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2013 Spring Schedule


Event: TWU International Festival 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Student Union. There will be international cuisine, entertainment, and display tables. Sponsored by the Office of International Education and the International Student Association.  Contact for more information.

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CFO 205. Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a part of the PBS mini-series, “Women, War & Peace”. The movie is about the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of Dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003.

Film: For the Next 7 Generations 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CFO 203. In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it's too late. Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information on the film, Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Graduate Students Association.
Follow the event on Twitter @womensdaytx. Use hashtags #iwd2013 and #iwd2013twu to tweet questions about the film while viewing it.

Film: Peace Unveiled 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. MCL 503. Peace Unveiled is a part of the PBS mini-series, “Women, War & Peace”. When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that women’s rights don’t get traded away in the deal.

Presentation: Agents of Change: Feminism, Nationalism, and Revolution in the Arab World 2:30 p.m. ACT 501. Guest Speaker Rima Abunasser, TCU Professor of English. The women of the Arab Spring, as diverse in their feminism and religious beliefs as Nawal el-Saadawi of Egypt and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, have since appeared on the world stage, much to the surprise of international media and critics. Those familiar with the development of an Arab feminist consciousness, however, are not surprised at all, as they realize that today’s activists are only the most recent participants in a gender debate that many presume never to have existed. Arab women have been writing themselves into visibility and participating in social transformation since before the colonial era. Committed to gender equality, progressive Muslims and secular activists in the Arab world today are aware of the very real challenges they face and of the feminist legacies they have inherited. What is the shape of Arab feminism? What are the shapes to come?

Presentation: Women and Peacebuilding: Making a Better World Possible 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Location ACT 301. Join us for an engaging presentation and discussion of women’s roles in social action and peacebuilding featuring guest speaker Kelli Obazee, Executive Director of the Dallas Peace Center.  Funded by the United States Institute of Peace.  Hosted by TWU Global Connections, College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of English, Speech & Foreign Languages, History & Government, and Women's Studies, and Office of Student Life.

Film: War Redefined 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CFO 203. The capstone of the PBS mini-series Women, War & Peace, War Redefined challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Sponsored by the Global Connections Student Committee. For more information contact

Film: The Invisible War 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CFO 202. The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of “America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.” Pizza served at 5:00 p.m., film 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and moderated panel discussion 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information on the film, Sponsored by Commuter Services.


Event: Equal Pay Day w/ Speaker Dolores Bischof, U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Student Union 207. When the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President Kennedy in 1963, women were earning an average of 59 cents on the dollar compared to men.  We have made progress, but we have not completely closed the gap as April 9, 2013 is Equal Pay Day.  This symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.  Learn about the history of unequal pay for women, the laws that are in place to promote pay equity, and factors that influence pay equity. Free lunch provided. Hosted by the Global Connections Student Committee. For more information contact or 940-898-2002.

For additional information on Global Connections events, contact:

Global Connections
P.O. Box 425437
Denton, TX 76204-5437
940.898.3366 (Fax)

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