Junior League of Ogden Presents VDay
Updated: Oct 23, 2020
January 31, 2018 | Jessica McCowin, VP of Communications
On February 23rd and 24th, 2018, at 8pm, V-Day Ogden and The Junior League of Ogden will present a two-night benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at Kaffe Mercantile 2276 Washington Blvd suite #100. This reading will benefit the Junior League of Ogden’s Human Trafficking Awareness and Education campaign.
Over the past two decades, tens of thousands of communities and college campuses have staged V-Day benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues – and other artistic works, campaigns & Risings– in over 200 countries and territories. V-Day activists have raised consciousness, changed laws to protect women and girls, funded rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters (often these much-needed funds kept them from closing), educated their communities, and raised well over $100 million in urgently needed funds for groups doing the essential work of ending violence and serving survivors and their families.
For its 20th anniversary, V-Day is calling on activists around the world to Rise, Resist and Unite. Welcome to V-Season 2018. What are The Vagina Monologues
The New York Times called The Vagina Monologues, “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade." The play - first performed Off-Broadway and in locations around the world by Ms. Ensler - dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement in women’s experiences. V-Day grew out of the play which exploded onto the scene in 1998, breaking taboos about women’s sexuality and shattering silence around violence done to women and girls.
The Vagina Monologues will be performed at
Kaffe Mercantile 2276 Washington Blvd suite #100
8pm, February 23rd & 24th.
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at https://squareup.com/store/jlogden
About V-Day Over these past two decades V-Day has had an improbable journey, charting a path that has been unparalleled - tens of thousands of communities and college campuses have staged benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues – and other works and campaigns created by V-Day – in over 200 countries and territories. V-Day activists have raised consciousness, changed laws to protect women and girls, funded rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters (often times these much-needed funds kept them from closing), educated their communities, and raised well over $100 million in urgently needed funds for groups doing the essential work of ending violence and serving survivors and their families. From the Congo, where V-Day supports the City of Joy, a leadership center for survivors of violence where women can heal themselves, to One Billion Rising, the largest mass action to stop violence against women in history, to its work with a broad coalition of groups advocating for an end to workplace violence for women, including nurses, hotel workers, farm workers, restaurant workers and more, V-Day has its pulse on issues women face across the globe.
V-Day Ogden is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 20th Anniversary V-Day Campaign.
About The Junior League of Ogden
The Junior League of Ogden was founded in 1953, having grown from the Martha Society which was originally launched in 1906. Their community projects address some of Northern Utah’s most critical issues, primarily those affecting women and children. Current projects include the Oasis Community Garden, Oasis Learning Pavilion, Human Trafficking Awareness and Education, Women’s Health Connection and Dental Days. Past projects include the Bertha Eccles Art Center, Union Station Restoration Project, Ogden Nature Center and many more. The Junior League of Ogden is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, a group made up of 292 Junior Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Together, they are one of the largest international volunteer organization for women interested in making a positive impact in their communities.
To learn more about V-Day Ogden call (801) 436-7293 or e-mail the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.