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News Release

February 06, 2007

Vagina Monologues Performances to Raise Funds, Awareness

The award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is being performed at the University of Guelph Feb. 8 to 10 to raise funds for a number of women’s organizations both on and off campus. It will be performed at 8 p.m. nightly in War Memorial Hall.

The shows are part of the V-Day campaign, an international initiative to raise awareness of sexual violence against women and girls. Proceeds from the play will go to U of G’s Sexual Assault-Free Environment (SAFE) team and to Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.

Since it was first presented in 1996, The Vagina Monologues, a collection of stories and monologues based on interviews, has been performed in hundreds of cities around the world.

Students at more than 700 colleges and universities around the world will stage V-Day benefits of the play to raise funds and awareness of the violence that affects one in three women.

Since the 1999 launch of the V-Day college campaign, the play has raised more than $30 million for organizations fighting for the rights of women.

Tickets are $12 and are available at the Central Student Association office in Room 274 of the University Centre and at the door.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, Ext. 56982.

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