WHO: Representatives from domestic violence agencies Community Solutions and Emmaus House, and cast and directors of V-DAY, including Gavilan COllege Theater Director John Lawton-Haehl, Vagina Monologues Director Julie James, and Vice President of Instruction Kathleen Rose (who also appeared in the production)
WHAT: Will come together on the Gilroy campus for a check-distribution ceremony and photo-op. Each agency will be receiving $550 from the proceeds of VDAY.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 1, at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Gavilan College Theater, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy
BACKGROUND: V-Day was celebrated on the Gavilan COllege campus on February 12, 2011 with a performance of Eve Ensler's play, The Vagina Monologues.
V-Day is a global activist movement shattering taboos, raising millions and transforming communities to end violence against women and girls. Annually, activists stage thousands of benefit productions of founder / playwright Eve Ensler's works. Working at the intersection of art, social action and politics, V-Day empowers grassroots activists to become leaders, turning pain to power. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $70 million, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 11,000 community based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Egypt, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Pakistan and South Dakota. V-Day was named one of Worth magazine's "100 Best Charities" in 2001 and Marie Claire's "Top Ten Charities" in 2006. The 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.
For more information, go to http://www.vday.org