February 7, 2017
The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA), a student organization, will host a production of "The Vagina Monologues" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 9) and at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 10) and Saturday (Feb 11) in the Texas Tech Student Union Building's Escondido Theatre.
"The Vagina Monologues" was written by activist and playwright Eve Ensler. It addresses women, their sexuality and the stigma associated with the vagina. The play debuted in 1994 and features real stories based on interviews Ensler conducted with a diverse group of women.
The play resonated with men and women and garnered a widespread response. As a result, Ensler established V-Day in 1998 with the ultimate goal to end violence against women and girls everywhere. Through V-Day campaigns, volunteers and college students produce benefit performances of "The Vagina Monologues."
"It's important to have the stories in 'The Vagina Monologues' told," said Annika Conrick, president of Texas Tech's FMLA. "They are not just the stories of the women interviewed, but also stories of any woman who experiences womanhood."
A resource fair will be held before the shows on Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m.
All are welcome to the performances. Admission is $5 and only cash will be accepted. All proceeds go to the Women's Protective Services of Lubbock. It is advised that only mature audiences attend the show.
For more information on "The Vagina Monologues" or V-Day, visit the website.
For more information about FMLA and its own production of "The Vagina Monologues," visit its Facebook page.
Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.
Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.
The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.Twitter