International Women's Day 2017
International Women's Day 2017

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International WOMEN'S DAY 2017 - Multiple Events & Locations

Kickoff, March 7, 2017, 6:30pm-9:30pm


SCSU’s Adanti Ballroom presented by Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Studies Program

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is a non-profit organization based in New York City that uses visual storytelling and education to inspire global attitude and policy changes. It was founded in 2006 under the vision of Leora Kahn, a longtime photo editor, documentary producer, and human rights advocate, who sought to unite the skills and experiences of internationally renowned photojournalists for social good. Learn More about PROOF

Music by Lara Hersovitch

With a voice “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” she stands “above and beyond the pack” (Northeast Performer). Herscovitch is “a remarkable performer” (WSHU Public Radio). Former State Troubadour of Connecticut (2009-2010), Lara brings charm, authenticity, intelligence and a love of performing that immediately resonates with diverse audiences. She has appeared as a guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (American Public Media) and tours from Maine to Miami. Learn More about Lara

Art Exhibit provided by JaxAbstracts: The Exercise of Freedom"

Jus Jackson aka Jax is a freelance artist based in Charlotte, NC. Jax experiments with many art forms but primarily focuses on canvas paintings. His canvas pieces are purely abstract and use geometric forms to symbolize his unique perspective on life. Jax dabbles in the art form he calls "Salvage Restoration" which he says is taking old, forgotten materials and turning them into art pieces. This art form is somewhat like his mantra, because his belief is that anything salvaged can be turned into art. Learn More about Jax

March 8, 2017

Mindfulness Breakfast - New Haven City Hall -165 Church Street - 7-9am

  • Theresa Crisci, founder of Total-balance Life Choice, once had a high-stress corporate job. In 1992, she took a relaxing vacation for the first time in many years. Theresa was inspired to give up her stressful job and become a massage therapist. Since then, Theresa and her associates have helped hundreds of corporate employees learn to relax, eat more sensibly, take better care of themselves—and, as a side benefit, be more productive at their jobs. Learn More about Theresa

  • Enola Aird is the founder and president of Community Healing Network which is building the global grassroots movement for emotional emancipation--to help Black people heal from, and dismantle, the foundation of anti-Black racism: the centuries-old narrative driven by the lies of White superiority and Black inferiority. Enola is an activist mother and a former corporate lawyer. She has worked at the Children’s Defense Fund, leading its violence prevention initiative and serving as acting director of its Black Community Crusade for Children; is a past chair of the Connecticut Commission on Children; and was a visiting scholar at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barnard College, and earned her law degree from Yale University. Enola was born in the Republic of Panama, of West Indian heritage, and attributes much of her passion for the movement for emotional emancipation to stories passed down in her family about her great-grandfather who was a loyal follower of Marcus Garvey. Learn More about Enola

Panel Discussion, "Women Working Toward Peace" - Gateway Community College - 20 Church Street - Noon - 1:45pm

Film Screening, "Side by Side - Women, Peace and Security" - New Haven Free Public Library - 133 Elm Street - 2:30-4:30pm

This short film was jointly developed by the Australian Government's Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, "Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security" explores how the international community has and can meet its commitments on women, peace and security. The 30-minute documentary features an introduction by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as interviews with United Nations personnel, peacekeepers, mediators, humanitarian actors, policy makers and survivors of conflict. See Educational Toolkit, Booklet, Transcript

"Continuing the Conversation..." - Musical Intervention - 23 Temple Street, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Peace starts with you: your ideas, your passions ... Peacemaking is applying these commitments to tackle bigger problems you see in the world. Being a peacemaker means working with others daily to put these ideas to work toward bigger challenges -- for the greater good of the whole. How can you be a peacemaker?

Featuring an art exhibit with the theme: Social Justice, Equality, Peace, and Women's Empowerment

Evie Lindermann, LMFT, ATR-BC , Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program, Albertus Magnus College

Artwork by Albertus Magnus Graduate Students

Music to be provided by local artists

More details To be Announced. Updated 2/17/17

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