V-Week Events, Feb. 13-17

That time of the year is here again; NEOMED hosts V-Week annually to educate the faculty and student body about such topics such as women's health and domestic violence. We are having a series of events from February 13-17: ranging from testimonials to lectures, a women's self-defense workshop, and even a production of The Vagina Monologues.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the The Vagina Monologues will go on sale tomorrow, Feb. 8, for $5 for students ($8 for faculty/non-students) and will be sold in the NEW Auditorium atrium during lunch every day through Feb. 17. You may also buy tickets in Student Affairs during business dollars. Proceeds will benefit the local organization Townhall II in Kent, who provide services for victims of rape, abuse and violence.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Feb 13
Take Back The Night--Join us as we march to advocate for those who experience domestic and sexual violence, as well as speak about our own experiences with such issues
6 p.m. in Regula Training Room

Tuesday, Feb 14
Self Defense Workshop
7 p.m. in Sequoia Gymnasium
Limited to 20 participants

Wednesday, Feb 15
Planned Parenthood Speaker--Presentation on women's access to healthcare and handling of cases of domestic violence
4 p.m. in Meshel Hall
Food for first 30 people to RSVP

Thursday, Feb 16
A Global Perspective on Women's Health--Series of readings and videos of testimonials from women around the world
6 p.m. in Regula Training Room
Food for first 25 people to RSVP

Friday, Feb 17
The Vagina Monologues, a play that shares a variety of female voices, performed by NEOMED students and faculty!
$5 for students; $8 for staff
Proceeds go to Townhall II
7 p.m. in Great Hall

RSVP for the events!

Anonymous submissions for Take Back the Night. 

Domestic abuse and sexual violence, especially against women (although it also affects men as well, which is an entire issue in itself), is still an issue in our society today and it is so important that we reflect upon it as a school and embrace these difficult subjects. Both men and women are welcome to attend the weeks events, I hope to see lots of you there! Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.


Abigail Chauvin
V-Week Coordinator
MD Candidate 2019
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Email: achauvin@neomed.edu

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