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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Allison Goodin, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

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

Student-led Activities Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of V-Day Campaign

 

Allentown, PA (January 31, 2008) - Cedar Crest students will raise campus awareness of violence against women with a week-long series of events as part of the annual global V-Day Campaign.  Events will take place from February 3 - February 10, 2008 and all proceeds will benefit Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley and the Crime Victims Council.

The week of activities is highlighted by three main events:

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 @ 9:00 p.m. (Oberkotter Center Room 1): V-Day Movie Event - Until The Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a powerful film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls.  When this documentary was made in 2002, eight hundred cities around the world participated in V-Day by staging benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues.

 

Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. (Samuels Theatre): THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES  - Two benefit performances of Eve Ensler's famous play. Admission is $10 or $5 with student i.d.

 

Sunday, February 10, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m. (Tompkins College Center Bistro): A MEMOIR, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT, and A PRAYER - Readings from Eve Ensler's newest production featuring a collection of writers voicing their personal encounters in the battle to End Violence against Women and Girls. Admission is $10 or $5 with student i.d.

The events are sponsored by the Allentown Women's Center, the Lutz Center for Community Service at Cedar Crest College and the Cedar Crest College Buskin Society.

For more information about these events, please contact the Lutz Center for Community Service at 610-606-4666 ext. 3392 or email service@cedarcrest.edu.

Media inquiries can be directed to the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.

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. 2008 marks V-Day's 10 year anniversary and with it V-Day has introduced two new events, V-Day's A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings on Violence Against Women and Girls, and the V-Day documentary Until The Violence Stops. In 2007, more than 3000 V-Day events took place in the U.S. and around the world.  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 5000 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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