Earlier this month, V-Day SDSU 2013 raised $17,000 through three benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, as well as by selling related merchandise and accepting donations. The performances were held February 8, 9, and 10 at San Diego State University’s Don Powell Theater.
This year the $17,000 raised, which was 90% of all funds raised, was donated to Center for Community Solutions (CCS), a San Diego-based non-profit organization that aids adults and children in the healing process following relationship and sexual violence. CCS also does outreach to promote prevention of relationship and sexual violence. The additional 10% raised was donated to the One Billion Rising campaign, which also promotes prevention of violence against women.
For this thirteenth year performance, sixteen SDSU students dedicated their time to embracing one another’s journeys and embodying each of the monologues within the play. These intelligent, beautiful, hilarious ladies brought their own unique perspectives to these stories gathered from around the world. It is because of them that CCS received so much financial assistance this year.
There are other performances of The Vagina Monologues scheduled in San Diego this month, including a performance at Eveoke Dance Theatre. In addition, Eveoke will be premiering a performance of The MENding Monologues: stories of the male perspective.