The UM Advocates for Non-Violence will host the 2nd annual Light up the Night on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 pm in the UM Oval. Light Up the Night is an evening of poetry readings, music, and a silent vigil and walk around the oval to support survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault. Please bring lights (flashlights, glow sticks, and anything else as long as it does not have an open flame), warm cloths and compassionate support of everyone who has been affected by interpersonal violence. If you would like to share your talents at the event, please contact the Women’s Resource Center at email@example.com. For more information or to get involve with the UM Advocates for Non-Violence, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, SARC and the State of Montana Department of Public Health & Human Resources for Slut: The Play, running Oct. 9-10, and 16-18 at the Crystal Theater in downtown Missoula. UM WGSS and SARC invite you to attend as they bring SLUT – The Play to The Crystal Theater for its first production in Missoula. This production brings audiences, activists, and artists together, and uses storytelling and theatre to amplify the vital and compelling voices of teens in the ongoing discussion of sexual assault and slut-shaming in Missoula, across the United States, and in many other communities and nations throughout the world today.Performances on Oct. 9, 10, 16 and 17 will be held at 7:30 pm and a matinee performance will be held on Oct. 18 at 2 pm. For more information about the play, visit http://sluttheplay.com/
Co-organized with the University of Montana’s African-American Studies Program, this interdisciplinary symposium explores emerging Holocaust research on historical trauma, as well as current research on this topic in Native-American studies, African-American studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies. By bringing together scholars, teachers, students, and community members, the Mandel Center’s outreach symposia seek to enrich campus dialogue and forge connections with diverse audiences that will ensure the vitality of Holocaust studies in an increasingly interdisciplinary and multicultural academic landscape. The symposium is a component of the University of Montana’s DiverseU Program and will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-5 in the University Center. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=CHSYMPOSIUM1115
DiverseU provides a forum for honest dialogue in order to explore the complexities of human experience, promote understanding, and create community through the practice of civil discourse. The event will be held on November 4-5 in the University Center. For more information visit http://www.umt.edu/diverseu/