16 Days Lansing combines arts and activism


16 Days Lansing is part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, an international movement created by the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. The 2010 theme addresses the intersection of gender violence and militarism.

Free events, ranging from poetry readings to art exhibits, will be offered in various venues around Lansing from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10.

This is the first year Lansing will take part in the event. Melissa Dey Hasbrook, one of the organizers, is excited at the variety of activist groups the event is bringing together. She and the other organizers hope it will "raise awareness and connect people with community groups."

16 Days Lansing is also organized by the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University and The Leaven Center. Co-promoters include Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice, Red Cedar Friends, Coalition Against Sexual Violence, Peace Education Center, Michigan Peace Team, and MSU Vagina Monologues.

For more information on events, check out the 16 Days Lansing Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/16dayslansing.

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