Scarsdale residents will join a renowned group of women, including a comedian, a leader in the fashion industry as well as soap opera and other notable actresses in a special production of The Vagina Monologues to benefit FEGS Health and Human Services' Center for Women and Families. The performance will take place on Monday, March 11 at 7:30 pm at the Fashion Institute of Technology's Haft Auditorium. A reception with the performers will follow.
One in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. The FEGS Center for Women and Families provides counseling services, intensive case management, legal support and job readiness training so adult and child survivors can move from crisis to self-sufficiency.
From Scarsdale, the cast includes:
- Marnie Gelfman
- Lois Kohn-Claar
- Karen Kasner
- Tara Stein
- Susan K. Stern
- Samara Solan Weinberg (formerly from Scarsdale)
In 1996, playwright, performer, activist and Scarsdale native Eve Ensler created The Vagina Monologues to shatter taboos and raise awareness to stop violence against women. It sparked the creation of a charitable foundation and movement called V-Day with the goal of using performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise money for organizations that provide support to female victims of violence and sexual abuse.
"Eve Ensler has transformed women's voices into an enduring worldwide message, which we are honored to resonate once again," said Gail Magaliff, CEO of FEGS Health and Human Services. "We are enormously grateful for the support, dedication and generosity of the incredible cast of women whose performance of The Vagina Monologues will strengthen our capacity to help women at their most vulnerable points to rebuild their lives."
For tickets please click here or call 212-366-8034.
This Vagina Monologues is generously supported, in part, by The FEGS Center for Women and Families who is supported, in part, by the Robin Hood Foundation, NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), TD Bank and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
FEGS, one of the nation's largest and most diversified health and human services organizations, brings together the best resources and people to help individuals achieve greater personal and economic independence. A beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, the FEGS network of compassionate and innovative programs in health, disabilities, housing, homecare, employment, education, youth and family services, coordinates care and assistance to more than 10,000 people each day, over 100,000 people a year – inspiring individuals and families and strengthening communities. Visit FEGS at http://www.fegs.org/.
The FEGS Center for Women and Families provides crisis intervention; counseling; help with navigating systems and accessing benefits; employment services; financial literacy; education and training; advocacy and linkage to legal assistance around immigration, safety, divorce and child support.