UH Hilo announces trilogy of V-Day events

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Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The Women’s Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo announces a trilogy of events in observance of V-Day, the global movement designed to end violence against women and girls. All events are open to the public.

The UH Hilo events will include a performance of the One Billion Rising Flash Mob Dance, selected readings from A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (MMRP): Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls, and a presentation of The Vagina Monologues (TVM), which will mark its 14th showing in Hilo. The dates and times of the events are as follows:

• One Billion Rising Flash Mob Dance. Wednesday, February 15, Noon. Campus Center Plaza. Free t-shirts to the first 100 participants. Open practice sessions: February 10, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. in UH Hilo Old Gym. February 13, 11-12 p.m. on Campus Center Plaza.

• A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer. Saturday, February 18, 5 p.m. in
UH Hilo Old Gym. The Vagina Monologues. Saturday, February 18, 7 p.m. in UH Hilo Old Gym. $10 per show or $15 for both. TVM t-shirts will also be available for $10.

To purchase tickets and t-shirts, or for more information, contact Lehua McClung, Women’s Center coordinator, at 932-7380 or email lmcclung@hawaii.edu. Tickets and t-shirts can also be purchased at the door or at the Campus Center Plaza and Library Lanai, February 13-17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For disability accommodations, call 932-7623 (V) or 932-7002 (TTY).

V-Day raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. To date, the effort has raised over $120 million worldwide, and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and girls and the efforts to end it.

V-Day at UH Hilo is a local effort in conjunction with the worldwide 2017 V-Day Campaign. All proceeds from MMRP and TVM will support V-Day activities and the UH Hilo Women’s Center.

For more information about UH Hilo V-Day activities, call 932-7381 or email
uhhwomen@hawaii.edu. To learn more about V-Day, visit www.vday.org.

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