WNS Fall 2014 Events
Through 11/1: The
Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson exhibit at Oak Hill Museum
9/8: First EMPOWER meeting @ 6:30 in Krannert Underground
As the women’s and gender studies
student organization on campus, EMPOWER hosts events to fundraise and raise
awareness about issues such as: sexual health, violence against women, healthy
body image, women’s history, masculinity studies, equal pay, LGBT issues, and
more. We strive to EMPOWER our students and our community to work towards
equality for all people despite race, class, gender, or sexual orientation.
9/11: “Can I Kiss You?” with Mike Domitriz @ 4pm and 7:30pm.
9/17: “Feeding Frenzy” Film Screening @ 5pm in Evans
Auditorium. CE Credit
9/25: RAINN Day Defense Class sponsored by Catherine Cottage
@ 5:54 in Cage 20
Catherine Cottage will be hosting a
self-defense event and will cover the basics of self-defense with Shannon Bond
followed by a short talk from Dr. Taylor. The Sexual Assault Center will
provide information on their services. Any student, regardless of gender, is
welcome to the event!
9/22 – 9/26 Teal Out! From 11-1 in Krannert Lobby
Catherine Cottage will be handing
out teal ribbons to show support for victims and baked goods will be sold to
raise money for the SAC. If you come by wearing teal, you can get a free treat!
9/27: Women of WORTH Swing Fling Fundraiser from 7-11 at
Makerspace 336 Broad St.
Tickets are $15 for students, $20
advance, $25 at door. Proceeds benefit the Women of WORTH clinic.
10/8: “It’s A Girl” Film Screening @ 7pm in Krannert
Ballroom. CE Credit
This film tells the stories of abandoned
and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, or
brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who
would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories
in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively
lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.
Discussion led by Dr. Conradsen will follow. Co-sponsored with West Poland
Service Cottage, BCVS, SAO, KCAB, MISP, Sociology and Anthropology Department,
and Berry International Programs.
10/17: Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Walk at Rotary Plaza;
registration begins @ 11am
10/20: Love Your Body Day pin making with EMPOWER @ 6:30 in
10/21: Love Your Body Day Pin table @ 11am – 1pm in Krannert
10/23: Julia Garcia: Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Everything In
Between @ 6:30 in Evans Auditorium. CE Credit
Julia Garcia will explore with the
audience the reality of life after the partying, fun, and hookups are over. She
will share her own experiences with excessive partying that came to affect her
life significantly. Julia connects with the audience through poetry,
statistics, inspiring stories, and audience interaction. Sponsored by the Berry
College Peer Educators.
10/28: Candlelight Vigil for sexual assault survivors @ 7 - 9pm at the College Chapel
11/6: Sholeh Wolpé reading @ 7:30 – 8:30 in McAllister
Auditorium. CE Credit
Sholeh Wolpé was born in Iran and
spent her teen years in Trinidad and the UK before settling in the United
States. She is the recipient of 2013 Midwest Book Award, and 2010 Lois Roth Persian
Translation Prize. A poet, literary translator and an editor, Wolpé’s eight
books include: Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths; Breaking the Jaws of Silence: Sixty
American Poets Speak to the World, featuring some of the most respected voices
in American poetry; and The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and its Exiles. Sholeh
Wolpe will read and discuss her poetry.
11/11: Empty Bowls @ 5:30 – 7:30 at the Rome Civic Center
Empty Bowls is an international
project to fight hunger and is locally driven by area potters, artists, and
community members with a passion to bring positive change to Rome and
surrounding areas through arts and education. This year, the Empty Bowls event
is on November 11th from 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Rome Civic Center.
There is a need for volunteers to work at the event starting at 5:15.
Volunteers will help set up the event, serve soup to attendees, and help with
clean-up. You can also buy a ticket to the event for $20 at the Rome Visitors
Center beginning mid-October, though the price will increase to $25 beginning
November 5th. Attendees with a ticket will enjoy a soup and salad
dinner and receive a bowl made by a local potter. All proceeds from the event
will be donated to the William S. Davies Shelter. If you would like to
volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
11/17: Catherine Cottage Book Club meeting to discuss Push by Sapphire @ 7:00pm in Catherine Cottage
11/19: America the Beautiful 2:
The Thin Commandments Film Screening @ 5pm in Evans Auditorium. CE Credit
A new film by award-winning
director Darryl Roberts who, in a follow-up to “America the Beautiful,”
examines the cause of our country’s obsession with dieting. “America the
Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” also weighs in on the raging debate between
doctors who say fat is healthy versus those who disagree. The movie offers
passionate and sometimes humorous documentation of the battle to be… well…
thin. You see everything from gastric bypass surgery, an obsessed fitness
fanatic, and a victim of anorexia. Discussion will follow led by Dr. Conradsen.
11/21: Brave Miss World film screening @ 6 - 8pm in MAC Auditorium. CE Pending
This film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman's journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist. Discussion led by Professor Holly Bradfield.