V-Day & The Vagina Monologues

What is V-Day?

V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues. U of L's production of The Vagina Monologues will coincide with other productions as part of the V-Day College Campaign. In 2006, more than 2,500 V-Day events took place in the U.S. and around the world. V-Day has educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; funded safe houses in Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq, and over 5,000 community-based anti-violence programs. In ten years, the V-Day movement has raised over $70 million. The "V" in V-Day stands for Victor, Valentine and Vagina.

What is V-Day University of Louisville?

The Vagina Monologues is a fundraiser for the PEACC Program. We raise money through donations, ticket, and merchandise sales.

V-Week 2014 Activities

FEBRUARY 3 - 7

Random Acts of H’Art – This imaginative conversation will be taking place around campus throughout V-Week as a visual reminder to show compassion for ourselves and our bodies. All students, faculty and staff are invited to create and post pictures of hearts (h’arts) around campus using Instagram (#peaccofhart). Find one, create one, or post one using materials such as leaves, chalk, silverware, mud….whatever you find around you to share the love!

Monday, February 3, 12 noon / Courtyard outside SAC or Jazzman’s Café (if rain)

Let The Beat Rise! Join the powerful rhythm of our drum circle as we release our pain, our outrage, and our hopes for a world where one in three women on our planet are not physically or sexually abused in her lifetime. This energy will kick off our V-WEEK 2014!

Tuesday, February 4, 6:30pm / Strickler Auditorium

To Write Love On Her Arms, sponsored by SAB, is an event featuring a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Featuring a powerful talk with founder Jamie Tworkowski and music by Steven McMorran of Satellite.

Wednesday, February 5th, 12-1:00pm / PEACC Program

VMen’s TEDTalk will be the topic of the Lunch & Learn event this week. Men who have a story of their experience of violence and what they are doing about it will be featured during this compelling lunch hour in the style of the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading  (TEDTalk). We can no longer afford to keep men's voices out the conversation!

Thursday, February 6th

Be on the lookout for Flash Monologues taking place around campus! (a.k.a Bite size bursts of a monologue that will leave you wanting more!)

Opening night of The Vagina Monologues at the Playhouse Theatre, 8pm! Performances will also be Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th. Don’t miss this unforgettable performance that celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Tickets $8 for all students w/ID and $10 for faculty, staff and community and all proceeds go to support this cause.

Tickets available at: http://vaginamonologues2014.eventbrite.com

How can I get involved?

See Volunteer Opportunities for more information on exactly how you can help.