Categories: General
      Date: Feb  3, 2012
     Title: Coe College students plan activities to support V-Day 

Coe College students will conduct events every day during the week of Feb. 13 to support V-Day, a global activist movement aimed at ending violence against women and girls.  Each day will feature a different activity or educational event to raise awareness and promote collective action against this overwhelming social problem. In 11 years, the V-Day movement has raised over $85 million, helping fund national and international grassroots organizations and programs that work to support their vision.



Coe College students will conduct events every day during the week of Feb. 13 to support V-Day, a global activist movement aimed at ending violence against women and girls.  Each day will feature a different activity or educational event to raise awareness and promote collective action against this overwhelming social problem. In 11 years, the V-Day movement has raised over $85 million, helping fund national and international grassroots organizations and programs that work to support their vision.

At Coe, V-Day will be celebrated from Monday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 19. The capstone event for the week will be performances of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” presented by a cast of 16 Coe women.

Tickets for “The Vagina Monologues” are available by contacting the Coe Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  Tickets are $7 for the general public and $3 for students. The funds raised through ticket and craft sales, and through the silent auction during V-Week, will be donated to Coe’s local charity, Waypoint Family Services.

Events during the weeklong celebration of V-Day will include the following:

Monday, Feb. 13: Teach-In
7 p.m., Cherry Auditorium

Coe students will present an educational session about V-Day and the violence against women currently occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day
All day

V-Week supporters will celebrate the day that V-Day was first established in 1998.

Wednesday, Feb. 15: V-Men
7 p.m., Cherry Auditorium

Representatives from each of Coe’s five fraternities will run a workshop on how males can be active participants in ending violence against females.

Thursday, Feb. 16: Vaginapalooza
5 -7 p.m., Upper Gage Memorial Union

Coe students will host a free carnival in support of V-Day, with games and booths to celebrate and express female sexual empowerment.

Friday, Feb. 17: Performance of “The Vagina Monologues”
8:30 p.m., Cherry Auditorium

A cast of 16 Coe women will deliver an emotionally charged set of monologues exploring the power, beauty and sexuality of womanhood.

Saturday, Feb. 18: Performance of “The Vagina Monologues”
7 p.m., Charlie’s P.U.B.

Sunday, Feb. 19: Performance of “The Vagina Monologues”
2:30 p.m., Charlie’s P.U.B.

For more information about V-Day, contact Sydney Cook, production coordinator for the events, at svcook@coe.edu.