Chester College of New England, will host its second annual performance of The Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m., Friday, February 13 in Wadleigh Library. Admission is $2 for students and $5 for the general public. All proceeds will benefit A Safe Place, which provides support and services to victims of domestic abuse.
Chester College’s performance is part of the global V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. In 2008, more than 4,000 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised more than $60 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded more than 6,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. V-Day was named one of Worth magazine's "100 Best Charities" in 2001 and Marie Claire’s “Top Ten Charities” in 2006. The 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.For more information about the V-Day campaign visit www.vday.org.