Sunday, March 04, 2007

usf event: 6th annual global women's rights forum, march 5-8

this week, the week before spring break, includes a full schedule of campus events revolving around global women's rights. here's the agenda:
Monday, March 5, 6-8 pm, Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall
"Women's Livelihood Post 9-11"
  • Elizabeth Esparza-Cervantes, Trial Attorney, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Banafsheh Akhlaghi, J.D., National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement (NLSCA)
  • Dorothy Kleffner, Ph.D., Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+)
Tuesday, March 6, 6-8 pm, Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall
"The Church, the Body, and the State: Negotiating Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Latin America"
  • Dinora Aguiñada (El Salvador), Asociación de Mujeres por la Dignidad y la Vida
  • Alejandra Sardá (Argentina), Mulabi - Grupo de Trabajo Latinoamericano en Derechos Sexuales
  • Marcela Ríos Tobar (Chile), Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)
Wednesday, March 7, 6-8 pm, Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall
"Daughters of Darfur" (Organized by Model UN, Politics Society, Black Student Union, STAND, UMTOMBO, and FACES. Student will be putting on a display in Harney Plaza that highlight the daily struggles faced by women in Darfur.)
  • Martha Saavedra, Center for African Studies, University of California Berkeley
  • Jocelyne Takatsuno, New Field Foundation
Thursday, March 8, 1:30-4:15 pm, Lone Mountain 365 (International Women's Day!)
"Art and Activism"
  • Rohini, Novelist, "To Do Something Beautiful."
  • Deborah Barndt, Editor of "Wild Fire: Art as Activism" and Professor of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Anjali Monteiro, Filmmaker
  • (Screening of "Becoming Salma, A Tamil Poet")
the 6th annual global women's rights forum is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences; Gender and Sexualities Studies; African Studies; McCarthy Center; Departments of Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Media Studies, History, Politics, Modern and Classical Languages, Sociology, Visual and Performing Arts, and International Studies; University Ministry; President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women; Davies Forum; Lane Center; and North American Congress on Latin America

also, be sure to check out these related events:
Student art display organized by Paula Birnbaum and Sharon Siskin, Visual Arts Department. UC 1st floor hallway in front of Crossroads.

Wednesday, March 7, 3:30-5:30. Peace and Justice Studies presents: "Women Veterans Tell Their Stories." A roundtable discussion on the experience of being a woman of color in the U.S. military. University Center 400.

Thursday, March 8, 7-9 pm. North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Benefit: "Women's and Queer Rights Activism in the Americas." La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.

Thursday, March 8. Politics Society and USF Amnesty International present: "Protecting Communities." Lecture/Discussion regarding stopping violence towards and the LGTBQ community. McLaren 251.

1 comment:

gerry said...

Wow! that's a host of interesting things happening around to commemorate the arrival of women's day. Thanks a lot for all the information. Guess some of my friends will be interested in attending the same. Do drop by my blog too coz its full of fun stuff that you're gonna enjoy reading.