Main Content

64 Days of Nonviolence

 

The 14TH SEASON OF
64 Days OF NONVIOLENCE 2017

Schedule of Events 

64 Days of Nonviolence Image by Alisha Martindale


Postcard Image of the "Women's March on Washington" by Alisha Martindale

The 64 Days officially begins each year on January 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, and ends on April 4, the day we commemorate Dr. King. In our twelfth annual observation of the 64 Days at Southern Connecticut State University, we continue to celebrate the peace and justice heritage in many of our cultures and heritages, including our observation of Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Asian/Pacific Heritage Month. 

 

February 

    • 1st: The Social Justice Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
      (12:30pm, Adanti Student Center Ballroom)
    • 6th: Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence and Peace
      (12:15pm, Buley Library Patio)
    • 7th: Screening and Discussion of the Documentary, 13th
      (7:00pm, Adanti Student Center Ballroom)
    • 16th: Pia Barros Basta! A Movement Against Gender Violence
      (3:15-4:30pm, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)
    • 22nd: Pia Barros Basta! A Movement Against Gender Violence
      (6:00-7:15pm, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)
    • 22nd: Hidden Kolors: A Celebration of African American Culture
      (7:00pm, Adanti Student Center Ballroom)
    • 23rd: Black Herstory Month: Sheroes in the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement
      (10:30am-12:30pm, Engleman Hall B 121  A&B)
    • 28th: Letter Writing to Incarcerated LGBTQ+ Individuals
      (7:30pm, Adanti Student Center Room 309)

 

March 

  • 1st: “Visioning” Sessions for the Reflection Garden Project. There will be three discussion/visioning sessions:  Student Focus, 1-2 PM; Faculty/Staff Focus, 3-5 PM; Community Focus, 6-8 PM.  Place: ASC Ballroom.  All sessions are open to all participants. 

  • 2nd: A reading of Eve Ensler'sThe Vagina Monologues, with Iota, Iota, Iota, the SCSU chapter of the National Women's Studies Honor Society
    (7:30pm, Engleman Hall B 121)
  • 3rd: Screening and Discussion of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing
    (12:30pm, TBA)
  • 3rd: A reading of Eve Ensler’sThe Vagina Monologues, with Iota, Iota, Iota, the SCSU Chapter of the National Women’s Studies Honors Society
    (7:30pm, Engleman Hall B 121)
  • 6th: Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence and Peace
    (12:15pm, Buley Library Patio)
  • 7th: New Haven International Women’s Day Celebration Kick-Off at SCSU
    (6:30-9:30pm, Adanti Student Center Ballroom B)
  • 8th: New Haven International Women's Day Celebration Mindfulness Breakfast
    (7:00-9:00am, New Haven City Hall, 165 Church Street)
  • 8th: New Haven International Women's Day Celebration Panel Discussion, "Women Working Toward Peace"
    (12:00-1:45pm, Gateway Community College, 20 Church Street)
  • 8th: New Haven International Women's Day Celebration Film Screening, "Side by Side--Women, Peace and Security"
    (2:30-4:30pm, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street)
  • 8th: New Haven International Women's Day Celebration "Continue the Conversation"
    (5:30-7:30pm, Musical Intervention, 23 Temple Street)
  • 8th (Tentative): Alex Wilson (Cree) on Two-Spirit and Queer Indigenous Feminism as Epistemology and Pedagogy
  • 21st: Courageous Conversations on White Privilege
    (5:00-7:00pm, Engleman Hall B 121)
  • 22nd: An Interfaith Dialogue: “We Are All One: Interfaith Perspectives on the Diversity & Oneness of the Global Human Family”
    (1:00-2:00pm, Engleman Hall A 120)
  • 22nd: Screening of the Documentary, Adama, followed by a Q & A with Adama Bah and filmmaker David Felix Sutcliffe
    (6:00-8:00pm, Adanti Student Center Theater)
  • 24th: Coalition of Women’s Studies in Connecticut & Rhode Island
    (9:00-3:00pm, University of New Haven)
  • 25th-April 1st- SCSU Bike Week
  • 25th: New Haven Social Justice Bike Ride: 13 mile bike ride through New Haven that celebrates current and historical social justice sites in our city. Bikes and helmets available for loan. Free! Limited to 25 people
    (6:30-9:30am, TBA)
  • 25th: The 21st Annual African American Women’s Summit, a Sisters’ Collective in New Haven
    (8:00am-3:00pm, Beecher School, 100 Jewell Street, New Haven)
  • 30th: Wig and Clothing Drive for Transgender Day of Visibility
    (8:30am-4:30pm, SAGE Center)
  • 30th: Shoruq Debka and Hip Hop Theatre Performance
    (7:00-9:00pm, Engleman Hall C 112)

 

April 

      • 3rd: Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence and Peace
        (12:15pm, Buley Library Patio)
      • 4th: Panel “Breaking Good: The Role of Forgiveness and Atonement in Reducing the Number of Incarcerated Women in Connecticut”
        (5:00-8:00pm, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)
      • 6th: “Peace Talks: Our Place in the Social Justice Movement,” with Peace Development Fund and Gardening the Community, Springfield, MA
        (5:00-7:30pm, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)
      • 13th: Slut Walk at SCSU
        (Panel Discussion at 1:00pm in Engleman Hall B 121 A&B, One-Mile Walk on Campus beginning at 3:00pm)
      • 17th: The “Take Back the Night” Pre-Rally Festival, an annual event to stop violence against women and shatter the silence
        (12:00-3:00pm, Buley Library Patio)
      • 18th: “Take Back the Night,” an annual event to stop violence against women and shatter the silence
        (7:00pm, Residential Life Quad)
      • 21st: “Transforming the World with a Feminist Degree & Vision: Women's Studies Alumnae/i Summit”
        (2:00-8:00pm, Adanti Student Center Ballroom B)
      • 22nd: Team SCSU Rock-to-Rock Earth Day Ride
        (10:30am, TBA)
      • 26th: Cultural Fest
        (11:30am, Academic Quad)
      • 27th: OWL (Opportunity for Women’s Leadership): The 12th SCSU Women’s Studies Leadership Symposium with James Hillhouse, Metropolitan Business Academy, Wilbur Cross High School, and West Haven High School young women
        (8:00am-3:00pm, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)


Partners at SCSU in the 64 Days of Nonviolence program planning includes American Association of University Professors; Black Student Union; Faculty Development Office; Iota Iota Iota National Women's Studies Honor Society; Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee; Multicultural Center; Office of Diversity and Equity; Sexuality and Gender Equality (SAGE) Center; Student Affairs; Student Government Association; Sustainability Office; Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS); ISO; NAACP; Southern Rising; Women's Studies Program.  Outside SCSU, our sister collaborators include African American Women's Summit and the Coalition of Women's and Gender Studies in CT and RI.