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OutSpoken Speaker Series Presents: Samra Habib Just me and Allah - Spirituality as a radical tool

The OutSpoken event is an annual speaker series that brings to campus LGBTQ+ identified speakers to address issues relevant to the community.  This year we celebrate the 10th year of this event and are proud to feature Samra Habib, a multimedia journalist and visual activist whose work examines Islam through a queer lens.  Her photography project, Just me and Allah documents the experiences of queer Muslims around the world.  She will deliver her keynote address on 11/9 @7pm in McKnight Hall.  This event is free.

Girl Rising (Movie Screening)

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice. 

Film will be followed by a panel discussion.

HAZE: The Movie

Less than one month after arrving at the University of Colorado, 18 year-old Gordie Bailey, was found dead as a result of hazing-related alcohol overdose.  His death was entirely preventable.

The film uniquely weaves together a collection of interviews, many by national experts on the subject of alcohol abuse on campuses. Evidence of the severity of the problem is presented through graphic images filmed at campus parties, during emergency medical calls, and from police files. A brief, facilitated discussion will immediately follow.

The Silent Witness Unveiling -- CANCELLED

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

This is the Center for Wellness Promotions annual domestic violence awareness event that honors the memories of those lost to acts on intimate partner violence.  Our red silhouettes will be named as local victims of domestic violence and "unveiling" them with the help of volunteer readers.  This is a community event and we will be inviting all of the UNC Charlotte community as well as the Charlotte community to help us give a voice to the voiceless by honoring their memories.  

Swapping Self-Protection for Interpersonal Connection: Fostering Wellness through Vulnerability & Self-Compassion

Life is hard. We shouldn’t have to deal with it alone, yet we consistently receive messages about what it means to need help, to express emotions, and to struggle. In our desire to protect ourselves from judgment, we hide our pain from others and cut ourselves off from social connection. This Wellness Passport session looks at the self-protective strategies we use to cope with life and explores alternative strategies: Self-compassion and reconnecting with those around us.

Promoting a Healthy Body Image

Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and strive to achieve an ideal body type that is only apparent in 5% of women naturally. This results in a growing concern as individuals of all gender identities adopt a negative body image leading to a number of other concerns. This program will examine and promote discussion related to the role of media in in the creation of negative body image, including viewing of relevant videos, as well as provide the audience with solutions and resources to promote a healthy body image.

NOPE Vigil

An opportunity to honor those who have passed away from drug and alcohol related incidents and those suffering from the disease of addiction. There will be a guest speaker, a choir and a candle light vigil. Hosted by Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE).