The documentary "Living Downstream," based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, will be shown. The film follows Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, she receives worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. We begin two journeys with Steingraber: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention. The film also follows invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how these chemicals enter our bodies and how, once inside, scientists believe they may be working to cause cancer. Kamyar Enshayan, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will lead a discussion following the film.
Women's and Gender Studies
This film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. A brief discussion will follow on ways to mitigate the negative effects of these images through feminist and gender-neutral parenting strategies. Women's History Month events are sponsored by the UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program.
This reenactment celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Women’s Suffrage March on Washington in 1913. We will gather in front of Maucker Union by the fountain, then walk around campus and return to the Union. Theme colors are purple, gold and white. Join us to honor our feminist foremothers and forefathers who fought and sacrificed to ensure women’s right to vote! Rain/snow date is March 13. Women's History Month events are sponsored by the UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program.
Indigenous and environmental activists from the Warrior Up Resistance Tour will take part in an interactive panel discussion to explore the genocide, biocide and ecocide of Turtle Island. Free cookies and coffee.
Feminist Action League and UNI STAND presents the Warrior Up Resistance Tour. The goal of the tour is to bring awareness and inspire participants to take action against the ongoing genocide of indigenous people and the destruction of the land. The indigenous and environmental presenter and performers include: Olowan Martinez, Lakota Activist; T.R. McKenzie, Latino Activist/Environmentalist; Waziyatawin, Dakota Scholar and Activist; Queen Sacheen and Joe James Crow, Ancestral Pride Land Defenders; Savage Family, Indigenous Hip Hop
Jen Waldron, associate professor, Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services, will present Is Hazing Fun or Is It Violent? A Post-Structuralist Perspective.
Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forums are held on the first Monday of each month Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.