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Events at Vanderbilt: Vagina Monologues, Gender Identity, and Darfur

February 6, 2009

Some upcoming events of interest for those in the Nashville area:

“Gender Embodied,” the first in a four-part series, “The Anatomy of Identity”
Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m
Free and open to the public
Schulman Center at Vanderbilt

“Come explore how gender is a part of how we move and how we are taught to move with lively discussion and active exploration with Nora Spencer, director of LGBTQI Life and Erin Law, assistant director of Vanderbilt Dance Program.”
More info

One Night, One Voice, an advocacy night to End Violence Against Women in Darfur
Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 7-9 p.m
Free and open to the public, but reservations are required
Art Room in the Divinity School at Vanderbilt

“There will be a screening of the documentary Violence Against Women in Darfur followed by a panel discussion with Maria Bello, Niemat Ahmadi, Dr. Kelly Dawn Askin, John Hefferan and Reverend Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D.”
More info

The Vagina Monologues
February 12, 2/14 and 2/15 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets ($15) available through Ticketmaster and benefiting the Project Safe Violence Against Women Hardship Fund
Student Life Center at Vanderbilt

“Every monologue in the play somehow relates to the vagina, be it through sex, love, rape, menstruation, mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the variety of names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.”
More info and a poster [pdf]

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