February 13, 2012
Lees-McRae hosts V-Day Campaign February 13-16

During the week of February 13-16, Lees-McRae College will host the V-Day Campaign 2012 for our community. This campaign aims to increase awareness about violence against women and works to end that violence.

The campaign begins on February 13 with a showing of a V-Day documentary, "Until the Violence Stops" at 7 p.m. On February 15, there will be a VMen Workshop at 6:30 p.m. where men discuss ways of ending violence against women.

Then, on February 16, the week culminates in a production of The Vagina Monologues, performed by Lees-McRae students, faculty, staff and alumni. There will be a pre-show buffet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the performance 7:30 p.m. The buffet features delicious food by Nick's Pub and Restaurant, Jackalope's View, Bayou Smokehouse and Grill, Bella's Italian Restaurant, and Sugar View Café.

All events will be held in Evans Auditorium on the Lees-McRae College campus. A minimum donation of $5.00 is required for the buffet and performance. Any donation will be accepted for the performance.

Following the performance, we encourage everyone to stay for a candlelight vigil walk around campus to honor victims of domestic violence. All of the V-Day Campaign's proceeds will go to The New Day of Avery County, our local domestic violence shelter.

For more information please contact Liz Perr at 828-719-7413 or at

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