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Saturday, Feb. 15

7 p.m. Wampler Auditorium

5th annual Vagina Monologues is Feb. 16

to raise awareness of violence

against women, girls


       Manchester College students will demonstrate support for victims of domestic violence with the fifth annual production of The Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Wampler Auditorium.

       Admission is $5 ($1 for students with I.D.); reservations are not necessary. The event will benefit Hands of Hope shelter in Wabash and The Women of New Orleans.

        College campuses and theatre troupes worldwide are performing The Monologues to raise awareness about domestic abuse. First staged in 1996, the  readings – some humorous, some deadly serious – focus on strength of women everywhere and their need to reclaim independence and a sense of self-worth.  For more about V-Day, a global campaign to stop violence against women and girls, visit

       Almost 30 women will participate in the Manchester College performance, produced this year by the student organization Gender Café.  Senior history major Katie McCann, junior peace studies major Cori Miner, and senior sociology and Spanish major Caitlin Haynes are coordinators. 

       Hands of Hope, operated by Family Services of Wabash County, provides shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence. For more about Hands of Hope, call 260-563-4407.    



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