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The Center For The Arts Presents A Community Reading of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to benefit victims of violence
Friday, October 6th, 2017 8:00 PM Main Stage Theater
Community Beyond Violence (formerly DVSAC) is proud to be working with Center for the Arts to put on a special production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues” to raise money and awareness to benefit victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Western Nevada County. This special evening is taking place October 6th, 2017 and is intended to re-introduce DVSAC to the community under its new name, “Community Beyond Violence.” It will be produced with 12 local monologists including Allison Kirk, Barbara DeHart, Carol Scofield, Elisa Parker, Hilary Hodge, Hollie Grimaldi Flores, Jill Erickson, Juliet Gobert, Karen Chizek, Tracy Pepper, Trish Gardiner and Wendy Willoughby. It is guaranteed to be an emotionally affecting and moving experience for all who attend.
The play delves into consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, sex work, and several other topics through the eyes of women with various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences. The original production starred Ensler1996 but has since been restaged and recast for local monologists to produce the play to benefit groups working to end violence against women and girls.
Part of what makes this event so special is the opportunity it offers our community members to participate in a global movement to celebrate and honor the women and girls in their life and community, to be part of a collective voice, a voice that refuses to be ignored, a voice that says NO to violence against women and girls.
About the Organization
Community Beyond Violence (formerly Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition) has served victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Western Nevada County since 1978. It offers resources for building healthy relationships and works with community partners to provide services for healing the effects of interpersonal violence.
It is an organization that seeks to lift our community beyond all forms of interpersonal violence by engaging the community, empowering individuals, and reducing violence through prevention. Services include crisis counseling, support groups, and assistance with obtaining temporary restraining orders, an emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis line. Prevention efforts include working in the local schools and groups and organizations throughout the community to emphasize healthy relationships, non-violent communication, how to identify abusive behavior and intervention techniques.
Its vision is a community unified in peace and justice for the safety and well-being of every individual.
For more information on Community Beyond Violence, please visit www.cbv.org
List of Readers
Hollie Grimaldi Flores