V-Men Workshop, Monday, February 10, 2014 3-5pm in the Maucker Union Ballroom BC
V-Men brings their voices into the conversation as they explore the issue of violence against women and girls from a male perspective, addressing the root causes of the violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Men of all backgrounds have always been a part of V-Day. Man identified individuals only.
Harry Brod, Michael Fleming, Alan Heisterkamp, Mark Rowe-Barth.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014: Byron Hurt's Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Lang Auditorium at 6:30pm
Byron Hurt - Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes will be held in the Lang Auditorium on the UNI campus at 6:30pm. This is free to faculty, staff, students and the public.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 7pm in the Schindler Education Cender, room 252 and Friday, February 14, 2014 @ 12pm in Sabin, room 002: Film viewing of "Until the Violence Stops" hosted by Feminist Action League (FAL).
Until the Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a powerful film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls. In 2002, eight hundred cities around the world participated in V-Day by staging benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues. Until the Violence Stops shows women from Harlem to Ukiah, California; from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Philippines and Kenya, uniting and courageously revealing their intimate and deeply painful experiences with abuse ranging from rape to female circumcision.
Director Abby Epstein takes us on a poignant journey into the hearts of women and includes revealing testimonies from men, who expose social and cultural attitudes that perpetuate the pervasive violence against women. In emotionally charged interviews and performances, everyday women and celebrities like Rosie Perez, Salma Hayek, Tantoo Cardinal, Jane Fonda, and LisaGay Hamilton embrace their bodies, reconcile their past, and bond together to break the silence that surrounds abuse.
More than just testimonies and performances, Until the Violence Stops is a film about empowerment and the importance of dialogue in the healing process. A celebration of women reclaiming their bodies and lives, this moving documentary leaves us with hope that change can happen.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ 7pm and Sunday, February 16, 2014 @ 2pm:
The Vagina Monologues
The Vagina Monologues performances will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7pm and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2pm in the Lang Hall Auditorium on the UNI campus. Admission will be $5 per ticket. Faculty, staff and community members are all welcome!
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, which is a non-profit organization. The mission of Cedar Valley Friends of the Family is to provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault. Through prevention education and community engagement we seek a future free of violence and homelessness.
The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than a decade, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence against women and girls.