Macho: In 1998, Managua, Nicaragua became host to one of the most publicized and controversial cases of sexual abuse to hit modern day Latin America. At the epicenter of the scandal stood none other than Nicaraguan Sandinista leader and ex-President Daniel Ortega. A group of pioneering men rallied around the episode to organize a radical campaign against domestic violence and sexual abuse. Their efforts eventually led to the formation of the internationally acclaimed organization, Men Against Violence.
The F-Word: Women from a range of backgrounds explore concerns and controversies of feminism today: what feminism is, who is included in feminism, it's history and it's future, and why so many reject calling themselves feminists. A history of feminism is woven through the discussions.
Location: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238
Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, 503.725.5640
This lecture is free and open to the community.