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64 Days of Nonviolence 2011

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 eighth annual observation, 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 

9th: "Standing on Our Sisters' Shoulders, A Glimpse of Our Heritage and a View of Our Horizon," with panelists Carroll Brown, Hon. Angela Jackson, and Sandra McKinnie;

14th & 15th: A reading of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, with Iota, Iota, Iota, the SCSU Chapter of the Women's Studies National Honor Society, 7:00 PM in the Adanti Student Center Theatre;

14th: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement;

16th: A Dedication to Dr. Martin Luther King with Pastor Samuel T. Ross-Lee;

23rd: Screening of The Exonerated and Panel Discussion on the movement to abolish death penalty, with Bo Chamberlain, Gary Holder-Winfield, and Ebony McClease, 5:00-7:30 PM in Engleman Hall, Room A 120;

March

10th: Panel Discussion on advocacy and activism for and with girls with Lytasha Blackwell, Carroll Brown, Katja Koehnlein, Victoria Sammartino, and Jeanette Sykes, 5:00-7:30 PM in Adanti Student Center, Room 301;

19th: The 16th Annual African American Women's Summit, a Sisters' Collective in New Haven, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM at Wexler-Grant school; 

28th: "If I Should Die Before I Wake: Women Aging in Prison" with Kathleen O'Shea, 5:00-7:30 PM in Engleman Hall, Room B 121 (A); 

31st: "The Z Experience," a evening of spoken word, a tribute to sisterhood, in memory of Zannette Lewis, with Croilot Adames, Ngoma Hill, Monique Jarvis, and Frederick-Douglas Knowles, 5:00-7:30 PM in Engleman Hall, Room A 120;

April

1st: Coalition of Women's Studies in CT & RI at Naugatuck Valley Community College, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM;

6th: "Visionary Missionary," a talk on the liberation theological practice of Maryknoll Sisters by Vivien Ng, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Research, 5:00-7:30 PM in Engleman Hall, Room A 113;

12th: Women's Studies Graduate Open House, 7:00-9:00 PM in Engleman Hall, Room B 229; 

13th: "Take Back the Night," an annual event to stop violence against women and shatter the silence;

14th: "Women in Black and Blue and Pinstripes: Sex Discrimination and Harassment in the Justice Professions," with panelists Monique Ferraro, JD; Tpr. Deborah Guitierrez, CT State Police, Department of Public Safety; Hon. Joette Katz, former Supreme Court Justice. Acting Commissioner of the CT Department of Children and Families; Elaine Pagliaro, MS, JD, former Asst. Dir. Forensic Science Laboratory, CT Department of Public Safety; Teresa Younger, E.D. of CT Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, 5:00-7:30 PM in Engleman Hall, Room B 121;

15th: a symposium on Afro-Caribbean women's artistic and literary productions, with Ana-Maurine Lara, Marianela Medrano-Marra, and other artists, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM in Engleman Hall, Room A-120

28th: An OWL (Opportunity for Women's Leadership) Empowerment Symposium, our 7th leadership conference with young women James Hillhouse, Wilbur Cross High School, and other New Haven high schools, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM;  

May

TBA: PeaceFest/Harmony Day;

6th: "Courageous Conversation on White Privilege," with Gary Holder-Winfield, Jack Hasegawa, Robert Jensen, and Grace Yun, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM in Adanti Student Center Theatre;

More details will be posted on the SCSU WMS and related SCSU Web sites.  Partners at SCSU in this 64 Days of Nonviolence program planning include Multicultural Center; Women's Center; Women's Studies Program; Black Student Union; Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC); Sexuality and Gender Equality (S.A.G.E.) Center; SCSU American Association of University Professors (AAUP); and the SCSU Chapter of the Iota Iota Iota National Women's Studies Honor Society.  Outside SCSU, our sister collaborators include African American Women's Summit Committee and the Coalition of Women's Studies in CT & RI (CWMSC).