VDay 2014 Events
This year we are delivering an entire month of events for and about women. Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see ALL events!
International Women's Day Celebration
sponsored by The Emma Center and WILPF
When: Saturday, March 8th, 1:30-5:30 PM
Where: Arcata Playhouse
Open to all even featuring: "How Healing Happens: a panel on trauma, the body, and integrative healing", followed by The Raging Grannies, awarding of the 2014 the Edilith Eckert Peace Scholarship, a presentation on International Women's Day around the world, music by Sarah Torres, and performances by Ya Habibi belly dancing troupe, the Philippine Ladies Dancing Ensemble, and Hoopdance of Humboldt.
Click here for more information and to confirm your attendance.
One Billion Rising for Justice
When: February 14, 1:00-3:30pm, "Flash mob dance" at 2:14 pm
Where: Arcata Plaza
Make a statement through movement that you won't tolerate any more violence against women or girls in our local community or around the world. No previous dance experience needed, you can make a statement just by being present and showing support in numbers.
Keep checking back for updates on community dance practice dates and times.
RSVP through Facebook and at the One Billion Rising site.
Arcata Rising In The Rain:
View the 1BR 2013 video from the Arcata Plaza below
Learn the steps to the dance from this video!
Women's Self Defence Class
When: February 16th, 11:00am-1:30pm
Where: North Coast Self-Defense Academy, 820 N St, Arcata
Cost: $5 suggested donation
This class is for women and teens who are interested in learning self defense skills. Betsy Roberts and Justin Gaffney, as well as the North Coast Self Defense Team, will instruct the class, providing knowledge and tools to deal with the potential of a dangerous attack. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes or sports attire.
The Vagina Monologues
ALL THREE SHOWS SOLD OUT!!!
When: February 21, 22, 23, 8:00pm
Where: North Coast Repertory Theater, 300 5th St, Eureka
Cost: $15 at the door, $12 online pre-sales, $10 seniors and students
The award winning play by Eve Ensler will be directed by Megan Johnson. This play is based on V-Day Founder/ playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.
Click here to read a pdf version of the 2014 script.
ALLYSON BOLTZEN: Ensemble
DANIELLE CICHON: One Billion Will Rise For Justice
CLEMENTINE: Ensemble, Six Year Old Girl
JAIME COLEMAN: Reclaiming Cunt
ANNA COOPER: Ensemble, Vagina Happy Fact, Six Year Old Girl
LILLIAN DAMRON: I Was There In The Room
ARIANNA DOBBINS: Then We Were Jumping
TYLER ELWELL: They Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy… Or So They Tried
PATRICIA GAIR: Hair
KYRA GALLAWAY: The Flood
SAMANTHA HARMON: Ensemble
WILLOW HAYDEN: Because He Liked To Look At It
KIMBERLI HUDSON: The Woman Who Loved To Make Vaginas Happy
ADIA KENYATTE: The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could
ANGELA REX: My Vagina Was A Village
CARLY SHARMAN: The Angry Vagina
OCTAVIA STREMPLE: Ensemble, Not-So-Happy Fact, They Beat The Girl Out Of my Boy… Or So They Tried
NICOLE WILLARED: The Vagina Workshop
LIGHT & SET DESIGN BY
LOCAL ARTWORK USED IN THE PRODUCTION
Click the picture to learn how to make the Vagina Pins from the production!