||Volume 4/Issue 10: March 22, 2013
March is Women’s History Month—we honor the ones who came before us!
“Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end. And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, ‘If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.’ And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.”
― Audre Lorde, 1934 to 1992
This Week @ the Women’s Resources Center
Tuesday—March 26 @ 4pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Women’s Career Institute: Negotiating What You’re Worth! A collaboration between the Career Center and Women’s Resources Center— Statistics show that women are less likely to advocate for better salaries and advancements. In this workshop students learn tactics for negotiating for earning what they’re truly worth! Come learn great ways to earn more salary from your first job which can help shape your rate of salary for the rest of your life! Free and open to all students.
Tuesday—March 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—March 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.
Tuesday—March 26 @ 7pm @ Armory Free Theater; 505 E. Armory St., CH—Uncovering the Mirrors | Performance Art featuring Rebecca Kling.Uncovering the Mirrors travels from Rebecca’s first explorations of gender at six years old, naked and uncomfortable in her body, to the Bar Mitzvah that gendered her as a “man,” from the hormones coursing through her blood, to a future as fragile as glass. Uncovering the Mirrors confronts the gender policing we all experience in our day to day lives, and asks how to live with regrets, push beyond mistakes, and look in the mirror each morning without flinching. Cosponsored by Inner Voices Social Issues Theater, the Women’s Resources Center, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center. FREE! All are welcome!
Wednesday—March 27 @ 10am @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Sexual Assault Awareness Month Planning meeting. Come help plan this year’s e vents for April, 2013—everyone is welcome!!
Wednesday—March 27 @ 12NOON @ Women’s Resources Center; 703. S. Wright Street (2nd Floor), CH—Lunchtime Trans Ally Workshop featuring Rebecca Kling.In this workshop, students will learn how to be allies to transgender and gender non-conforming people in their lives. Rebecca Kling is a transgender artist and educator who explores gender and identity through solo pieces and educational workshops. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporate conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor, movement, video projection, and more. Kling takes the position that sharing accessible queer narrative with a wide audience is a form of activism, and that understanding combats bigotry. Co-sponsored by Inner Voices Social Issues Theater, Women’s Resources Center, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center. Free lunch—everyone welcome!
Wednesdays @ 6pm @ Student Veterans Lounge (Illini Union Basement)—WRC Presents: ManTalks—Next Topic on Wednesday, March 27 “I Just Had Sex: Is getting some the most important thing?”
Friday—March 29 @ 2pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—DIY Sexual Health Series: Menstrual Health Workshop. Rachel Lauren Storm is the Assistant Director of the Women’s Resources Center and a trained sex educator in the Our Whole Lives comprehensive sex education curriculum. She has facilitated numerous sexual health workshops on campus and in the local community and worked with a number of peer-to-peer education programs. Brittany Rasky is a Sexual Health Graduate Assistant at McKinley Health Center, where she promotes sexual health awareness alongside the Sexual Health Educator through workshops, presentations, and walk-in hours. She is currently studying for her master’s degree in social work. A former a peer educator, she facilitated workshops on sexual health through the Sexual Health Peers and FYCARE and is a Rape Crisis Worker. Brittany is also an LGBT ally. Cost Free – Open to students ONLY!
Sponsor co-sponsored with the McKinley Health Center Sexual Health Program.
Friday—March 29—4 to 7pm @ Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Special Keynote Speaker: Lt. Governor Sheila Simon
Music & food & performance & fun!!
Join us as we celebrate the end of a great academic year and honor individuals & organizations that have made a difference in the lives of girls and women!
Please RSVP here: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7896545
2013 Award Winners:
- Faculty Award: Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown
- Feminist Activist Awards: Dawn Bangert; Alex Nelson
- Outstanding Registered Student Organization Award: V-Day at UIUC
- Program of the Year Award: La Semana De La Mujer, MEChA
- Community Builder Awards: Andrea Herrera; Kevin Ng
- Women’s Center ALLY Awards: David Huettner; Durell Callier; Alex Gonzalez; Jake Annala
- Emerging Leader Awards: Sarah Havala; Zack Berent
- Outstanding Staff Awards: Melanie Marklein; Brian Farber
- Anti-Violence Educator Awards: Alex Otstott; Megan Pagel; Rick Stejskal; Jasleen Sangha
- Graduate Scholar Awards: Maggie Thomas; Aimee Rickman; Rachael Ahart
- Outstanding Athlete Awards: Gia Lewis-Smallwood: Stephanie Wheeler
Monday—April 1 @ 12 NOON @ Women’s Resources Center—Drink Up! Alcohol Culture & the LGBT Community. Presented by: Amy McNew and Jacquelyn Beard from the Counseling Center. FREE and open to everyone!