NOW! UConn Metanoia 2009: Preventing Violence Against Women

UConn Metanoia 2009

UConn Metanoia 2009

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Sunday, Oct. 4

Past (1979), Present (2009), and Future (?): Preventing VAW

This panel – featuring participants from the 1979 Metanoia as well as current students and professionals in the field – will kick off the week of the 2009 Metanoia. Audience questions and discussion by the panelists will conclude the session.

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium

Monday, Oct. 5

What Will You Do?: Metanoia Rally

This student rally will include speakers, a capella groups, and a candle light vigil. This is your chance to show a united front as the UConn student body.


Student Union Mall (Rain location: SU Lobby)

Monday, Oct. 5

Represent & Resist! A Metanoia Speakout by Long River Live!

Long River Live! presents an open mic, as well as an evening of literary, visual and performing arts that celebrate women while challenging oppression. If you’re interested in performing/displaying your work at this event, please contact or itsjoewelch at

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Student Union Lobby

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Why Women Stay

This interactive brown bag luncheon session for faculty and staff will provide participants with information on how to recognize abuse and reasons why women stay in abusive relationships. We will also let you know about resources that are available. Sponsored by the Something’s Happening Committee.


Student Union Theatre

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Honoring Our Past, Present and Future: Working Together

to End Violence Against Women with Tonya Lovelace

This presentation will look at the violence against women’s movement and ways that prevention of violence work has evolved, with women as the pioneers and men as newer and exciting partners in the work. There will also be an exploration of the intersections of race, class, gender and other identities within the movement.

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Student Union Theatre

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Film: The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

The African American Cultural Center will be showing this film by Lisa Jackson. Don’t miss the shocking and riveting stories of these survivors as they give us an intimate portrayal of their lives.

5:30pm – 7pm

Student Union, Room 407

Thursday, Oct. 8

A Call to Men: Breaking Out of the Man Box

with Tony Porter

This presentation will challenge many of the social norms that define manhood, particularly those that support a culture of violence against women. A gifted public speaker, Tony Porter is an educator and activist working in the social justice arena for over twenty years. He is nationally recognized for his effort to end men’s violence against women.

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jorgensen Auditorium


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