Eve Ensler will be a guest speaker at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 5 at Memorial Chapel. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. and a book signing following her lecture.
This is a ticketed event. Each student, faculty and staff member will be allocated one free ticket. Tickets will be on sale through Campus Events and the website: $15 for non-U of R students and $25 for all others.
A number of tickets are reserved for University of Redlands for the reception but there will be some tickets for sale to members of the general public for $100. This covers the reception, meeting with Eve Ensler and a ticket to the lecture.
Eve Ensler’s presence at the University of Redlands is due to Johnston senior Megan Welles, who decided in her sophomore year that she would like to have Ensler speak during her last semester on campus. Ensler brings together various elements of Megan’s emphasis – activism, discussion of often taboo subjects and women’s empowerment.
Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning Playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues
, translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. In 2004, Ms. Ensler performed her play The Good Body
on Broadway in NYC. This was followed by a 20 city national tour in 2005. In 2006, Eve released her first major work written exclusively for the printed page. Insecure at Least
, a political memoir. In 2006 Eve also co-edited a Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer
, an anthology of writings about violence against women. Eve's newest work, I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World,
was released February 2010 in book form by Random House and made The New York Times Best Seller list.
Ms. Ensler's experience performing The Vagina Monologues
inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. She has devoted her life to stopping violence, envisioning a planet in which women and girls will be free to thrive, rather than merely survive. Today, V-Day is a global activist 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 (including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), sex slavery) against women and girls. V-Day exists for no other reason than to stop violence against women.
In late 2010, V-Day and UNICEF, in partnership with Panzi Foundation opened the City Of Joy
, a special facility for the survivors of sexual violence in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Conceived, created and developed by the women on the ground, the City of Joy supports women survivors of sexual violence to heal and provide them with opportunities to develop their leadership through innovative programming. Through its groundbreaking model, the City of Joy will provide up to 180 women a year with an opportunity to benefit from: group therapy; storytelling; dance; theater; self-defense; comprehensive sexuality education (covering HIV/AIDS, family planning); ecology and horticulture; and economic empowerment.
For more information please contact Leela MadhavaRau at 909-748-8285.