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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)July 8, 2003

(Mahwah) – A total of $7,485.99 was raised during three Ramapo College of New Jersey student performances of The Vagina Monologues, a national stage sensation created by Eve Ensler and based on interviews with more than 200 women. All proceeds were donated to the YWCA Rape Crisis Center of Bergen County.

V-Day is a global movement to raise awareness and money to stop violence against women and girls. Megan Callahan, a Ramapo student, director of The Vagina Monologues and the college’s V-Day coordinator, said that V-Day generates wide attention to the fight to stop worldwide violence against women and girls. In addition, she said that V-Day helps provide funding to create and nurture innovative programs to stop the violence.

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. Nearly 40 students participated in the Ramapo College production of The Vagina Monologues.

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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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