March 22, 2011
Contact: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR
firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-997-2495 / @PRProSanDiego
V-Day Benefit Production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”
in San Diego for One Night Only – Thursday, April 7
(San Diego) – Despite decades of education and efforts to strengthen the laws and penalties, one in four women in the United States will still experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Over one million women each year are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner. Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police, and never prosecuted.
In San Diego County, there were more than 17,000 reports of domestic violence made to law enforcement in 2009. The District Attorney’s office says it reviewed 6,000 domestic violence related cases during 2009.
As part of a nationwide effort to end violence against women, Tribal Truth Presents the San Diego “V-Day 2011” production of Eve Ensler’s acclaimed “The Vagina Monologues on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Birth North Park Theatre.
The cast features extraordinary San Diego women from all walks of life, including survivors of domestic violence. One hundred percent of the event proceeds go toward the four beneficiary organizations: Speak for Success Women’s Leadership Institute; Jeans 4 Justice, and Humanity in Motion, and V-Day, local women’s leadership organizations working to end violence toward women through activism, advocacy, mentoring, coaching and training. All the performers and show production staff are volunteers; sponsors defray the hard costs.
Kelly, a 2010 Women’s Leadership Institute graduate and a cast member, says, “As a survivor of domestic violence and a graduate of WLI, this opportunity shows me just how far I’ve come rebuilding my life.”
Dana Bristol-Smith, founder of the Women’s Leadership Institute, said, “It’s an honor to speak Eve Ensler’s words on behalf of so many women and help turn pain to power and grace. I’m thrilled to share the stage with 21 extraordinary women including four Women's Leadership Institute graduates. I couldn’t be more proud of our amazing graduates!”
There are over 5,000 Vagina Monologues plays being put on this season alone across the United States including San Diego to raise money to stop sexual violence. Sixteen stories about women's experiences that evoke laughter, pain, frustration, sadness, fear and excitement. This is a movement that creates transformational experiences for both the actors and the audience.
Tickets are available online at http://tiny.cc/vdaysd2011 Tickets may be purchased and donated to domestic violence victims to permit them to attend. Tax-deductible donations may also be contributed in conjunction with ticket sales.
San Diego Sponsors:
True North & West Coast Tavern
Body Sculpt by Sarah
Cheri L. Blair, Financial Advisor
Finding Your Voice
Fleischer and Associates Attorneys at Law
Natural Living Source
Nouveau Health, Dr. Judith Rubin
The Celebration Center
Vicky Eydelberg Photography