pieces to be auctioned off. In addition to the artwork we also have donations from, Malloves Jewlers, Kid City,  Rogue Elephant Nation apparel, 24Peace, Parisian Day Spa, Michael Francis Day Spa and many other donors. 
The event is made possible by generous support from The Down Town Business District, Angler Adventures and Oddfellows Playhouse.
In addition to ticket sales we will also be collecting donations of goods for New Horizons from their wish list.
· Non-perishable food items
· Condiments & Spices
· Coffee & drink mixes (lemonade, iced tea, etc).
· Pain Reliever, Allergy Medication, and Cold Medicine
· Feminine Pads/Tampons
· Measuring cups & spoons· Towels
· Slippers, all sizes
· Twin size sheets & pillow cases
· Women’s Underwear (new only) Size 6 & up
· Laundry detergent
· Cleaning products
· Body Wash
· Dental Hygiene products
· Diapers, size 3 and up
· Electric handheld mixers (2)
· Gift cards in small denominations to grocery and department stores with the 
· Monthly bus passes for Middletown Area Transit and CT Transit.

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