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2014-15 Common Read/Common World Events


January

Share Your Story: Common Read Interview Recording Sessions

-          Marx Library Computer Lab Interview Room – Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (12pm – 4pm) & Saturday (1pm – 5pm)

-          Student Center Room 253 – January 21 & 22:                        11am – 2pm

Do you have a friend who has a story to share? Invite them to share their story! Just like USA’s common read book “Listening As An Act Of Love” we want you to invite a friend, family member, professor, or anyone who has a great story to tell and interview them to share their story. Everyone will get a copy of their interview to be inspired by the stories we share.

Reserve your appointment at http://bit.ly/1ElO8fP

Co-sponsored with The Prowl

 

January 20

Mobile in Black & White Movie Screening

Student Center Ballroom – 7:00pm

In many Ways, Mobile, Alabama has moved beyond the racial problems that plagued most American cities throughout the 20th century. Overt racism is no longer tolerated, and, for the most part, race relations in Mobile are not much different than in other cities, north or south. In this film, Mobile in Black and White, takes a hard look at the ways racism continues to pervade the structures and institutions of a supposedly post-racial world. Expertly blending the insights and experiences of local residences and leading experts as well as poetry from world renowned poets, this documentary is a powerful, thought-provoking catalyst for constructive community conversations on race.

 

January 26

Courageous Conversation: “Students With Disability: What’s Wrong With You?”

Student Center Room 211 – 6:30pm

Presented by OMSA 

 

February

Share Your Story: Common Read Interview Recording Sessions

-          Marx Library Computer Lab Interview Room – Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (12pm – 4pm) & Saturday (1pm – 5pm)

-          Student Center Room 253 – February 11 & 12:                     11am – 2pm

Do you have a friend who has a story to share? Invite them to share their story! Just like USA’s common read book “Listening As An Act Of Love” we want you to invite a friend, family member, professor, or anyone who has a great story to tell and interview them to share their story. Everyone will get a copy of their interview to be inspired by the stories we share.

Reserve your appointment at http://bit.ly/1ElO8fP

Co-sponsored with The Prowl

 

February 11

Courageous Conversation: Let’s Talk About Sex and HIV

Student Center Ballroom – 6:30pm

Presented by OMSA 

 

March

Share Your Story: Common Read Interview Recording Sessions

-          Marx Library Computer Lab Interview Room – Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (12pm – 4pm) & Saturday (1pm – 5pm)

-          Student Center Room 253 – March 18 & 19:              11am – 2pm

Do you have a friend who has a story to share? Invite them to share their story! Just like USA’s common read book “Listening As An Act Of Love” we want you to invite a friend, family member, professor, or anyone who has a great story to tell and interview them to share their story. Everyone will get a copy of their interview to be inspired by the stories we share.

Reserve your appointment at http://bit.ly/1ElO8fP

Co-sponsored with The Prowl

 

March 17

 “Brave Miss World” Movie Screening & Discussion with producer Cecilia Peck – Student Center Ballroom       7:00pm

Miss Isreael Linor Abargill was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan Italy at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only 6 weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and to break the silence.  During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist. A discussion with the film’s producer – Cecelia Peck, will immediately follow the screening. 

This event is in conjunction with the Jewish Film Festival.

 

March 18

March Avital Zeisler: The Soteria Method – Discussion & Self Defense Workshops

Student Center Ballroom  - 7:00pm

Avital Zeisler is a self-defense expert, women’s empowerment coach, and creator of “the Soteria Method” a unique practice incorporating fitness, self-defense, and empowerment.

 

March 19

The Vagina Monologues

Student Center Ballroom – 7:00pm

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 liberastion of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

 

March 20: Relay for Life – Mitchell Center Plaza       7:00pm

 

Courageous Conversation: TBA               Location, Time & Date TBA

Presented by OMSA 

 

April

Share Your Story: Common Read Interview Recording Sessions

-          Marx Library Computer Lab Interview Room – Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (12pm – 4pm) & Saturday (1pm – 5pm)

-          Student Center Room 253 – April 15 & 16:                 11am – 2pm

Do you have a friend who has a story to share? Invite them to share their story! Just like USA’s common read book “Listening As An Act Of Love” we want you to invite a friend, family member, professor, or anyone who has a great story to tell and interview them to share their story. Everyone will get a copy of their interview to be inspired by the stories we share.

Reserve your appointment at  http://bit.ly/1ElO8fP

Co-sponsored with The Prowl

 

Courageous Conversation: TBA               Location & Time TBA

Presented by OMSA