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. CE Credit

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 Krannert Underground

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 sconradsen@berry.edu

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.