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For the third consecutive year, the University of Alicante, has organized a broad program of acts around the Day against Gender Violence, which will be held next 25th of November. Courses, exhibitions, conferences, theatre, dance and music, both in the campus and in the university venues in the province, will serve to state the rejection of the institution before this social curse. One of the main acts will be the photography exhibition Vida y milagros de Paula P., by the photojournalist from the journal Información Cristina de Middel. It is an approximation to the world of prostitution through the figure of Paula P. The opening will be held on the 23rd of November, at 12:00, in the MUA.

Dance in the Auditorium (Paraninfo)

The dance company Erre que Erre, winner of the Best Spectacle in the Premios Max in 2008 for Escupir en el tiempo, will present next 24th of November, at 20:00, in the Auditorium of the UA No pesa el corazón de los valientes, a deliberation about the processes of falling in love and what happens when the chemistry no longer functions. Sale of tickets in the Compas bookshop of the UA, fnac, servicam, and one hour before the start of the performance in the Auditorium.

Campaigns against violence

The Council of Students (el Consejo de Alumnos) of the UA has organized three campaigns which will state the rejection of the university community before the gender violence. In the Muro de la vergüenza, which will be built opposite to the General Library (Biblioteca General), the students and some artists will give expression to their opinion during the week. The campaing Ponte en mi lugar has as the main aim to make people aware of this problem through the distribution of material and collection of signatures in different places of the campus and, on the 25th of November, in the ground floor of the General Library, the act Tod@s somos víctimas will take place. In it, some candles will be positioned in memory of women victims of gender violence.


In addition to the cultural activities, on the 25th of November the UA will join a gathering which will take place in the Plaza de Calvo Sotelo, from 19:00.


The Women's Studies Centre (Centro de Estudios sobre la Mujer, CEM in Spanish) has planned different courses. From the 16th to the 20th of November María Martínez Lirola will give the course Desenmascarando la violencia de género y el racismo: ¿dos caras de la misma moneda? From the 23rd to the 27th of November Mª Dolores Berenguer y Fernando Embid, from the Taller de imagen (image workshop) of the UA, will coordinate the course Género y television. Análisis del tratamiento de las mujeres en las series de ficción en televisión: modelos y representaciones sexistas. From the 30th of November to the 4th of December, Martínez Lirola will give the course Lengua, ideología y género. Algunas pautas para acabar con los estereotipos de género en la lengua. For registering go to the CEM. Tel 965909415.

Moreover, the Council of Students (Consejo de Alumnos) has planned from the 23rd to the 27th of November the course Distintos enfoques de la violencia de género. For further information and registering go to the Consejo de Alumnos (Aulario I). Tel. 965903675.

Manifesto and music in Villena, with the Strings Quartet of the OFUA Mulieris

In the field of University Extension, many activities will take place in the towns of Xixona, Sant Joan, Biar, Cocentaina, Villena and La Nucía. One of the outstanding acts will be the reading of the manifesto against gender violence, with a musical accompaniment by the Strings Quartet Mulieris, which is part of the Orquesta Filarmónica of the UA, which will be held on the 25th of November at 21:00 in the Casa de la Cultura de Villena.

Exhibitions, theatre and conferences

On the 9th of November, at 20:00, the exhibition Del morado al negro will be opened. This is a compilation of pictures by photojournalists from Alicante about cases of gender violence in the province, which will be exhibited in the Centre Social Real Blanc de Cocentaina.

On the 14th and 28th of November the play Usted tiene ojos de mujer fatal will be performed. The Aula de Teatro de la Universidad Permanente of the UA is in charge of it. It will be performed respectively in the Cine de Dalt de Xixona and in the Casa de la Cultura de Biar. In addition, on the 22nd of November Papallona Teatre, directed by Rosa Fraj, will take to the stage Dones ferides, which will be performed at 19:00 in the Casa de la Cultura de Sant Joan d'Alacant.

Conferences will also be present during this week. On the 23rd of November, at 15:00, the Casa de la Cultura de Biar will welcome the paper Construcción de estereotipos de mujeres y hombres en nuestra sociedad a través del discurso y la imagen, by Martínez Lirola.

The talk El tratamiento de la violencia de género en el cine will be given next 18th and 19th of November in three high schools of Villena; on the 25th of November in the High School of La Nucía (IES La Nucía), and on the 26th of November in the High School of Xixona (IES Xixona).

Program of acts in the enclosed document.

Attached file: Programa-1052

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