Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Hey everyone,
Have you been to a Sexual Assault Awareness Week event yet?
Just a reminder that TODAY, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, we will be screening the riveting documentary, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. This film examines representations of gender roles in hip-hop culture and rap music!
The film takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. This groundbreaking documentary is a "loving critique" of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form's representations of masculinity.

Leading rap and hip-hop artists including Mos Def, Busta Rhymes and Russell Simmons are interviewed and pressed to answer some difficult questions about the violent and sexually explicit content of many hip-hop songs and videos.

This documentary is
one of a kind!! I suggest that each and every one of you come out!!

And, to put the icing on the cake, the Capital Slam winning team, The Recipe, will be performing a piece that they specifically prepared for tonight's event--Confessions.

See you all in the Minto Building, Bell Theatre tonight at 7pm!
For more information, see the Sexual Assault Awareness Week Facebook event HERE.
Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre

Monday, February 1, 2010

CU Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Feb. 8-11

Join the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre in their first joint project with Equity Services!

Carleton University's Sexual Assault Awareness Week has been organized by the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre and Equity Services and has been funded by Equity.

All the events are free, open to anyone and cover a wide range of topics and activities.

Monday, February 8th, 2010
10am - 3pm
Join us in the atrium for an info fair with a "Clothesline Project"
There will be FOOD and PRIZES

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
12 - 1:30pm
Join us at 2017 Dunton Tower for "Understanding sexual violence in the context of missing and murdered aboriginal women" presented by Kate Rexe of the Sisters in Spirit Campaign
Snacks will be provided

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Join us in the Bell Theatre, Minto Building for an evening of taking on sexual violence and popular culture.
We have "Confessions" performed The Recipe (formerly the Capital Poetry Collective) followed by a screening of "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes"
There will be a facilitated discussion and snacks!

Thursday, February 11, 2010
12 - 1:30pm
2017 Dunton Tower
Join us for "What Went Wrong in Rwanda: Rape, Genocide and the International Tribunal for Rwanda" by Professor Doris Buss
Snacks will be provided

and then that night...

435 Patrick Building
Join us for a panel discussion on "Healthy Relationships" with Kandace Price (Womyn's Centre Coordinator), The Carleton GLBTQ Centre and Venus Envy.
Once again, we've got snacks!

Spread the word and do your part to end sexual assault!

For more information, see the Facebook event HERE.

Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre