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International Women’s Day
March 6, 2010
University of Minnesota
Coffman Memorial Union 

IWD 2010 Schedule of Events
8:00 – 9:00                  Registration
9:00 – 10:15                Welcome, music and keynote presentation (Great Hall)
Robin Phillips, Executive Director, The Advocates for Human Rights
Barbara Frey, Director, Human Rights Program, University of Minnesota
Performance by DrumHeart: World rhythms to awaken the body, spirit, and mind
Keynote presentation by Leymah Gbowee, Founder and Director, Women Peace and Security Network-Africa: “Rebuilding a Failed State – One Woman at a Time”
10:30 – 11:45              Morning workshops (3rd floor)
  • Challenge the Media: End the Sexualization of Girls and Young Women in Mainstream Media – Mississippi Room
  • Women and Climate Change – President’s Room
  • The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Family Homelessness – Room 303
  • Minnesota’s Report Card: A Post-Beijing Snapshot – Room 324
  • Why Indigenous Women View Women’s Human Rights Differently – Room 325
  • Immigration Relief Specific to Immigrant Women and Children – Room 307/Board Room
11:45 – 12:30              Lunch, exhibits and vendors
   Minnesota Marketplace and Gopher Express will be open for lunch.
12:30 – 1:00                Performance by Twin Cities Women’s Choir
1:15 – 2:30                  Afternoon workshops (3rd floor)
  • Empowering Women in the UN: Gender Equity Architecture Reform – Mississippi Room
  • Health Care Reform from Dollars to Sense – Are We There Yet? – President’s Room
  • Voices of Middle East Women on Peace, Justice and Human Rights – Room 303
  • Beyond the Mirror: Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse through Poetry and Dialogue - Room 324
  • Constitutional Protection for Gender Equality: Why an ERA Is Still Necessary for Minnesota, the U.S. and the World - Room 325
2:45 – 4:00                  Closing Remarks and Film Screening (Great Hall)
Robin Phillips, Executive Director, The Advocates for Human Rights
Screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, award-winning documentary by Gini Reticker and Abigail Disney
Throughout the day:
  • Display and information tables from co-sponsoring organizations
  • Visual arts exhibit (3rd floor): “Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration” – Overview of art exhibition and related programs currently at Nash Gallery
  • Arts and crafts vendors
All films will be shown in Room 323 with brief discussion following.