V-Fest Feb 14th – Feb 17th 2006
February 2006

Tuesday Feb 14th (V-day) at The Shamrock (1017 W University Ave) (352) 374-6777 9pm $5 Spellbox, Oriflamme, Killarney Star, Erin Weldon, Montana Atwater, Mama Trish

Wednesday Feb 15th at Wayward Council (807 W. University Ave) 9pm $3-5 donation Nomore, Kathleen, Andy B, Chrissy, and more…

Thursday Feb 16th at Common Grounds (210 S.W. 2nd Ave) (352) 372-7320 9pm $5 Chicken Luv, The Ones To Blame, Gainesville Liberation Orchestra, Cassette

Friday Feb 17th at The Atlantic (15 N. Main Street) (352)-264-9844 V.A.G.I.N.A. Fest DANCE NIGHT!!! with DJ Tierney DJ William 10:30pm $3 (free beer 11-12pm)

What is V-Fest?
V.A.G.I.N.A. – Fest, an acronym for Violence Against Girls Is Not Acceptable. V-Fest is a benefit for Peaceful Paths and Chrysalis Community in solidarity with V-Day (www.vday.org), an anti-violence movement, envisioning a planet in which women and girls will be free to thrive creatively, rather than merely survive (www.vday.org) V-Day was born in 1998 as an outgrowth of Eve Ensler's (Playwright/Performer/Activist) Obie-Award winning play, "The Vagina Monologues," based on Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women.

Two local anti-violence organizations will receive donations from V-fest:

Chrysalis Community (www.chrysaliscomm.org)
Chrysalis Community is a transitional residential program for women in recovery from prostitution and drug addiction. Our mission is to provide safe housing along with an array of support services and educational opportunities for women. Chrysalis' residential program provides long term secure housing as a haven from the extreme social, psychological and economic factors that drive women to desperate means for survival.

Peaceful Paths (www.peacefulpaths.org)
Peaceful Paths (formerly known as SPARC) is a domestic abuse network that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford, Putnam, and Union counties. Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, children's programming, education and training, counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, medical response services, and batterer's intervention programming.

More info on V-Fest:, contact Jennifer Vito (Organizer) (352) 246-4052

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