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Washington Insiders Break the Silence on Violence Against Women in V-Day DC A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer 2011

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An assistant U.S. attorney, a medical school dean, the president of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), the executive director of the National Building Museum and the Reverend Marcia Dyson are just a handful of notable Washingtonians reading in this official Washington, DC production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, directed by Adriene
Jordan. This vibrant and diverse cast will rise as part of a global, collective voice that says "NO" to violence against women and girls. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, a featured author in the book, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer, will present hisown eye-opening work, Part Owner.

The show will be staged in GW's Jack Morton Auditorium at 805 21st St. N.W. on Friday, March 11th at 7pm, Saturday, March 12th at 7pm and Sunday, March 13th at 4pm. This groundbreaking collection of writings, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle, features pieces penned by award-winning actor Jane Fonda; internationally acclaimed writer Maya Angelou, and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.

V-Day is a global, activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. It is the catalyst behind creative events that raise money and revitalize the spirit of anti-violence against women organizations. All profits from this production will be divided amongst V-Day, Nomi Network -- a non-profit organization that provides job opportunities to survivors of sexual-trafficking and at-risk women -- and Men Can Stop Rape -- an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures that are free from violence.

"This production is extremely empowering because it signals to women that you are much more than a particular violence you may have experienced."
- Terry O'Neill, President of N.O.W., to WashingtonLife.com

"Once I started rehearsing I understood the depth and harsh realities these women face."
- Chase Rynd, Executive Director of the National Building Museum