UntitledThe Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series will host “Violence Against Women and Children: A Challenge for Sustainable Human Development” with Shirl Chouinard at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in Stark Auditorium 103.

Chouinard will discuss taking a stand on issues of violence against women and children, living free from violence, and how it involves the government, businesses, the media, faith establishments and families. Chouinard will cover what can be done to ensure long-lasting change and sustainable solutions in society.

Chouinard is an award-winning visual artist, and an activist artist and speaker whose artwork focuses on family violence, sexual assault, femicide and infanticide to increase awareness and initiate social change. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her MA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chouinard received a Bush Foundation Fellowship in 2012, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant in 2013 and Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc. grant in 2013.

The event is being held in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the IV-E Child Welfare program at WSU. WSU is also hosting Chouinard’s “Unspeakable” art exhibit through April 11. More information is available on the WSU News website.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Matthew Bosworth at MBosworth@winona.edu.

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