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Sack Lunch Seminar

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Strand Union Building, Room 168

Women of the World Unite to End Violence Against Women and Girls!

Women have increased global organizing to end violence against women and girls at the grassroots levels, with arts and cultural resources, in solidarity with other women from the Global South, working through International non-governmental organizations and the United Nations.  Women are stepping up to say NO, not in my name!  Our goal in this lively, engaging, hopeful and interactive workshop is to learn from and exchange information with women organizing locally and globally about ways to prevent and end personal, institutional and structural violence that incorporate multiple, intersecting forms of discrimination. Jan Strout, a global women's human rights advocate and educator, MSU Instructor in the College of Letters and Science, and co-chair of the US Women and Cuba Collaboration non-governmental organization, participated in the 2013 Commission on the Status of Women and other international women's gatherings.  Lindsay Murdock is a senior studying  Sociology, current ASMSU President, and a co-founder of the MSU Equal Pay Task Force.  Jan and Lindsay, along with others, will share strategies and solutions from the 2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women that prioritized ending violence, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and Eve Ensler's One Billion Rising Campaign.

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