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Eve Ensler to Speak at Common Hour, Sign Books Feb. 22

Story posted February 20, 2008

Eve Ensler will also present Friday's Common Hour, open to students, faculty and staff.

Eve Ensler, internationally acclaimed playwright and author of The Vagina Monologues, will speak at Common Hour at 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2008, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall.

Ensler will also sign books following Common Hour at a reception in Drake Lobby. Copies of The Vagina Monologues are available at the Bowdoin Bookstore.

Free tickets are required for this special Common Hour, and are available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk. Common Hour is open to all Bowdoin students, faculty and staff.

Eve Ensler has devoted her life to stopping violence, envisioning a planet in which women and girls will be free to thrive, rather than merely survive. The Vagina Monologues is based on Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. Today, V-Day is a global movement that supports anti-violence organizations throughout the world, helping them to continue and expand their core work on the ground, while drawing public attention to the larger fight to stop worldwide violence against women.

Benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues will be given at Bowdoin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, 2008. Friday's performance will be held in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, and Saturday's in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for the general public, and $5 with a Bowdoin student/faculty/staff ID. Proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine in Brunswick and the international V-Day organization. For more information call 725-3375.

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