Teach-in on the Congo (DRC)

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, has designated the Congo as the spotlight campaign for 2010. The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is formally over, but women and girls remain targets of violence. Physical and economic insecurity still characterize the lives of women and girls and the threat of violence is constant.3:00–400 p.m.: The V-Day spotlight presentation discusses the history and current situation in the DRC where women are bearing the brunt of the vicious war in the region and raises awareness for V-Day projects on the ground in the DRC.4:00–4:15 p.m.: Intermission with refreshments4:15–5:45 p.m.: Screening of Women and War Zones: Sexual Violence in the Congo, a documentary film about two young women who became sisters during their treatment at the Panzi Hospital in the Congo as they struggled to maintain hope and a sense of dignity while coming to grips with their violent past. Following the screening, there will be a Q & A with representatives from Women in War Zones International (WWZI), a charity dedicated to telling the personal stories of women in areas of conflict to promote women’s human rights.5:45–6:45 p.m.: Art into Action: Design a T-shirt in support of ending violence. These T-shirts will be displayed around campus in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.For more information, email vday@newschool.edu. This event is sponsored by V-Day at the New School, the Office of Student Development and Activities, and Health Education at Student Health Services.

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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For more information, email vday@newschool.edu.

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