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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 8, 2006

(Mahwah) – The Vagina Monologues, a national stage sensation created by Eve Ensler and based on interviews with more than 200 women, will be performed by Ramapo College students in three benefit performances Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 14 through 16 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on campus.  Proceeds will benefit the YWCA Bergen County Rape Crisis Center.

Performances of The Vagina Monologues are part of the V-Day 2006 College Campaign.  Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups in our community,” says Mandy Restivo, director of the Women’s Center at the College.  V-Day is a global movement to raise awareness and money to stop violence against women and girls.  The first V-Day was held on Valentine’s Day 1998 in New York, featuring a gala performance of The Vagina Monologues with celebrated artists including Winona Ryder, Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, Lily Tomlin, Calista Flockhart, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei.

The Vagina Monologues is based on interviews that Ensler conducted with over 200 women about their vaginas.  The play reveals their stories, highlighting the feelings, fantasies and real-life experiences of a diverse group of women.

The V-Day benefit performances are sponsored by Ramapo College’s Women’s Center.  Tickets are $10 and are available at Roadrunner Central in the Student Center on the campus of Ramapo College.  For more information, call 201.684.7136

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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