OFFICIAL V-Day information page: http://events.vday.org/2009/Community/NewYorkCity,EastVillage(TVM)
Graphic design by Lorimaresque
V-Day New York City 2009 presents an ALL FILIPINA benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues!
FiRE presents an ALL FILIPINA production of Eve Ensler’s
The Vagina Monologues
(in English) Saturday, February 28, 2009
2:00 pm matinee and discussion with cast
7:30 pm evening show
$15 – upwards sliding scale
At the Robert Moss Theater of 440 Studios (3rd Floor)
440 Lafayette St. NY, NY 10003
(bet. Astor Place and East 4th St. across the street from the Public Theater )
Take N/R/W to 8th Street or 6 to Astor Place.
ONLINE TICKETS are highly recommended and may be purchased by the public beginning Mon. 2/9 and until 2/27 at this link:
Please join us for a community event organized by Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment to end violence against Filipina women, and which is also part of the international V-Day campaign. Cast and crew include Filipina members New York City area programs like Kabalikat Domestic Workers Support Network, Girls Night Out youth, and the members of FiRE-NYC. Proceeds go to Kabalikat Domestic Workers Support Network and LILA Pilipina.
**If you are unable to attend the show, please consider purchasing a ticket on behalf of a community member who would not otherwise be able to attend this performance. We thank you for your support!
Please visit http://www.FIRENYC.org for more information; beneficiaries of these performances are included below.
Kabalikat Domestic Workers Support Network is a support network of Filipina domestic workers from the tri-state area. Kabalikat works to attain rights and benefits for domestic workers and serves as a space for women to get together and discuss their lives as migrant workers, mothers, daughters, aunts. Recent campaigns for Kabalikat include Justice for Fely Garcia and Justice for Ate Putli. For more information about Kabalikat contact Michelle at the Bayanihan Community Center at 40-21 69th St. Woodside, NY 11377 or call (718)5658862.
LILA-PILIPINA is a GABRIELA-Philippines organization of World War II “Comfort Women” Filipina survivors. It opposes the Japanese government’s plan to set up a fund sponsored by private sectors, which allows the Japanese government to evade its responsibility to the women survivors for direct compensation. There have been a documented 200,000 girls and women abducted by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII from Korea, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan who were forced into systematic rape and enslavement. They are now mostly in their 80’s and dying. In the Philippines, historians say there were about 1000 girls abducted. LILA-Pilipina, as supporters and advocates of women’s rights and for peace with justice, continues the campaign and the social movement for all the victims and survivors of violence on women in war and armed conflict situations.