Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. the Iowa UNA will hold its marquee annual celebration of International Women’s Day featuring an international dinner buffet, silent auction, live entertainment and keynote speaker.
Keynote speaker Meenakshi Gigi Durham’s work centers on media and the politics of the body, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and youth cultures. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Her essay, “Grieving,” published in the Harvard Review in 2010, has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 Best American Essays anthology. Her professional journalism experience encompasses various newspapers and magazines including The Pensacola News–Journal, The Times of India, and Science Today. Durham is the author of The Lolita Effect.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Old Brick Church 20 E. Market Street in Iowa City. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women and Girls. To purchase tickets visit http://iowauna.org/register/n1kd/  or purchase them at the door. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for community members.
For more information about the Iowa UNA and Night of 1,000 Dinners, please visit http://iowauna.org  or call 319–337–7290.