An Annual University-wide Interdisciplinary Convention sponsored by theInstitute for Global Understanding
7:25 - 10 p.m.
Zoe Bulitt, Jamee Shea, and Taylor Bogan,Boom Roasted Productions
The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, the Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.
7:30 - 10 p.m.
32nd Black Maria Film & Video Festival
Prof. Donna Dolphin, Department of Communication
(Film and Video Festival)
Black Maria (pronounced Mariah) is an Academy Award qualifying international competition of fiercely independent and experimental film and video. The Black Maria Festival has been presented at Monmouth for 24 consecutive years by the Department of Communication. It is a travelling festival with 50 works in the collection annually. We will screen 10 shorter pieces totaling approximately 115 minutes. Genres include animation, documentary, narrative, and experimental forms.The work is unrated. Subject matter is often topical. The work is sometimes challenging. It is sometimes outrageous. Although everyone is welcome, Black Maria is not intended for younger children. (This year’s program contains some nudity, sex, violent themes, and harsh language.) This is a rare opportunity to see works made by media makers who are unrestrained by the studio system. Black Maria is not an amateur competition; these are accomplished filmmakers who are working outside of the mainstream.Please visit the www.blackmariafilmfestival.org for more information about the festival.
6:30 - 10 p.m.
Barbara Nitzberg, International Student & Faculty Services
(Festival and Dinner)
The annual International Festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the various cultures from around the world, particularly those of our International students, through their music, dance, performances, and many types of food. Tickets are sold through the International Student & Faculty Services Office, Room 32 in the Student Center.
Stratified Streets: A Visual Tour of Lower Manhatta
Prof. Nancy Mezey, Sociology
The Sociology Club will be hosting their second annual StratifiedStreets Tour on Saturday, April 13. This Visual Tour of Inequality will include a guided tour of the Tenement Museum in New York City’s Lower East Side. Here students will see the Lower East Side through the eyes of the immigrants who have lived there for 150 years. After lunch, there will be a tour of the African Burial Ground National Monument where both free and enslaved Africans were buried in Lower Manhattan. A bus will be leaving for New York City at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, and will be returning to campus around 7 p.m. on that day. Please contact Amanda Divita, President of the Sociology Club at email@example.com or come to a meeting if you are interested in attending this event.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tess La Fera, Kimberly Pagliano, Jenna Cassaletto, Kelsey Jorgensen, Janine Averbach, Lindsey Gates, MU Social Work Society
This is the first annual peace march the Social Work Society has ever held, and is to support the notion of peaceful methods of communication within state and national borders, as well as between countries. We will also have an open mic session afterwards, as well as a performance to kick off the march.