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YWCA York Joins Global Movement to Benefit Victims of Violence

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York, PA – (January 18, 2019) YWCA York announces the third V-Day York community production of The Vagina Monologues February 7th, 7:00pm at The Capitol Theatre. The Vagina Monologues is celebrating 20 years of performances that share stories about resiliency and the social stigma surrounding abuse and violence against women and girls. It is particularly timely given the national attention on sexual assault in some very high profile cases.

The production will feature volunteer cast members from York County: Olivia Adams, Elena Alvarado, Kasey Bireley, Colleen Dwyer, Melissa Graham, Maura Hoff, Lisa Howald, Jennifer Johnson, Sheila Kimani, Gina Meinl, Ashlyn Oberdorff, Brooke Pfisterer, Jen Swanner, and Raines Williams. The production’s co-directors are Jessica Bennett and Rebekah Garrety. Tickets are on sale for $30 for general admission and $15 for students and can be purchased at www.ywcayork.org.

V-Day York is part of an international month of events to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls, as well as to raise funds for organizations working to end the violence, like YWCA York. It is estimated that one billion females will be physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their lifetime. Locally, YWCA York offers victim services through ACCESS York, the Victim Assistance Center and Still Waters (Hanover).


YWCA York is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and strengthening families. Chartered in 1891, YWCA York has a long and rich history of creating opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power through a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 26,000 people are serve each year through the programs and services offered throughout York County. Worldwide, the YWCA impacts more than 25 million people in over 120 countries. For information about YWCA York, visit our website, www.ywcayork.org.