64 Days of Nonviolence

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12TH SEASON OF 64 DAYS OF NONVIOLENCE - 2015

 

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.

 

Map of events

 

 

February

• 4: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (1-2 PM, Adanti Student Center Ballroom)
• 17: A Dialogue via Skype with Ana-Maurine Lara, Author of Erzulie’s Skirt (5:30-7 PM, Engleman Hall C 206)
• 18: “A Glocal Movement Against Gender Violence” with Chilean feminist Pía Barros (12:10-1:25, Engleman Hall B 308)
• 19:  “Dear White People” Film Screening and Discussion (5-7 PM, Adanti Student Center Theatre)
• 19: “Remembering the Armenian Genocide: Memory Politics in Turkey Today” (6:30 PM, Engleman Hall A120)
• 20: “Digital Pedagogies and Gender: Women, Community, Technology” with (9-3 PM, Engleman Hall B 121 B)
• 23: “The New Black” Documentary screening and discussion (1-2:30 PM, Adanti Student Center Theatre)
• 23: “Selma” Film Screening and Discussion (5 PM and 8 PM, Adanti Student Center Theatre)
• 25: Lunar New Year Celebration (12-2 PM, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)
• 25: “Dear White People” Film Screening and Discussion (3-5 PM, Adanti Student Center Theatre)
• 25: A Seminar with Barbara Gurr, WMS Alum and Author of Reproductive Justice: The Politics of Health Care for Native American Women (5-7 PM, Engleman Hall B 304)
• 26: “Celebration of Blacknesss” (7-9 PM, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)

March

• 4: Women’s Wit and Wisdom “Beauty Across Cultures” with artist and educator Hanan Hameen (2-4 PM, Adanti Student Center 301)
• 6 & 7: Kingian Nonviolence Workshop with Victoria Christgau (1-7 PM & 9-3 PM, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)
• 12: “Gender Justice and Cyber Technology” an evening with feminist legal scholars on intersections of gender and technology (5-7 PM, Adanti Student Center Room 201)
• 25:The 6th annual “The Z Experience,” a spoken word event in memory of Zannette Lewis, in conjunction with Women’s Appreciation Day & Sisters’ Gathering (7-10 PM, Adanti Student Center Ballroom B)

                                                                               April

• 9: Courageous Conversation on White Privilege (5-7:30 PM, Engleman Hall A 120)
14: NDN (American Indian) Women’s Cultural Production & Sustaining Turtle Island (TBA)
• 16: “Very Young Girls” Film Screening and Discussion (6-8 PM, Adanti Student Theatre)
• 17: Conference “Literature across Disciplines-Gabriel García Márquez: Translation and Criticism,” with Jean Franco and Edith Grossman (10 AM-5:30 PM, Adanti Student Center Theatre)
• 15 and 16: A reading of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, with Iota, Iota, Iota, the SCSU Chapter of the National Women’s Studies National Honor Society (7-9 PM, Engleman Hall C 112, and 7-9 PM, Engleman Hall A 120)
• 22: “Take Back the Night,” an annual event to stop violence against women and shatter the silence (7-9 PM, Adanti Student Center Ballroom)
•24: Centennial Commemoration of Armenian  Genocide
    Art Exhibit and Reception (5-7 PM, Buley Library)
    Concert (7:30-9:30 PM, Engleman Hall C 112) [more information to come]
24th: Performance Poetry Duo "About That Elephant"
• 24:  Coalition of Women’s Studies in CT & RI (9-3 PM, Saint Joseph University)
• 25The 20th Annual African American Women’s Summit, a Sisters’ Collective in New Haven (8-3 PM, Wexler-Grant School, New Haven)
• 30: An OWL (Opportunity for Women’s Leadership) Empowerment Symposium with Ebony Revived, the SCSU Women’s Studies 11th leadership conference with James Hillhouse, Metropolitan Business Academy, Wilbur Cross High School, and West Haven High School young women (8-3 PM, Engleman Hall B 121 A&B)

Partners at SCSU in the 64 Days of Nonviolence program planning include SCSU American Association of University; Black Student Union; SCSU Faculty and Development Office; the SCSU Chapter of the Iota Iota Iota National Women’s Studies Honor Society; Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee; Multicultural Center; Office of Diversity and Equity; SCSU World Languages and Literatures; SCSU SAGE Center; Women’s Center; Women’s Studies Program. Outside SCSU, our sister collaborators include African American Women’s Summit Committee and the Coalition of Women’s Studies in CT & RI.