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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.

Jan 30       
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

Feb 11-12 
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

Feb 14      
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

Feb 20     
"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

Feb 26-28
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)

Feb 27     
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

Mar 06      
A screening of "Miss Representation"; 5 PM - 7 PM, EN C112

Mar 14      
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

Mar 19      
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

Mar 21      
"The Z Experience," an Evening of Spoken Word, a Tribute to Sisterhood in Memory of Zannette Lewis; 5 PM - 7:30 PM, EN A120 

Mar 23       
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

Mar TBA   
"MMRP": A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer

Apr 4         
Women's Appreciation Day 2013;  12 PM - 1:30 PM, ASC Street and Plaza level, EN Rotunda

Apr 9         
An open reading of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Adanti Student Center Theater

Apr 11       
"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. 

Apr 12       
"Building for Connecticut's Future: A Shared Vision for Diversity" Conference, a Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC) conference, with keynote, Elsa Nunez

Apr 17       
"Take Back the Night," an annual event to stop violence against women and shatter silence

Apr 19       
"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

Apr 22        
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

Apr 24        
A program on celebrating Armenian art, culture and history with Dennis Papazian and Anahit Ter-Stepanian; 12:45 PM - 1:55 PM, EN C112

Apr 25        
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

Apr TBA    
"Courageous Conversation on White Privilege"

Apr TBA     

May 3         
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).