Photo: Poster for the event.
An event to support women and girls safety, “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” (MMRP) will be presented by V-Day Belmont in collaboration with the Haley House Bakery Café. The reading will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade St., located in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.
Tickets are available at the door and cost $10 each.
MMRP is a collection of essays solicited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle that tell the stories of women who have experienced violence and abuse. The stories were written by well-known writers, journalists, and published authors and will be performed by local residents from both Belmont and Roxbury.
V-Day is a global movement that’s mission is to stop violence against women and girls. The designated beneficiary for the proceeds from this performance will be New Beginnings Reentry Services Inc., a program for women leaving prison, based in the Boston area. It’s the first of its kind in Massachusetts and will offer a fully comprehensive residential program with services.
V-Day Belmont and New Beginnings Reentry Services have become strong partners in working towards the goal of raising funds to purchase a facility to house 15 women and begin to offer a full range of services and implement this unique program model. For more information contact New Beginnings Reentry Services founder Stacey Borden.
This will be the third production of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” for V-Day Belmont. In August 2017, V-Day Belmont collaborated with Haley House Bakery Café and performed “The Vagina Monologues” at the Café. It was a tremendous success and plans are being made to bring it to Belmont in February 2018.
For more information, contact V-Day Belmont by email at firstname.lastname@example.org