For Colored Girls to Benefit Sojourner House

12992951_1695554094043397_966166305_nOn Thursday, For Colored Girls, a series of poetic monologues written by Ntozake Shange, will be performed at Aurora on 276 Westminster Street at 6pm. For Colored Girls tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society.

The event will benefit Sojourner House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency based in Providence. The organization serves victims of relationship violence by providing shelter, advocacy, referrals and other resources. In its mission to end violence, Sojourner House also works in surrounding communities to provide violence prevention education programs.

12992256_1695554084043398_1610292624_nNtozake Shange was born into an upper middle-class African-American family. Shange attended Barnard College and UCLA, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American studies. She has spent her life as an educator, a performer/director and a writer whose work draws heavily on her experiences of being a black female in America.


13045551_1695554097376730_505242946_nAll proceeds from the performance will be used to support Sojourner House’s life-saving services. For additional discounted rates, please email

Sojourner House, 386 Smith St, Providence. For more information, call 401-861-6191 or visit