Selections from the �Until the Violence Stops� Festival
Featuring writings by Abiola Abrams � Edward Albee � Tariq Ali � Maya Angelou � Periel Aschenbrand � Patricia Bosworth � Nicole Burdette � Kate Clinton � Kimberle Crenshaw � Michael Cunningham � Edwidge Danticat � Ariel Dorfman � Mollie Doyle � Slavenka Drakulic � Michael Eric Dyson � Dave Eggers � Kathy Engel � Eve Ensler � Jane Fonda � Carol Gilligan � Jyllian Gunther � Suheir Hammad � Christine House � Marie Howe � Carol Mich�le Kaplan � Mois�s Kaufman � Michael Klein � Nicholas Kristof � James Lecesne � Elizabeth Lesser � Mark Matousek � Deena Metzger � Susan Miller � Winter Miller � Susan Minot � Robin Morgan � Kathy Najimy � Lynn Nottage � Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy � Sharon Olds � Hanan al-Shaykh � Anna Deavere Smith � Diana Son � Monica Szlekovics � Robert Thurman � Betty Gale Tyson � Alice Walker � Jody Williams � Erin Cressida Wilson � Howard Zinn
This groundbreaking collection, edited by author and playwright Eve Ensler, features pieces from �Until the Violence Stops,� the international tour that brings the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put-down. Here is Edward Albee on S&M; Maya Angelou on women�s work; Michael Cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese
abduction; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; and Sharon Olds on a bra.
These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue�s effect on every one of us. With information on how to organize an �Until the Violence Stops� event in your community, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women.
�In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler. She�s a countercultural consciousness-raiser, an empowering figure, a truth-teller.�
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence Against W