Las Cruces, NM – The production of the Vagina Monologues is one of the features of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against woman and girls by raising awareness of domestic assault and sexual abuse through performances, education, networking and fundraising.
This year the program will feature resource books to be handed out to those in attendance. The material includes information on local domestic violence preventions, sexual assault response and counseling agencies.
Co Producer Denise Lang says she hopes the performance will help to raise awareness in the community.
Lang-"We want people to become aware that sexual assault and violence is happening right here in our community, so that we can hopefully provide counseling and treatment and prevent this. This is in some ways a celebration of women's strength and courage and their ability to survive trauma."
The Vagina Monologues is based on Eve Ensler's interviews with more than two hundred women and discusses women's sexuality and strength.
It will be performed February 4th through the 6th at the Rohovec Fine Arts Center on the New Mexico State University Alamogordo campus.