Fall 2011 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Events

Fall 2011

"Silent No More: Rape as a Weapon of Political Violence"

September 17, 2011 - 5:30pm - September 20, 2011 - 11:00am

Kabak Endowment Fund; University of Pittsburgh Global Studies, Family Medicine, Africana Studies, Center for Minority Health, School of Education, BWhole

This is an interdisciplinary conference on human rights violations and will provide a forum for voices from many international perspectives. Featured keynote speakers include: Senator Sekai M. Holland, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Zimbabwe; Gabriel Shumba, Human Rights Lawyer based in South Africa; Betty Makoni, Tapestries of Hope documentary; Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary for International Relations - Movement for Democratic Change; Dr. Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Director for S.A.H.A.R.A. and HAST programs & Honorary Professor, Nelson Mandela Metro University.

This event is free and open to the public. For registration and further information contact Dr. Annamore Matambanadzo at ammst101@pitt.edu or call 412 383-2359. To view this announcement, please go to: Silent No More

Adoption on Film: "To Each His Own" (Mitchell Leissen, 1946)

September 17, 2011 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Presented by the Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Department of English, Film Studies Program, Womens Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences

Olivia de Havilland stars in an Academy-Award winning performance as Jody, a mother managing the complexities of a life with and without her son Griggsy, whom she shares with his adoptive mother and her friend Corinne.

A sublime women’s film of the studio era, To Each His Own reveals a sophisticated sense of a birth parent’s loss while demonstrating the sensibilities of its era and genre.

Adoption on Film: "Adopted: For the Life of Me" (Jean Strauss, 20--)

September 17, 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Presented by the Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Department of English, Film Studies Program, Womens Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences

Documentarist Jean Strauss follows two older men in search of their first families. Shown on PBS stations in 2010, Adopted: For the Life of Me is especially timely given pending Pennslyvania state legislation addressing closed birth records.

Adoption on Film: "Wo Ai Ni Mommy" (Director Stephanie Wang-Breal will present and discuss) 2007

September 16, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Department of English, Film Studies Program, Womens Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences

This compelling documentary follows the journey of an eight-year-old girl taken from a foster home in China to live with her new parents on Long Is-land, from first moments together through their first year and a half as a family.

The film won the Silverdocs Medal for Best American Feature of 2010. Director Stephanie Wang-Breal will present and discuss.

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"Andy Warhol is a 'V': Philosophical Bachelorhood and the Celibate Factory"

September 13, 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Benjamin Kahan (Humanities Center Early Career Fellow)

Humanities Center

Independence Day - University Closed

July 4, 2011 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

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