April 12, 2001

Middlebury College celebrates "Take-Back-the-Night Week" April 23-26

Events Calendar Listings:

Monday, April 23

4-5:30 p.m.

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

8 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

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

6:30 p.m.

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 (Route 125)


Admission is free to all events. For more information, contact the Middlebury College Chellis Women's and Gender Studies Center at 802-443-5937.