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Book Discussion: "Colonize This! Young Women on Today's Feminism"

Jessica Garraway, Women's and Gender Studies minor student, will discuss "Colonize This! Young Women on Today's Feminism."  The book was edited by Daisy Hernandez, UNI Women's History Month keynote speaker. Books are avilalble for checkout for UNI faculty, staff and students in the Women's and Gender Studies office in 225 Sabin Hall. This event is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies program; free and open to the public.

Film Screening and Discussion: "The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today"

"The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today" is a Peabody Award-winning documentary that tells the compelling personal story of Vashti McCollum and how her efforts to protect her 10-year-old son led to one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history — the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools. The case is little-known by the contemporary American public, yet the McCollum decision continues to have important ramifications for current conflicts over the role of religion in public institutions – from displays of the Ten Commandments in government buildings to student-led prayers at public school graduation ceremonies. A short discussion follows the film; open to the public.

Film Screening and Discussion: "The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today"

"The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today" is a Peabody Award-winning documentary that tells the compelling personal story of Vashti McCollum and how her efforts to protect her 10-year-old son led to one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history — the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools. The case is little-known by the contemporary American public, yet the McCollum decision continues to have important ramifications for current conflicts over the role of religion in public institutions – from displays of the Ten Commandments in government buildings to student-led prayers at public school graduation ceremonies. A short discussion follows the film; open to the public.

The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than a decade, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence against women and girls. Admission is $5 and open to the public.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, which is a non-profit organization. The mission of Cedar Valley Friends of the Family is to provide safe shelter, confidential services and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault. Through prevention education and community engagement we seek a future free of violence and homelessness.

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