V-DAY University of Bridgeport Presents Benefit Readings of The Vagina Monologues with Senator Marilyn Moore, from April 17-19

V-DAY University of Bridgeport Presents Benefit Readings of The Vagina Monologues with Senator Marilyn Moore, from April 17-19

V -Day University of Bridgeport is proud to join the global campaign to protect women’s rights with three benefit readings of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, with special guest star Senator Marilyn Moore, from April 17 through April 19.

The Vagina Monologues will be performed at Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, at 7 p.m. on April 17 and April 18 and at noon on April 19.

Tickets are $2 for UB students, $5 for UB faculty/staff, and $10 for the community.  They may be purchased via phone at (203) 334-6154; by cash at the Office of Residential Life and Student Conduct, Seeley Hall, rear entrance, 490 Waldemere Avenue, Bridgeport from 8:30- a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by credit card/check at the Center for Family Justice, 753 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport.

About The Vagina Monologues

Hailed by the New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the New York Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” The Vagina Monologues give voice to women’s experiences. Told through humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage, and excitement, the play has been performed to great acclaim throughout the world in safe places where women are entitled to justice: courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.

About V-Day

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. To date, the V-Day movement has:

  • Raised over $100 million
  • Educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it
  • Crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns
  • Reopened shelters
  • Funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq

V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is one of the top-rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar. V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over 1 billion women and men on a global day of action towards ending violence against women and girls.

To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns, visit www.vday.org.

About V-Day University of Bridgeport

V-Day University of Bridgeport is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 2015 V-Day Campaign. To learn more about V-Day University of Bridgeport, call 203-576-4227 or e-mail the organization at reslife@bridgeport.edu.

About One Billion Rising

The ONE BILLION RISING campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than 1 billion women and girls. On February 14, 2013, people across the world came together to demand an end to violence against women. Over 10,000 events took place, and the campaign took over media and social media worldwide for 48 hours, trending in seven countries.
Media contact: Jill Bassett, (203) 576-4227, jbassett@bridgeport.edu