Brandywine benefit performance to raise funds for abuse prevention
"Penn State University Brandywine The Vagina Monologues” will be held on campus Friday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the Main Building Auditorium, room 101.
Both performances are open to the public. Student admission is $5 and general admission is $8. Proceeds will benefit Family Support Line, a local non-profit organization that aids children and their families in addressing the distress caused by child sexual abuse. Family Support Line has been utilizing in-depth prevention programs and dedicated treatments to provide support to victims of child sexual abuse for 25 years, according to its website.
Faculty, staff, students and Penn State alumni will serve as actors and volunteers for the performance, which aims to educate the campus and local community about sexual violence against women and girls while raising funds for the cause. Brandywine is one of 5,800 organizations worldwide to host a performance.
In conjunction with the performance of The Vagina Monologues on March 22 and March 23, we will also host two additional events to educate the community about abuse prevention:
- Thursday, March 14, Kelly Ace, director of client services at Family Support Line, will speak on campus about the agency, its services, and sexual violence at 11:30 a.m. in the Main Building, room 101.
- Wednesday, March 20, “Talk About It,” a student panel discussion on dating violence, 12:30 p.m., Tomezsko Classroom Building, room 103.
For additional information, contact Brandywine’s Clinical Counselor Ahyana King at AJK23@psu.edu or visit the Commons Building, room 211.