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Coe College students plan activities to support V-Day

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2012-02-03 14:24:21 - General

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.