Twenty one years ago, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming). Since 1998, The Vagina
Monologues and other works have been performed across the world by local V-Day activists, raising over $120 million dollars for grassroots anti-violence groups, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in places like Kenya and Afghanistan. V-Day supports and launched the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has graduated over 1,300 women leaders. Activists look at the intersection of class, race, gender, environmental destruction, imperialism, militarism, patriarchy, poverty, and war, as women face abuse and exploitation across layers of systematic and societal oppression, with the most marginalized and excluded often facing increased levels of violence. In 2013, V-Day gave birth to One Billion Rising – the largest mass action to demand an end to violence against women in history. V-Day and One Billion Rising are a crucial part of the global fight to stop gender-based violence through attacking the silence — public and private — that allows violence against women to continue. With ingenuity and determination, V-Day activists around the world are tirelessly working to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery.
***WE SUGGEST ATTENDEES BE 18+ due the thought raw and what could be considered“offensive” language. This production is meant to be thought provoking and we must do the scrip verbatim. If you are unsure this is for you, please feel free to watch Eve Ensler’s original performance at: https://youtu.be/YUg85s27uJU or it is also available on Amazon Prime!
This performance is organized by Sylvia Crocker, owner of Train on Main, LLC (in Black River Falls), with the help of Carrie Timp @ Revolution Coffee, and all the passionate and amazing V-Crew Members who worked hard to make this production happen!
All performers are volunteering so that 100% of our proceeds will be going towards her Fierce Freedom: they work to educate and equip individuals, organizations, and communities to the abolishment of human trafficking. Find out more @ http://fiercefreedom.org/
The event will be held at Revolution (a cozy coffee shop that serves beer, wine and food- which will be available to purchase) in downtown Black River Falls on Friday, March 6th & Saturday, March 7th. 6:00-7:30 p.m. on both nights. On Saturday night, Amy Rakestraw from Fierce Freedom will be on location to talk about the organization before and after the performance. There will be paintings, art, and other items on display which will be available for purchase (100% of the proceeds will be going towards her Fierce Freedom)