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Raising awareness about issues related to domestic & dating violence

Upcoming Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 3, 2012

Throughout the month of April several student and community organizations are sponsoring events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  These events aim to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate individuals and communities on how to prevent sexual violence.  The full list of SAAM events can be found at http://saam.web.unc.edu/.  Below, we have highlighted a few events that are occurring in the near future.

On Wednesday, April 4th, Project Dinah is hosting a film screening of Not My Life, a documentary about modern-day slavery and human trafficking.  The screening is taking place at 7:00 in Bingham 317.

Professor Matt Ezzell from the Department of Sociology at James Madison University will be giving a multimedia presentation on “Consuming Inequality: Gender, Media, and Violence.”  The event takes place on April 9th at 5:00 in Gardner 105.

On April 9th, from 7:00-9:00, in Dey 210, One Act is sponsoring an event titled “Checking In: What Bystanders Can Do to Prevent Relationship Abuse.”  The workshop focuses on how students can be active bystanders and support their friends in situations involving abusive relationships.

Please spread the word about all of these great events!  We hope that you can attend and that you further explore all of the opportunities offered to students and community members throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

 

Cargo: Innocence Lost film screening October 4, 2011

Filed under: human trafficking,Uncategorized — Women's Studies Intern @ 1:00 am

Carolina Women’s Center is hosting a film screening:

Cargo: Innocence Lost

Monday, October 24 

The Arts Center, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC.

The film documents the stories of the millions of people bought, sold, and traded every day, most of them ending up in the United States every year, invisible to the general public. Of all the people brought into the country, 70% are women and children. The film tells the stories of these people, interspersed with interviews of top national officials, two victims that were trafficked from Mexico into Texas, and the story of an Eastern European girl brought into San Francisco to work in a brothel.

North Carolina, as a state, is particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking. Please come out to view the film and engage in discussion to learn more about local and global effects of the sex trafficking industry.

The night will begin with registration from 6:00-6:45

7-8:30: Welcome from state senator Ellie Kinnaird and Cargo film screening

8:30-9:00: Q&A with Dr. Donna Bickford of the CWC

The film is free, however donations will be accepted at the event.