V-day UMD 2010 Events!

The V-day Calendar for this year has been finalized! V-day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Money raised by these events will be donated to PAVSA (Program of Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault) who provides survivor-centered services to people of Southern St. Louis County.

V-day 2010 Calendar of Events

Events Co-sponsored by The UMD Women’s Resource & Action Center and The Kirby Program Board

Any One of Us: Women’s Words from Prison

Presented by   V-day UMD 2010

Monday, February 15th 6PM

$2 with one non-perishable food item, or $3 without

UMD Kirby Student Center Rafters

“Any One of Us: Words From Prison” evolved from a decade long writing group with Eve Ensler and 15 women at Bedford Hill’s Correctional Facility. This piece is a collection of stories from the raw voices of fierceness and honesty written by the original 15 women combined with writing from women in prisons across the nation moving forward toward healing, understanding, and change with the ultimate goal of using their writing and voices to impact policy, laws and treatment of incarcerated women. Together these writings reveal the deep connection between women in prison and the violence that often brings them there. Performed by UMD students.

Film: What I Want My Words To Do To You

Presented by V-day UMD 2010

Wednesday, February 17th 6PM


UMD Kirby Student Center  Lounge

What I Want My Words To Do To You offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright Eve Ensler, consisting of 15 women, most of whom were convicted of murder. Through a series of exercises and discussions, the women, including former Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and Judith Clark, delve into and expose their most terrifying realities as they grapple with the nature of their crimes and their own culpability. The film culminates in an emotionally charged prison performance of the women’s writing by acclaimed actors Mary Alice, Glenn Close, Hazelle Goodman, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei.

Film: Until the Violence Stops

Presented by V-day UMD 2010

Friday, March 5th 4:30PM


UMD Kirby Student Center Lounge

Until the Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a powerful film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls. In 2002, eight hundred cities around the world participated in V-Day by staging benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues. Until the Violence Stops shows women from Harlem to Ukiah, California; from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Philippines and Kenya, uniting and courageously revealing their intimate and deeply painful experiences with abuse ranging from rape to female circumcision.

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer

Presented By V-day UMD 2010

Friday, March 26th 7PM

$2 or one non-perishable food item

UMD Kirby Student Center Rafters

This play includes monologues submitted by both men and women surrounding their views about women, gender roles, and the effects of sexual violence. An extremely potent piece it is sure to intrigue, evoke emotion, and hopefully inspire! Performed by UMD students.

The Vagina Monologues

Presented by V-day UMD

Friday and Saturday, April 16th & 17th 7PM

$5 for students, $8 for non-students

UMD Bohannon Hall 90

The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women’s stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery.  Performed by UMD  students.

If you have questions, please contact the Women’s Resource & Action Center 218-726-6292 [email protected]

For more info on V-Day, check out www.v-day.org


Danny G

about 14 years ago

At first glance I thought it was called VD-day.


about 14 years ago

Who will be the first smart ass to drop Mr. Raymond's name here? Oh the irony....

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