International Women's Day- Film Screening & Discussion

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Walker Auditorium, Frost Hall, SNHU, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester NH 03106

Registration

  • Let us know whether you can make it and we will keep you notified of any changes!
 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
Film Screening & Discussion: Salaam Dunk
5 PM, Walker Auditorium
Frost Hall, SNHU

Free & Open to the Public; Register via SNHU: womenscenter@snhu.edu or alumni.snhu.edu/iwd

ABOUT THE FILM
Two years ago, most of the women on the basketball team at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUIS) had never been running before. Many had never played sports. None had ever been on a team with other women. They came from all corners of Iraq to attend this prestigious school, but many cannot tell family back home they go to an "American" university.   Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS 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 we don't see on the news.

FULL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SCHEDULE:

BE BOLD FOR CHANGE LUNCHEON

12:00 p.m. | BANQUET HALL, DINING CENTER

Keynote speaker Kristen Golden of Friends of Children, Inc., formerly of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Ms. magazine, and Gloria Steinem’s personal assistant. Featuring inspirational conversation with women of distinction in our community, and an opportunity to share YOUR #BeBoldForChange story on camera.

STUDENT SHOWCASE

2:00 PM- 4:00 p.m. | ROBERT A. FREESE STUDENT CENTER

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:00-5:00 p.m. | DEBORAH L. COFFIN WOMEN’S CENTER

Session 1: I (heart) a Woman: A Cross-Gender Dialogue About Loving Our Sisters, Mothers, Daughters, Girlfriends & Friends

Facilitated by Jada Hebra, Chief Diversity Officer, SNHU

Session 2: Supporting Safe Homes in our Community: Service Project for Emily’s Place of Manchester

Facilitated by YWCA of New Hampshire and Kelley Hobbs, Center for Community Engaged Learning, SNHU

Session 3: Victimizing Women Through Religion: A Muslim Woman’s Perspective

Facilitated by Youssaira Akennad, SNHU Graduate School

SALAAM DUNK: FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

5:00 p.m. | WALKER AUDITORIUM, ROBERT FROST HALL

Members of the American University of Iraq women’s basketball team discover what it means to

be students, athletes and friends amid the chaos in their country.

AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITERS PROJECT: READING & RECEPTION

7:00 p.m. | TRAINING ROOM, GUSTAFSON CENTER

A student-led celebration of the voices of Afghan women and girls throughout the world.

Learn more & register for events: womenscenter@snhu.edu | alumni.snhu.edu/iwd

International Women’s Day at SNHU is brought to you by the Deborah L. Coffin Women’s Center, with support from the Center for Community Engaged Learning, the Office of the President, the Office of Institutional Advancement, International Student Services, and the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire.



 

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