February 15, 2013 — Fulton-Montgomery Community College is proud to once again present Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. This award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder and playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. Several female FM faculty, staff, and students, along with female members of the community, will be participating.
V-Day invites activists in colleges, communities, high schools or youth groups around the world to present select benefit events during and leading up to V-Season which is February 1 – April 30. The purpose of these events is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as to raise money for local beneficiaries that are working to end violence.
On Saturday, February 23, there will be two showings of The Vagina Monologues; a matinee showing at 2:00 p.m. and an evening showing at 7:00 p.m. Additionally, a silent auction will take place at the College that day. All proceeds from the performances and the auction benefit The Family Counseling Center’s Domestic Violence Program of Fulton County and Montgomery County Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Services. Last year’s event raised $4,000; this year’s goal is $5,000. If you would like to contribute an item or professional service to the silent auction, please contact “V-Day at FM” Coordinator Sonnet Gravina at (518) 736-FMCC (3622) ext. 8961 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $8.00 and available at FM’s Foundation Office; they will be available the day of the show, pending availability. For further information, contact the Foundation Office at 736-FMCC (3622), ext. 8020.