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64 Days of Nonviolence 2010

The 64 Days officially begins on January 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, and ends on April 4, the day we commemorate Dr. King.  In our sixth annual observation, we continue to celebrate the many cultures and heritages among us, including our observation of Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Asian/Pacific Heritage Month.

February

  • 16th: Film screening of Lost Boys and talk with Jurkuch Jameswal Atem (Adanti Student Center Theatre; 5-9 p.m.) (POSTPONED TILL A LATER TIME DUE TO SNOWSTORM);
  • 17th: Film Screening of The Greatest Silence: Rape and talk with Aningina Tshefu Bibiane (Adanti Student Center Theatre; 5-9 p.m.)
  • 18th: "I Am Not My Hair," an evening with Erin Shell Anthony (a rescheduled performance due to the snow day on February 10th);
  • 22nd: Panel discussion on death penalty, "Death Penalty Re-Examined" with three members of Connecticut Network to Abolish Death Penalty (CNADP), including Executive Director Benjamin Jones, State Representative Gary Holder-Winfield, and Dr. Gail Southard Canzano (Adanti Student Center Room 306; 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • TBA: "Not for Sale," an event to raise awareness about human trafficking

March

  • 12th: "The Z Experience," a evening of spoken word in memory of Zannette Lewis, featuring New York & New Haven poets/artists Croilot Carlos Adames, Baub Bidon Akua Doku, Ngoma Hill, Frederick-Douglass Knowles, and Shanna Melton (Engleman A 120; 6:30-9:30 p.m.); 
  • 12th: A WMS faculty development event on online teaching and feminist pedagogy led by Jane McGinn (Engleman B 229; 1-2:30 p.m.);
  • 16th: A talk with Reanae McNeal on powerful and diverse women (Adanti Student Center Theatre; 7:30-9:30 p.m.);
  • 17th: Martin Luther King Memorial, "Dream Alive," with Joe Rogers (Adanti Student Center Ballroom; 1 p.m.), to help increase the understanding of the enormous contributions that Dr. King and other Civil Rights movement leaders imparted to the nation;
  • 20th: The 15th Annual African American Women's Summit, a Sisters' Collective in New Haven;
  • 30th: Screening of "The Price of Pleasure," a critical examination of pornography, incorporating voices of consumers, critics, and pornography producers and performers (Engleman A 120; 5-7:30 p.m.);
  • 31st: "Canto," a flamenco performance choreographed by Melinda Bronson, honoring women through dance, music and poetry of Pablo Neruda, in conjunction with a panel discussion on the Mirabal sisters about women as freedom fighters (Kendall Drama Lab; 12:30-2 p.m.);

April

  • 8th: An OWL (Opportunity for Women's Leadership) Empowerment Symposium, our sixth leadership conference with young women from largely New Haven high schools such as James Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross (Engleman B 121 A&B; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.);
  • 14th: "Take Back the Night," an annual event to stop violence against women and shatter the silence;
  • 16th & 17th: Women's Studies Program 19th Annual Conference "Women and Girls of Color: History, Heritage, and Heterogeneity" (see details in

  • 21st: "Indigenous Women and Activist Feminist Scholarship" with Sylvia Escarcega Zamarron (DePaul University) and Coro A-J Juanena(Universidad Rey Juan Carlos); Engleman Hall A120, 5 p.m.

  • 21st-22nd: A reading of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, with Iota, Iota, Iota, the SCSU Chapter of the Women's Studies National Honor Society and Theatre Department (Engleman C 112; 7:30-9:30 p.m.);
  • 22nd: Women's Studies Graduate Open House (Engleman B 229; 7-9 p.m.);
  • 23rd: "Courageous Conversation on White Privilege," with Tim Wise (Adanti Student Center Theater; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.);
  • 30th: A SAGE Center-led, multi-campus student conference/seminar on transgender issues, with Brooks Nelson as the keynote speaker, along with a screening of the film Switch: A Community in Transition;

May

  • 5th:  "Speak Out Against Discrimination," a campus-wide event to raise awareness about all forms of discrimination and oppression, in conjunction with "Tunnel of Oppression";
  • 10th & 11th: "Tunnel of Oppression," a two-day campus-wide event (Adanti Student Center Ballroom) to raise awareness about all forms of discrimination and oppression, in conjunction with "Speak Out Against Discrimination." 

Partners at SCSU in this 64 Days of Nonviolence program planning include Center for Multicultural Affairs; Women's Center; Women's Studies Program; Black Student Union; Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC); SCSU NAACP; Sexuality and Gender Equality (S.A.G.E.) Center; SCSU American Association of University Professors (AAUP); SCSU Iota Iota Iota National Women's Studies Honor Society; Sociology Club; Sociology Department; Theatre Department; and World Languages and Literatures.