V Day in Harlem
On April 11th, V Day will be celebrated in Harlem with performances of the Vagina Monologues at 6 and 8pm at the Maysles Institute. The recent headlines have put domestic violence, sex and race on the national radar, though most of the conversations have been too shallow and misdirected for my liking (that’s for a different post). The Vagina Monologues is a uniquely powerful performance and movement to not only stop violence against women but also resurrect love for womanhood in a world where misogyny is the norm. Recently, I got a chance to see an all Filipina production of the Vagina Monologues put on by F.I.R.E. and was moved by the performance and discussions that ensued. While the Vagina Monologues is centered on women’s experiences, there is much to be learned as a man from it, if nothing else how our behavior influences women. I encourage you to visit the site for Harlem, get a ticket, donate and proudly celebrate V Day.