[adapted from press releases]
Women's Way is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. To commemorate this milestone at its annual event this Thursday (May 10), the organization will be honoring special guest Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues. Ensler will give the keynote address and will receive Women's Way’s Lucretia Mott Award.
Women's Way is the leading grantmaking, advocacy and education organization for women in the Greater Philadelphia region, at the forefront of identifying needs, sharing knowledge and building awareness to challenge social inequities and empower women and girls.
In addition to the success of The Vagina Monologues, Ensler is also the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised over 85 million dollars. Her newest work, I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World, made The New York Times Best Seller list. Her other plays include Necessary Targets, The Treatment and The Good Body, which she performed on Broadway. In 2006, Eve released her book, Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir, and co-edited A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer. Eve’s film credits include an HBO film version of The Vagina Monologues. She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do To You, which won the Freedom of Expression Award at Sundance and was shown on PBS. She has won many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting and an Obie Award.
Details about the event are on the Women's Way website and I believe tickets are still available.