Community Service and The Vagina Monologues

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Hey everyone!

Happy almost-end-of-the week!

So I'm in this class, it's called "Community Service Learning: The V-Day Project" The goal of the class is to put on the play "The Vagina Monologues" written by Eve Ensler and all the proceeds we raise goes to local and international foundations to stop violence against women. Our three foundations are The Rape Crisis Center in Lowell, The Alternative House in Lowell and The Polaris Project, which is an international foundation. The Rape Crisis Center is a place where women can go to feel safe and talk to someone if they have been raped or abused. The Alternative House "offer[s] shelter, support, options, counseling and advocacy for all battered women (and their children) who seek [their] help". And the Polaris Project is an organization that is raising money to combat human trafficking and stop modern-day slavery.

If you've never heard of The Vagina Monologues, it is a collection of interviews and monologues from women of all ages and backgrounds. It is funny at times, and serious at times. It is an excellent show that reaches out to its audience.

The class is amazing. It gives us students a chance to give back to the community we are growing up in and one day our families will grow up in.

Today we had our first run through. Everyone did their monologues and we did our dialogues, it was great! It was really cool to finally see everything tied together. I can't wait to perform this at the university. Below is the advertisement copied from the school website if you're interested in coming.

"'The Vagina Monologues' - 03/28 & 3/29 - Pre-show events (raffle, art, resource tables) 6 p.m. Performance 7 p.m. -

UMass Lowell students will be presenting the play, "The Vagina Monologues," to raise money and awareness to end violence against girls and women. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 general public. Tickets available at North and South Campus Student Information Centers (SICs). and  through Janice Larson, Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs, McGauvran Student Center Room 224, 71 Wilder St., Lowell, MA 01854 (978) 934-5001.

Location: Comley-Lane Theater, Mahoney Hall, UML South"

There has been so much time and effort put into this class, and hopefully we raise enough money to make a substantial change. The world deserves it. Women deserve it. Children deserve it.

Thanks for reading,

Sam :)

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