The North Carolina Chapter of UN Women/USNC and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC Chapel Hill, invite you to an event in recognition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign on Nov. 24, 2014 at 7pm.
This evening will focus on the relationship between culture and violence against women and girls, internationally and locally. We will hear from two compelling speakers and screen a documentary:
- Joanne Hershfield, Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at UNC Chapel Hill, will discuss her film “Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo” , a powerful film about gender relations in modern Thailand.
- Ritu Kaur, Executive Director of Kiran, Inc, a local organization supporting South Asian individuals and communities to live safe, healthy and productive lives in the Triangle area.
Maria Murray Riemann of NC Chapter of UN Women/USNC, will lead an audience-driven discussion on what this means to us. Please join us to learn about these programs and how you can engage to help.
To support Beverly Goll-Yekeson’s efforts to send the survivors of sexual violence in Liberia back to school, we will be accepting school supplies such as pencils, spiral-notebooks, and personal-size hand sanitizers. Beverly is the Founder and President of Liberia Crisis Center for Abused Women and Childrenand a North Carolina citizen.