Monday, February 12, 2007

Northeastern is a Rape Free Zone

In spirit anyway:

V-Day 02/12/2007 07:48:50 AM

WHEREAS: V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls for which annual theatrical and artistic events are produced around the world to raise money and transform consciousness generating broader attention for the fight to stop worldwide violence against women and girls; and

WHEREAS: Violence against women does not distinguish between class, race, age or locality. Women are beaten in thatched huts, back alleys, plush hotel suites, college dorms, high-rise apartments and trailer parks. Women are sold into sexual slavery, burned with acids and mutilated as little girls. Although the particular form of violence may vary from culture to culture, as a result women spend most of their lives recovering from, resisting, or surviving violence rather than creating and thriving; and

WHEREAS: The money raised through V-Day and on its behalf, is directly donated to grassroots national and international organizations and programs that work to end rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery; and

WHEREAS: V-Day showcases the creativity of women through theatrical events and performances, “The Vagina Monologues” being the centerpiece of these events,

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that I, Philomena V. Mantella, Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs, do hereby declare our Northeastern University a Rape Free Zone and formally welcome V-Day to Northeastern University.

Signed and sealed this February 2007

Philomena V. Mantella, Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
Northeastern University

Northeastern University Presents Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues this February 15 & 16 at 8PM in Blackman Auditorium. Tickets: $15. All proceeds go directly to V-Day Worldwide, The Elizabeth Stone House and Rosie’s Place.

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