Monday, February 14, 2005

"V-Day" Weekend

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! As some of you know, my weekend was pretty damn crazy! As I blogged earlier, the annual law school talent show was Saturday night. I believe it was a quite successful event. There were some amazingly talented people that took the stage....can you say "Piano Man" - HELLO?! Where did he come from??? And why is he in law school??? (Way to go, Bob!!) Overall, it was an extremely entertaining evening! Many thanks to Lauren and Kevin and the rest of the committee for their help with the organization of the show! And thank you to those who came to the show - I hope you had a good time!

You might have thought that the talent show was the highlight of my weekend. Well, it was - but it tied with Sunday's event. On Sunday, eleven law students and one brave professor, with the help of our very talented producer/director, Susan, staged the play, "The Vagina Monologues." It was such a liberating and exciting experience! We performed two shows, one at 3 and one at 7 and had a great turn out at each. Our production was performed in conjunction with V-Day. V-Day is a non-profit organization that distributes funds to grassroots, national, and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. In 2004, over 2000 V-Day benefit events were presented by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.

I am so very proud to have been a part of such an important and powerful event. I was blessed to meet and work with empowered, amazing, strong women and was so inspired by the whole thing that I wore my "Vagina Warrior" t-shirt to school today in honor of V-day!

If you want to learn more about the V-Day campaign, check out

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