Thursday, February 16, 2006
The Vagina Monologues, the fabulous play by Eve Ensler, is a worldwide movement celebrating the sexuality of women. The Play has also spawned a movement called V-Day which coincides with Valentine's day calling for the end of violence against women. The USC and the BSC joined forces to produce our own Vagina Monologues while in Santa Fe.
Lately has been rough. There have been alot of racial tensions between our African American and Latina ladies. This was a type of racism that I never would have expected. I always thought that the two groups would be able to co-exist with little conflict. Part of it stems from the fact that most of our Latina ladies are first generation immigrants (documented and otherwise) from Mexico. The state of Colorado is very hostile toward immigration, particularly from Mexico. One of our congressmen, Tancredo, is actually advocating building a wall from the pacific ocean to the atlantic ocean across the Mexican border. Where, exactly, is that money supposed to come from? How about we take it and meet some of the needs of our impoverished citizens in the US?