(Oct. 4, 2013) -- The UTSA Women's Studies Institute will host events in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, part of a national effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.
In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed, and today, WSI joins these national advocacy efforts to help stop all forms of intimate partner violence.
Events will begin with "Take Back the Night" from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7 at Sombrilla Plaza on the Main Campus. The event is part of an international initiative to raise awareness about violence against all genders. It will begin with poster making at 6 p.m., followed by a brief march around the campus with chants to reclaim the night, a time that has been unsafe for many marginalized groups. The event will close with an open-mic poetry reading, where the UTSA community is invited to share poetry and brief narratives that connect to the theme of domestic violence prevention.
For more information, visit the UTSA Women's Studies Institute website or call 210-458-6277.
Additional events this month include:
>> Film screening: "Forget Not My Dream" by Nereida Reyes
Friday, Oct. 11
Main Building Room 0.226, Main Campus
Nereida Reyes, a Puerto Rican woman, survives domestic violence, and then chooses to focus on her education. The screening will be followed by discussion.
>> Lecture/Performance: "The Faces of Violence" by Reanae McNeal
Friday, Oct. 25
Business Building Room 2.01.18, Main Campus
Reanae McNeal, an award-winning international performing artist, inspirational speaker, oral HERstorian and cultural scholar-activist, will discuss the complexities of oppression of women as it relates to domestic violence. The lecture/performance will convey research information using stories, poetry and high-spirited singing.
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Come out and enjoy breakfast and beverages at the Official UTSA Tailgate in Albuquerque as our Roadrunners take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The official UTSA tailgate will be located in Fan Fest in the University Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium East.
University Stadium parking lot, Albuquerque, NM
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion annually hosts a Volunteer Opportunities Fair to allow students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the San Antonio area.
University Center, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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