Picks of the Week

Vagina Monologues

March 14, at Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St., 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. www.vday.org

The Scoop: The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, is based on dozens of interviews she conducted with women. The play addresses women’s sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. Heartland Family Service, founded in Omaha in 1875, is a non-profit, non-sectarian social work agency. We help parents who struggle; couples who want to save their relationship; children who are removed from unsafe homes; teens who made the wrong decisions about alcohol, drugs or crime; survivors of family violence; low-income families–mostly women and children–who fall into homelessness; and many, many more who need a helping hand to get back on track. Annually we serve 35,000 to 40,000 people in twelve counties.

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