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Poetry Reading: Eduardo C. Corral

Eduardo C. Corral's first book of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A CantoMundo Fellow, he has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He lives in New York City. 

Film Screening: "Until the Violence Stops"

Until The Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into the international grassroots movement stopping violence against women and girls known as V-Day. In 2002, 800 cities around the world participated in V-Day by staging benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues. Until the Violence Stops shows women from Harlem, New York to Ukiah, California; from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Philippines and Kenya, uniting and courageously revealing their intimate and deeply painful experiences with abuse ranging from rape to female circumcision. This film screening is part of a week of UNI V-Day 2014 events Feb. 10-16.

220 East After-Work

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences presents 220east After-Work, a partnership between CHAS, Cedar Valley Chamber Music, JSA Development and Main Street Waterloo. Look forward to your Wednesday evenings by joining Cedar Valley Chamber Music for our 2014 concert series at 220east. UNI faculty and students, WCF Symphony guest soloists and special guests highlight eleven week of concerts at a unique venue. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concerts are 5:15-6 p.m. Admission is free; good will donations accepted. Complimentary wine at all concerts is provided in partnership with CU restaurant. 

V-Men Workshop

Men of all backgrounds have always been a part of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Panelists Harry Brod, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Michael Fleming, school of applied human sciences; Alan Heisterkamp, Center for Violence Prevention; and Mark Rowe-Barth, wellness and recreation services, explore the issues of violence against women and girls from a male perspective, addressing the root causes of the violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Man-identified participants only. No registration is required.

Truth vs. Tradition: The Book of Job as Protest Literature

Many ancient Israelites, as recorded in the Bible, believed that since sin causes suffering, someone who is suffering must have sinned. John Burnight, philosophy and world religion, will argue that the first five chapters of the Book of Job critique this dominant Israelite theology of the time, one based on the ideas that sin and suffering are invariably linked, and that the elite of a society enjoy their status because they are more righteous than those who are “lowly” and afflicted.

Poetry Slam!

A Poetry Slam is a competition in which poets perform their original work. Similar to basketball's March Madness, poets read off against one another with the winner proceeding to the next round. The winner of this slam will receive a $50 gift card. The top three finishers get gift cards and all eight poets will receive a selection of poetry books donated by Final Thursday Press.  All UNI students are eligible to read/perform.

Planetarium Show

Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.

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