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Students Active for Feminism and Equality will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special screening of a documentary aimed at helping women be safe.
 
“Until the Violence Stops” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Room S102 of the Business and Aerospace Building at Middle Tennessee State University.

Admission is a $5 donation to the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.
 
The 2003 movie documents how “The Vagina Monologues” sparked the creation of V-Day, a nonprofit organization that donates funds to groups all over the world in a campaign to stop violence against women and girls.
 
“The Vagina Monologues,” a series of candid speeches by women about sexual topics, including sexual violence, was first performed off-Broadway in 1996. Since then, playwright Eve Ensler’s work has been produced all over the world.
 
Now in its 15th year, V-Day has raised more than $90 million, according to www.vday.org.

It was named one of Worth Magazine’s 100 best charities in 2001 and one of Marie Claire magazine’s top 10 charities in 2006.

In 2010, www.greatnonprofits.org cited V-Day as one of its top-rated organizations.

 
 
 
Tagged under  Domestic Violence, Event, Holiday, MTSU, Students Active for Feminism and Equality, The Vagina Monologues, Valentines Day



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