Proposal Title

Violence against Women: Representations, Interpretations, Explorations/Education

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-101

Start Date

28-3-2018 5:40 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 6:30 PM

Presentation Type

Panel

Abstract

The representation of suffering is gender biased. Cultural representations of violence against women are mystified, eroticized and depicted as heroic, camouflaging and trivializing the act of violence as a norm in society. Women must bear suffering with beauty and grace, and the shock of violence is hidden. Violence against women is gaining more attention in the media because women are finding courage to speak up against their perpetrators. However, these voices are often silenced by the numbness that comes from media saturation and the unwillingness of those in power to educate societies about this epidemic. The initiative Violence against Women: Representations, Interpretations, Explorations/Education is a call for action in which we all contribute to put a stop to violence against women. During this presentation, we will talk about the different steps of the initiative. We will also introduce the exhibition and conference scheduled for November 8th and 9th at the Lunder Arts Center. The exhibition and conference will provide a platform for scholars, artists, and community activists to explore the interplay between global representations of violence against women, and historical and contemporary discourses. The objective of this event is to open conversations around a global concern of violence against women and bring attention to an urgent global epidemic – transforming awareness into action – about how these representations impact humanity.

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Mar 28th, 5:40 PM Mar 28th, 6:30 PM

Violence against Women: Representations, Interpretations, Explorations/Education

U-Hall 3-101

The representation of suffering is gender biased. Cultural representations of violence against women are mystified, eroticized and depicted as heroic, camouflaging and trivializing the act of violence as a norm in society. Women must bear suffering with beauty and grace, and the shock of violence is hidden. Violence against women is gaining more attention in the media because women are finding courage to speak up against their perpetrators. However, these voices are often silenced by the numbness that comes from media saturation and the unwillingness of those in power to educate societies about this epidemic. The initiative Violence against Women: Representations, Interpretations, Explorations/Education is a call for action in which we all contribute to put a stop to violence against women. During this presentation, we will talk about the different steps of the initiative. We will also introduce the exhibition and conference scheduled for November 8th and 9th at the Lunder Arts Center. The exhibition and conference will provide a platform for scholars, artists, and community activists to explore the interplay between global representations of violence against women, and historical and contemporary discourses. The objective of this event is to open conversations around a global concern of violence against women and bring attention to an urgent global epidemic – transforming awareness into action – about how these representations impact humanity.