April 12, 2001
Middlebury College celebrates
"Take-Back-the-Night Week" April 23-26
Monday, April 23
Film: "Live Free or Die"
This award-winning 2000 documentary highlights
the struggle of an obstetrician and gynecologist who performs
abortions in Manchester, N.H., as he fights to maintain a woman's
right to chose on both an institutional and personal level. He
becomes the focus of a small group of very vocal protestors in the
process. The film won awards at the Human Rights Watch International
Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Maine Film Festival and Hot
Springs Documentary Film Festival.
Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center,
College St. (Route 125)
Tuesday, April 24
Play and Panel Discussion: "The Yellow Dress"
This one-woman play is a powerful and moving
dramatic account of the life of a young woman whose dreams are cut
short when a seemingly idyllic relationship becomes violent. A panel
discussion on dating violence will follow. The panel will include
Anne Smith of Addison County Women in Crisis.
Coltraine Lounge, Adirondack House, College
Street (Route 125)
Wednesday, April 25
Keynote Lecture by Jackson Katz: "More Than a
Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against
Women" by Jackson Katz, one of America's leading anti-sexist male
activists. Since 1996, he has directed the first worldwide gender
violence prevention program in the history of the United States
Marine Corps. He is a member of the United States secretary of
defense's task force on domestic violence in the military. Katz's
talk will include the topics of gender violence, homophobia, and
connections between the campus culture of drinking and the incidence
of sexual assault.
Room 216, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way
off College Street (Route 125)
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Thursday, April 26
Film and Discussion: "Defending Our Lives"
This 1993 Academy Award-winning documentary
exposes the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in this
country. The devastating accounts of the women featured in this film
reveal the failure of the criminal justice system-and of our society
as a whole-to protect the victims of domestic violence. "Defending
Our Lives" has often served as a tool in starting discussions about
domestic violence, human rights, criminal justice, violence against
women, the need for social legislation, law enforcement, and women's
status in society. A discussion will follow the film.
Warner Hemicycle, Warner Hall, College Street
Admission is free to all events. For more
information, contact the Middlebury College Chellis Women's and
Gender Studies Center at 802-443-5937.