V-Day 2016: Filipina Women's Network Presents a Benefit Production of
Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Friday, May 13th, 2016 • 7:30pm
Herbst Theatre • 401 Van Ness Ave. (@ MacAllister), San Francisco
The Filipina Women's Network advocates for an education campaign to raise awareness
about the violence being perpetrated against Women. Consider the stats:
- 41 – 61% of Asian women report experiencing physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Source: A. Raj and J. Silverman, Intimate partner violence against South-Asian women in Greater Boston Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association.
- 56% of Filipinas and 64% of Indian and Pakistani women had experienced sexual violence by an intimate in a study interviewing 143 women. Source: Yoshihama M, Bybee D, Dabby C, Blazevski J. Lifecourse Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Help-Seeking among Filipino, Indian and Pakistani Women: Implications for Justice System Responses. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice; 2011.
5,200 – 7,800 Asians and Pacific Islanders comprise the largest group of people trafficked into the U.S., out of an estimated total of 14,500-17,500 individuals trafficked in 2004. Source: U.S. Department of Justice. Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
68% of Filipinas and 50% of Indian and Pakistani women reported being stalked by an intimate partner. Source: Yoshihama M, Bybee D, Dabby C, Blazevski J. Lifecourse Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Help-Seeking among Filipino, Indian and Pakistani Women: Implications for Justice System Responses. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice; 2011.
Violence against women takes shape in a multitude of forms including domestic violence,
stalking, rape, sexual assault, the trafficking of women and children,
date rape, verbal abuse, harassment and hate crimes.
Join the chorus of voices around the WORLD, as we say "NO" to violence against Women of Color. Bring your grandmother, your mother, your wife, your aunt, your sister, your daughter, your niece, your friend. Empower them. Free them. Bring the men in your lives, too. Let us all help stop the madness.
What are The Vagina Monologues?
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”
"Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving . . . it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction." —Variety
“In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler. She’s a countercultural consciousness-raiser, an empowering figure, a truth-teller.” –Chicago Tribune
“Eve Ensler wants to save the world…and don’t even think of getting in her way.” -New York Times Magazine
$20 - All Dress Circle and Balcony seats
$100 - VIP seats with admission to After-Party 03 Bar on 523 Van Ness & Redwood
$38 - Orchestra seats except VIP seats and Boxes
FWN Member Discount Available: $5 off each ticket
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10% Discount on 10 tickets or more
*Please note: No double discounting on tickets
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