Vagina Monologues this Saturday to support the HOPE Center….

Upcoming Performance of “Vagina Monologues” Will Raise Money for the HOPE Center in Faribault

February 6, 2010

On Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m., Carleton College students will present their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” in the College’s Skinner Memorial Chapel. This even is free and open to public—all members of the community are welcome.

Over 50 Carleton students are involved in the planning, advocacy, acting, and direction of this year’s presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” and V-Day, an international movement to end violence against women. Advance tickets for the Carleton performance can be purchased in the Sayles-Hill Campus Center beginning Monday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., or at the door with a suggested donation of $5-$15.

Ten percent of the funds raised through Carleton’s 2010 V-Day production will go to the Spotlight Campaign on the Congo, combating the widespread physical and sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More information about violence against Congolese women and girls is available at The remaining proceeds will be donated to the HOPE Center, which provides advocacy and crisis intervention services to victims of domestic abuse, child abuse, and sexual assault through healing outreach, prevention and education. HOPE Center was formed in 1994 by merging the Rice County Sexual Assault Program, Battered Women’s Program and the Northfield Helpline. More information is available about HOPE Center at

Ensler founded V-Day on Feb. 14, 1998 at the first benefit performance of her play, “The Vagina Monologues,” which was originally written as a one-woman show based on interviews she conducted with over 200 women. Since 1998, V-Day activists have raised over $50 million for local anti-violence groups.

The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First Street between College and Winona Streets in Northfield. For more information about this event, call (507) 222-7179.

Written by Mallory Monsma ’11