February is Native American Heritage Month
“Women lead nearly one-quarter of the nation’s 562 federally recognized tribes.”
Ms. Magazine Ten Things You Need to Know about Native American Women
February 5, 2012 by Laura Paskus
This Week @ the Women’s Resources Center
Saturday—February 23 @ 8:30am to 4:30pm @Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH —Soul Hunger Workshop for Women facilitated by Dr. Anita Johnston in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Through guided visualization, movement, music, interactive sharing, and other self-reflective exercises, workshop participants will experience how to: ‘ See food and eating challenges as symbolic of deeper hungers ‘ Listen to the body’s many messages ‘Allow SacredFeminine energy to be expressed ‘ Access their true feelings ‘ Express themselves in a confident and effective way ‘ Follow and trust their intuition ‘ Discover what true nourishment really means for them Dr. Johnston is the author of ‘Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling.’ She is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She is also the co-founder of several eating disorder treatment centers across the country. FUNDED BY THE STRATEGIC INITIATIVE GRANT. *This event is free and open to the public *Participation is limited to 30 participants. Please register now: Registration. ***NOTE: The location has changed to the women’s center!!
Monday—February 25 @ 12NOON @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Dish It Up presents National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW): Breaking Free From Struggles with Food, Fat, and Dieting. Our panel will discuss ways to avoid the pitfalls of a culture obsessed with dieting and being thin! This is part of our lunch on us series which features a FREE lunch and interesting presentation on issues related to women and gender every 2nd and 4th Monday @ NOON!! Open to everyone!
Monday—February 25 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Hot Topics presents “Idle No More: Exploring Indigenous Women’s Organizing.”Hot Topics Dialogues is a series hosted by the Women’s Resources Center and the YWCA on campus. Hot Topics seeks to provide a space for dialogue on gender and other social identities and social justice–and occurs every 2nd and 4th Mondays 7-9pm. Refreshments will be provided. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Gender Action Network and the Champaign-Urbana Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. This event is Free, open to everyone, snacks are provided!
Tuesday—February 26 @ 5:30pm @ Asian American Cultural Center, 2nd Floor Resource Room—Women’s Support Group.Open to any female student who has experienced sexual assault and/or abuse from someone they are involved with in order to resolve issues and create a positive, supportive sense of community. Please call Pat or Molly @ WRC (217.333.3137) to learn more. This weekly group meets every Tuesday.
Tuesday—February 26 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—UIUC National Organization for Women Weekly Meeting.NOW’s purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.
Wednesday—February 27 from 4 to 6 pm
Join the Celebration
Women’s Resources Center turns 4 YEARS OLD!
Cake & Other Delights!
Highlights & Accomplishments
Thursday—February 28 @ 6:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Sex & Gender Film Series presents “The Year I Broke My Voice”. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Film at 7:00 pm. Featuring Director Madsen Minax “The Year I Broke My Voice” Set in a post-industrial ‘Neverland’ of worn down row houses, looming factories, and desolate seashores, a rabble of disenfranchised gender and age ambiguous youths explore their own vulnerabilities and put pressure on what it means to grow up. Offers an alternative perspective on coming of age that emphasizes perpetual states of becoming over conventions of linear development into adulthood. – Matt Morris. Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. Sponsors: Women’s Resources Center; Gender and Women’s Studies; National Organization for Women UIUC Chapter; Media and Cinema Studies. FREE, open to ALL and we’ll have popcorn and refreshments!
February’s Art Exhibition: “Petite Magnitude” Works by Hali Ruth Linn.Hali Ruth Linn describes her work by stating, “I am interested in how young women start to understand sexuality, first by word and then by experience and then a memory, that becomes understood differently with increasing life experience. I am creating young women who are guarded, whose eyes are wide but glassy, whose hair is a cloak and whose clothes serve as a brigade to their inaccessible girlish figures. Upon a first look, they appear to be individuals and to have their own identity, but the longer the viewer looks on them, the less definitive they are, the less like a rendered person with life experience. They become abstracted; their bodies lack womanly curves leaving them without an easily identified age, their faces combating adulthood. These subjects represent an awkward age that is so laden with the struggle of growth and sexuality that it fights even to hide that struggle. The paintings represent how young women view violence and sexual assault and what they feel when their sexuality is defined by someone else.” The exhibit continues through mid-February—it is free and open to the public!
2013 Sesquicentennial of Emancipation Proclamation—Calendar of Events
FINAL EVENT!! Wednesday—February 27 @ 7:30pm @ Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts—Culminating Celebration with Keynote by Dr. Myrlie Evers-Williams and Performances by the University of Illinois Black Choir, Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, conductor; the Women’s Glee Club, Dr. Andrea Solyea, conductor; Dr. Casey Robards, piano; and the University of Illinois Wind Symphony.
This Week Fun Activities Out & About on Campus!
Black Geek Week FINAL EVENT!! FRIDAY—February 22
White Scripts, Black Supermen Film Screening & Discussion, Panelists: Filmmaker Dr. Jonathan Gayles; Stanford Carpenter; John Jennings@ 7pm @ Allen Hall, Main Lng, 1005 W. Gregory Dr, U.
Black & Latino Male Summit 2013: “Behind the Mask”@ 10am @ David Kinley Hall, 1407 West Gregory Drive U. Workshops & Keynote Address by Dr. Calvin Mackie. Register soon for spaces are limited (www.blacklatinomalesummit.com)! Sponsored by BNAACC and La Casa Cultural Latina, cosponsored by the Department of African American Studies, Center for Education in Small Urban Communities, Counseling Center, Diversity Education & Social Justice, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Illinois Leadership Center, Latina & Latino Studies, Office of the Dean of Students.
Tuesday—February 26 @ 12pm @ Asian American Cultural Center—Food for Thought presentsBi-Cultural Experiences of an Asian American Center Director – Michelle Bringas, Asian American Center, Northern Illinois University. Please join us for food and talk at our weekly Lunch on Us series, Food for Thought. It’s FREE and open to ALL!!
Tuesday—February 26 @ 6 to 8:30pm @ ETC Coffeehouse, 1203 W. Green St. U.—Rainbow Coffeehouse: Hosted by Building Bridges. Rainbow Coffeehouse offers a welcoming, open environment to LGBT and ALLY communities to socialize. Whether you’re here for a meeting, with friends or to study, we welcome all!
Tuesday—February 26 @ 7pm @ Lincoln Hall Room 1000—‘TRANS Film Screening hosted by the Sexual Health Peers and Social Justice Educators. Join the Sexual Health Peers for a screening of TRANS, a film that explores the personal stories of a number of transgender individuals. Inspired by the incredible story of Dr. Christine McGinn and her important work as a transgender surgeon, TRANS provides an up-close and very personal vision into the lives, loves, and challenges of a remarkable cast of characters of all ages and from all walks of life. These are the stories of confusion and courage, excitement and emotion that have never been told – until now. Discussion will follow the film. Information about the film can be found at http://www.transthemovie.com/. For any questions about this event, please contact Sara Salmon at email@example.com.
Wednesday—February 27 @ 12NOON @ BNAACC—Food for the Soul presents Black Jeopardy: What Do You Know? with Ashley M. Davis, MBA, Assistant Director, Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. It’s FREE and open to ALL!!
Thursday—February 28 @ 12pm @ LaCasa, Room 104—Lunch @ La Casa presents Social Justice in the Evaluation of an Educational Project – Carolina Hidalgo, Educational Psychology. Join the Lunch @ LaCasa group for great and an exciting presentation & discussion. It’s all FREE!!
Friday—March 1 @ 12NOON @ Native American House—Chat & Chew Lunch Series presents The Formation and Impact of Racial Microagressions at the University of Illinois – Melvin Armstrong Jr., Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Policy & Organizational Leadership. It’s FREE and open to ALL!!
Saturday—March 2 @ 8:30am to 4:30pm @ YMCA/YWCA; 1001 S. Wright Street, CH—Racial Justice Workshops and Dialogue Series.The YWCA of the University of Illinois offers a variety of racial justice classes, workshops, discussion groups and certifications. These sessions are an excellent way of providing a more comprehensive understanding about what is racism and how it moves in today’s society. All of our workshops and classes are taught by University of Illinois professors, faculty and staff. Obtaining a Level 1 Racial Justice Certification: Come to Racial Justice Workshop on March 2; All attendees will receive a Level 1 Racial Justice Certificate of completion. Registration Details: The cost for the Level 1 Racial Justice Workshop is $25.00. To register for the workshop please fill out a registration form. You can either fill out a registration form and make a payment online, or send in the registration form and make a payment to the YWCA. Registration due by Thursday February 27 12:00pm.
Monday—March 4 @ 12pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Quench presentsWhat the All Campus Career Fair Is All About – Marianna DiVietro, Assistant Director of Student Outreach, The Career Center and Zelda Gardner, Senior Assistant Director, The Career Center. Join the fun at the LGBT Center’s Quench series with a free lunch and interesting discussion. FREE and open to everyone!
Friday—March 8 @ 12NOON @ I-Hotel—YWCA 3rd Annual Leadership Luncheon.This annual luncheon recognizes the accomplishments of women leaders in the Champaign/Urbana community and U of I campus and highlights their extraordinary contributions. The YWCA of the University of Illinois is proud to announce the winners of its 3rd Annual Leadership Awards. The 2013 awardees are:
Esther Patt, Advocacy
Lori Patterson, Business
Renee Romano, Education
***Rachel Storm, Emerging Leader***
Phyllis Cline, Philanthropy
Joan Walls, Social Justice
Willeta Donaldson, Trailblazer
Purchase your tickets now! Tickets are $30 and now available for the Leadership Luncheon. To purchase online go to ywca.org/universityofillinois and click on “Purchase Tickets for the Leadership Luncheon Here”. You can also purchase tickets at the YWCA office and pay with cash or check. Spread the word and come out and join us as we have a great time encouraging one another and celebrating the accomplishments of these wonderful women.
Saturday—March 9 @ 9:30am to 4pm @ ARC, MPR 7—Your Identity @ Work: A training on finding your fit. Are you currently searching for a job or applying to graduate school? Have you ever wondered how aspects of your identity such as race, gender, sexuality, disability may impact your choices and experiences? Your Identity @ Work is a one day training to help you develop your multicultural competences in preparation for your future job or graduate school. Come learn strategies to incorporate your identities and identify inclusive environments for working and learning. Register: http://go.illinois.edu/IdentityAtWork. If you require any disability accommodations to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by February 22, 2013.
February 1 to April 5—Monday through Friday—9am to 5pm @ Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Street, U—Vibrant Colors of Lunar New Year: Art Exhibit Reception.This exhibition features artwork by 80 young artists from the Hua Nian Art Studio in Urbana. The Lunar New Year is the most important festival celebrated by many Asian cultures, much like Thanksgiving or Christmas in this country. Celebrations take place for fifteen days, in recognition of the coming of the new year. This year will be the year of the snake, one of the animals represented in a 12-year cycle. At the Hua Nian Art Studio, students develop their drawing and painting skills and work in small groups to ensure individual attention. With hourly art lessons held once a week, the fun, encouraging and creative training program is in a beautiful and child-friendly art learning environment and taught by an experienced award winning artist specialized in young learners.