The University of Akron Vagina Monologues Presents: A Benefit Production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 | 8 p.m.
E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall - Akron, Ohio
Tickets are $10

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V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. Proceeds benefit The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties.


Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, Rethinking Gender provides a forum for presenting the research of feminist faculty at The University of Akron and nearby colleges and universities.

All Rethinking Gender talks will be noon - 1 p.m.

Friday Sept. 14, 2018
Student Union room 316

Dr. Kara Kvaran, Women's Studies Program

"Sexual Identity in Horror Films"

Friday Oct. 5, 2018
Student Union room 335

Dr. Amanda Weinstein, Assistant Professor Economics Department

"What Women Want: Estimating Gender Differences in the Quality of Life across Cities"

Friday Nov. 9, 2018
Student Union room 308

Dr. Mira Mohsini, Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology

“Exploring Muslim Veiling Through Women’s Work and Mobility in India”

Friday Feb. 8, 2019
Student Union room 316

Dr. Cortney Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Spanish Department of Modern Languages at The University of Akron

“Spectacular Traveling Women in the 17th-Century Hispanic World: Nuns, Cross-Dressers, Soldiers, and Avengers”

Friday Mar. 8, 2019
Student Union room 308

Dr. Stacey Nofziger, Associate Professor Department of Sociology

Dr. Robert Peralta, Associate Professor Department of Sociology

“Gender Identity and Crime on Campus: An Examination of Patterns Over 20 years”

Friday Apr. 5, 2019
Student Union room 316

Mary biddinger, Professor of English of the Akron Series in Poetry

Noor Hindi, NEOMFA student and managing editor of The Devil Strip

“A Rethinking Gender Poetry Reading with Mary Biddinger and Noor Hindi”


ASHANTÉ REESE, PHD —Co-sponsored by an EXL Center Student-Driven Initiative

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, 7 p.m. at The Student Union Theatre

Dr. Reese will speak on food insecurity, race, and empowerment. She is a 2017 Southern Foodways Alliance Smith Symposium Fellow, and the author of a forthcoming book, Between a Corner Store and a Safeway: Race, Resilience, and our Failing Food System.


Saturday, Apr. 3, 2019, 7 p.m. at Student Union Ballroom

Beverly Gooden is a nationally known domestic violence survivors advocate and founder of #WhyIStayed. She has been on Good Morning America, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and covered in the Washington Post, TIME magazine, and other publications.