Coming up: V-Men Workshop

vmenby Thea Voutiritsas

The fight to end violence against women is not merely a female issue; it’s a human dilemma. Men’s voices are an important part of the dialogue. On Wednesday, February 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  in the Atterbury Student Success Center, Room 237, 5000 Holmes St., join a group of dedicated V-Men and participate in a conversation about ending violence against women and girls. This workshop is open to only those who identify as male. Pizza will be provided. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Student Auxiliary Services, and UMKC Men of Color Initiative.

 

T-Shirts, Buttons, and Chocolate Vaginas, Oh My!

The season of V-Day is upon us!

We have tons of events going on to celebate V-Day, and promote violence prevention for violence against women and girls. There are events all month long (and into March!) that aim to bring attention to the V-Day Movement and call the UMKC campus to action to end violence against women and girls.

Have you licked your vagina today? Stop by 105 Haag Hall to purchase a chocolate vagina, and lick away!

Have you licked your vagina today? Stop by 105 Haag Hall to purchase a chocolate vagina, and lick away!

At all of our events we have our amazing V-Day T-Shirts and V-Day Buttons for sale. In addition, we have the renowned chocolate vaginias in both milk and dark chocolate. Stop by any (or all!) of our events listed below to purchase items! Or, swing by The Women’s Center at 105 Haag Hall during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) to buy any of the items!

We hope you will join us in the fight to end violence against women and girls!

Our Events:

We have various interactive tables where participants can refelct on healthy relationships and express their reflections by creating shrink art charms! The dates/times/locations of our tables are as follows:

  • Thursday, Feb. 13; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Royall Hall
  • Monday, Feb. 17; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Health Sciences Building
  • Thursday, Feb. 27; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Oak Street Residence Hall

We also have our V-Men event, where a facilitated discussion about gender violence takes place among men. Our event will be on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m., and there will be FREE PIZZA!

Our V-Day initiative for the year comes to a spearhead on Tuesday, March 4 with our benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues. The doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. o purchase tickets, please visit the UMKC Central Ticket Office at 4949 Cherry or online at http://bit.ly/1g2O7Sh.

For more information about all of our V-Day events, please “like” us on Facebook and Tumblr, follow us on Twitter, and visit our UMKC V-Day 2014 site!

Join the V-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Throughout February and March, the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project is presenting a series of events to spotlight V-Day, the movement to end violence against women and girls. Come to an event and make a commitment to end violence.

Feb. 1 – 28: V-Day Book Display. Stop by Miller Nichols Library to check out books and information about the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. This event is sponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention and Response and UMKC Libraries.

Wed, Feb. 6: V-Day UMKC 2013 presents a benefit screening of Until the Violence Stops. 2013-UTVS_eviteJoin us at 7 p.m. in the Oak Street Residence Hall Basement. View this documentary about the start and success of V-Day and The Vagina Monologues and learn more about this year’s event. Donations accepted. Proceeds from all activities benefit the UMKC Violence and Response Project and V-Day’s 2013 spotlight campaign. This event is sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project and Residential Life.

 

2013-VDAY-Tables_eviteMon & Tues, Feb. 11 – 12: V-Day Information Tables, Mon, Feb. 11, 12 – 2 p.m. in Oak Street Residence Hall, and Tues, Feb. 12, 12 – 2 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building. Stop by our tables for V-Day information and to purchase chocolate vaginas and other V-Day items. Sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project.

 

 

Wed, Feb. 20: V-Men Workshop, 5 – 6 p.m. Join a group of dedicated V-Men and participate in a2013 VMEN conversation about ending violence against women and girls. This workshop is open to MEN ONLY. Pizza will be provided. Sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project and UMKC Men of Color Campus Initiative.

 

 

Mon, Mar. 4: V-Day Information Table, 12 – 2 p.m. in Royall Hall. Stop by our tables for V-Day information and to purchase chocolate vaginas and other V-Day items. Sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project.

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Thurs, Mar 7: V-Day UMKC 2013 presents a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:30. Join us as V-Day returns to UMKC’s Student Union Theatre. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for non-students in advance; $15 for students and $20 for non-students at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Central Ticket Office. Proceeds from all activities benefit the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project and V-Day’s 2013 spotlight campaign. Sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project.

 

For more information on the Violence Prevention and Response Project’s V-Day campaign or other programs, please visit our website. For more information on the UMKC Women’s Center, please visit us on the web. You can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.