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Celebrating 10 Years of V-Day at Rhodes

Publication Date: 2/14/2011

The 2011 V-Day Spotlight Campaign will focus on the women and girls of Haiti. (Photo courtesy of vday.org)

Since 2001, the Rhodes chapter of V-Day has produced Eve Ensler’s world-renowned play “The Vagina Monologues.” The cast over the years has featured Rhodes students, faculty, and alumni. Founded by Jennifer Marshall ’03, assistant director of  the Memphis Center for Reproductive Health,  Rhodes V-Day has come a long way from its humble beginnings to become a weeklong event raising awareness about violence against women.

This year, Rhodes celebrates the10th anniversary of V-Day with Marshall returning to campus as part of “The Vagina Monologues” cast. She will perform the Spotlight Monologue honoring the activist and author, Myriam Merlet, who died in the earthquake in Haiti. Before each performance, Marshall also will give her talk about founding Rhodes V-Day.

The “Vagina Monologues” performances run Thursday, Feb. 17, through Saturday, Feb. 19 in Blount Auditorium.  Marshall’s talk and an information fair will take place before each performance beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are two for $7 on opening night and $5 each on all other nights.

The opening act will be performed by the Rhodes women’s a cappella group, Lipstick on Your Collar.  Phenomenal Women Awards also will be announced on opening night.

(submitted by Jasmine Gilstrap ’13)

Tags: Arts/Performances, Campus Life, Events, Service, Students

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