Feb. 7, 2013
Attend a performance of the Vagina Monologues, watch the documentary A Lot Like You and talk to the filmmaker, and support the Boxer basketball teams at Spirit Night, all coming up in the next three days at Pacific.Jenni Luckett | Editor
V-Day is here.
No, Valentine’s Day is still a week away. But V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, will be represented at Pacific University this weekend as students and faculty perform the Vagina Monologues.
The play by Eve Ensler has become a February tradition on colleges and universities, where its performance raises awareness, and money, to fight for the rights of girls and women in the United States and around the world.
Women students and faculty will present the series of monologues, which are, in turn, funny, poignant and serious. Pacific magazine’s student intern Karla Dubey will write about her impressions of the performance here in a couple days. In the meantime, you can see the show yourself, at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday or Saturday in Tom Miles Theatre. Tickets are available at the door: $7 for general admission or $5 for Pacific students with their Boxer Card.
Also this week, documentary filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro is on campus as the keynote speaker for Saturday’s Undergraduate Leadership Conference. The conference itself is open only to students, but there will be a free public screening of Kimaro’s award-winning documentary A Lot Like You on Friday night, followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker. Kimaro is a first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. Her film documents her father’s path back to his family and Chagga culture. The film screening and Q&A begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday in McCready Hall, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center.
On Saturday, it’s Spirit Night at the Boxer basketball games. Don your red and black to support the men’s and women’s teams as they take on Pacific Lutheran University (my alma mater — I’ll be there). There will be T-shirt giveaways, popcorn and drawings provided by STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow). Women’s tip off is at 6 p.m., and the men’s game is at 8 p.m. in the Stoller Center. Tickets are available at the door: reserved seating, $7; adults, $6; seniors, $4; students 11-17 with high school ID, $3; Pacific students, faculty and staff with Boxer card, free; and children under 10, free.
Finally, Sunday marks the first Pacesetters competition of the year. If you’re on campus, be sure to say hi to the visiting high school seniors and their families who are checking out Pacific University and competing for scholarships to join the Boxer family next year.