Rhodes Students Promote Programs to End Violence Against Women


Publication Date: 2/7/2008

Rhodes College is an active participant in V-Day′s global movement to end violence against women and girls and is hosting a series of events February 8-16 for both Rhodes and the larger Memphis community.



February 8, 6 p.m.
Student Art Show Opening Reception: “Concerning Women”
Material Gallery at 2553 Broad Street

The art show runs February 8-14 and is cosponsored by Rhodes College V-Day Organizers and the Center for the Outreach and Development of the Arts (CODA). For more information please contact Lauren Kennedy at kenle@rhodes.edu

February 10, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
V-Day Peace Vigil
Rhea Lounge

The Rhodes community is invited to this annual vigil held to remember and pray for victims of violence and sexual assault. Prepared readings are encouraged, but not necessary to participate.

February 11, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
V-Day Self-Defense Class
Downstairs Aerobics Rom of the BCLC

Joe Wilson from Memphis Martial Arts will teach defense techniques.

February 12, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Lynx Lair

This fundraising event is presented by RAB and Rhodes V-Day and includes raffles, merchandise, drink and food specials and a great night of performances from the Woolsocks, Lipstick on your Collar, CUP and Vagtastic Voyage.

February 13, 7 p.m.
Movie: “But I′m a Cheerleader”
Frazier Jelke B

SafeZones and the Philosophy Department will present a showing of the movie “But I′m a Cheerleader.” Food and drink will be provided, and a discussion will follow the movie.

February 14-16, 7:30 p.m.
Rhodes Production of Eve Ensler′s Award-Winning  “The Vagina Monologues”
Blount Auditorium

Rhodes′ annual production will premiere on Valentine′s Day. “The Vagina Monologues,” which was first performed off-Broadway dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world.

There will be an information fair set up at 6:30 p.m. before the Rhodes production. Funds raised will benefit local women′s charities. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved through e-mail at rhodesmonologues@gmail.com 


For more information about any of these events, contact Britt Jenkins at jenbl@rhodes.edu