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Posted on January 23, 2011

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Get involved and fight to stop violence against women and girls!

“The Vagina Monologues” is a performance that began as a one-woman show written by Eve Ensler and has grown into a global movement with productions staged everywhere. The movement generates attention for the fight to end violence against women and girls, including rape, incest, battery, and sexual slavery to name a few; thus, the V-day movement focuses on issues of violence against women and promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing organizations throughout the world (for additional information regarding V-daycheck out www.vday.org).

There will be an Organizational Meeting for V-Day and performing play: The Vagina Monologues. This meeting will be held at the Silver City Public Library, Monday January 24th starting at 5:30 p.m. Performers, artists, graphic designers, donors and anyone (women and men) who is excited and committed to being a part of ending violence against women and girls are welcome and needed. This performance will benefit a new program in our community, the Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) as well as the Gila Regional Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). SASS provides crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, advocacy and support for survivors of sexual assault, their friends and their family. They also provide information on sexual violence, assistance in locating relevant community services and referrals for counseling. These services are free and confidential. SANE nurses at GRMC are specially trained registered nurses that provide sensitive medical care and collect forensic evidence from survivors of sexual assault. Ten percent of all proceeds will go to the women and girls of Haiti. Since the devastating earthquake in January of 2010, there have been increased rates of sexual violence. Raised funds will be used to support a campaign that will address sexual violence through art, advocacy, safe shelter and legal services.

For more information about the Silver City V-Day and production of The Vagina Monologues call Jayne Ash at 534-9144 or email at jayneash@rocketmail.com.

Organizational Meeting for Silver City V-Day and performing play: The Vagina Monologues
January 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm
Location: Silver City Public Library Meeting Room
Phone: 534-9144

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