SFTS Community Performs Third Annual Vagina Monologues
Filed under Home Page News on 3/13/2013 by Author: .

Supporting the effort to stop violence against women and girls

For the third consecutive year, eighteen SFTS women, students, staff, faculty, and community members performed The Vagina Monologues. Based upon Eve Ensler’s original production, The Vagina Monologues is a performance of different monologues delivered by a diverse group of women, with the goal to help women feel empowered and appreciative of their own bodies and to bring a public voice to women who are being abused and oppressed.

“Nearly one out of three women experiences some sort of violence in her lifetime. Pretty much every person on the globe knows someone who has been or is being abused,” says Melody Stanford, a first-year M.Div and MA student at SFTS. “It’s personal for all of us.”

This year’s performance took place in two locations: at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, and at the Pacific School of Religion located on the Graduate Theological Union campus, in Berkeley. New to The Vagina Monologues this year was the addition of a service held in Stewart Chapel on the SFTS campus, prior to the Friday opening performance.

Proceeds from both performances of The Vagina Monologues benefited the Freedom House in San Francisco, a non-profit entity that seeks to bring hope, restoration, and a new life to survivors of human trafficking by providing a safe home and long-term aftercare.

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