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Film Screening: "What I Want My Words to Do to You"

Thursday September 24, 2009
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Calhoun Hall (CAL), Room 100

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The Center for Women's and Gender Studies screens film "What I Want My Words to Do to You."

This film pays tribute to the power of words, whether written on a page or spoken through a microphone. It is the result of visits by playwright Eve Ensler to New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, where she held a series of writing workshops with  female inmates, challenging them to express their anger and frustration through the written word. The resulting series of monologues are eventually performed by some of Hollywood's most recognizable faces such as Glenn Close, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei. A panel discussion will follow the screening.