Diversity and Difference
Office of Multicultural Affairs Recognizes Women's History Month 2013
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer (MMRP)
MSPP is proud to present its fourth 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.
V-Day is a project initiated by Eve Ensler to raise awareness about, and generate funding to support programming to address, violence against women globally. Our production will be comprised of 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 year's performance will raise funds for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center www.barcc.org.
MMRP Co-Director Erika Updegrove
Erika Updegrove is currently a third year Clinical PsyD student. Additionally, Erika is Co-Chair of the Student Government Committee and Co-Founder and representative of the Neuropsychology Group. Currently, Erika is an intern at the Bedford VA where she conducts neuropsychological testing and provides therapeutic support to veterans. Additionally, Erika manages her own business aiding children in overcoming emotional and behavioral barriers to academic success. Erika performed in the MMRP for the last two years and is now co-directing the performance. Erika explains the importance of this production for MSPP:
MMRP Co-Director Suzanne Mosaliganti
Suzanne Mosaliganti is currently a third year Clinical PsyD student. Additionally, Suzanne is a Co-Founder and representative of the Gender Equality Committee (GEC). Currently, Suzanne is an intern at Wheelock College, working with a predominately female population. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Suzanne will represent the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center at Wheelock's Domestic Violence Awareness week. She also serves as Peer Supervisor for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's Medical Advocacy program and served as a Medical Advocate for sexual assault survivors in Boston area emergency rooms among other advocacy and clinical roles that she has maintained over the years.
Suzanne wanted to become a part of the MMRP because "it challenges our culture's misconceptions of women that ultimately reinforce the gender-based power dynamics that perpetuate sexual violence." Suzanne explains the relevance of this performance for her:
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