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64 Days of Nonviolence

 

The 16TH SEASON OF
64 Days OF NONVIOLENCE
Spring 2019

Schedule of Events 

 postcard to advertise the 64 Days of Nonviolence 2019

The 64 Days of Nonviolence 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 16th 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. Highlights include the following:

February:


Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace
o Monday, February 4th, 12:15PM ~ Buley Patio
o Members of our student faith groups are coming together in solidarity to pray for an end to violence and for peace in our communities and throughout our world. Please join us for a few moments of prayer for nonviolence and peace.
o  Co-sponsored Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center

1619 Lecture Series
o Monday, February 4th, 5PM ~ 
ASC 301
o The 1619 Lecture Series features four distinguished SCSU faculty members presenting scholarship related to African American history, culture, and politics. These lectures are part of SCSU’s year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans brought to the United States.
o Frank Harris III, Professor of Journalism
o  Sponsored by the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee

LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Meet-Up
o February 6th, 1PM ~ SAGE Center
o  Sponsored by the SAGE Center, the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, and the Department of Communication, Media, and Screen Studies

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!
o Wednesday, February 6th, 12PM ~ EN B121 A&B
o Join us for the annual Lunar New Year Celebration. This year celebrates the year of the pig and will include activities such as traditional Chinese food, hand crafts, Mahjong workshop, Jewelry making, Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese folkdance performance & participation opportunities.
o  Sponsored by the Chinese Student Club and the Multicultural Center.

Lecture on Gender, Sexuality, and Disability, by Professor Sarah Rizzuto
o Tuesday, February 12th, 5-6:15PM ~ ASC 326
o Sponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Film Screening & Discussion: The Hate U Give
o Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30PM ~ ASC Theater
o Join us for the viewing of The Hate You Give. Based on the best-selling novel, The Hate U Give tells the story of Starr Carter, who lives in two worlds: the poor, black neighborhood where she resides and the mostly white prep school she attends. This uneasy balance is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a policeman. Facing pressures from all sides, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. Light refreshments will be provided.
o  Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center, Black Student Union, Women’s & Gender Studies, Programs Council, and Cornell Scott Hill Health Center

Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
o Monday, February 13th, 1PM ~ ASC Ballroom
o Join us for a university celebration honoring Dr. King with Mrs. Carroll E. Brown. Mrs. Brown is a courageous leader and fierce and powerful community organizer that helped crack the glass ceiling. She will share her life's story, inspired by Dr. King and many others, and provide a road map for all those who intend to live a meaningful life of service. Also, there will be featured performances from SCSU students.
o  Sponsored by the Multicultural Center

Pía Barros
o Wednesday, February 20th, 5-7:30PM ~ EN C112
o Basta! Writing to End Gender Violence. Presentation and Flash Fiction Writing Workshop with Chilean Activist and Writer, Pía Barros (in Spanish with consecutive interpretation into English.) Open to the public.
o  Sponsored in partnership with the Writing Across the Curriculum Program and the World Languages and Literatures Department and the Social Justice Committee

SAGE Center and New Haven Pride Film Festival: The Same Difference
o  Wednesday, February 20th, 7PM ~ EN A120
o  Sponsored by the SAGE Center and New Haven Pride

Pía Barros
o Thursday, February 21st, 12:25-1:40PM ~ TE8 104
o Dictatorship and Exile: A Discussion with Chilean Author and Activist, Pía Barros.
o  Sponsored in partnership with the World Languages and Literatures Department, and the Social Justice Committee

Escalation 
o Thursday, February 21st, 12:15–1:45PM ~ EN B121 A&B
o The One Love Foundation’s powerful, emotionally-engaging film-based workshop educates about relationship violence and empowers students to recognize and intervene to help others. Escalation illuminates the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship as the film follows a college-aged couple through the very sweet beginnings of their relationship and shows how unhealthy behaviors can escalate into abuse and in this case, murder. This film and workshop make relationship abuse personal, causing participants to ask “What can I do to change this?”
o  Sponsored by the VPAS Center

Pía Barros
o Friday, February 22nd, 1-3PM ~ WMS Office & EN B220
o Women’s Studies Office. Reception and social with Chilean author Pía Barros.
o  Sponsored in partnership with the Writing Across the Curriculum Program and the World Languages and Literatures Department and the Social Justice Committee

1619 Lecture Series
o Wednesday, February 27th, 5PM ~ 
ASC 301
o The 1619 Lecture Series features four distinguished SCSU faculty members presenting scholarship related to African American history, culture, and politics. These lectures are part of SCSU’s year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans brought to the United States.
o Dr. Audrey Kerr, Professor of English
o  Sponsored by the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee

Vagina Monologues
o Wednesday & Thursday, February 27th & 28th, 7PM ~ EN A120
o  Co-sponsored by Triota and the Women’s & Gender Studies Program

• Urban Trauma & The Kalief Browder Story
o Wednesday, February 27th, 7PM
~ ASC Ballroom
o Join Dr. Maysa Akbar and Akeem Browder for a very important discussion around the criminal justice system, social emotional learning, urban trauma and learn about the powerful story of Kalief Browder. In light of our political climate and the psychological impact to culturally and religiously diverse communities, this presentation will raise your level of awareness and understanding of the role of Urban Trauma and the impact on our communities.
o Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Department of Residence Life

Pía Barros
o Thursday, February 28th, 11-12:15PM ~ EN C132
o Basta! Writing to End Gender Violence. Presentation and flash fiction writing workshop with Chilean activist and writer Pía Barros (in Spanish). Open to the public. 
o  Sponsored in partnership with the Writing Across the Curriculum Program and the World Languages and Literatures Department, and the Social Justice Committee

Zine and Mini-Book Making Workshop at the Library -- Create your own!
o Thurs. February 28th, 12:30-2:30PM ~ BU 118

• SCSU #MeToo Healing Quilt Workshop
o Thursday, February 28th, 2:-4:30PM ~ Earl Hall 216C
o Sponsored by Art Department Graphic Design Program and Women’s & Gender Studies

March:

Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace
o Monday, March 4th, 12:15PM ~ Buley Patio
o Members of our student faith groups are coming together in solidarity to pray for an end to violence and for peace in our communities and throughout our world. Please join us for a few moments of prayer for nonviolence and peace.
o  Sponsored Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center

Workshop at the Library -- Create your own mini-book or zine
o Wednesday. March 6th, 12:30-2:30PM ~ BU 118

LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Meet-Up
o Wednesday. March 6th, 1PM ~ SAGE Center
o  Sponsored by the SAGE Center, the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, and the Department of Communication, Media, and Screen Studies

Heritage Ball
o Thursday, March 7th, 7:30PM ~ ASC Ballroom
o Join the SCSU ethnic organizations for a night of elegance as they come together to celebrate their cultures, heritages, and honor legendary figures from the past and present. AWARDS CEREMONY - Prizes Awarded for Mr. & Mrs. Heritage Ball • DINNER WILL BE SERVED • CULTURAL PERFORMANCES • ENTERTAINMENT • ALL ARE WELCOME!
o  Sponsored by the African Student Association, Black Student Union, Multicultural Center, NAACP, S.I.S.T.A.S, Organization of Latin American Students, and the Caribbean Student Association.

SAGE Center and New Haven Pride Film Festival: Paris is Burning
o Wednesday, March 20th, 7PM ~ EN A120
o  Sponsored by the SAGE Center and New Haven Pride

Stalking for Love: Screening and Discussion
o Wednesday, March 27th, 1:10-2PM ~ EN B121
o Stalking behaviors are often depicted as romantic in our favorite movies. Whether it’s Mark in Love Actually or Noah in The Notebook, their stalker behavior is presented as a harmless part of romance. Join us to view and discuss the video essay from The Pop Culture Detective, Jonathan McIntosh, and learn more about stalking and your options.
o  Sponsored by the VPAS Center

1619 Lecture Series
o Wednesday, March 27th, 6PM
 ~ ASC Theater
o The 1619 Lecture Series features four distinguished SCSU faculty members presenting scholarship related to African American history, culture, and politics. These lectures are part of SCSU’s year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans brought to the United States.
o Dr. Jonathan Wharton, Assistant Professor of Political Science
o  Sponsored by the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee

Film Screening: Little Miss Westie
o Thursday, March 28th, 7-10 PM ~ ASC Theater
Little Miss Westie is a moving documentary following two transgender siblings, Ren (transgirl) and Luca (transboy), as they navigate puberty, school, dating, and family during the Trump era. 
o  Co-sponsored by the SCSU English Department, the MFA Program, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the LGBTQIA+ Prism Club, the SAGE Center, and Resident Life

April

Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace
o Monday, April 1st, 12:15PM ~ Buley Patio
o Members of our student faith groups are coming together in solidarity to pray for an end to violence and for peace in our communities and throughout our world. Please join us for a few moments of prayer for nonviolence and peace.
o  Sponsored by Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center.

LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Meet-Up
o Wednesday, April 3rd, 1PM ~ SAGE Center
o  Sponsored by the SAGE Center, the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, and the Department of Communication, Media, and Screen Studies

Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work Presents: “Memory, Community, Hope: Holocaust Survivors in Germany, 1945”
o Monday, April 8th, 1-2PM ~ EN A120
o Holocaust survivors in displaced persons camps preserved culture and restored humane values as they prepared for new lives. This presentation explores implications for human services with refugees today.
o Author, 2019. Louis Lowy: Lehren aus dem Holocaust. Sozialarbeit unter extremen Bedingungen [Louis Lowy: Lessons from the Holocaust: Social work under extreme conditions]. Freiburg, Germany: Lambertus-Verlag GmbH.
o  Co-sponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies and Judaic Studies

Victims’ Rights Symposium presented by the Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Foundation 
o Thursday, April 11th, 7PM ~ ASC Ballroom
o Samuel and Wanda Rieger will share the tragic story of their daughter, Melanie, who was murdered by her boyfriend while she was attending Naugatuck Valley Community College. This will be followed by a panel presentation on domestic violence.
oCo-sponsored by the MIR Foundation, VPAS Center and Athletics

Queering and Indigenizing the Curriculum Faculty Development
o Friday, April 12th, 9AM-3PM ~ EN B121 A&B
o  Sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Homegoing
Homegoing: A Herstory of the Black Woman, a play written by History/Secondary Education alumna Daisha Brabham, is about the history of Black womanhood in America. 
o April 12th, 7-9PM ~ EN C112
o  Co-sponsored by Triota and Women’s & Gender Studies

1619 Lecture Series
o Wednesday, April 17th, 6PM
 ~ ASC Theater
o The 1619 Lecture Series features four distinguished SCSU faculty members presenting scholarship related to African American history, culture, and politics. These lectures are part of SCSU’s year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans brought to the United States.
o Dr. Marian Evans, Assistant Professor of Public Health
o  Sponsored by the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee 

SAGE Center and New Haven Pride Film Festival: Boy Erased
o Wednesday, April 17th, 7PM ~ EN A120
o  Sponsored by the SAGE Center and New Haven Pride

Take Back the Night (TBTN) Pre-Rally
o Monday, April 22nd, 12-3PM ~ Buley Patio
o The pre-rally will offer many activities, refreshments, giveaways and educational material to get the campus ready for the 22nd annual Take Back the Night!
o  Co-sponsored by the VPAS Center and the SART Prevention Committee

22nd Annual Take Back the Night (TBTN)
o Tuesday, April 23rd, 7PM ~ Residential Quad
o TBTN is an event dedicated to providing an empowering space for survivors of sexual violence and allies. The night consists of a march across campus and a rally where there will be performances, a key note speaker, and an open mic speak-out.
o  Co-sponsored by the VPAS Center and the SART Prevention Committee

Opportunity for Women’s Leadership (OWL): Empowerment Workshop with New Haven High School Women Students
o Friday, April 25th, 8AM-2PM ~ EN B121 A&B
o  Sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Studies Program

May and Beyond ~

Cultural Fest
o Wednesday, May 1st, 11:30AM ~ Academic Quad
o Come enjoy foods, crafts, and cultural performances from around the world. Enjoy a taste of Caribbean, Indian, Mediterranean, Turkish, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and soul foods
o Henna, water marbling, calligraphy, find out about study abroad opportunities and SCSU multicultural organizations and more.
o  Sponsored by the Multicultural Center 

Christan Moran Memorial and WMS Alumna Summit
o Friday, May 3rd, 9AM-7PM ~ ASC Ballroom & Theater
o  Sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace
o Wednesday, May 6th, 12:15PM ~ Buley Patio
o Members of our student faith groups are coming together in solidarity to pray for an end to violence and for peace in our communities and throughout our world. Please join us for a few moments of prayer for nonviolence and peace.
o  Sponsored by Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center

SAGE Center and New Haven Pride Film Festival: Golden Gate Girls
o Wednesday, May 15th, 7PM ~ EN A120
o  Sponsored by the SAGE Center and New Haven Pride 

SAGE Center and New Haven Pride Film Festival: From Selma to Stonewall
o Wednesday, June 19th, 7PM ~ EN A120
o  Sponsored by the SAGE Center and New Haven Pride 

Unveiling of the #SCSUMeTooQuilt
o TBD
o  Sponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies Program


Partners at SCSU in the 64 Days of Nonviolence program planning include:
- American Association of University Professors
- Art Department- Graphic Design Program
- Black Student Union
- Buley Library
- English Department
- Faculty Development Office
- Integrated Communications & Marketing
- MFA Program
- Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee
- Multicultural Center
- Office of Diversity and Equity
- President’s Commission on Social Justice
- Resident Life
- Sexuality and Gender Equality (SAGE) Center
- Support and Resource Team (SART) Prevention Committee
- The LGBTQIA+ Prism Club
- The SCSU Chapter of the Iota Iota Iota National Women’s Studies Honor Society
- Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support (VPAS) Center
- Women’s & Gender Studies Program
- World Languages and Literatures
- Writing Across the Curriculum Program

Partners Outside SCSU include:
- New Haven Pride

Special thanks to Professor Alex Girard for the post card design/illustration.