Theatre: “Vagina Monologues” – event dedicated to the World Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women -Chania 17th November

 

Two events dedicated to World Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th Nov.) will take place  at the Cultural Center of Chania, aiming at raising awareness and informing citizens about a problem affecting the World Community,  dealing with and observing the phenomenon of gender violence:

17th November  19.00  at the Cultural Center of Chania:
“Vagina  Monologues” ,  directed by Stella Skordara.

The New York Times called the play “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decades”
The episodic play written by Eve Ensler,  premiered in the 90s at the OFF-Broadway in New York .
The play explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, sex work, and several other topics through the eyes of women of various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences.

Event programme:
19:00 Viewing a short documentary of Elvina Botonaki’s Heroes
19:30 Theatrical play:”Vagina  Monologues”
20:15 Discussion with Konstantinos Liolios, psychiatrist
21:00 Closing the evening with Katerina Lioliou with classical guitar sounds
Entrance: free

2nd EVENT: 25th November: a 3-hours’ film tribute.

Sources:
Cultural Centre Chania and Xaniotika Nea

 

PERSONAL ANNOTATION:
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence:

Throughout Europe the women’s service clubs of Soroptimist International organise awareness raising events related to gender-based violence. From 25th November until 10th December, Human Rights Day these 16 days  aim to raise public awareness and mobilizing people and politicians to bring about a change.
The campaign in cooperation with UN Women is entitled ORANGE THE WORLD,  uses the colour orange  to symbolize a brighter future without violence.

Who are the Soroptimists??
Find out more: Soroptimist International Europe

Greek Soroptimist Union:Τι είναι Σοροπτιμισμός;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And six years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.