About the movement


A global movement to end violence against women and girls.

V-Day is an organized response against violence toward women.

V-Day is a vision: We see a world where women live safely and freely.

V-Day is a demand: Rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery must end now.

V-Day is a spirit: We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities.

V-Day is a catalyst: By raising money and consciousness, it will unify and strengthen existing anti-violence efforts. Triggering far-reaching awareness, it will lay the groundwork for new educational, protective, and legislative endeavors throughout the world.

V-Day is a process: We will work as long as it takes. We will not stop until the violence stops.

V-Day is a day. We proclaim Valentine's Day as V-Day, to celebrate women and end the violence.

V-Day is a fierce, wild, unstoppable movement and community. Join us!

V-Day Bakersfield 2019


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Calling all actor/activists!  V-Day Bakersfield 2019 is preparing for our benefit production of Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues.  Performances are February 9 at 2pm and 8pm at The Majestic Fox Theater at 1700 20th Street in Downtown Bakersfield. Rehearsal times will be limited and will vary.

Each year, V-Day produces The Vagina Monologues and other works to raise money and awareness for local organizations that work to stop violence against women and girls. Be a part of the play that started the movement!

Auditions are Saturday, January 5 from 10am-1pm and Sunday, January 6 from 11am -2pm at Red Crane Portraits at 1412 17th Street, Suite E in the Haberfelde Building and will consist of cold readings from the play.  No prior experience necessary.

We are looking for women of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities.  This year we will be presenting the play in English, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Tagalog. Participation in The Vagina Monologues does not involve vagina essentialism. Women, those that live their day to day lives as a woman, non-binary and gender nonconforming folks are welcome to audition for TVM. We are also looking for a few good men! This year we want to again present a V-Men piece featuring men in a new locally created work.

We are also seeking volunteers to assist us with ASL interpretation, technical work, marketing, sponsorships, gala planning and our popular raffle. Please join us!

Additional auditions will be held by appointment if you miss these audition dates.

Questions?  Email V-Day Bakersfield Organizer, Guinevere PH Dethlefson


The play that started a movement...

See Eve Ensler’s award winning play with proceeds benefitting Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault and Kern Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Support our sweet 16 at The Majestic Fox Theater on February 9.

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