Last term, over 450 members of both the Lawrence community and the Fox Cities area gathered on the nights of March 4th and 5th to protest violence against women at VDay, Lawrence University’s annual production of The Vagina Monologues. Because of this support, VDay raised over $2000 in ticket sales, which will be given to The Fox Cities Sexual Assault Crisis Center, Equality Now and VDay’s spotlight charity for this year, which supports the struggles of Native American women. The members of VDay and the cast and crew of the show would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the increased support we have received around campus this year, and to thank The Lawrentian for its informative and well-written article, “Valentine…Violence…Vagina?” The widespread support for VDay and its mission of nonviolence was particularly meaningful at a time in which much of the world is focused on the violence surrounding America’s involvement in Operation: Iraqi Freedom. Although this year’s production of the Vagina Monologues has successfully ended, there are still many other ways to get involved. VDay meets every Tuesday at 8pm in room 201 Main Hall, and is planning a variety of events for third term, such as an empowerment workshop for middle-school aged girls and involvement in Celebrate. Please join in our efforts to stop violence against women, which continues to be a pressing global issue in both times of war and times of peace.
Kathryn Steiner Secretary, VDay, Lawrence University