The Community of Gainesville’s VDAY campaign, in partnership with One Billion Rising, organizations that aim to end violence against women, are sponsoring a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues to raise funds for Peaceful Paths, a local domestic abuse shelter and advocacy center. This year the theme is One Billion Rising for a Fair Wage. For this reason the Gainesville Production of the Vagina Monologues is also proud to partner with the Alachua County Labor Coalition (ACLC) to raise awareness about the need for a living wage for women and for Alachua County employees.
The Alachua County Labor Coalition is trying to raise awareness about the impact of low wages not only on families but the entire community where they reside. Workers with Alachua County and its contract partners deserve a wage that allows them to support themselves and their families. The Alachua County Labor Coalition is proud to launch a campaign for a Living Wage Ordinance that will set the starting wage at a livable wage.
The Labor Coalition and its partner organizations feel passionately that every worker deserves a wage that will allow them to live in dignity.
Together TVM and ACLC will create an art exhibit displaying the work of local women artists and provide information regarding both campaigns including a petition to raise the minimum wage for county workers and methods for community involvement. Forty percent of all proceeds from art sales will be donated to Peaceful Paths.
February 4-14: TVM Art Installation and silent art auction in the Hippodrome Gallery
February 14 (6:30PM doors open, 7:30PM show): Opening night; special evening show; Valentine gift bag included.
February 21 (12PM doors open, 1PM show): Saturday Matinee
February 23 (6:30pm doors open, 7:30PM show): Monday Evening Performance
Purchase tickets on EventBrite (Search for “Vagina Monologues.”)
Ticket admission is good for the show and also for a Gallery V-day Art Soiree prior to showtime, during which drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served while patrons can peruse art by or about women. A portion of all art sales will be donated to Peaceful Paths.
ABOUT THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates the sexuality and strength of women. 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 eighteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.
Join us on V-day and during the month of February to show your support for women and positive change in the workplace. Through your actions, financial support, and enduring advocacy, come be a part of this inspiring campaign for equality! This event will be held to raise awareness of the global issue of violence against women and girls, to support One Billion Rising for Revolution toward a fair workplace, and to give financial support to PEACEFUL PATHS Domestic Abuse Network. The mission of Peaceful Paths is to help stop domestic violence and encourage people in our communities to make informed and healthy choices.
For more event information, visit: laborcoalition.org/living-wage-campaign/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.