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VDAY IN THE CAPITAL

Valentine’s Day is extra special in the Capital this year!

Today, the VDay Global Movement to end violence against women and girls celebrates 15 years of activism, creativity and feminism inspired by playwright, feminist, activist, Eve Ensler. On International Women’s Day, Friday March 8th and again on Saturday March 9th 2013, at 8PM on the Bronson Centre stage, a volunteer cast of 39 women will perform Ensler’s best known play The Vagina Monologues for VDay Ottawa 2013.  This year’s The Vagina Monologues will showcase CJOH’s Kimothy Walker and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs in Friday and Saturday’s shows, respectively. The proceeds raised will benefit the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa and the One Billion Rising VDay’s Spotlight Campaign.

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What is One Billion Rising?
One Billion Rising is global call to action uniting women and men from 200 countries (and counting!) on February 14th 2013. We will Strike Dance and Rise Up for the more than 1 billion women and girls who will be beaten or raped in their lifetime.

One in Three Women On The Planet Will Be Raped Or Beaten In Her Lifetime. One Billion Women Violated Is An Atrocity. ONE BILLION RISING IS a global strike, an invitation to dance, a call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends, an act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers, a refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given, a new time and a new way of being.

Today, on V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collectivestrength, our numbers, and our solidarity across borders. Join V-Day on 02.14.13.

What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION!

Experience the RISING being live streamed around the world.  Click here.

The Vagina Monologues

Celebrate HER is proud to announce that we will be supporting the production of The Vagina Monologues again this year.  The play will be presented at The Bronson Center (211 Bronson Ave) this March 8th -9th, 2013, in part to commemorate International Women’s Day but also as part of the VDAY 2013 global effort to end violence against women.

The play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. The piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength with humour and grace. Through this play, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than thirteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

Electronic tickets available through Eventbrite at a nominal convenience fee.

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Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

 

Tickets also available at these locations:

Singing Pebble Books (202 Main St) 613-230-9165 (cash sales only)

Elgin Video (258 Elgin St) 613-234-9499 (cash & debit sales only)

Venus Envy (320 Lisgar) 613-789-4646 (cash / debit / credit sales)

Ottawa Women’s Credit Union (271 Bank St.) 613- 233-7711 (cash sales only)

Proceeds will go to support a local Ottawa charity: The Sexual Assault Support Center (SASC).

 

The Vagina Monologues

 

The Vagina Monologues 2012 Ottawa: V-Day (#TVM2012)

February 24-25, 2012 | The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave | 8pm
The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC) Ottawa: V-Day 2012 presents a benefit production of  THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES (#TVM2012)

The play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. The piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength with humour and grace. Through this play, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. Read more →

Celebrate HER: International Women’s Day….Week!?

March 3 – 10, 2012 | Ottawa – Wellington West, Chinatown, Little Italy | TBA
Annually, on the 8th of March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more. Read more →