Our Mission

A world in which women live safely and freely, spending their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities.

Our Work Is Grounded In Four Core Beliefs:

  • Art has the power to transform thinking and inspire people to act.
  • Lasting social and cultural change is spread by ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
  • Local women best know what their communities need and can become unstoppable leaders.
  • One must look at the intersection of race, class, and gender to understand violence against women.

Our History

Founded in 2010 by Jennifer Teykaerts, JoLane Blaylock, Chad Sniffen, Maryanne Henke, and Nicola Hil, V-Day Sacramento began as a project of Sacramento Take Back the Night. Since then, V-Day Sacramento has raised over $150,000 for local non-profit organizations in the Sacramento area.

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V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. Each year, thousands of V-Day benefit events take place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.

To learn more about the V-Day’s global movement, mission and accomplishments, visit VDay.org.


V-Day Sacramento is a local grassroots movement to end violence against all women, girls, transgender, gender non-conforming and fluid identified people, bringing attention to the issues of sexual harassment, assault, domestic violence, rape, incest, and trafficking.

An entirely volunteer-run organization, V-Day promotes creative events to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence organizations in the Sacramento area. Using the power of art and activism,100% of the funds raised are donated to local nonprofits that provide critical resources and services to survivors of violence.

__2023. Fiscal Sponsor


Sacramento Take Back the Night aims to resist and end sexual, gender-based, and ALL forms of violence through awareness-building, empowering survivors, and supporting organizations that provide services to survivors of violence. Take Back the Night works collaboratively with local organizations and service providers in furthering these efforts, year-round.

Take Back the Night events have been held annually in Sacramento since 1979 and are organized entirely by volunteers, with active participation from many community-based organizations. The annual March & Rally features a variety of diverse speakers and performances, and serves as a safe place for survivors of violence to come forward with testimonials. The event offers community resources, activities for children and teens, and encourages men to become actively involved in ending violence.



__2023. Producers

Cha'Quitta Hutchison

Cha'Quitta Hutchison


Cha’Quitta has been a vibrant member of V-Day Sacramento since 2015, making her directorial debut with the 2017 production of The Vagina Monologues. She hopes to drive forward the mission of her predecessors by raising the level of awareness they set forth and promoting intersectional feminism. Cha’Quitta is excited to introduce a new production and looks forward to helping V-Day Sacramento continue to grow and leave a lasting impact on the community.

Syd Scanlon

Syd Scanlon


Syd is thrilled for V-Day Sacramento to be back for the 2023 season, and even more thrilled to be stepping into the role of Co-Producer! Syd has been with V-Day Sacramento since 2017, in a number of roles such as volunteer, cast member, and show Director. Syd is a professional advocate and counselor for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She is an avid feminist and passionate about community and healing.

__2023. directors: Raise the Vibration

Marianne Candela

Marianne Candela


Marianne Candela is a 4-time VDAY participant. Her first experience was in college in 2008 and her most recent, our last season of Raise the Vibration in 2020. This is her first year as a director for this production. Marianne works as a trauma educator & community advocate in Sacramento. She is a poet and a healer. She is passionate about abolishing systems and institutions of oppression and has dedicated her life to healing through art and commUNITY. She believes human connection is the antidote to trauma and hopes to connect our hearts with the 2023 season of RTV.

Kassie Crawford

Kassie Crawford


Kassie joined V-Day Sacramento in 2020 for the debut production of Raise the Vibration. She has been a fan of Vagina Monologues since she saw it in 2013. However, the opportunity to expand the organization’s intersectionality is what drew her to volunteering for Raise the Vibration. She is constantly inspired by the talent and vulnerability she witnesses in the Sacramento community. She hopes Raise the Vibration will continue to create a more inclusive space for sharing the stories of resilience in the community.


P.O. Box 2004
Sacramento, CA 95812




MMRP: Feb 10 & 16
TVM: Feb 17 & 24


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