V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, has designated the Congo as the spotlight campaign for 2010. The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is formally over but women and girls remain targets of violence. Physical and economic insecurity still characterize the lives of women and girls, and the threat of violence is constant.
On Friday, February 26, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., a series of events will take place in Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor, which include the V-Day spotlight presentation from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. This presentation will include discussions on the history and current situation in the DRC and how to raise awareness for V-Day projects at The New School.
Other events include a screening of Women and War Zones: Sexual Violence in the Congo, a documentary film followed by a Q & A with representatives from Women in War Zones International and a session on T-shirt designing. Those T-shirts will be displayed around campus in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
This event is sponsored by V-Day at the New School, the Office of Student Development and Activities, and Health Education at Student Health Services. For a full schedule of these free events, visit the University Event Calendar.