Emory Report
February 16, 2009
Volume 61, Number 20



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February 16
, 2009
Advance Notice

‘Monologues’ visits for V-Day
The Center for Ethics is hosting a noon lunch on Monday, Feb. 23 with Eve Ensler, the creator of “The Vagina Monologues,” and Denis Mukwege, recipient of a United Nations human rights prize for his work against sexual violence in the Congo.

The event is part of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. RSVP to ethics@emory.edu.

The play, “The Vagina Monologues,” will be performed Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Studio. Tickets are available at the Center for Women and online at womenscenter.emory.edu.

Further information about V-Day can be found at www.v-day.org.

Music, dance celebrate ‘Gita’
A celebration of Charles Howard Candler Professor Laurie Patton’s new translation of “The Bhagavad Gita” will be Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Performing Arts Studio.

The Gita Translated: A Festival of Poetry, Dance & Music will feature readings of the text in Sanskrit and English; interpretations of the verses in dance choreographed and performed by Kuchipudi dancer Sasikala Penumarthi; and in music composed by Steve Everett and Tong Soon Lee of the Department of Music and performed by members of the Vega String Quartet and the Emory Gamelan Ensemble.

A booksigning follows the performance, a program of the Religion, Society and the Arts Initiative. Tickets are $10; free for students and are available at the arts box office, 404-727-5050.

Alyce Miller is feminist reader
Alyce Miller, author of two story collections, “The Nature of Longing” (winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award) and “Water” (winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize), and a novel, “Stopping for Green Lights,” will give this year’s Feminist Founder’s Reading in conjunction with the Spring 2009 Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The reading is set for Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in 311 Woodruff Library, with a reception at 6 p.m. and a booksigning to follow.

Miller will also hold a colloquium, Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 p.m., in N301 Callaway Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

For information: www.arts.emory.edu.