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February 11, 2013

MISSOULA

The University of Montana Women’s Resource Center will present a benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. The production is a fundraiser for Emma’s House Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bitterroot Valley.

The event is part of V-Day 2013, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Creative productions like “The Vagina Monologues” are performed by volunteers and college students to raise funds and revitalize the spirit of existing antiviolence organizations. The “V” stands for victory, valentine and vagina.

The primary concern of Emma’s House is for the safety of children. The organization strives to reduce trauma and promote healing for children and their families.

“We support and highly value the work of Emma’s House,” said WRC Co-Director Emilie Loran. “Their resources are crucial within their community.”

The WRC is a student-run, activist organization dedicated to raising awareness of women’s and gender issues. The group actively supports the women’s and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community by providing materials and information, sponsoring events, workshops and fundraisers which celebrate humanity while decrying sexism and violence.

Tickets for the show cost $10 and are available online at http://www.griztix.com or at the door the night of the play. Doors open for the show at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Loran at 406-243-4153 or email umt.wrc@gmail.com.

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Contact: Emilie Loran, co-director, UM Women’s Resource Center, 406-243-4153, umt.wrc@gmail.com.