Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]
ARTWORK IN PLACE: VDAY LOGO
DETROIT – For six years the University of Detroit Mercy has presented a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” on behalf of the V-Day 2006 College Campaign. This year’s production will be held at the Marygrove College Theater on Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at 7 p.m. This benefit production is presented by UDM’s Women’s Studies and Theatre Programs. Proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Survival Center, an information, resource, and counseling center with a special emphasis on programs for women in need.
V-Day’s Founder/Playwright Eve Ensler coined the phrase “Vagina Warriors” in 2004 to describe the women and men she has encountered working to end violence against women and girls worldwide. V-Day’s 2006 theme, “Vagina Warriors: The New Revolution,” celebrates new activists and leaders who are working to end violence against women in their communities.
Local activists in over 1,150 college and communities are confirmed to present V-Day 2006 benefit productions of “The Vagina Monologues.” While the majority of events take place on or around Valentine’s Day, the V-Season runs from Feb. 1 through March 8. V-Day 2006 will feature more than 713 college and 437 community productions – the most in V-Day’s history, with performances in over 54 countries.
At each 2006 event, organizers will place a global spotlight on the ‘Comfort Women’ to raise funds and awareness and to demand an apology from the Japanese Government. The ‘Comfort Women’ were young women of various ethnic and national backgrounds who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II between 1932 and 1945. On the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II, V-Day joins women and men around the world in calling for justice to ‘Comfort Women’ survivors.
V-Day is working with groups on the ground in Asia to plan a major V-Day event during Summer 2006 to bring maximum attention to this issue. V-Day is also working to raise awareness of human trafficking as we recognize the relationship between the story of the ‘Comfort Women’ and modern day human trafficking.