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November To Remember An event-filled month awaits you in Columbia.


ast month, I featured several on-campus events designed to raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence. One event early in November casts the issue, and its ownership, in a different light. On Nov. 5 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center, The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence invites men who are committed to changing Missouri to unite at a breakfast kickoff event that will launch a new statewide effort: MISSOURI MEN SAY NO MORE. Throughout November, Missouri males will be making a personal commitment to speak out about their outrage over rape and domestic violence. More information is available online at The State Historical Society of Missouri helps to fill the south campus gap left by the Museum of Art and Archeology’s migration to North Campus with a couple of free November events. ART FOR A WORLD AT WAR: WWI POSTERS AND EDITORIAL CARTOONS



takes place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. SHS Curator of Art Joan Stack will walk through the society’s latest Main Gallery exhibit, which marks the centennial of the epoch-ending first world war — an event that was as culturally devastating as it was politically cataclysmic. Interestingly, the society invites you to experience World War I through the eyes of artists. Join Stack for a tour of original wartime posters and editorial cartoons and learn how art reflected the hopes, fears and patriotic devotion of Missourians. As a way to celebrate all U.S. veterans, society military artifacts from a variety of time periods will be on display at the event. The exhibit will run from Oct. 14 to Feb. 14, 2015. On Nov. 13, settle in for AN EVENING OF FICTION SET IN MISSOURI from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. If Kansas City native Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has recently refocused your attention on Missouri writers’ mastery of vernacular, you’ll enjoy the SHS invitation to join two Missouri authors for readings from their

latest projects, followed by a discussion on writing; topics will range from choosing historical fiction to literary license and historical accuracy. St. Louis’ Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick will read highlights from Going on Nine. Set in her hometown in 1956, the novel depicts a comingof-age summer for Grace Townsend that leads her and the reader to new understandings of life, family, equality and belonging. Fitzpatrick is an awardwinning journalist whose papers are in the society’s National Women and Media Collection. Marlene Lee will read from Limestone Wall, a psychological novel released last month that traces widow Evelyn Grant from New York to Jefferson City. Once in mid-Missouri, Evelyn is confronted by the wall of the Missouri State Penitentiary, where her mother has been imprisoned for 40 years. A former court reporter and educator, Lee is also a SHSMO member and volunteer. This year’s STEPHENS COLLEGE

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