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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Women's and Gender Studies and Wellness and Recreation Services will host a screening and discussion of "The Mask You Live In." This documentary, from the makers of "Miss Representation," follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men. "The Mask You Live In" ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.


Following the 90-minute film, Mark Rowe-Barth, Alan Heisterkamp and Michael Fleming will lead a discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note this film contains content that may not be suitable to children under 16.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us for the Second Annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony that celebrates the achievements of the UNI LGBT* community during the past year as well as recognizing its graduating seniors. There will be social time, appetizers, a brief program and awarding of Lavender cords to the graduating seniors. For more information contact lgbt@uni.edu.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Student Disability Services will be sponsor a screening of the documentary "Including Samuel." A discussion on inclusion and aiding individuals with disabilities in an educational setting led by Student Disability Services staff wil follow the screening. The film is from the perspective of a father whose son Samuel has cerebral palsy. Here is a short description of the film:

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the educational inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, this award-winning documentary chronicles the Habib family's efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with dozens of teachers, young people, parents and disability rights experts. "Including Samuel" is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion in schools.

RSVP to Shelley Hartman at hartmsad@uni.edu.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The UNI College of Education will sponser a lecture featuring Jonathan Kozol, a known author on the experiences of children living in impoverished communities. He will share strategies for what we can do in classrooms and beyond to support the nation's poorest children. This event is in conjunction with the Education Summit being held May 1, 2015. 

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