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Human Rights and Social Justice Week at Miami Middletown and Hamilton campuses Nov. 14-16

11/08/2012

Erin Davies in her FagBug (photo courtesy fagbug.com)
Erin Davies in her FagBug (photo courtesy fagbug.com)
Human Rights and Social Justice Week at Miami’s Middletown and Hamilton campuses will be observed by a series of events Nov. 14-16.

The annual Human Rights and Social Justice Program on the Oxford campus features events Nov. 13-15.

At Miami University Middletown:

FagBug speaker Erin Davies:
12- 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Verity Lodge
While Davies was in graduate school, her car was spray painted with homophobic slurs simply because she had a rainbow bumper sticker. Instead of repairing the damage, she took her car around the country and garnered people's reaction to her vehicle. See her Bug painted in rainbow colors.

• Self Defense in the Real World:
6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Verity Lodge
Officer Michelle Hercules of MUPD will talk about student hazing and acts of violence on Miami's campuses. She will highlight resources that Miami students have at their disposal to report and prevent violence at Miami.

“Ain’t I a Person” Film Screening and Q & A
3 – 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in 115 Johnston Hall.
This Ohio-based documentary dispels myths and brings a human face to poverty. A question and answer session with the film’s director Keith Kilty follows the film.

• Parenting Panel Discussion
3:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, in 18 Johnston Hall.
This panel is designed to examine the challenges faced by parents outside the white hetero-normative model.

At Miami University Hamilton:



FagBug speaker Erin Davies:
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in 200 Phelps Hall.

“The Invisible War” Film screening and discussion:
4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Mosler Hall.
This documentary investigates the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military, followed by a discussion with veteran Kori Cioca about her own experience that was featured in the film.

Kori Cioca, U.S. Coast Guard, from the film
Kori Cioca, U.S. Coast Guard, from the film
“Choices: An Interactive Play on Cyberbullying & Suicide:”
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in 307 Phelps Hall.
Louisville-based Looking for Lilith Theatre Company presents a true-life story of high school student Hannah Neblett. The play ends as Neblett decides to take her own life. Audience members will discuss Neblett’s other options.

• Book Discussion: Hunger Games (Book One):
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in 200 Wilks Conference Center.
A discussion of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games (Book One) named by Amnesty International as "one of the top human rights novels of 2011."
A pizza lunch will be provided.

Human Rights and Social Justice Week events at the Middletown an d Hamilton campuses are sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures with support from Miami COLORS; the office of diversity affairs; PRISM (Reflecting Possibilities); GLBTQ Services; Miami Middletown’s Student Activities and the Center for Teaching & Learning.

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