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Amnesty International, the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (H.A.L.O.) and the Anthropology Club will hosting a screening of “Bordertown” at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 in Violette Hall 1000. The full length motion picture Bordertown is a political thriller starring Martin Sheen, Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Lopez.  The film, which is based on a true story, follows the journey of a young woman who is sexually assaulted by two men on her way home from work at a factory in Juarez, Mexico and left to die.  After her traumatic experience she attempts to seek justice with the aid of the press while being stifled by the government.  Based on Barbara Martinez Jitner’s (who is speaking on campus two days after this screening) documentary La Frontera, the movie reveals the dark world of poverty and sexual abuse that has led to the 400 unsolved murders of women in Juarez since 1993. 

The Weekly Lunch Series
will continue at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room with a discussion on “Critical Thinking Gains Through Service Learning.” Teak Nelson and the student nurses will present.
The next Physics Colloquium event will feature Mark Alford, from the Department of Physics at Washington University. He will present “Superconducting Quarks: Condensed Matter in the Heavens” at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23  in VH 1000. For more information about the colloquium series and upcoming talks, please visit

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Amnesty International, the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (H.A.L.O.) and the Anthropology Club will sponsor “Juarez, Mexico, The Capital of Murdered Women,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms B and C. Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Barbara Martinez Jitner will speak on violence against women and poverty in Juarez, Mexico.  Martinez Jitner posed as a factory worker in the maquiladora industry (U.S. owned factories that popped up along the border after NAFTA was ratified) to uncover for herself the causes of the 400 unsolved murders of women in Juarez, Mexico since 1993 – most of who worked in maquiladoras.  Most of these women are found in outlying areas of the city and show signs of sexual abuse, rape and torture.  Martinez Jitner will reveal how some components of NAFTA have led to femicide and poverty in Juarez.  She also draws from her personal life story to speak about taking pride in one’s heritage, the strength of family and the liberating power of education. Funded by FAC, Center for Teaching and Learning, National Organization of Women (NOW), School of Arts and Letters and Department of Society and the Environment

Global Youth Connect
, an international human rights organization, requests applications for its International Human Rights Delegation and Training program in Rwanda, which will take place between Dec. 28, 2009 and Jan. 11, 2010. For more information, visit The deadline for applications is Sept. 25.

The Kirksville Watershed Management Commission will sponsor Shoreline Cleanup from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 26 at Forest Lake. Those wishing to participate should meet at the marina. Drinking water, trash bags and gloves will be provided. Participants should bring their own field shoes or boots. For more information, contact Cindy Cooper at 785.4082.

The next Global Issues Colloquium session
features Baldwin speaker, Alan Guskin who will present, “In The Beginning: Peace Corps,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in Magruder 2001. Truman faculty and others, including: Mark Campbell (Agricultural Science); Karen Keck (Kirksville public school teacher); Bob Matthews (Math and Computer Science); John Quinn (Political Science); and Mary Shapiro (English & Linguistics), will share their experiences with the Peace Corps. In addition, the Career Center will present information on applying to the Peace Corps.

The 2009 Baldwin Dinner and Lecture
will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Alan Guskin, Distinguished Professor, Ph.D Program in Leadership and Change, and University President Emeritus, Antioch University will speak on, “The Courage to Change:  Higher Education Facing 21st Century Realities.” Tickets are $8. Make check payable to Truman State University and send to The Center for Teaching and Learning in PML 204.

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