MTSU student group works for safe V-Day
THE MURFREESBORO POST
Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 10:42 am
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.