(March 14, 2014) --As part of Women's History Month, V-Day UTSA will present a one-night-only benefit reading of Eve Ensler's award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA Main Campus. This year's production will feature a cast of UTSA students, faculty and staff from the V-Day UTSA Committee.
Admission is free with a donation of clothing, toiletries and similar necessities, or $5 without a donation. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center and Family Violence Prevention Services Inc., two local nonprofit organizations.
"The Vagina Monologues" is a theatrical production of several monologues written by Ensler that openly addresses issues such as sexuality, bodily image, sexual assault and gender inequalities in an effort to bring awareness and healing to violence against women. Learn more about V-Day and its campaigns at www.vday.org.
The interviews that inspired the individual monologues compelled Ensler to create V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. Through V-Day, local volunteers and college and university students produce annual performances of "The Vagina Monologues" to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their communities.
The V-Day UTSA committee is comprised of representatives from UTSA Student Health Services, UTSA Counseling Services, UTSA Women's Studies Institute, UTSA Police Department, UTSA Department of English, UTSA Housing and Residence Life, UTSA Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion and UTSA Student Conduct and Community Standards.
For a list of suggested donations for each organization:
>> Learn more at "The Vagina Monologues" at UTSA website or call UTSA Student Health Services Health Education at 210-458-6428.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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