POTSDAM -- Clarkson University will host a variety of “V-Day” activities between Feb. 14 and March 9.
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, mutilation and slavery. The “V” in V-Day stands for “victory, valentine and vagina.”
The events will kick off Feb. 14 with a “Spirits & Kisses” wine tasting fundraiser at Maxfield’s from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to support PAVE, Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment, and Spectrum. The entry fee will be $10, and wine will be provided by High Peaks Winery.
The celebration will wrap up March 9 with a showing of the Vagina Monologues at 2 p.m. in Clarkson’s multipurpose rooms.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the movement V-Day will host the “One Billion Rising” campaign at www.onebillionrising.org. Thousands of activists have signed up and events are planned in 197 countries and territories around the world.
The V-Day campaign will start Feb. 14 in Samoa, kicking off 48 hours of worldwide striking, dancing and rising.
One in three, or over one billion, women will experience violence in her lifetime. On V-Day one billion women worldwide will walk out, dance, rise up and demand an end to violence.