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Women's Studies raises $1,700 for local groups from student play

The Womens Studies Program at Austin Peay State University raised approximately $1,700 for three local organizations that work to help abused women in the community.

The money was generated last week from two student performances of The Vagina Monologues, a play based on playwright-performer-activist Eve Enslers interviews with more than 200 women. Production of the play coincided with V-Day, a worldwide movement to stop violence against females.

The movement has been observed annually at Austin Peay since 2002.
The Women's Studies Program at Austin Peay State University raised approximately $1,700 for three local organizations that work to help abused women in the community.

The money was generated last week from two student performances of “The Vagina Monologues,” a play based on playwright-performer-activist Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. Production of the play coincided with V-Day, a worldwide movement to stop violence against females.

The movement has been observed annually at Austin Peay since 2002.

The money raised from the play will be donated to the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center, Safe House and the Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee, all in Clarksville.

For more information, contact Dr. Jill Eichhorn, associate professor and coordinator of Women's Studies, by telephone at (931) 221-6314 or by e-mail at eichhornje@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer