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Ser Mujer proudly presents Las Monologos de la Vagina (The Vagina Monologues)

By Carole Schor

Ser Mujer, a coalition of Canadian, Mexican, American, and Mexican-American women ranging in age from mid-20s to mid-70s, is now in its third year of honoring the struggles and successes of women around the world, raising awareness of the commonality of women’s issues across cultures and of their challenges and coming together to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.

Los Monólogos de la Vagina
Fri, Nov 25, 7pm
El Sindicato, Recreo 4
80 pesos General/50 pesos Students

November 25 has been designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by the United Nations General Assembly and was first marked in 1981 as a day to combat violence and raise awareness by activists. The United Nations General Assembly gave the day its official designation in 1999. The date is based on the 1960 assassination of three Mirabal sisters,  political activists in the Dominican Republic who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.

One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence—mostly by an intimate partner. Globally, 35% of women and girls will experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence. November 25 kicks off 16 days of activism, raising awareness and encouraging education, intervention, and prevention, ending on December 10, Human Rights Day.

The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler in 1996, is a series of monologues, each dealing with a different aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the various common 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.

The play is being presented with the help of Gabriela Salazar, who has been acting in The Vaginas Monologues for more than three years to empower women and help eradicate gender violence. She will be appearing in the play along with two other actresses, Nadia Merkel and Karla Rivera.

In recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, The Vagina Monologues will be performed in Spanish on Friday, November 25, at 7pm at El Sindicato at Recreo 4. Tickets are 80 pesos for the general public and 50 pesos for students. Ser Mujer will donate any net proceeds to organizations who are working to better the lives of women and children here in Mexico.


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