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Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer in NYC on March 26th

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By now, you’ve probably heard of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, a performance of monologues that celebrate the precious pussy (okay, you can use vajayjay if you prefer)!

This year, I’ve become involved with another performance of Eve Ensler essays entitled,
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls, which will be performed in various places around the world, from North Carolina to Israel. New York City will have its performance on March 26th at the Broad Street Ballroom, I am very excited to be a fundraiser for this groundbreaking event in NYC, also known as V-Day. Tickets are $85 in advance and $100 at the door.

Says the V-Day announcement: “V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.”

This V-Day event will benefit Circle of Health International (COHI), a non-profit organization whose mission is “to build the capacity of women’s health care professionals in crisis settings”, and they do that by sending nurses, midwives, and other medical professionals to areas around the globe where women are affected by poverty, war, natural disasters, occupation, and gender-based violence. 

After Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, it was revealed that many women suffered physical violence and rape while living in the New Orleans Superdome when it became a hurricane shelter. So COHI also opened a center in New Orleans to help the women there. 

Ironically, on April 12th 2008, the New Orleans Superdome will become Superlove, to host “V-Day to the Tenth”, the 10th anniversary of V-Day. Celebrities such as Salma Hayek, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Jessica Alba, Glenn Close, Ali Larter, Julia Stiles, Sally Field, Marisa Tomei, Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, Didi Conn, Christine Lahti, Calpernia Addams, and musicians Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Eve, and Charmaine Neville will share their talents and energies to celebrate V-Day’s 10th Anniversary, as well as clean up the Superdome’s karma. For more info on V-Day to the Tenth check out

For more info on V-Day event in NYC on March 26th, 2008, visit the event site here.

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