In collaboration with the 2015 V-Day campaign, the UMKC Women’s Center will bring “The Vagina Monologues” and other V-Day events to the campus and the Kansas City community. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Proceeds from all events benefit the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project and V-Day’s 2015 spotlight campaign, “One Billion Rising.”
Following is a schedule of February events:
● A V-Day Book Display will be on display from Feb. 2-Feb. 27 in the Miller Nichols Library. Visitors can stop by to check out books and information about the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls.
● V-Men Workshop will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 18 in the Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall. This program focuses 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. Tuesday Feb. 10 in the Student Union Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m., 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 the V-Day UMKC website.
V-Day celebrates its fifteenth anniversary of working to end violence against women and girls. A nonprofit corporation, V-Day distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop 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. 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 an information table on Feb. 4 in the Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby. For information on purchasing V-Day items or becoming involved with V-Day UMKC 2015, call the Women’s Center at 816-235-1638 or email the Women’s Center.