64 Days of Nonviolence 2013
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 tenth annual observation of the 64 Days at SCSU, 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.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial with keynote speaker, Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson presenting 'The Role of Media Images in the Quest for Equality,' performances by professional monologist, Tiffany Bailey portraying Coretta Scott King and SCSUs Steppin' Up Drill Team; 1 PM, ASC Ballroom
Red Tails (an American war film based on the real life events of the Tuskegee Airmen) Screening and Discussion
Feb 11: 12 PM, ASC Theater
Feb 12: 7 PM, ASC Theater
One Billion Rising, a day where one billion women and those who love them from around the globeare invited by Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues) to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women; 12 PM - 2 PM; ASC Plaza
"An American Story: Defining your Individual Success" with celebrity entrepreneur, philanthropist, best-selling author, and a syndicated columnist, Farrah Gray; 7:30 PM, ASC Ballroom
A talk and workshop with Chilean writer and publisher Pía Barros on writing against violence against women
Feb 26: 1:50 PM - 3:05 PM, EN B 121 A&B (Writing Workshop)
Feb 27: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, EN C112 (Reception and Book Launch)
Feb 28: 1:50 PM - 3:05 PM, EN B 121 A&B (Writing Workshop)
B.A.D. Friday(film focusing on a community of Rastafarians in western Jamaica who annually commemorate the 1963 Coral Gardens "incident," a moment just after independence when the Jamaican government rounded up, jailed, and tortured hundreds of Rastafarians) Screening; 1 PM - 2 PM, ASC Theater
A screening of "Miss Representation"; 5 PM - 7 PM, EN C112
A talk with Connecticut American Indian Women on Labor and Cultural Production: Ruth Garby Torres (Schaghticoke) and Trace DeMeyer on American Indian Women's cultural productions as resistance; 1:50 PM - 3:05 PM, EN B218
Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope Screening (film taking the audience on a journey of sorts into the depths of hate, but returns everyone to a place where good conversation can begin and then continue for days and weeks after); 7 PM
"The Z Experience," an Evening of Spoken Word, a Tribute to Sisterhood in Memory of Zannette Lewis; 5 PM - 7:30 PM, EN A120
18th Annual African American Women's Summit, a Sisters' Collective; 8 AM - 3 PM, Wexler Grant School, 55 Foote Street, New Haven
Mar TBA A talk on her book Fighting the Current with author Lisa Bier
"MMRP": A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer
Women's Appreciation Day 2013; 12 PM - 1:30 PM, ASC Street and Plaza level, EN Rotunda
An open reading of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Adanti Student Center Theater
"Women and Disabilities: Celebrating Differences." 5:00 - 7 :30 PM EN B 121 A & B. A Talk on Women and Disability Culture, featuring, Sarah Rizzuto and Elaine Kolb.
"Building for Connecticut's Future: A Shared Vision for Diversity" Conference, a Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC) conference, with keynote, Elsa Nunez
"Take Back the Night," an annual event to stop violence against women and shatter silence
"North American Asian Feminist Scholarship and Activism," with Jo-Anne Lee (University of Victoria); Jennifer Yee (California State University); Cecilia Herles (University of Georgia); and Sel Hwahng (Columbia University); 9:30 AM - 3 PM, ASC 301
A presentation from Jewish-Iranian writer and author of Journey from the Land of No, Roya Hakakian; 2 PM - 3:15 PM Adanti Student Center room 301
A program on celebrating Armenian art, culture and history with Dennis Papazian and Anahit Ter-Stepanian; 12:45 PM - 1:55 PM, EN C112
An OWL (Opportunity for Women's Leadership) Empowerment Symposium, our 9th leadership conference with young women from James Hillhouse, Wilbur Cross High School, and other New Haven high schools; 8 AM - 2 PM
"Courageous Conversation on White Privilege"
Coalition of Women's Studies in Connecticut & Rhode Island (CWMSC); 9 AM - 4 PM, Sacred Heart University
Partners at SCSU in the 64 Days of Nonviolence program planning include SCSU American Association of University (AAUP); Black Student Union; Buley Library; SCSU Faculty and Development Office; the SCSU Chapter of the Iota Iota Iota National Women's Studies Honor Society; Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC); Multicultural Center; Office of Diversity and Equity; the SCSU SAGE Center; Women's Center; and Women's Studies Program. Outside SCSU, our sister collaborators include the African American Women's Summit Committee and the Coalition of Women's Studies in CT & RI (CWMSC).