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Volume 2/Issue 22: July 27, 2012

Local “townie” in 2012 Summer Olympics!

Gia Lewis-Smallwood is in London and participating in the Summer Olympics! Gia will be competing for medals in her first Olympics in the women’s discus on August 3, 2012—watch her compete and cheer her on!! We wish her the best!! What a great way to be reminded of the importance of Title IX of the Education Act as it celebrates 40 years of equality in educational opportunities for girls and women! Learn more about the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games @ http://www.london2012.com/.

Summer Days at the WRC!!

Monday—July 30 @ 5:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Women’s Summer Support Group for female students who have experienced sexual assault/abuse or abuse within a relationship. The goal of the group is to help cope with emotional trauma and build a sense of support and community. Discussions will focus on fears, shame, trust, disclosure, current and future relationships, overcoming disruptions in daily living, and options and resources. Call 333-3137 or email womenscenter@illinois.edu for more information.


Thursday—August 2 @ 5pm @ Women’s Resources Center—First Zumba Fitness Party Join us for a Zumba Fitness Party filled with fun and fitness. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. We will meet every Thursday in August from 5-6:30pm.  WRC is a supportive and comfortable environment. Everyone welcome. FREE!!


Thursday—August 2 @ 5pm @ Courtyard Café; Illini Union—Summer Book Club Week 4Fat: The Story of My Life with My Body.Come join us for week four of the Summer Book Club as we discuss the award-winning Fat: The Story of My Life with My Body by writer and scholar Jean Braithwaite.

Coming in August @ the women’s center—Fall Semester & Welcome Week!

Monday—August 27 @ 12pm @ Women’s Resources Center (2nd floor, 703 S. Wright Street; C.—Dish It Up presents “Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX of the Education Act” Menah Pratt-Clarke, Assistant Provost and Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will speak about Title IX and its importance to the development of educational opportunities of girls and women, including athletics. Free lunch and presentation/discussion.


Thursday—September 6 @ 5pm—Arcade Courtyard with entrance @ Wright Street (behind the Career Center) or @ John Street (behind Student Services Building) *RAIN LOCATION: Women’s Resources Center—Welcome Back(yard) BBQ! Join the Women’s Resources Center for a backyard BBQ featuring music, games, and fun! Bring your friends, make new friends and get to know your campus women’s center! FREE—everyone welcome!


Saturday—September 8 @ 12pm @ Orchard Downs  Community Center; 1841 Orchard Place, U—Welcome Week Family Fest Join the Women’s Resources Center and Orchard Downs Family and Graduate Housing for a fun and festive Family Fest program, especially designed for student who are parents and their children. All are invited for fun and activities featuring a sing-a-long, outdoor and indoor activities, food, and a resource fair!

Welcome Week Events on Campus!

Saturday—August 25 @ 5:00pm @ Foellinger Auditorium—Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center’s Wake Up Call!


Sunday—August 26 @ 4pm @ Nevada Street between Mathew & Goodwin, U—Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations BRINGS IT with Taste of Nevada Street Block Party!! FREE—MUSIC, DANCING, FUN, FOOD, GAMES—FREE!! A great time to reunite with old friends, meet new people and tour the cultural centers!


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