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Against Gender Violence. A series of events at unibz

From 23 November to 9 December. The main objective? To raise awareness of gender-based violence, highlight the importance of language and encourage social activism.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Equal Opportunities Committee of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, together with the Confidential Counsellor, avv. Chiara Bongiorno, and within the framework of the GEP (Gender Equality Plan), is organizing a series of events. The programme includes artistic performances and short lectures by experts from various fields.

The inauguration of the event, which aims to sensitise the university community to the issue of gender violence, will take place on Thursday 23rd November at 4 pm in the area adjacent to the library entrance (1st floor, University Square, Bolzano). The Rector, Professor Paolo Lugli, and the President of the Equal Opportunities Committee, Professor Elisabeth Tauber, will present the initiative. The series of events will include lectures, theatre performances, exhibitions and video screenings.

The inaugural event will focus on a talk by researcher and lecturer Barbara Plagg on “The Power of Words”. Plagg will analyze the role of language and its impact on the perception and representation of women. In addition, Jörg Oschmann's video installation „Sie würde nicht wollen, dass so über sie gesprochen wird. Gespräche mit Angehörigen der Opfer von Femiziden” (She Wouldn't Want to Be Talked About Like That: Conversations with relatives of victims of femicide) will be shown. At 16.45, the theatre performance “Entscheiden (=Decidi)” by teatroBlu will take place in the University Square. An exhibition by Giada Avi entitled “Conversations between feminists: on roses and thorns” will be open from 23 November to 4 December.

Subsequent events will include meetings, other exhibitions and conferences on gender violence and social activism.

Events in Bolzano-Bozen

Exhibition: Conversations between feminists: on roses and thorns - Giada Avi (1st floor, entrance to the library, 23 November - 4 December 2023)

Video installation: Sie würde nicht wollen, dass so über sie gesprochen wird. Gespräche mit Angehörigen der Opfer von Femiziden - Jörg Oschmann (1st floor, entrance library, 23 November - 10 December 2023)

Seminar: “We women: visual art for social change” - Giada Avi (Room D0.03, 27 November 2023, 10 am - 12 noon)

Lecture: “Violenza di genere: fattori economici e sociali” - Prof. Mirco Tonin (Room E5.22, 28 November 2023, 14:00 - 15:00)

Online lecture: “Violenza di genere e tutela penale. Problematiche e prospettive” - Gian Marco Caletti (30 November 2023, 16:00 - 18:00)

Video performance: TraumAkörper - Mia Bausenwein, Greta Sgorbati and Alice Speranza (1st floor, library entrance, 4 December - 10 December 2023)

Events in Brixen

Video performance: TraumAkörper - Mia Bausenwein, Greta Sgorbati and Alice Speranza (Open space, 2nd floor, 23 November - 4 December 2023)

Lecture: “Le radici della violenza di genere da una prospettiva socio-antropologica” - Marina della Rocca (Room A2.24, 29 November 2023, 14:00 - 16:00)

Exhibition: Conversations among Feminists: on Roses and Thorns - Giada Avi (Open Space, 2nd floor, 4 December - 9 December 2023)

Seminar: "We Women: Artistic engagement. Ethnography for social change - Giada Avi (Aula A2.04, 5 December 2023, 14:00 - 16:00)

Lecture: Häusliche Gewalt – Hinsehen, Hinhören, Handeln – Frauenhausdienst Brixen (Room A2.04, 6 December 2023, 16:00 - 18:00)

Lecture: „Gewalt als Männlichkeitsressource. Über die Geschlechtslogik männlichen Gewalthandelns und Möglichkeiten ihrer Beendigung“ - Paul Scheibelhofer (Room A2.04, 7 December 2023, 9.30 - 12.30)

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