Yesterday WRGW News interviewed GW senior Laura Westman about DC V-Day, happening this weekend and comprising not one but in fact three days of performance. V-Day is an international project dedicated to eradicating violence against women.
For DC V-Day “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed Thursday at 8:00pm, Friday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 9:30pm. Also for the event, a new play will make its campus debut; “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer,” is showing Friday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 9:30pm. All performances are taking place in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Tickets are $10 per show and $15 for a double feature on Friday and Saturday for students and interns, for others those prices are $15 and $20.
At the beginning of the interview WRGW News thought that GWU’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance was staging V-Day as it has in the past. Laura quickly set the record straight; in fact, due to the graduating of many of its member the FMLA would have been unable to present the event this year and it is an informal group of students who are putting it on. This grassroots movement to keep V-Day a part of GW’s events this year was begun by Megan Foster, who graduated from GW recently, Raina Aronowitz, a current GW grad student. They enlisted their friends in the effort, including Laura Westman.
The shows are being held not only to raise awareness but also to raise money for the national V-Day organization as well as the local group Sexual Minority Youth Action League (SMYAL).