Friday, March 20, 2009

WEEKEND EVENT: 3/22-3/23 "The Vagina Monologues"--Donations support My Sister's Place

There are LOTS of great events going on this weekend, and every day of the week (check out my comprehensive calendar for more events), but I've highlighted one in event in particular, a reading of "The Vagina Monologues" in celebration of 
V-Day. 90% of the proceeds from the event will be contributed to My Sister's Place, a Washington, DC community that is committed to
 eradicating domestic violence.  

And, while we're on the subject of women and their rights in situations of domestic or sexual abuse, I would like to introduce the "Stand Up for DC WomenCampaign, an initiative of the DC Younger Women's Task Force.  According to the Census Bureau and the National Institute of Justice, 20% of women in Washington, DC will be raped at some point in their lifetime. If you would like to get involved in our effort to raise awareness about the injustices in the treatment of sexual assault victims and ensure that they receive adequate care, please join us at our next planning meeting on April 18th (details will be updated on my calendar as they become available).

Have an inspiring weekend, and see you soon.

The Vagina Monologues: A Community Staged Reading in DC
Sunday, March 22 at 3 PM and 7 PM
Monday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Location: 1810 16th St NW DC (16 & S), Washington, DC
Contact: Katie Liberman
Recommended donation: $8 for V-Day and My Sister's Place, a local women's shelter
Reserve your ticket now by emailing

This year marks DC's second annual community staged reading of "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler. Please join us as we raise awareness to end violence against women.

"The Vagina Monologues" is part of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Further information about V-Day can be found at All proceeds will be divided between two worthy causes: our local beneficiary, My Sister's Place, and this year's V-Day spotlight campaign, the women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

My Sister's Place (MSP) is an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence. MSP provides safe, confidential shelter; programs; education; and advocacy for battered women and their children. MSP's goal is to empower women to take control of their own lives. 90% of our proceeds will go to My Sister's Place.

This year's spotlight campaign is a new global campaign to call attention to the wide-scale atrocities committed against women and girls in Eastern DRC and demand an end to the impunity with which these crimes are committed. 10% of our proceeds will go to this campaign.

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