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In a celebration of black history, women's history and Asian and Pacific heritage, the 11th annual “64 Days of Nonviolence” at Southern Connecticut State University will feature the 21st Annual Women’s Studies Conference, “Ecology, Spirituality, Sustainability: Feminist and Indigenous Interventions,” including keynotes by Majora Carter and Hyun Kyung Chung on April 11 in Engleman Hall and April 12 in the Adanti Student Center. Carter and Chung will highlight feminist and ethnic philosophies working against racial, ethnic, class and sexual oppression, and promote sustainability strategies to reduce the exploitation of the environment.
A Peabody Award-winning radio host and part of Fast Company magazine’s 100 Most Creative People in Business list in 2010, Carter is an urban revitalization strategist, real-estate developer and advisory board member of the Bronx Academy of Software Engineering.
Chung is a Korean theologian, associate professor of ecumenical studies at the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, eco-feminist and author of several books, including Struggle to be the Sun Again: Asian Women’s Theology.
Every year, the 64 Days of Nonviolence begins on the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, Jan. 30, and ends on April 4, the anniversary date of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For additional information, visit www.southernct.edu/womensstudies.