Nov. 25 has been designated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education advocates for treating “sexual violence and harassment as systemic, intellectually rigorous issues, worthy of faculty research and classroom time.”
In recognition of this, the UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies and the Women’s Studies Association will host three upcoming events in Ustler Hall:
- Nov. 27, 3 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Ending Violence Against Women in Our Communities”
- Dec. 5, 6 p.m.: Screening of the documentary, “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power,” with a facilitated discussion
- Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m.: World Human Rights Day: Public Lecture by Maddy Coy, “Violence Against Women in a Human Rights Framework”
Faculty, staff and students are also invited to visit the Ustler Hall lobby during business hours to add their voice to the #HearMeToo board.