16 Days Lansing

Updated November 29, 2010

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16 Days Lansing: Taking a Stand Against Gender Violence and for Human Rights

Lansing, Michigan – November 29, 2010 – 16 Days Lansing is where arts and activism meet, taking a stand against gender violence and for human rights. The free program invites creative expression while raising awareness about violence against women and gender expression. “A Night of Poetry” on November 30, 7:00pm, at MSU’s RCAH Theater (Snyder-Phillips Halls) features Lee Sayles, Rosina Hassoun, and Susan Harris with emcee Melissa Dey Hasbrook and special guests at the open mic: Lia Greenwell, and from the MSU Poetry Slam Team Hanna Obbink and Austin Gorsuch. “A Night of Remembrance” on December 10 at the Red Cedar Friends Meeting House, 1400 Turner Street, Lansing, features visual art by Theresa Rosado, Sarah M. Lloyd, Judith Morrigan, and Jen Loforese, with music by Barb Barton and harpist Melissa Osborn, with doors opening at 6:00pm and the program starting at 6:30pm.

16 Days Lansing is organized by the RCAH Center for Poetry, The Leaven Center, Intercultural Communications, and Melissa Dey Hasbrook. Co-promoters include Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice, Red Cedar Friends, Coalition Against Sexual Violence, Peace Education Center, Michigan Peace Team, MSU Vagina Monologues, and MSU LGBT Resource Center. The program is part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, an international movement spearheaded by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University for twenty years. The 2010 theme addresses the intersection of gender violence and militarism.

Melissa Dey Hasbrook
(517) 374-6474
Karen Bota
(586) 291-8877
16DaysLansing [at] gmail.com

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