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City and Hollywood NOW Present The Vagina Monologues

Post Date:February 06, 2020 4:29 PM

Vagina MonologuesThe City of West Hollywood and Hollywood NOW will present a two-day production of The Vagina Monologues in commemoration of the 22nd Anniversary of V‐Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

The Vagina Monologues will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020 and Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The Obie Award-winning play will be performed by local grassroots activists and leaders, and will feature original material written by the cast that spotlights the significant diversity of women’s voices and their stories.

Twenty-two years ago, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day bringing widespread attention to issues of harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sex slavery. Every year around the world, The Vagina Monologues is performed by local activists to raise awareness and funds for organizations supporting women. To date, these events have raised more than $100 million for grassroots anti-violence groups and safe houses worldwide. 

As part of the City of West Hollywood’s annual commemoration of V-Day attendees will be encouraged to add their voices to the global effort to end violence against women by including the hash tag #vday in social media posts. Violence prevention and awareness information will also be available at the event including the City of West Hollywood’s Only Yes Means Yes public awareness campaign materials about sexual assault, which promotes the important message of consent. Additionally, in support of voter education, the event will host the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office, which will conduct demonstrations of new voting machines.

This event is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board and Women’s Advisory Board; One Billion Rising - Los Angeles; Pacific Shore NOW; and V-Day.

Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Hollywood NOW and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Free parking will be provided in the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park structure with validation at the event.

For more information on participants or to purchase tickets, please visit www.vaginamonologuesweho.eventbrite.com. For questions, please call (323) 596-7389 or email hollywoodnowchapter@gmail.com.

For additional information, please contact Larissa Fooks at (323) 848-6413 or lfooks@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email
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