Ferris State University’s Social Work Association is hosting The Vagina Monologues on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
The Vagina Monologues, based on Eve Ensler’s 1996 episodic play, raises awareness of women’s issues in a comical, educational and serious manner. The play focuses on topics of female empowerment as told through monologues based on the global experiences of women.
“I think what makes this event special is that it provides a voice for women in a way that allows the actress and audience to feel empowered, regardless of whether they are a woman or not,” said Victoria Bosen, a junior from Manistique, Mich., who is president of Social Work Association and student director for The Vagina Monologues. “Additionally, all proceeds go to Women’s Information Services, Inc. (WISE), to help with renovations and other projects for services that they provide to the community.”
During the week leading up to the show, organizers will be collecting bras for freethegirls.org, an event called Bra Bowl. The organization, group or person donating the most bras will be recognized prior to the performance, on Friday, Feb. 10. Donations can be made at a table in the University Center, from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, tables will be set up and activities will begin at 6 p.m. The show commences at 7 p.m.
For more information on this event, visit the campus calendar at ferris.edu/calendar, or contact Victoria Bosen, at [email protected].