The annual benefit performance “V-Day” aims to end violence against women and girls under the global activist movement under the same name, and to empower women of all ages. Mary Heveran (Lower School Music Teacher) kicked-off D-E’s version of this annual event with her moving, personal account as an unexpectedly, suddenly-single mother of two children under the age of 5. Mary shared how she came to rely extensively upon the Englewood Women’s Rights Information Center; thanks to the Center’s extensive resources she learned how to manage her household, find and secure a job, become an advocate for herself and others, and eventually run for office – she was ultimately elected Mayor of Leonia. Money raised through D-E’s V-Day event ticket sales was contributed to the Englewood Women’s Rights Information Center. Students, faculty and staff alike showcased original art, music, and writing. D-E was happy to have had D-E V-Day in-person again this year, and the event raised over $1300 dollars.