V-Day at Antioch University Los Angeles is an opportunity for AULA to join with universities and colleges nationwide in a global campaign aimed at preventing and ending violence against women and girls. As part of the mission and guidelines of the V-Day College Campaign, AULA each year raises funds to benefit local non-profit organizations dedicated to this cause by performing Eve Ensler’s acclaimed theater piece The Vagina Monologues or the new collection of monologues, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer. The goal of AULA’s V-Day effort is not only to hold an event each year, but also to carry on the previous year’s momentum, rededicating ourselves to benefiting nonprofit organizations committed to this cause, “until the violence stops.”
In 2008, BA student Lesley Alexander utilized her exceptional mobilizing, acting, and directing talents to organize a V-Day event at AULA with a cast of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others performing The Vagina Monologues. The success of this event in generating proceeds for the beneficiary organizations and in raising awareness of the issue established V-Day as an annual event. The tradition has been carried on by subsequent student organizers Kristen Sherman, Shanadi Liyanage, and Cynthia Ruffin, with the outstanding support of producer/director Amy Gottlieb.
Past Event Beneficiaries include: