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'The Vagina Monologues' to Be Presented Feb. 27-28 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Feb. 19, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Two benefit performances of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 in Schofield Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Local businesses and donations are providing sponsorship for the student production of this compilation of women's thoughts, feelings and experiences related to being a woman. The topics of the monologues range from coming of age to instances of sexual assault.

For the past decade, the student organization Making Our School an Intercultural Community has held events to celebrate V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. With the folding of MOSAIC at the end of the 2006-07 academic year, the V-Day Campaign has become an on-campus organization. This campaign invites members of college and university communities around the world to present productions of "The Vagina Monologues" to raise money and awareness to help stop violence.

UW-Eau Claire's V-Day Campaign will donate 70 percent of the proceeds to the Bolton Refuge House, a domestic violence/sexual assault shelter in Eau Claire. Twenty percent will be donated to the Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault, and 10 percent to the Global V-Day campaign's international charity. The third annual Art Show and Silent Auction will take place during "The Vagina Monologues" outside Schofield Auditorium.

Admission for performances of "The Vagina Monologues" is $7 with a UW-Eau Claire student ID, $10 with a UW-Eau Claire faculty or staff ID and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in the east lobby of Davies Center, 715-836-3727.

For more information on "The Vagina Monologues" or the V-Day Campaign, contact Stephanie Hormig at hormigsl@uwec.edu.

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