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Feb. 26-27: V-Day Hood College

FREDERICK, Md.—A global movement to stop violence against women and girls will be a focus at Hood College Feb. 26-27.

Hood will present a benefit reading of V-Day’s “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer: Writing to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls” in the Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall at 8 p.m. each night. The book is a collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Mollie Doyle and V-Day founder Eve Ensler.

This benefit performance is presented this year as part of V-Day’s One Billion Rising for Justice campaign, a global call for women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in places where they are entitled to justice and release their stories through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, sit-ins and testimonies.

V-Day is a global activist movement that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” and other artistic works. V-Day Hood College is a local effort within the worldwide context of the V-Day campaign. Last year more than 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world to raise funds and awareness toward ending violence against women.

For more information about the event, contact Mary Horabik at 443-975-3790 or To learn more about V Day and its campaigns, visit For more information about One Billion Rising, visit