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By Sarah McCartan

Although you may immediately associate the term “V-Day” with Valentine’s Day, February 14th also marks another observation of “V-Day” associated with a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, inspired by Eve Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues.” Every V-Day, thousands of local benefit productions take place around the world to raise funds for various local groups, shelters, or crisis centers working to end violence against women. This year an independent group of local area women have banded together to bring V-Day to life in Pensacola.

It’s not quite time for V-Day itself just yet, but it is time for the “V-Day Pensacola” Bake Sale. Sunday, Jan. 12, the local group is hosting a bake sale at Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, with proceeds going toward the production of the monologues including items such as set design, venue rental, and promotion. The event offers an opportunity for individuals to stop by, pick up a delicious sweet treat or two, and learn more about “The Vagina Monologues,” and about the local group’s efforts to bring the production to life. Sluggo’s will also be serving brunch to accompany the occasion.

The V-Day Pensacola 2014 production will raise money for FavorHouse of Northwest Florida, a community-supported organization dedicated to serving victims of domestic abuse and their families.

To learn more and stay up to date with production details, visit facebook.com/vdaypensacola.

V-Day Pensacola Bake Sale
WHERE: Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 101 S. Jefferson St.
WHEN: Noon-3 p.m., Sunday Jan. 12
DETAILS: facebook.com/vdaypensacola