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May 8, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Lauren K. Woods Theatre

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The event focuses on an important issue that touches all individuals, equality. Women have made immense progress over the last century in regards to obtaining parity, but still today women face discrimination based on their gender. Women Waging the Way aims to foster the equality of all humans by showcasing artists of all gender and backgrounds along with art of young girls in India who are currently learning the importance of acceptance through the “Rainbow Program.” The Rainbow Program is a school in Loreto Sealdah, Kolkata, India that works to integrate girls of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and foster the common goal of breaking the cycle of poverty and empowerment through education.

The event will take place on one night and will showcase fine art, theater, and music through two “acts.” All artwork will be displayed on easels in a semi-circle on the stage and will serve as a “backdrop” for Act 1. Act 1 will consist of performances by young artists who will present songs, skits, and other performances that focus on the theme of the night. During Act 2, attendees will be offered the opportunity to view the art up close and take part in a silent auction. There will be a mix of art from local artists that will be up for auction and artwork from children who are currently enrolled in the “Rainbow Program.”

The net-profits will be donated to Women and Girls Education International (WAGE International), a 501(c)(3) organization based in Monmouth County that works to empower through education.

This event is sponsored by the Monmouth University Center for the Arts. For more information, please visit: www.womenwagingtheway.weebly.com