SHARPP Events

Check out our upcoming events!

September


ACTIVATE: SHARPP's Action-Centered Book Club
Friday, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 3 | 2-3p.m.

 

Join us for a very informal, bi-weekly, come as you are virtual book club. Our pick this semester is Chanel Miller's memoir, Know My Name.
Haven’t read the book yet? Know My Name is available through the UNH, Durham, Dover and Newmarket libraries, but we encourage you to support the author and purchase the book (available wherever books are sold). We also have multiple copies available for those who need one. Please e-mail Erica.Vazza@unh.edu to reserve a copy in advance.
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SHARPP's Virtual Feature Film Series: Athlete A
Tuesday, September 22 | 7p.m.
Netflix Doc Athlete A Follows the Investigation Into USA Gymnastics' Sexual  Abuse Scandal

This documentary focuses on the gymnasts who survived USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and the reporters who exposed USAG's toxic culture. Tune in for a virtual screening followed by a discussion on themes presented in the film.
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Direct Action for Incarcerated Survivors, Week 1: Letter Writing
Friday, September 25 | 3p.m.

Survivors are often criminalized by our justice system for defending themselves against abuse and assault. Join us to learn more about incarcerated survivors and what you can do to support them. This week, we'll be writing letters to legislators, judges, prosecutors, and survivors themselves.
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October


Virtual Documentary Screening: Free CeCe!
Tuesday, October 6 | 7:30p.m.

 

CeCe McDonald, a Black trans woman, was jailed in a men’s prison for 19 months after defending herself against men who assaulted and harassed her and her friends one night in 2011. One of the men who was harassing them -- who had sliced CeCe’s face with a beer bottle -- was killed. Originally facing up to 40 years with charges of second-degree murder, CeCe took a plea deal and was sentenced to 41 months. Free CeCe, co-produced by Laverne Cox, is an exploration of how CeCe and other trans people of color across the country are treated disproportionately in the justice system, and what they're doing to fight back. Tune in for a virtual screening followed by a discussion on themes presented in the film.
Click here for the Zoom link to the event. Password: DOCU
This event is co-sponsored by The Beauregard Center, Community Equity & Diversity Office, Women's & Gender Studies Department, Alliance, MOSAICO, Japanese Cultural Club.

 


SHARPP's Virtual Feature Film Screening: Anita- Speaking Truth to Power
Tuesday, Oct. 27 | 7p.m.

 

Against a backdrop of sex, politics and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as Anita Hill sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill's testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today.

Tune in for a virtual screening followed by a discussion on themes presented in the film.
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