Vagina Anti-Violence Alliance

The Vagina Anti-Violence Alliance (VAVA) is a group of women dedicated to educating the campus about women’s issues, providing a safe space for those who wish to discuss those issues, and providing a support to the Tacoma community. Our goal is to make every voice heard and respected. We work closely with both the campus, campus clubs focused on sexuality and diversity issues, and the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County to make sure we are providing the utmost support for students on campus. We work promote female anti-violence awareness and to create a safe space to discuss women and relationship issues. VAVA is a female safe-space open to women who want to learn and share more about how to end violence towards women.  VAVA also plans collaborative meetings with SafeMen.  We meet Tuesdays at 5pm in the SDC.

As described by club members, VAVA is:

  • Empowerment
  • Activism
  • Self-defense
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • FUN!

On-Campus Activities (2009-2010)

  • Weekly Meetings
  • Take Back the Night support of SIRGE Coordinator and attendance
  • Diva Cup Drive for Haiti Relief
  • Health Care Reform and Women discussion with Planned Parented representative
  • Vagina Monologues

Off-Campus Events

  • Pierce County AIDS Walk participation

Club Leadership

VAVA officers for the 2010-2011 academic year are Co-Presidents  Ruby Aliment rkaliment@pguetsound.ed and Molly Levis mlevis@pugetsound.edu, Vice-President Caitlin Bovard, Treasurer Annie Ryan and Members at Large are Holly Kvalheim and Tosia Klincewicz. 

VAVA on Twitter and Facebook

Stay up to date by joining our Facebook group "VAVA" or following us on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/VAVApugetsound

Photo Gallery

Scroll through the photo gallery at the top of this page by clicking on the arrows and see all the various activities VAVA has participated in.