Mount Clemens, Mich.—January 19, 2023— Turning Point, an agency whose mission is to empower domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking survivors through comprehensive services and resources, is pleased to host The Vagina Monologues on February 16, 2023 at the Emerald Theater in downtown Mount Clemens. This is the third year Turning Point is putting on the event. New this year, the event will also include a spoken word performance by Native Child Brown, a local slam poet, therapist and domestic violence survivor.
According to the VDay – until the violence stops website, The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist V (formerly Eve Ensler), debuted in 1994. Based on dozens of interviews V conducted with women, the play addresses women’s sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse. The production is not only a moving work of art on violence; it is a mechanism for moving people to act to end violence.
“We are happy to bring the Vagina Monologues back and are grateful to our community partner and host, Emerald Theater, for opening their doors to us again this year,” Sharman Davenport, CEO of Turning Point, said. “This is always a great event for our survivor community and supporters, and a wonderful fundraising event to kick off the year.”
Tickets for the event are $30 each and the proceeds directly benefit Turning Point. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. This event is for adults age 18 and older. For more information and tickets, visit Turning Point’s website.
About Turning Point
Turning Point provides comprehensive, free, and confidential programs for domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking survivors, their loved ones, and the community. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, housing, trauma advocacy/counseling, personal protection order assistance, legal advocacy, forensic nurse exams, first response advocacy, prevention, and community education. Second Hand Rose, another Turning Point service, provides survivors with gently used items while providing an opportunity for the community to donate and shop. Serving Metro Detroit for more than 43 years, Turning Point has helped over 125,000 survivors. Visit www.turningpointmacomb.org for more information.