‘Vagina Monologues’ Playwright to Speak in Collins Auditorium

Eve Ensler will be at Fordham Friday. (Wikimedia)

Eve Ensler will be at Fordham Friday. (Wikimedia)

Eve Ensler — a heralded feminist and playwright of “The Vagina Monologues,” which is  an episodic production that consists of speeches about a woman’s experiences — is at Rose Hill Friday to speak at an event beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Collins Auditorium.

The event, titled Justice is Care: Say Something Beautiful, will feature a discussion with Ensler, the Bronx Borough President’s Office and various members of the surrounding community about the issues that face families in the Bronx.

The on-campus Women’s Empowerment group scored a victory earlier this week when a USG committee voted to support their efforts to perform “The Vagina Monologues” later this semester through the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development.

Student Affairs administrators have historically denied the group’s request to perform the show, saying the group would be allowed to perform it if they removed one monologue about rape. Still, students have performed the show on campus for years with the support of the women’s studies department.

Members of Women’s Empowerment have declined to remove such monologue, citing legal reasons. With support from USG, the proposal will now go back to administrators for reconsideration.