Category Archives: V-Day

Sex Slavery in the Congo

The sex slavery in Congo has taken the lives of so many innocent women. The war has caused a rape epidemic. Rape is used as a violent weapon in the fight for power and in the instillation of fear in everyone. By implementing fear, soldiers are abusing the women in their country. Women and girls […]

UMKC Presents the Vagina Monologues

On February 17 and 18, the UMKC Women’s Center hosted performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.  The cast was made up of twenty-two beautiful women who performed twenty-two of Ensler’s Monologues.  On each night of the show nearly 200 tickets were sold, and a standing ovation was given.  After the show some audience members […]

V-Day: It’s Here

At the UMKC Women’s Center, February means V-Day.  If you’re not familiar with V-Day, here’s how the V-Day website describes it: “V-Day exists for no other reason than to stop violence against women.”      Many people are familiar with movements such as the Race for the Cure for breast cancer awareness or Wear Red Day […]

Women’s Rights & Trivialities

So, as I think everyone knows by now, Hillary Clinton got a little peeved in the Congo recently and there’s been some debate about whether she was “diplomatic” enough in her response. So far, that seems fair enough (although as plenty of feminists out in the blogosphere have pointed out, she really was in the […]

V-Day and the V-Wall

This week wraps up our month of V-Day celebrations with our performances of The Vagina Monologues and Any One of Us: Words from Prison (February 25 & 26, respectively. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets).  People often ask me if I don’t get tired of doing the same thing over and over, year after […]

Is Your Valentine A Real Sweetheart?

We are a bit late for Valentine’s Day, but this was too good not to share. From Alexandra Vinson at Emory University comes a fun video that educates about healthy relationships and warning signs of dating violence. It’s cute, funny, and smart — everything a good educational video should be. And the message is always relevant.

Eve Ensler: Teenage Girls Guide to Surviving Sex Slavery

In honor of V-Day, check out Eve Ensler’s powerful new monologue. And remember to join us for UMKC V-Day 2009 events — we still have a film screening, the Congo Teach-In, and the performances coming up this month. For details or to purchase tickets, visit our website: http://www.umkc.edu/womenc/vday2009.asp

V-Day 2009: Items for Sale

Looking for unique Valentine gifts? Purchase V-Day buttons, Chocolates, 2008 shirts and Walk a Mile shirts at these locations: Monday, February 9, University Center, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, Women’s Center (105 Haag Hall), 1 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, Women’s Center (105 Haag Hall), 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, February […]

How Not to Use Facebook

From England comes word that a man posted news of his intention to divorce his wife to Facebook before informing her. What’s actually more amazing about this story, however, is the casual way in which the Mail informs its readers that the husband husband had also been brought to court for assaulting his wife. That […]

V-Day Events Begin Tonight!

V-Day UMKC 2009 presents a benefit screening of Until the Violence Stops Thursday, February 5 Location: Oak Street Residence Hall Basement, 5051 Oak Street Time: 7 p.m. View this documentary about the start and success of V-Day and The Vagina Monologues and learn more about this year’s event! Donations accepted.