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WHAT IS V-DAY SACRAMENTO?

V-Day Sacramento is a locally-organized grassroots movement that increases awareness and raises funds to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN in Sacramento. Annual projects include a benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues” and a “One Night Stand” fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds provide critical resources and services to survivors of violence.

While the premise of V-Day Sacramento is to support community organizations and effect change locally, it is also an inclusive movement, open to ANYBODY who is committed to breaking the cycle of violence against women. V-Day Sacramento provides a safe space to share, be heard, and connect with a diverse community of like-minded activists. We are an ever-growing, constantly evolving, family of Vagina Warriors. Former cast and crew describe their experience with V-Day Sacramento as one of growth and empowerment. In the words of one former cast member, “It has been really amazing to be part of the Vagina Monologues cast. I love it so much and I have grown many times over by being a part of this wonderful group of women who believe in stopping violence towards other women.”

WHAT IS V-DAY?

V-Day is a global activist movement to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play “The Vagina Monologues” and other artistic works. Local organizers receive the rights to these plays for free, and with many resources to help make the production successful. These events are brought to communities by self-directed activists on the ground and the money raised by these events is donated to a beneficiary of the local activists’ choosing: including shelters, rape crisis centers, college anti-violence projects, and more. Collectively, these grassroots events have raised millions supporting survivors in communities and at time providing critical funds to keep shelters open and hotlines running. Visit V-Day’s website to learn more about their mission and accomplishments or read one of the following articles:

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PRODUCER

Rosa Del Buono

Rosa has been working with V-Day Sacramento from the beginning, but has stepped up her game over the last few years and helped bring it to a whole new level. She has a passion for helping others find their strength and is dedicated to making each day count. She believes that everyone has the potential to affect change and make a positive ripple in the world; Rosa, through the V-Day community, has found her voice and wants to be strong for herself and anyone who hasn’t yet found theirs.

CO-PRODUCER

Kat Besse

Kat is new to Sacramento but not to V-Day! She is so excited to be part of the team because she’s always believed in its mission. She works hard to make her community better and is happy to be part of such an important event in Sacramento.

DIRECTOR

Melina Del Buono

Melina has been a part of V-Day Sacramento in multiple facets. She has been on cast, part of the production crew, and this is her second year directing The Vagina Monologues. Every day she works hard to teach her students that being a positive and active member of their communities is not only important, but necessary. As a Sacramento native, she feels a deep love for this community, and V-Day has provided an opportunity to connect with and empower those who need it most.

DIRECTOR

Cha’Quitta Hutchison

Cha’Quitta, known well as CQ, has been part of the V-Day Sacramento production crew since 2015 and this is her first year directing The Vagina Monologues. After spending the last 2 years as a vibrant member of the Pussy Posse crew, CQ jumped at the chance to direct this life-changing production. She hopes to continue raising the level of awareness her predecessors set forth.

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