Domestic Violence Awareness Month
China Blue Wednesday, Feb. 13, MUC 303, 4 p.m.
CHINA BLUE takes viewers inside a blue jeans factory in southern China, where teenage workers struggle to survive harsh working conditions. Providing perspectives from both the top and bottom levels of the factory’s hierarchy, the film looks at complex issues of globalization from the human level. Made without permission from the Chinese authorities, this film offers an alarming report on the economic pressures applied by Western companies and the resulting human consequences, as the real profits are made—and kept—in first-world countries.
V-Day, One Billion Rising Feb. 14, MUC Plaza 11a.m. - 2p.m.
On February 14th, 2013, V-Day's 15th Anniversary, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, AND DEMAND an end to the violence. One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say, "Enough! The violence ends now."
Body Positive Day Feb. 26, MUC Plaza 9a.m.
Vagina Monologues Alumni Auditions March 4, 6p.m.- 8p.m., MUC 308
Vagina Monologues Student Auditions March 5, 4:30p.m.- 6:30p.m., Harned 245
Do the Right Thing Wednesday March 6, MUC 303, 4 p.m.
It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. The only local businesses are a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry and mob mentality takes over.
Open to the public. Student panelists from African American Studies, International Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies to lead discussion after film.
Ninth Annual National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC Saturday, March 23 - Monday, March 25
The Vagina Monologues. March 26(Student Show)-27(Alumni Show), 7 p.m., Clement Auditorium, Tickets $5.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day March 28
Clothesline Project. Wednesday, April 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MUC Plaza
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo Wednedsay, April 10, MUC 303 6 p.m.
Shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this extraordinary film shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated, and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson travels through the DRC to understand what is happening and why.
Condom Day April 18, MUC
Take Back the Night April 25
The Take Back The Night Foundation seeks to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. We serve to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
Women across the world are taking back their voices by speaking out against these crimes, but there is much to be accomplished in the fight to end sexual violence. Crimes of this nature continue to appear in the news in epidemic proportions. As the history of Take Back The Night continues to be written, its mission to end sexual violence for all remains a beacon of hope for the millions affected by crimes of violence. We have made great strides, but our march is far from over.