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.
September 16, 2018 marked the 20th year anniversary of the Women's Center on Appalachian's campus.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Knit Knockers happens weekly in October. This is a philanthropic event where cloth prosthetics (bra inserts) are knitted or crocheted for women that have had a mastectomy from breast cancer. Currently, this event is still occurring Spring 2019 every Friday from 2-3 pm in the Women's Center.
The Vagina Monologues (February 13, 14, 15, 2019) 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. Ninety percent of ticket sales go towards OASIS which is a non-profit organization in Boone, NC that is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. The Vagina Monologues is by far the Women's Center's biggest event, often raising more than $8,000.
Rape Culture Awareness Week (April) is a week dedicated to bringing attention to rape culture in society and at Appalachian. Typical events for this week include: Denim Day and Take Back The Night.
Interesting in coordinating an event with us? Visit us in the Center or shoot us an email.