Mason Presents ‘The Vagina Monologues’ for 12th Consecutive Year

Posted: February 3, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: February 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

By Aisha Jamil

A production of “The Vagina Monologues” will be presented at Mason for the 12th time as part of the V-Day movement.

V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations, according to Sexual Assault Services (SAS), one of the sponsors of “The Vagina Monologues.”

The production aims to end violence against women and girls and create awareness about rape, incest, battery, sexual slavery and genital mutilation by creating an emotional experience for the audience. There may be tears and, yes, even some laughs.

This year, the theme of V-Day is on the women and girls of Haiti. The spotlight will focus on the increased rates of sexual violence since the disastrous earthquake that took place more than a year ago.

The performances are presented by members of the George Mason University community. In addition to SAS, sponsors are the Office of Housing and Residence Life and Women and Gender Studies.

Funds raised through the program will benefit the George Mason University Victims of Violence Fund and the Tahirih Justice Center. “The Vagina Monologues” will be presented on Friday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Harris Theater.

Admission is $25 for the general public, $10 for Mason faculty and staff and $5 for Mason students. For more information, contact Connie Kirkland at 703-993-4364 or visit SAS’s website.

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