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January 31, 2001


Contact: Tim Woodhull


California State University, Dominguez Hills to help raise money for women’s shelter in City of Carson

California State University, Dominguez Hills, will host an award-winning theater production to help raise money for the Peace and Joy Women’s Shelter in Carson, a program that provides food, clothing, and a safe place to stay for women and children who have been abused or abandoned.

The play, “The Vagina Monologues,” will be performed at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, at the University Theater. Produced by Teatro Dominguez and co-sponsored by the university’s Women’s Resource Center and Planned Parenthood, the event will be part of “V-Day, ” designed to help end violence against women.

V-Day combines theatrical and artistic events in local, national, and international venues to raise money for combating violence against women, and “The Vagina Monologues” has been the centerpiece of the campaign since its inception.

The Women’s Resource Center chose to donate proceeds from the play to the Peace and Joy Women’s Shelter, said director Robyn McGee, “because we appreciate its level of commitment to not only women, but to children, too. They do what they can to help people, and we think it’s important for us to do what we can to help them.”

Further information about V-Day can be found at

Further information about V-Day at CSU Dominguez Hills and about the Women’s Resource can be obtained by contacting Robyn McGee, director, Women’s Resource Center, (310) 243-2486.