Women’s and Gender Studies in collaboration with Sexual Assault Awareness Week @ MIT present,
SEX. POWER. CONSENT. PLEASURE.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
A young woman is raped when a one-night stand far from home goes terribly wrong. In the aftermath, as she struggles to make sense of what happened, she decides to make a film about the relationship between her own experience and the tangle of political, legal, and cultural questions that surround issues of sex and consent. Using a hidden camera, filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman goes head-to-head with the man who assaulted her, recording their conversation in an attempt to move through the trauma of her experience and achieve a better understanding of the sometimes ambiguous line between consent and coercion. The result is a powerful documentary about the terrible personal reality of rape and sexual violence — and the more complicated and ambivalent ways sexual assault is often framed and understood in the wider culture.
Film duration: 24 minutes
Discussion with director Nancy Schwartzman to follow
*Film will be screened with English subtitles*
*ASL interpreters will be present*
*Wheel chair accessibility available through the Infinite Corridor in building 8 or through the ramp at building 14.*
Filed under: Events
The End Violence Against Women Program is a fantastic resource.
Below is info about Tuesday’s event:
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE!!
END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Are YOU interested in meeting others who care about violence against women?
Do YOU want to connect with local leaders who are making a difference?
Then we want YOU!
When: March 30, 2010 7-9pm
(check link to calendar of events)
Open to: MIT Community Members and Friends
Co-Sponsored by: The End Violence Against Women Program and the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE)The Technology and Culture Forum at MIT presents this year’s series of events on Violence Against Women
Filed under: Events, boston, cambridge, end violence against women program, Events, human rights, massachusetts, massachusetts institute of technology, networking, Technology and Culture Forum at MIT, womens rights
February 24, 2010 • 5:21 AM
The book club and reading group will now meet online. There will be more specific information in the next few months but I’m excited about this development because we can now connect to so many more people and resources.
Thank you to those who have trudged through snow, rain and spent gorgeous summer and spring nights at our in-person meetings.
Filed under: Meetings
February 17, 2010 • 6:35 PM
Coverage of VDay Vigil via OpenMediaBoston.org.
(Special thanks to S.Q. for help with equipment for night-time photography, which I had never done before Friday night.)
Filed under: Events, VDay Vigil 2010, boston, domestic abuse, massachusetts
February 8, 2010 • 4:23 PM
This was the first feminist magazine I read about women and art.
via ICA Home | The Heretics.
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) presents the Boston premiere of THE HERETICS an experimental documentary by Joan Braderman which charts the history of a 1970’s NYC feminist art collective from the inside.
Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. (followed by a Q & A with Braderman) and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets $8-$10 at (617) 478-3103 or www.icaboston.org.
About the film: Directed by world-renowned video artist Joan Braderman, THE HERETICS chronicles the twenty-year span of feminist art magazine HERESIES. Filmed across the globe, THE HERETICS features interviews and artwork of the artists who grew Heresies into a feminist forum for revolution. Such luminaries as Alice Walker, Adrienne Rich, and Barbara Kruger got their starts in the magazine that spawned ground-breaking photography, poetry, art and ideas.
About the director: Joan Braderman is an award-winning video artist and filmmaker whose work is in such permanent collections as MoMA and the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris. Her films and videos have been shown in film festivals around the world including: the Whitney Biennial, the Edinburgh Film Festival, VIDEO VISIONS in the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, and the British Film Theater in London. Braderman took an extended leave from teaching at Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass. as Professor of Film and Video — to make this film.
Filed under: Events, boston, feminism, feminist art, heresies magazine, ica, joan braderman, new york, the heretics
January 28, 2010 • 6:22 AM
Zinn inspired me in many ways, and one of them was to learn more about feminism. There will be much written about him in the next few days, here’s a starter.
Filed under: Events, feminism, howard zinn, humanism, peoples history of the united states
January 25, 2010 • 6:53 PM
Here’s all the info you’ll need.
See you there!
Filed under: Books of the month, Meetings, africa, book club, book of the month, book pick, ellen johnson sirleaf, january, liberia, meeting, sirleaf