Walk for Awareness (August/September) is a commemorative walk across campus that honors the lives of two young women from Appalachian State University who were abducted and raped in 1989. The walk began as a campus response to the experience of these two women, and since then, each September, students, faculty, and staff walk as a community to remember lives lost or affected by violence and to commit to speaking out against violence in all forms.
Rape Culture Awareness Week
The Vagina Monologues (February) is an annual production of Eve Ensler's famous play. The play is staged around Valentine's Day, lovingly deemed V-DAY. With the help of a volunteer cast and crew, the play, performed on three consecutive nights, gives voice to some of the issues women face around the world, their victimization, and their resilience. Ticket sales for the Vagina Monologues go towards local charities and organizations benefitting women. Ten percent of ticket sales go towards the VDAY campaign, which pledges to end violence against all women and girls. The Vagina Monologues is by far the Women's Center's biggest event, often raising more than $8,000.
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