Feb 3, 2011    #017
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green

UMKC Celebrates V-Day's Thirteen-Year Anniversary

Performances will benefit local and international organizations

KANSAS CITY, MO. - In collaboration with the 2011 V-Day campaign - a global movement to stop violence against women and girls - the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Women's Center will bring "The Vagina Monologues" and other V-Day events to the campus and Kansas City community.

Proceeds from all events benefit the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project and V-Day's 2011 spotlight campaign, "On the Women and Girls of Haiti."

Following is a schedule of February events:

A benefit screening of "Until the Violence Stops" will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 in the Oak Street Residence Hall Basement, 5051 Oak St. The documentary chronicles the start and success of V-Day and "The Vagina Monologues." Also learn more about this year's event! Donations accepted.

A benefit screening of "Until the Violence Stops" will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the Oak Street Residence Hall Basement, 5051 Oak St. This V-Day sponsored documentary features the beginning and the success of V-Day and The Vagina Monologues, including details about this year's event. Donations accepted.

A benefit performance of "The Vagina Monologues" will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 16 and 17 at the UMKC Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

V-Day celebrates its thirteenth anniversary of working to end violence against women and girls. The V-Day movement is growing rapidly in 130 countries, and has spread to Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and all of North America.

V-Day, a nonprofit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth magazine's "100 Best Charities" and in 2006 one of Marie Claire magazine's "Top 10 Charities." In 11 years, the V-Day movement has raised more than $80 million.

In line with the V-Day campaign and fundraising efforts, the Women's Center is selling chocolates and other V-Day items at information tables on Feb. 3 in the Student Union; on Feb. 10 in the Health Sciences Building (2464 Charlotte St.); and on Feb. 14 in Royall Hall (800 E. 52nd St.). For information on purchasing V-Day items or becoming involved with UMKC V-Day 201, contact the Women-s Center at 816-235-1638 or For information about the national V-Day campaign, visit V-Day.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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