About V-Day WSU


V-Day WSU is a local branch of the larger V-Day organization, a global campaign that works to create a world in which violence against women and girls no longer exists. V-Day hopes that the devastating and true stories that are the foundation of "The Vagina Monologues" will inspire people who see productions of the play to help V-Day in its efforts to stop all violence against women and girls.

Awareness and Education

V-Day WSU has put on benefit productions of “The Vagina Monologues” for the past ten years.  "The Vagina Monologues” is a play based on Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 diverse women about their experiences with sexuality, violence, and life in general.  The result is a combination of voices with happy, sad, funny, heartbreaking, empowering, and outrageous stories to tell.  Year after year, sold-out performances have empowered audience members while raising awareness about gender violence. 

In recent years, V-Day WSU has been expanding its scope to include other educational outreaches.  In October 2011, V-Day WSU sponsored the Until The Violence Stops Festival on the Terrell Mall. The festival featured interactive games and giveaway items, and showed women on campus there was support for victims and survivors of violence. Also, in 2010 V-Day WSU hosted Jackson Katz, an internationally known male anti-sexist activist, speaker, author, and filmmaker.  V-Day WSU has also sponsored educational movies and has collaborated with other anti-violence groups around campus and in the community.

Fundraising

In the past 10 years, V-Day WSU has raised over $70,000 through ticket sales, chocolate sales, and other fundraising events.  The majority of these funds have gone to Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP), a local agency that provides direct services for individuals experiencing violence.  V-Day has also donated over 50 comfort kits to the women and children staying in their domestic violence shelter.  In addition, each year V-Day chooses a spotlight, which is a group of women from around the world who are experiencing violence.  V-Day WSU has raised funds for groups such as the women and girls of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the women of New Orleans, women in conflict zones, the “comfort women,” and the women of Iraq.

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  • Diana Anucinski
    V-Day WSU Graduate Coordinator
    (509)335-7472
    vdaywsu@wsu.edu