Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Changed The World," visited Dominican May 22, as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.

Ensler, a Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, activist and founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, was in the midst of a 19-city U.S. book tour for her new book In the Body of the World, a visionary memoir of separation and connection to the body, the self, and the world.

The Vagina Monologues has been translated into more than 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries, including sold-out runs at Off-Broadway's Westside Theater, on London's West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment), and 11-year runs in Mexico City and Paris.

The Leadership Lecture Series is a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage. Each year, the Leadership Lecture Series features some of the country's leading figures from the world of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. All lectures are open to the public.

The ILS Spring 2013 Leadership Lecture Series was sponsored by Private Ocean, the Marin-based wealth management company.

Media Contacts:
Sam Barry, Book Passage Marketing Director, 415-671-9807, sbarry@bookpassage.com
Sarah Gardner, Director of Communications, 415-485-3239, sarah.gardner@Dominican.edu.