NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (Feb. 10, 2004) - Manchester
College's Gender Café and Alpha Psi Omega dramatics honorary will
present readings from The Vagina Monologues on Saturday, Feb 21.
With the readings, the two organizations join a worldwide demand for
safety of girls and women throughout the word.
The play, by Eve Ensler, is based on more than 200
interviews with women of all ages. Women members of the two campus
organizations will do the readings. The event begins at 8 p.m. on Feb.
21 in Wampler Auditorium.
The $5 admission fee will support Hands of Hope
shelter for women and the women of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In the past
decade, more than 300 women and girls have been murdered or have
disappeared in Ciudad Juarez, located across the border from El Paso,
The monologues are
scheduled for readings throughout the world on V-Day, Feb. 14. Following
a march on Ciudad Juarez, readers will include author Ensler, and
actresses Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Christine Lahti and Shiva Rose.
The V-Day movement began in 1998 with a goal of
ending violence against women and girls. The event has raised more than
$20 million to help bring an end to cruelty against women and girls.