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V-Day benefit performance targets violence against women and girls

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – V-Day South Lake Tahoe will present a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues to raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls.

The benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play is 7 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, at the Loft at the Blue Angel Cafe. This is the ninth year that V-Day will be celebrated in South Lake Tahoe.

Other V-Day events include “The Sex Show,” a Jeopardy-based sex education game show, at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at The Divided Sky. Tickets are $5 tickets at the door. And 5-6 p.m. Monday, at the “Y” in South Lake Tahoe, “HONK” is a rally to raise awareness.

The events are designed to raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls – including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery – and to raise funds for our beneficiaries for local organizations provided services for women, including South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe Youth & Family Services, Live Violence Free, and Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Last year, more than 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world in more than 140 countries, raising more than $5 million and awareness towards ending violence against women. The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.

The Vagina Monologues have been hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous.”

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The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.

To learn more about V-Day Tahoe call Natalie Yanish at 775.843.7142 or e-mail natalie@realtordeb.com. To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit http://www.vday.org.