We are thrilled to announce that The Emma Center will be the beneficiary of the 2014 Humboldt VDay Events.

OBR One Billion Rising for Justice

When: February 14, 1:00-3:30pm, “Flash mob dance” at 2:14 pm

Where: Arcata Plaza

Cost: FREE

Make a statement through movement that you won’t tolerate any more violence against women or girls in our local community or around the world. No previous dance experience needed, you can make a statement Just by being present and showing support in numbers.


SelfDefenseWomen’s Self Defence Class

When: February 16th, 11:00am-1:30pm

Where: North Coast Self-Defense Academy, 820 N St, Arcata

Cost: $5 suggested donation

This class is for women and teens who are interested in learning self defense skills. Betsy Roberts and Justin Gaffney, as well as the North Coast Self Defense Team, will instruct the class, providing knowledge and tools to deal with the potential of a dangerous attack. Participants are asked to wear  comfortable clothes or sports attire.

MonologuesThe Vagina Monologues

When: February 21, 22, 23, 8:00pm

Where: North Coast Repertory Theater, 300 5th St, Eureka

Cost:  $15 at the door, $12 online pre-sales, $10 seniors and students

The award winning play by Eve Ensler will be directed by Megan Johnson. This play is based on V-Day Founder/ playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.


International Women’s Day Celebration

When: Saturday, March 8th, 1:30-5:30 PM

Where: Arcata Playhouse

Cost: FREE

Open to all even featuring: “How Healing Happens: a panel on trauma, the body, and integrative healing”, followed by The Raging Grannies, awarding of the 2014 the Edilith Eckert Peace Scholarship, a presentation on International Women’s Day around the world, music by Sarah Torres, and performances by Ya Habibi belly dancing troupe, the Philippine Ladies Dancing Ensemble, and Hoopdance of Humboldt