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UMKC Celebrates V-Day’s Fifteenth-Year Anniversary

Proceeds From V-Day Performances will benefit local and international organizations

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 6, 2013

Contact: Kelly Rifenbark

816-235-6175; rifenbarkk@umkc.edu

Media Contact: Wandra Brooks Green

816-235-1601; greenwb@umkc.edu

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In collaboration with the 2013 V-Day campaign – a global movement to stop violence against women and girls – the University of Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Center will bring “The Vagina Monologues” and other V-Day events to campus and the Kansas City community.

Proceeds from all events benefit the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project and V-Day’s 2013 spotlight campaign, “One Billion Rising.”

Following is a schedule of February events:

● A benefit screening of “Until the Violence Stops” will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Oak Street Hall Basement, 5051 Oak St. This V-Day-sponsored documentary features the beginning and the success of V-Day and “The Vagina Monologues,” including details about their year’s event. Donations accepted.

● V-Men Workshop will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.20 in the Student Union Room 402, 5100 Cherry St., focusing on how men can make a positive impact to stop violence against women and girls. This event is for MEN ONLY.

● A benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in the Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and free parking is available in the Cherry Street Garage on the fifth and sixth levels. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for non-students in advance; or $15 for students and $20 for non-students at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or by visiting Women’s Center V-Day.

V-Day celebrates its fifteenth anniversary of working to end violence against women and girls. The V-Day movement is growing rapidly in 130 countries, and has spread to Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and all of North America.

V-Day, a nonprofit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth magazine’s “100 Best Charities” and in 2006 one of Marie Claire magazine’s “Top 10 Charities.” In 14 years, the V-Day movement has raised more than $90 million.

In line with the V-Day campaign and fundraising efforts, the Women’s Center is selling chocolates and other V-Day items at information tables on:

• Feb. 11 in Oak Street Hall

• Feb. 12 in the Health Sciences Building, 2464 Charlotte St.

• March 4 in Royall Hall, 800 E. 52nd St.

For information on purchasing V-Day items or becoming involved with V-Day UMKC 2013, contact the Women’s Center or call 816-235-1638. For information about the national V-Day campaign, visit V-Day.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit www.umkc.edu. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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