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(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
10-10:50 a.m.
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
2-2:50 p.m.
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.

 

 

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Events
Aug. 27, 6 - 8 p.m.

25Veinticinco exhibit opening reception

This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus

Aug. 28, 12 p.m.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice

This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus


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