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64 Days of Nonviolence 2006

The 64 Days of Nonviolence begin on January 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, and ends on April 4, the anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination.

In this two-month period, we celebrate many cultures and heritage months, including Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Asian/Pacific Heritage Month.

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Design by Jyoti Gupta

Events for 64 days of Nonviolence 2006:


1. Feb. 10 & 11 (Fri, Sat): V-DAY: VAGINA MONOLOGUES

2. Feb. 16 (Th): OWL Conference (Opportunity for Women Leadership; with Women's Center.

3. Feb. 24 (F): "Diversity as Compelling Interest: A Forum" (with Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee)


4. March 1-31: Southern Women in the Arts (with Dr. Jessie Whitehead and Art Department; Opening on Thursday, March 9)

6. March 15 (W): Tribute to Rosa Parks & Constance Baker Motley (with Multicultural Affairs)
A Women's Studies Gathering: In Solidarity with Women across the Globe


8. April 1 (Sa):
4th Annual Women's Studies Graduate Conference ("Women & the Media")

9. April 7 (F): Women's Studies Minors' Fair

10. April 13 (Th): Spoken Word Performance by E. Bok Lee

11. April 17(M): Human Rights Seminar with Nastaran Moossavi, McGill Visiting Professor, Trinity College

12. April 19 (W): Women's Studies Graduate Open House

13. April 25 (Tu): Seminar with Noelani Arista

An Evening with Winona LaDuke , 5-7:30. Location TBA

Descriptions of 64 DAYS Events 2006 

Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, 2006-Vagina Monologues By: Eve Ensler Locally produced by Iota, Iota, Iota Women's Studies Honor Society.  Performance will be held on Friday and Saturday in EN C 112 at 8:00 p.m., with an additional performance on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets available at the Women's Studies office in EN B 229.

Thursday, February 16, 2006-Opportunities for Women Leaders (OWL) Conference

Conference for high school women from Common Ground, Wilbur Cross, and James Hillhouse high schools.  Conference includes a presentation by Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and a safe sex fair.  To be held in the Adanti Student Center, Room 202, 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Friday, February 24, 2006-"Diversity as Compelling Interest: A Dialogue"

Diversity dialogue with Dr. Cheryl Norton, President; Dr. Selase Williams, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Ron Herron, Vice President for Student and University Affairs; Dr. Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, Director of Women's Studies Program; and Dr. Julian Madison, Chairperson of the Minority Recruitment an Retention Committee (MRRC).  Participants will discuss diversity issues and ways to promote diversity on campus.  This event is co-sponsored by MRRC.  To be held in EN A 120, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

March 1-31, 2006-Southern Women in the Arts

Art exhibit featuring SCSU's faculty artists, Mia Brownell, Rachael Vaters-Carr, and Jessie Whitehead.  This event is co-sponsored by the Art Department.  To be held in Lyman Center. Opening reception scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2006 in Lyman Center, 4:30-6:30 p.m..

Wednesday, March 8, 2006-Tribute to Rosa Parks and Constance Baker Motley

This tribute to civil rights leader, Rosa Parks and New Haven's own Federal Judge Constance Baker Motley will be in the form of a documentary followed by a discussion.  This event is in recognition of Black History Month and co-sponsored by Multicultural Affairs. To be held in EN A 120, 1:00-2:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2006-A Women's Studies Gathering: In Solidarity with Women Across the Globe

An informal meeting and pot-luck reception will be held with the SCSU community, including faculty and past, present, and prospective graduate students and undergraduate minors.  To be held in the Women's Center, Schwartz Hall, Garden Level, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 30, 2006-An evening with Winona LaDuke SEE NOTE ABOVE

Winona LaDuke, Vice Presidential candidate for the Green Party in 1996 and 2000 and activist and expert on Indigenous women's issues will speak on Indigenous women's work.  Presentation will be made in conjunction with WMS/ANT 355 Native American Women and WMS/SOC 415 Contemporary Feminist Theory classes.  This event is held in collaboration with University of Connecticut.  Reception to be held in the Women's Studies office, EN B 229, 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Event to be held 7:00-8:30 p.m., location to be determined.

Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference "Women and the Media"

This conference is organized by the Women's Studies Program graduate students.  Individual and group presentations are made by graduate students and upper-division undergraduate students from many institutions on topics including gender roles in media, the portrayal of women's issues in media, and feminist perspectives on how information is disseminated through various media outlets.  Proposals are being accepted until Friday, March 3, 2006.  Conference to be held in Engleman Hall, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7, 2006-Women's Studies Program Minor's Fair

An informational meeting and reception will be held with present and prospective undergraduate Women's Studies minors.  This event will feature informal discussions on present minors' experiences in Women's Studies and serve to answer questions of prospective students.  To be held in the Women's Studies office, EN B 229, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 13, 2006-A Spoken Word Performance and Talk with E. Bok Lee

E. Bok Lee is a Korean-American poet, short story writer, and playwright.  He regularly performs his slam/spoken word poetry, conducts workshops in prisons, centers for the elderly, American Indian reservations, and universities, and writes for major theaters across the country.  He will perform some of his works in conjunction with WMS/SOC 415 Contemporary Feminist Theories.  Reception to be held in Women's Studies office, EN B 229, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Event to be held in EN B 214, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Monday, April 17, 2006-A Seminar with Nastaran Moossavi

Nastaran Moossavi is presently a McGill Visiting Professor at Trinity College and a 2005-2006 Fullbright Scholar of the Women's Studies Consortium in Hartford.  She will speak on global human rights issues.  Presentation will be made in conjunction with WMS/SOC 215 Women in Society class.  Reception to be held in the Women's Studies office, EN B 229, 4:00 p.m.  Event to be held in EN A 120, 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006-Women's Studies Graduate Open House

The Women's Studies Program will hold its annual spring open house for prospective Master's Degree students.  Informal presentations will be made by Women's Studies faculty and past and present Master's students.  This forum will provide prospective students with an opportunity to meet faculty and students associated with the Program and ask questions.  Open House and reception to be held in the Women's Studies office, EN B 229, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006-A Seminar with Noelani Arista

Noelani Arista is presently associated with Brandeis University in Massachusetts.  She will speak on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women.  This event will be held in conjunction with WMS 510 Research Methods in Women's Studies.  Reception to be held in the Women's Studies office, EN B 229, 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Event to be held in EN C 007, 5:00 p.m.