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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: David Jwanier, media relations associate, 610-740-3790

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE JOINS GLOBAL EFFORT TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, GIRLS WITH V-DAY EVENTS

Allentown, PA (January 14, 2009)—Cedar Crest College students will raise awareness of violence against women on campus and beyond by performing in a weekend of events as part of the annual global V-Day Campaign. Events will take place from February 13-15, and all proceeds will benefit Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley and the Crime Victims Council.

The “Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler’s famous play about female empowerment, will be featured at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14 in the Samuels Theatre of the Tompkins College Center on campus. February 15 will feature “A Memoir, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer,” readings from a collection of male and female writers voicing their personal encounters in the battle to end violence against women and girls, at 2 p.m. in the Tompkins College Center Bistro. Admission for each event is $10, or $5 with student I.D.

The events are sponsored by the Lutz Center for Community Service at Cedar Crest College and the Cedar Crest College Buskin Society.

For information about these events, which are open to the public, contact the Lutz Center for Community Service at 610-606-4666 ext. 3392 or email service@cedarcrest.edu.

About V-Day

V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play “The Vagina Monologues.” To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $50 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 5,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina. http://www.vday.org

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