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Third annual ‘Vagina Monologues’ events to be held at SU
Third annual ‘Vagina Monologues’ events to be held at SUJanuary 27, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
The play made famous nationwide for its frank talk about vaginas and violence against women will be performed again at Syracuse University. “The Vagina Monologues,” by Eve Ensler, is sponsored by Students Advancing Sexual Safety and Empowerment (SASSE) and will be performed in Hendricks Chapel on Feb. 6-7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for the general public.
On Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. there will also be a performance by a SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry cast in the Marshall Auditorium. Tickets for this show are $5 for students and $8 for general public.
Syracuse’s Chadwick Residence, which provides transitional housing for women leaving battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters or other social service agencies, is one of the beneficiaries of the performance. The monologues are performed every year around Valentine’s Day as part of the national V-Day College Campaign to raise money for community organizations that work to end violence against women and girls.
Last year SASSE donated more than $11,000 to Syracuse area charities including the SU R.A.P.E. Center, Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse, the Rape Crisis Center of Syracuse and Vera House.
SASSE is a student-run, non-profit organization on the SU and ESF campus whose aim is to promote awareness of women’s issues and to end worldwide violence against women and girls. The SU chapter of SASSE is one of more than 650 college and university groups worldwide participating in V-Day College Campaign.