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2015 Common Read/Common World Events


March

March 18 & 19

Share Your Story: Common Read Interview Recording Sessions

–  Student Center Room 253 – 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” Film Screening & Discussion with film 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 – Cecilia Peck, will immediately follow the screening. 

This event is in co-sponsored with the Jewish Film Festival. 

 

March 18

Avital Zeisler: The Soteria Method –Self Defense & Empowerment Workshops – Student Center Ballroom  –  4:00pm

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. Open to current USA women students only. Sign-up in advance is required. To sign up please e-mail wkw1001@jagmail.southalabama.edu

 

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 liberation 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.

Tickets are $5. Proceeds go to the Rape Crisis Center of Mobile & V-Day.org. 

 

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

For more information please visit: www.relayforlife.org/usa

 

March 24

Courageous Conversation: Domestic Violence: That’s Enough! – Student Center Ballroom – 7:00pm

Presented by OMSA 

 

April

Share Your Story: Common Read Interview Recording Sessions (Graduating Seniors)

– 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