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64 days of nonviolence 2016

64 days 2016


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 twelfth annual observation of the 64 Days at Southern Connecticut State University, 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.







  • 12th-13th: SCSU Sustainability Office at “Nourish New Haven,” a Workshop for Food Growers, Donors, and Servers to Coordinate Effort to Alleviate Hunger in New Haven 
    409 Prospect Street, New Haven
  • 16th: “Greek Life: Queerness & Stereotypes” 
    1PM-2:30PM, Adanti Student Center Theater
  • 17th: Islamophobia on Campus: From Micro-agressions to Full-Fledged Hate Crimes & Violence  
    2PM- 3:30PM, Adanti Student Center Theatre
  • 18th: A Student-Government Sponsored Round Table Panel Discussion on the 2016 Presidential Politics & the Polarizing Figure of Donald Trump  
    12 PM, TBA
  • 9th, 16th, and 22nd: “It’s On Us: Clothesline Project” 
    2-4PM, on 9
    th & 16th; 12-2 PM on 22nd; Adanti Student Center Plaza
  • 22nd: Lunar New Year Celebration
    12-1:30 pm Engleman B121 A&B
  • 22nd: “A Historical Perspective on Race Relations: The Past, the Present and the Challenges of the 21st Century” with Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar 
    7:30PM, Engleman A120
  • 24th: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial 
    1-2PM, Adanti Student Center Ballroom
  • 25th: “Living Our Faith Series: Understanding Islam” 
    7:30PM, Adanti Student Center Ballroom
  • 25th & 26th: A reading of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, with Iota, Iota, Iota, the SCSU Chapter of the National Women’s Studies National Honor 
    7-9 PM, Adanti Student Center Theater  


  • 2nd: An Interfaith Dialogue 
    1-2 PM; Engleman A 120
  • 3rdAlyssa Liles-Amponsah, “Portraits of American Moms. #BlackLivesMatter, and #SayHerName” 
    12:25-1:40 PM, EN B 216
  • 7th: "Chops Beyond the Practice Room" with Jessica Meyer
    1-2pm Engleman C 112
  • 7th-17th: SCSU Campus E-Waste Collection 
    Mon & Wed: 7:30am-11:30am, 1:00-2:30pm, Thurs: 7:30am-12:00pm
    Facilities Operations Warehouse, 615 Fitch Street   
  • 8th: Screening of "Journey to the Bottom of the N-Word," by Frank Harris III
    Co-Sponsored by Multicultural Center, Anthropology Department, History Department, Sociology Department, VPAS and Women's Studies  
    7pm, Adanti Student Center
  • 9th-16th: Week of Wellness
  • 15th:NDN (American Indian) Women’s Cultural Production & Sustaining Turtle Island with Teresa Juarez and Ali El-Issa
    12:25-1:40pm Engleman B 216
  • 19th: The 21st Annual African American Women’s Summit, a Sisters’ Collective in New Haven 8-3 PM; Wexler-Grant School, New Haven
  • 28th: "Gender, Projected"
    5:30pm-7:00pm Adanti Student Center 301
  • 29th: The 7th annual “The Z Experience,” in memory of Zannette Lewis, in conjunction with Women’s Appreciation Day
    7:30-10 PM, Adanti Student Center Ballroom
  • 31st:  Slut Walk at SCSU 
    Panel Discussion at 2 PM; One-Mile Walk on Campus, beginning at 3 PM


  • 1st: "Stuff a Shuttle," sponsored by Disability Resource Center, ZDE, Campus Police and 
    First Transit 
    8am-12pm In front of Lyman
  • 6th: VPAS It's on Us Festival sponsored by VPAS
    11am-2pm Buley Library Patio 
  • 12th: Screening and discussion of "Earthlings"
    12:30-2:30pm ASC Theater 
  • 15th and 16th:  22nd Women’s Studies Conference, “Women, Community, Technology,” with Keynote Speaker: Anita Sarkeesian 
    Adanti Student Center
        • 16th: African American Women's Summit: A Sisters' Collaborative
          9am-3pm Immanuel Baptist Church~Lower Level Rear Entrance; 1324 Chapel Street New Haven, CT
  • 21st: “Take Back the Night,” an annual event to stop violence against women and shatter the silence 
    Pre-Rally, 2-4 PM; Main Event: 7 PM, Residential Life Quad
  • 22nd-26th: The Latino and Native American Film Festival 
  • 23rd: Commemoration of Armenian Genocide


  • 5th: An OWL (Opportunity for Women’s Leadership) Empowerment Symposium with the SCSU Women’s Studies 12th leadership conference with James Hillhouse, Metropolitan Business Academy, Wilbur Cross High School, and West Haven High School young women 
    8-3 PM; Engleman Hall B 121 A&B


Partners at SCSU in the 64 Days of Nonviolence program planning includes American Association of University Professors; Black Student Union; Buley Library; Compassion Initiative Committee; Disability Resource Center; Faculty Development Office; Iota Iota Iota National Women's Studies Honor Society; Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee; Multicultural Center; Music Department; Office of Diversity and Equity; Sexuality and Gender Equality (SAGE) Center; Student Affairs; Student Government Association; Sustainability Office; Violence Prevention Victim Advocate Support Center (VPAS); Women's Studies Program.  Outside SCSU, our sister collaborators include African American Women's Summit and the Coalition of Women's Studies in CT and RI.