Ginny here. The big announcement we’ve been promising? Here it is and we couldn’t be more excited! Sacred return is sponsoring V-Day Bellingham with performances of The Vagina Monologues, benefiting YWCA Bellingham!
RED, RED, RED! It’s the color of The Lusty Months and the color of everything that illustrates the huge campaign that is V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. Each year the theme of V-Day changes and the theme this year is One Billion Rising For Justice. That’s one billion women and those who love them, rising to end violence against women and girls.
There are several kinds of events that can be part of V-Day and we chose The Vagina Monologues because it can include a wonderful array of women from the Bellingham community; women of all ages and backgrounds and orientations. It’s a stunning cast and there will be bios of our awesome women for you to peruse in the coming days.THEY are excited because this will be a real theatre piece rather than a reading of the monologues—more fun to do, more fun to watch!
We are Producing and Directing these events in support of YWCA Bellingham’s work in diversity and empowerment. Jessica has spearheaded countless communication campaigns for businesses and nonprofits around the U.S. I have directed The Vagina Monologues once before—a production in 2008 in Fort Smith, Arkansas benefitting its Crisis Center. Opportunities don’t come along much better than this to do what we love AND help with something important all at the same time!
You’re invited! In fact, we can’t wait to see you there! Opening night is Monday, May 5—a show in the Silver Reef Theatre. The gala celebration is Thursday, May 8—a ballroom event with art, food, and a full performance in the Silver Reef Event Center.
Follow us and V-Day Bellingham via Facebook page, Facebook Event, Twitter, and get full details at the official website. We’ll also be posting regular updates right here on the Sacred Return Blog. This is the perfect time to follow us via RSS if you haven’t already. Are you as excited as we are?