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Monday, October 27, 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: DC Grand Maple Ballroom
Description: Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the Dudley H. Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, no tickets required

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria. Her most recent novel Americanah was named one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the year and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize, and her novel Purple Hibiscus won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. The Thing Around Your Neck, her collection of stories, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by the New Yorker.

Endorsed by the UVM African Studies Program • Critical Race and Etnic Studies Program • Center for Cultural Pluralism • Economics Department • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program • Global and Regional Studies Program • History Department • Honors College • Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Sponsored by the English Department and James and Mary Brigham Buckham Scholarship Fund

ADA: Individuals requiring accommodations should contact Sally Knight at 656-3166

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Social Justice Film Series Fall 2014: Last Chance

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216
Description: Last Chance tells the stories of five asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence and the hurdles they face integrating into Canada.

The theme of the Social Justice Film Series for Fall 2014 is Queering Identities. Queering Identities offers participants an educational opportunity to explore through film and subsequent discourse issues related to the queer experience and its intersections and interactions with other social identities. To queer is to challenge what is considered normal, to question the heteronormative structure of society and to uncover the fluidity of sexuality, gender and sex.

A brief discussion will follow the screening. This screening is co-sponsored by Amnesty International.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

2014 Translating Identity Conference (TIC)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: DC Fourth Floor
Description: The 2014 Translating Identity Conference

www.uvm.edu/~tic/

Opening its doors to the public for the twelfth time in eleven years for the 2014 conference, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) explores a wide array of topics in discourses regarding gender and transgender identities, expressions, communities, and intersections. TIC is a free, student organized, non-profit conference that seeks to reach not only the University of Vermont & the Burlington community, but the nation as a whole. A one-day event, TIC has numerous sessions to choose from at any time that are directed towards people at all levels of inclusion in the trans and allied communities. The conference keynote is DarkMatter, a queer South Asian performance and literary arts duo.

This conference is a safe space for everyone to come, learn, and enjoy themselves! Registration for the conference is available at: www.uvm.edu/~tic/.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

In A Ghost's Arms Exhibit Reception

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Allen House Lounge
Description: Sydney Triola dives into experiences with grief and loss through personal sculpture and photography. In a Ghost's Arms aims to look at the many different parts of the grief and loss process and how that is a continuous experience in Sydney's life.

Come enjoy Sydney's work and hear more about her artistic process! Light refreshments provided.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Immaculée Ilibagiza - "Left to Tell"

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: DC Grand Maple Ballroom
Description: Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, will be at UVM on Tuesday, November 11th, at 8:00 PM to speak in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center. Immaculée will be speaking on faith, hope and forgiveness.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Davis Center Information Desk and The Catholic Center at UVM, beginning Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

If you have any questions or would like more information on this event, please contact Fr. Jon Schnobrich or Kim Allbee at 802-862-8403 or catholic@uvm.edu.

About Immaculée:
As a college student, Immaculée Ilibagiza's life took a turn during an Easter break as the genocide broke out in Rwanda between two tribes: the Hutus and the Tutsis. She and seven other women huddled silently together in a cramped 3'x4' bathroom of a local pastor's house for 91 days. During this horrific ordeal, Immaculée lost most of her family, but she survived to share the story of her miraculous transition into forgiveness and a profound relationship with God. Immaculée has spoken before a range of audiences including world dignitaries, multinational corporations, college and universities, churches and local school children. She has been recognized and honored with numerous humanitarian awards. She is the author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, an international bestseller that has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide and been made into a documentary.

Brought to you by the Catholic Center at UVM

Co-sponsored with the University of Vermont's Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Engagement & Professional Development

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Social Justice Film Series Fall 2014: No Look Pass

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216
Description: This coming-of-age story follows Emily “Etay” Tay, a first generation Burmese immigrant from Los Angeles, who strives to play professional basketball in Germany while coming out as a lesbian.

The theme of the Social Justice Film Series for Fall 2014 is Queering Identities. Queering Identities offers participants an educational opportunity to explore through film and subsequent discourse issues related to the queer experience and its intersections and interactions with other social identities. To queer is to challenge what is considered normal, to question the heteronormative structure of society and to uncover the fluidity of sexuality, gender and sex.

A brief discussion will follow the screening.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Break

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Break

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Break

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Break

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Martin Luther King Celebration with Keynote Speaker Wil Haygood

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel
Description: Wil Haygood
New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Butler: A Witness to History
Associate Produce of the Award-Winning Motion Picture The Butler
Acclaimed Washington Post Reporter

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. TICKETS ARE FREE.

Starting Monday, January 12, tickets are available to UVM students, faculty and staff (1 ticket with UVM ID)
Starting Friday, January 16, tickets are open to the General Public (1 per person)

Tickets are limited and available at the following locatins during business hours:
·Dudley H. Davis Center, 1st floor Hoffman Information Desk
·Waterman Builidng, Registrar's Office Student Service Center Kiosk (3rd Floor)

PLEASE NOTE:
The Student Service Center Kiosk in Waterman Builidng will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
The 1st Floor Hoffman Information Desk in the Dudley H. Davis Center will be open on Monday, January 19, 2015 during business hours.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact ACCESS at (802) 656-7753.

Sponsored by President Tom Sullivan, Department of Student Life and the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

For more information: www.uvm.edu/~hrdma/mlk

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

10th Annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference

Day Event

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