APSU joined the international V-Day movement in February 2002 with its first two performances of Eve Ensler's play, "The Vagina Monologues." The play is produced as part of the course work for WS 3060: Vagina Monologues. Topics for the course include domestic violence, representation of women in the media and art, sexual objectification of women, the social construction of the veil, women in prison, the construction of sexual identity, childbirth, and race and sexuality. Guest speakers are also a part of the course. Students organize and display The Clothesline Project in conjunction with producing the play, and present research projects on subjects generated by the course.
In 2011, two performances generated $2000, which will be used to fund a Women's and Gender Studies service learning scholarship. The recipient will coordinate workshops on campus to build safe and healthy relationships. In 2011, APSU sponsored the first Alumni, Faculty and Staff Show. The Women's and Gender Studies Program is committed to producing the play every year, as the V-Day campaign urges, "Until the violence stops."
March 26, 27 at 7 p.m. Clement Auditorium