Last weekend, 4thU Artivists presented their 10th year anniversary production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, and raised more than $21,000 for our their 3 beneficiaries: V-Day, Safe Horizon, and Sakhi for South Asian Women.
Net proceeds of “The Vagina Monologues“ went to support the work of Sakhi, Safe Horizon and VDay’s Spotlight Campaign: Women in Prison, Detention Centers, and Formerly Incarcerated Women. Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence while working together to create strong and healthy communities. Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Their mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. V-Day is a global movement of grassroots activists dedicated to generating broader attention and funds to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery. It was founded by Eve Ensler, our original collaborator.
The mission of 4thU Artivists is to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls globally and locally through creative projects (theater and dance productions, concerts, and art shows) Since 2009, The Fourth Universalist Society has been home to the organization, which is considered as a crucial ministry in our congregation.