So, what exactly is V-Day?
Well, that’s a great question! I’m SO glad you asked!
The concept of “V-Day” started in 1998, when a non-profit charity, used performance from The Vagina Monologues to raise money to benefit female victims of violence and sexual abuse.
A month or two ago, The Shout Out! Feminist blog writers decided to host our very own V-Day, where the performers would read from the MMRP manuscript – a Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer. We will have representatives from CARE, New Creation, and various departments’ staff members!This event will be meant to empower, move and encourage the audience, as we speak about violence, inequality, and womanhood.
The event will begin at 7pm in Taylor Down Under.
There is no entrance fee, but all donations are welcome and will go to Harrisonburg’s very own New Creations. For more information about the human-trafficking-fighting-powerhouse, visit their website at http://newcreationva.org/
(Note that if you cannot make it to the event, but would still like to donate, please click on the “Donate Now” button on their website homepage.)
Please wear BLACK to the event, in solidarity with the #MeToo movement.
We hope to see you all there. We are stronger together.