Film for Thought: Gender and Sexuality Film Series
All films are free and open to the public.
Protection: Men and condoms in the time of HIV and AIDS
Presented in collaboration with the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Conceived and produced by Jill Lewis, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at Hampshire College, this documentary is intended to encourage discussions on sexual well-being and safety among men, particularly those in sub-Saharan African countries. The challenges and realities of condom use are explored through poignant glimpses into the attitudes and feelings of men of different backgrounds and ages in South Africa, Kenya, and Sierra Leone, in rural and urban settings. Professor Lewis introduced the film and participated in an audience discussion after the screening.
Details about fall events will be announced as they become available.
Join Professor Jennifer Levi for 10 days over wintersession,
December 2013 - January 2014, to study
"Comparative Law: Gender in U.S., Israeli, and Jewish Law"
Spring 2013 Events
"Using U.S. Courts to Protect Human Rights Abroad: A Community Discussion of Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively."
A presentation by Attorney Pam Spees, Center for Constitutional Rights, about a lawsuit alleging that local pastor Scott Lively’s political activities in support of anti-gay legislation in Uganda constitutes persecution under international human rights law. The case is the first to rely on the federal Alien Tort Statute to seek accountability for persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
"Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court: Reflecting on the Oral Arguments.”
Excerpts from the gay marriage oral arguments, as well as the virtual presence of Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, a renowned scholar of Constitutional Law, who presented his analysis and took questions.
“Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court: A Public Discussion”
A panel of experts from the law school discussing the complex and exciting issues in the two marriage equality cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term: Hollingsworth v. Perry (California's Proposition 8) and United States v. Windsor (the Defense of Marriage Act).
“Telling Amy’s Story”
a documentary about domestic violence presented by Detective Deirdri Fishel of State College, PA.
Hosted in conjunction with Hampden County District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni L'89.
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