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Amnesty International Events March 23-26 Will Mark Women's Rights Week University News
For release: March 23, 2009

For press information, contact Terrance Stevenson, 501-681-8900

As part of Women’s History Month, the University of Memphis chapter of Amnesty International will sponsor a series of activities for Women’s Rights Awareness Week March 23-26. The events, focused on raising awareness of women’s rights, are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 23 – AI Cinema Presents: Iron Jawed Angels, 5 p.m., Johnson Hall Auditorium, an HBO film about women fighting for the right to vote, starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank

Tuesday, March 24 – “Hindered But Not Silenced,” 1-7 p.m., Panhellenic Building, Room 101, a letter writing campaign on behalf of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi and others prosecuted for speaking out for women’s rights and human rights

Wednesday, March 25 – “The FGM Debate,” 5 p.m., Panhellenic Building Ballroom, a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. David Richards, on the topic of female genital mutilation

Thursday, March 26 – “The Effects of Violence,” 5-7 p.m., Student Plaza. Deborah Clubb, executive director of the Memphis Area Women’s Council, will discuss the effects of domestic violence and community resources. The program will end with a candlelight vigil and moment of silence for victims of domestic violence.

For more information on these events, contact Terrance Stevenson by phone at 501-681-8900 or via email at amnestyinternational@memphis.edu


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