The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights present a series of thought-provoking and enlightening films followed by moderated discussions throughout the fall and spring. Films in the series cover a broad range of human rights issues that affect women across the globe.
Monday, December 9, 7 p.m.
St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, Saint Paul
Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, “Salaam Dunk” follows the ethnically diverse AUIS (American University of Iraq – Sulaimani) women’s basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes. From the joy of their first win to the pain of losing the coach who started their team, the film gives a glimpse into an Iraq and the new ventures taken on by women and girls we don’t see on the news.
“Rape in the Fields”
Tuesday, January 28, 7 p.m.
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Here is the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. A discussion follows the film. Presented by The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights.
“With Impunity: Men & Gender Violence”
Monday, February 24, 7 p.m.
St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., Saint Paul
Beliefs about manhood that allow men to exploit and use violence against women are ingrained in our culture. “With Impunity” engages the thinking of leading historians, sociologists and practitioners to examine our past, cultural realities and options for ending gender-based violence. A discussion follows the film. Presented by The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights.