Diversity and Difference
The Office of Multicultural Affairs recognizes
Women's History Month
Women’s History Month, now celebrated annually in the United States, grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1979. The idea quickly caught on within communities, schools and organizations across the country. In 1981, the U.S. Congress made it official, passing a resolution establishing Women’s History Week. Six years later, the event was expanded into the entire month of March.
V-Day Production: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer (MMRP), March 15, 2010
On March 15, 2010, MSPP will present its first ever V-Day production: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer (MMRP), a series of hand-picked monologues about violence against women around the world. Students, faculty, and administration across programs are involved in this production.
V-Day is a project that was initiated by Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues, to raise awareness about (and to generate funding to support programming to address) violence against women globally. Our production will be comprised of 17 short pieces written by victims of violence, witnesses of violence, and authors/advocates moved by a desire to contribute to the end to violence against women worldwide.
This production is only open to members of the MSPP community.