NAU hosts a month for #MeToo: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Programming

Following the year of the #MeToo movement, Northern Arizona University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is dedicating a series of events throughout March to educating the community on the movement and its impact.

Join Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) on March 9 for a screening of “Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women,” revealing the unsettling story of a lone woman in a society dominated by men. Following the screening will be a panel chronicling male chauvinism and the mistreatment of women in India. The event will begin at 2 p.m. in SBS West room 200.

The conversation continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 in the Native American Cultural Center with the #MeToo Conference, sparking conversations on community accountability, healing, transformative justice and resisting violence. The conference will feature Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans, assistant professor of ethnic studies Jessi Quizar, history professor Sanjam Ahluwalia and others as guest speakers.

Listen and learn about the historic problem of violence against women by attending “The Problem of Violence Against Women: Then and Now” as part of the Ladhoff Lecture Series. Drs. Rebecca and Russel Dobash, emeritus professors in criminology and law from the University of Manchester, will discuss their various studies in violence against women including “violence against wives” and “when men murder women.” The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. March 13 in the International Pavilion.

WGS will wrap up the month of events with a screening of “The Hunting Ground” followed by a panel discussing the impact of sexual assault on people’s lives and communities. The documentary discusses sexual assaults, rape and institutional cover-ups occurring on U.S. college campuses and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Join WGS from 5:30-8 p.m. March 28 in SBS West room 200 to honor resiliency and healing and imagine a future without violence.