The Vagina Monologues - V-Day San Francisco 2012
San Francisco, CA
***Saturdays ticket includes food, wine, and a book signing (more info below)
Show dates and times:
- Thursday, March 8th at 8pm, doors at 7pm
- Friday, March 9th at 8pm, doors at 7pm
- Saturday March 10th at 4pm (book signing to follow performance)
- The Women's Building, 3543 18th St San Francisco, CA 94110
- Empanadas, wine, and water will be sold at Thursday and Friday's performances and will be included in Saturdays ticket price, all proceeds will go to our beneficiaries
- Make sure to come early to grab something to eat, for more information: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nucha-Empanadas/154821367931129
- After Saturday's performance, hear author Sushawn Robb talk about her book, "Mothering of The Movement," which discusses the history and movement behind the women's building (where the Monologues are being performed) in San Francisco's Mission District
- For more information check out: http://www.sushawn.com/ and http://thewomensbuilding.wordpress.com/tag/sushawn-robb/
- Women's Building
- In 2012, V-Day's Spotlight Campaign will be on the Women and Girls of Haiti.
What are The Vagina Monologues
Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
What is V‑Day?
V-Day is a global activist movement to end 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 sex slavery.
Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, Any One Of Us: Words From Prison, screenings of V-Day's documentary Until The Violence Stops, and the PBS documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You, Spotlight Teach-Ins and V-Men workshops, to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. In 2011, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.
The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world, in 140 countries from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean and all of North America. V-Day, a non-profit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities," in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on GreatNonprofits. In eleven years, the V-Day movement has raised over $85 million.
The 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.