Thursday, October 9, 2008

Goings on around campus

There's so much going on campus that most of us don't have time to sleep. But if you're one of those people with impeccable time management skills, you'll have time to go to all of the following events. If you're not one of those people, join the club, and here are a few more things to distract you from that paper you need to write:

On Friday (10/10), Amnesty International Princeton is having a pizza and movie night, screening Te Doy Mis Ojos (Take My Eyes), 8pm in Frist 302.

Winner of seven Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscar), amongst others for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress, the film is the story of Pilar, a young Spanish mother, who runs from her abusive husband. Her journey is undoubtedly one that many women have faced, and illustrates the complexities of an abusive relationship, both for men and women.
In Europe, domestic violence is the major cause of death and disability for women aged 16 to 44. This year in Spain alone, 75 women have been violently killed by their ex-partners. But the experience or threat of violence affects the lives of women everywhere, cutting across boundaries of wealth, race and culture.

Next Wednesday (10/15) at 4:30pm, Mayra Buvinic, Sector Director of the Gender and Development Group, Poverty Reduction Economic Management (PREM) Network, at the World Bank, will be giving a lecture titled “Equality for Women: Where Do We Stand?”

The lecture is in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall and a dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Prospect House in room G. Dinner sign-up is outside room 209.
Buvinic, a Chilean national and internationally respected expert on gender and social development, is the Bank's senior spokesperson on gender and development issues.
Before joining the Bank in 2005, she was Chief of the Social Development Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the IDB's Special Advisor on Violence Prevention. Buvinic has published extensively in the areas of poverty and gender, employment promotion, small enterprise development, and reproductive health.

Next Wednesday is also Love Your Body Day!
Created by the NOW Foundation, Love Your Body Day is about loving your body with all its "flaws", "imperfections" and all those other myths the cosmetic companies try to make us worry about.Come see your friendly Eating Concerns Advisers (including Equal Writers Elizabeth and Chloe) at Frist during the day. Tell us what you love about YOUR body, pick up a free "Love Your Body" pin and some candy and find out about Eating Disorders resources on campus.


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