/V-Day 2018

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College will host V-Day 2018 on Tuesday, February 20, taking part in the global V-Day effort to raise awareness and end gender violence and the exploitation of women. This year, as part of our educational efforts, YVC welcomes human rights activist, writer, and rapper Queen Yonasda as our guest speaker. Our V-Day celebration will also include V-Fest, an interactive event where students learn about varying forms of violence, exploitation, and discrimination as well as the resources available on our campus and within our community. V-Fest is a unified effort among students, faculty, and community organizations to educate, celebrate, and empower. Participants are encouraged to believe that change can happen and it starts with the individual. Please see a complete list of details below.

YVC V-Day 2018 Schedule

Educational Talk by Queen Yonasada
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
10:30am
Hopf Union Building, #9, Activities Area

V-Fest
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
11:30am-1:00pm
Hopf Union Building, #9, Activities Area

Spoken Word by Queen Yonasada
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:10pm
Hopf Union Building, #9, Activities Area

Queen Yonasda (Yo-Naja-Ha) LoneWolf, is Oglala Lakota and African American. Her late mother, Wauneta Lonewolf, an Oglala Lakota (Sioux), was a renowned motivational speaker, gang prevention counselor and healer. Her father, who is African American, works in the fine arts. Currently, Queen Yonasda is a National Community Organizer/Human Rights Activist and a motivational speaker. She uses entertainment to bring awareness on the condition of oppressed people. For more information: https://www.queenyonasda.com/.

For more information, contact Dodie Forrest at 509.574.4822/ dforrest@yvcc.edu.

Contacts:

Jay Frank / 509.574.6870 / jfrank@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu

2018-02-12T10:04:54+00:00February 12, 2018|