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This is SO going on my playlist this week


I <heart> Felicia Day.

Playlist for 4/21/2013 Host: Birdie

Carey Creed “She’s Becoming Gold” from Small Braveries
Annabelle Chvostek “Equal Rights” from RISE
The Giddens Sisters “Mamma” from I Know I’ve Been Changed
Amy Fradon “Peace Pin Boogie” from Pete Remembers Woody
Holly Near “FIGHT BACK!” from Imagine My Surprise!
Allie Farris “YOU MAKE ME SMILE” from You Make Me Smile – EP
Molly Ringwald “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from Except Sometimes
Suzanne Vega “Small Blue Thing” from Suzanne Vega
Candye Kane “I’m the Toughest Girl Alive” from The Toughest Girl Alive
Holly Cole “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard” from Night
Dar Williams “Teen for God” from My Better Self
Zoe Mulford “When the Coffee’s All Gone” from Coyote Wings
Emma’s Revolution “Silent Spring” from One
Rebecca Pronsky “RISE UP” from Only Daughter
Karen Souza “Full Moon” from Hotel Souza
Marcy Marxer “It’s The Girl” from Things Are Coming My Way
The Good Lovelies “Juanita” from Live at Revolution
Annie Keating “Cowgirl In The Sand” from For Keeps
The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian” from Bangles
Jan Seides “Circle Of Friends” from Siren Song
Kate MacLeod & Kat Eggleston “The Cliffs Of Mohar” from Lost & Found
Kate Earl “Native Son” from Stronger
Kristina Stykos “Abenaki Hills” from Raven
Erica Wheeler “Apache Motel” from Good Summer Rain
Julie Hoest “I Belong Here” from Never Far
Katie Euliss “40 Watt Dreams”
Chrissie Loftus “April In Paris” from Young Hearts
Lisa Bigwood “Sister Tiger” from Intrepid
Mara Levine “April Come She Will” from Jewels and Harmony
Mary Gauthier “Our Lady of the Shooting Stars (Live)” from Live at Blue Rock
Maya and the Ruins “Wildflowers” from Take This Song With You
Kathy Mattea “Hello, My Name Is Coal” from Calling Me Home
The Gloria Darlings “Mermaid Song” from Come Home to Me
Meshell Ndegeocello (featuring Lizz Wright) “See Line Woman (featuring Tracey Wannomae)” from Pour Une Ame Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone
Renée Yoxon & Mark Ferguson “Drinking Coffee” from HERE WE GO AGAIN
Carly Simon “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Coming Around Again
Julia Stone “Justine” from By the Horns
Karine Polwart “MEDUSA” from Threshold
Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt “I Can See Clearly Now” from Night
Joanne Rand “WHALE” from Stories from the Inside Out

Women’s resources Center Newsletter April 19 2013

Volume 4/Issue 14: April 19, 2013

This Week @ the Women’s Resources Center!


TODAY!! Friday–April 19 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Body Image Workshop presented by Gabrielle Smith, Social Issues Theater. Are you interested in creating forms of art and the topic of body image? If so the Theatre 417 workshop on body image will explore different forms of body images, and discuss the different ideals that society upholds through the media. Come learn about these ideals, how to battle “fat talk”, and express yourself through an arts based dialogue. Hope to see you there! FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by Inner Voices Theatre.


Monday—April 22 @ 12pm @ Women’s Resources Center —Dish It Up: Seeing Sex — Representations of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Media with featured presenter Emily Dworkin. Funded by SCPF! Free, includes lunch, and open to everyone!


Monday—April 22 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources CenterHot Topics | Grad School or Career Field? Weighing the Pros and Cons. 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. 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. Co-sponsored by Women’s Resources Center, YWCA, Gender Action Network, and the Champaign-Urbana Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)


Tuesday—April 23 @ 4pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Women’s Career Institute: Transitioning into the Work World. In this session, participants will learn about what they ought to consider when transitioning after college into their careers developing a plan for their success. Co-sponsored with the Career Center. Free and open to everyone!


Tuesday—April 23 @ 7:30pm @ Lincoln Hall Theater—SOARS:Story of a Rape Survivor theatrical performance by A Long Walk Home, Inc. This Sexual Assault Awareness Month keynote presentation features the personal story of recovery from rape told through dance, music, spoken word poetry and other multi-media features. FREE—everyone welcome!!


Wednesday—April 24 @ 3pm @ Education Bldg. Rm. 002—Sexual Assault and the 21st Century: The Digital and Media Arts. A workshop by A Long Walk Home, Inc. Free—open to all.


Wednesday—April 24 @ 4:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Finding Dawn: film screening & discussion. Finding Dawn: An epic journey into the dark heart of Native women’s experience in Canada. From Vancouver’s skid row, where more than 60 women are missing, to the “Highway of Tears” in northern British Columbia, and onward to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of Native women remain unsolved. Co-sponsored with Native American. Free and open to all.


Wednesday—April 24 @ ALL DAY @ UIUC Campus—Denim Day! Wear denim TODAY in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault and abuse!!!


Thursday—April 25 @ 9AM to 5PM @ Illini Union—Annual Sex Out Loud Resource Fair sponsored by NOW—UIUC Chapter. Free and open to all students!


Thursday—April 25 @ 7PM @ Women’s Resources Center—Sex & Gender Film Series: Invisible War. Join us for a film that explores sexual assault and abuse issues in the U.S. military. Free and open to all!


Friday—April 26 @ 2pm @ Women’s Resources Center—DIY Sexual Health Series: (Sex)abled Film Screening and Disability & Sexuality 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. Women’s Resources Center is accessible. Open to students ONLY. Co-sponsored with the McKinley Health Center Sexual Health Program.


Friday—April 26 @ Mike N Molly’s @ 8pm—Rock Out Against Rape! A multiple band concert benefiting Rape Advocacy Counseling & Education Services. Cover charge!


April—ALL MONTH @ Women’s Resources Center—Healing Work. Part of the Boneyard Arts Festival and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Art about healing from sexual violence. Open to everyone! FREE.


April—ALL MONTH @ Lincoln Square Mall—Clothesline Project. A visual representation of violence in the lives of girls and women using t-shirts decorated on behalf of victims/survivors hung on clothesline. Open to everyone during mall hours.

This Week—Fun Activities Out & About on Campus!

TODAY!! Friday—April 19 @ 12NOON @ Native American House—“Chat ‘n Chew” Carlos Montezuma: The Legacy of the University of Illinois’ First American Indian Student – Jamie Singson, Native American House Director. Free—includes LUNCH—all welcome!

April is Latino/a Month

Click here to see all of the amazing programming happening in April


April is LGBT Awareness Month!

Click here to see exciting programs and events!

Saturday—April 20 @ 1 to 4pm @ Outdoor Center Turf Fields (First St, across from Forbes)—Campus Recreation is hosting a College Field Day on April 20! Relive your elementary school days with our college version of Field Day! Join Campus Rec activities will include:

  • FREE pizza (while supplies last)
  • FREE t-shirts (while supplies last)
  • 3-on-3 sand volleyball
  • 6-on-6 soccer
  • Basketball shootout
  • Speed climbing with IL National Guard
  • Illini Trivia with the Career Center
  • Marines activity space
  • Stress Reduction with McKinley
  • Much more!

Field Day is a fun way to start winding down the school year, AND to celebrate 50 years of Campus Recreation!


Monday—April 22 @ 6-8pm @ Wesley Foundation; 1203 W Green St, U—Interfaith in Action: Peace for Boston: An Interfaith Response.Join us to commemorate the victims of Boston through a service event and vigil that will promote a peaceful response to violence.  Meal packaging will take place then following the service event, IIA will hold a dialogue and vigil at Alma Mater on the southeast corner of Green and Wright to discuss the ways in which our faith and non-faith philosophies teach us to react to violence peacefully.  Come for the service, the vigil or both!  Your participation in any way is encouraged and appreciated. Sponsored by: Interfaith in Action, Service & Justice Outreach, University YMCA.


Saturday—April 27 @ 7pm (doors open at 6pm) @ Foellinger Auditorium—Indian Student Association: India Night 2013!!Come and watch our emcees fight through the jungles in the search for lost treasure and the ever famous, Temple of Dhoom! We have 10 incredible acts that are ready to showcase the amazing talent at UIUC! Tickets will be sold online and on the quad! $10 Member Price 4/22 – 4/23; $12 Nonmember Price 4/22 – 4/26. Check out http://indianight.isaillinois.com/ for more information and check out our awesome promo video!



OIIR Awards/Congratulatory Programs

Asian American Cultural Center

Monday—April 22 @ 7pm

Alice Campbell Alumni Center


Diversity & Social Justice Education

Tuesday—April 23 @7pm

Illini Union


Ebony Excellence Awards

Wednesday—April 24 @ 6:30pm

Levis Faculty Center


Lavender Graduation—LGBT Resource Center

Wednesday—May 1 @ 5pm

314 Illini Union


Native American House

Saturday—May 11 @ 5:30pm

Illini Union; A, B & C Rooms


Black Congratulatory—Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Saturday—May 11 @6:30pm

George Huff Hall


La Casa Cultura Latina

Saturday—May 11 @ 7pm

Foellinger Great Hall @ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


Wednesday—April 25 @ 12NOON @ BNAACC; 708 S. Mathews Avenue, U—Food for the Soul’s Last Lecture Series presents Studying the Black Experience, Then and Now: “Yes, Mama, Black Studies will help me get a Job!”featuring Guest Speaker: Dr. Ronald Bailey, African American Studies Department Head. FREE, including lunch, open to ALL!!


Friday—April 26 @ 12-1pm @ Women’s Resource Center—Last Lecture from the Conversation Café Lunch Series “Doing Together What We Can’t Do Alone” featuring Dr. Nicole E. Allen, Department of Psychology. Join DiversityEd for our LAST Lunch on Us Series of the semester. Doing Together What We Can’t Do Alone: The Power of Relationships for Making Change A focus on relationships provides a critical anchor when designing and executing social interventions. Dr. Nicole E. Allen will talk about how human relationships are critical to making change with attention to both individual- and systems-level change. This is part of our Conversation Cafe Series! Come for the FREE food, Stay for the Conversation!


Monday—April 29 @ 7:00 PM @ Salem Baptist Church, 500 East Park Street, CH—Annual Spring  Concert for the Afro 498 WS Class of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois, will be held on The Class is entitled “Harmonizing Differences, Using African American & European Sacred Music. There will be a variety of talent from both the class members and select community singers. The highlight of the evening will be the performance of the “Gloria” from the 12th Mass by Mozart.  This Anthem will be conducted by Deacon WT Summerville, Instructor and accompanied by Ray Wiggs, Organist for the First United Methodist Church, Champaign.  There is no admission Charge, and the General Public is invited to attend this annual event.

High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal

By Tara Culp-Ressler on Apr 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm

High school senior Katelyn Campbell

A West Virginia high school student is filing an injunction against her principal, who she claims is threatening to punish her for speaking out against a factually inaccurate abstinence assembly at her school. Katelyn Campbell, who is the student body vice president at George Washington High School, alleges her principal threatened to call the college where she’s been accepted to report that she has “bad character.”

George Washington High School recently hosted a conservative speaker,Pam Stenzel, who travels around the country to advocate an abstinence-only approach to teen sexuality. Stenzel has a long history of using inflammatory rhetoric to convince young people that they will face dire consequences for becoming sexually active. At GW’s assembly, Stenzel allegedly told students that “if you take birth control, your mother probably hates you” and “I could look at any one of you in the eyes right now and tell if you’re going to be promiscuous.” She also asserted that condoms aren’t safe, and every instance of sexual contact will lead to a sexually transmitted infection.

Campbell refused to attend the assembly, which was funded by a conservative religious organization called “Believe in West Virginia” and advertised with fliers that proclaimed “God’s plan for sexual purity.” Instead, she filed a complaint with the ACLU and began to speak out about her objections to this type of school-sponsored event. Campbell called Stenzel’s presentation “slut shaming” and said that it made many students uncomfortable.

GW Principal George Aulenbacher, on the other hand, didn’t see anything wrong with hosting Stenzel. “The only way to guarantee safety is abstinence. Sometimes, that can be a touchy topic, but I was not offended by her,” he told the West Virginia Gazettelast week.

But it didn’t end with a simple difference of opinion among Campbell and her principal. The high school senior alleges that Aulenbacher threatened to call Wellesley College, where Campbell has been accepted to study in the fall, after she spoke to the press about her objections to the assembly. According to Campbell, her principal said, “How would you feel if I called your college and told them what bad character you have and what a backstabber you are?” Campbell alleges that Aulenbacher continued to berate her in his office, eventually driving her to tears. “He threatened me and my future in order to put forth his own personal agenda and make teachers and students feel they cant speak up because of fear of retaliation,” she said of the incident.


Despite being threatened, Campbell is not backing down. She hopes that filing this injunction will protect her freedom of speech to continue advocating for comprehensive sexual health resources for West Virginia’s youth. “West Virginia has the ninth highest pregnancy rate in the U.S.,” Campbell told the Gazette. “I should be able to be informed in my school what birth control is and how I can get it. With the policy at GW, under George Aulenbacher, information about birth control and sex education has been suppressed. Our nurse wasn’t allowed to talk about where you can get birth control for free in the city of Charleston.”

Campbell’s complaints about her high school reflect a problematic trend across the country. There are serious consequences when figures like Stenzel repeatedly tell young Americans that contraception isn’t safe. Partly because of the scientific misinformation that often pervades abstinence-only curricula, an estimated 60 percent of young adults are misinformed about birth control’s effectiveness — and some of those teens choose not to use it because they assume it won’t make any difference. Predictably, the states that lack adequate sex ed requirements are also the states that have the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STDs.

Some of Campbell’s fellow students at GW High School are also rallying for her cause. They plan to take up the issue at a local board of education meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday evening.



Via Twitter, Wellesley College has confirmed that Campbell doesn’t need to worry about her spot next year:


Rock Out Against Rape April 26 at Mike & Molly’s

Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services

24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 1.217.384.4444

April 26 at Mike & Molly’s
8:00 p.m. to Midnight
We are the community based rape crisis center serving Champaign, Douglas, Ford, and Piatt Counties in East-Central Illinois.  
We provide free, confidential services to anyone who has experienced sexual assault, abuse, or harassment and their  loved ones.  We also offer public education and training to schools, employers, and other organizations throughout our service area.


Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Event Timezone: CST (Central Standard Time)
Lincoln Sqaure Mall 201 Lincoln Square Urbana, IL 61801
The pre-march rally will begin at Lincoln Square Mall in the West parking lot at 6:30p.m. (Vehicles may not park in the West lot – spaces to the South and East of the mall are available!) We will begin marching at 7 (approx. 3 miles), our march will end on the North end of the Quad at Anniversary Plaza for a speak-out.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Coordinator Name:
Stephanie Ames
Coordinator Email:
Coordinator Phone:
Event Sponsor(s):
University of Illinois’ Women’s Resource Center & Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services

Playlist April 14 2013 host barb

Song Artist Album
Coyote The Mother Folkers Confluence
Thinking Of You Mother Folkers Live At The Arvada Center
The Giving Tree Nanci Griffith Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute To The Songs of Shel Silverstein
If I Were The Woman You Wanted Nanci Griffith Once In A Very Blue Moon
People Got a Lotta Nerve Neko Case Middle Cyclone (Bonus Track Version)
Working In Corners Nina Gerber Not Before Noon
Wolf & I Oh Land Oh Land
Wing Patti Smith (2013) West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice
Good Times Phoebe Snow Phoebe Snow
Sign in, Dream On, Drop Out! Poppy & The Jezebels Sign In, Dream On, Drop Out! – EP
Obvious Rachael Sage Ballads & Burlesque
The Fortunate Ones Amy Speace How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat
Abby Would You Wait Rachael Sage Haunted By You
Human Christine Lavin Cold Pizza For Breakfast
Cold Pizza Christine Lavin Cold Pizza For Breakfast
Mesmerized The Bangles Sweetheart of the Sun
Harsh Realtiy Danielle French Drive
About A Girl Kelly Ryan Twist
Rachel’s Sister Jan Seides Siren Song
I Am Home Jen Hajj Folk Songs for Climate Justice
Forgive Your Debtors Jan Seides Siren Song
Stronger Woman Jewel Greatest Hits
Who Will Save Your Soul Jewel Greatest Hits
There’s Another Place That I Can’t Go Jenni Muldaur Dearest Darlin’
Where Are You Now? Emma’s Revolution Roots, Rock & Revolution
Mother Of Creation Kay Gardner & Nurudafina Pili Abena One Spirit
Get Good Beth Wood The Weather Inside
One More Dawn Sandy Andina Nosh
Song for the Journey Tish Hinojosa Sign of Truth
Lady Moon Talis Kimberly Queen Of Spindles
Papercut [Album Version] Tift Merritt See You On The Moon
Cheshire Kitten (We’re All Mad Here) S J Tucker Mischief
What More Can I Say In A Song Tish Hinojosa Destiny’s Gate
Coyote Prayer Beth Wood The Weather Inside
What Are They Doing In Heavan Today? Marcy Marxer Things Are Coming My Way
Wizard Flurry Home Mariee Sioux Faces In The Rocks
The Rocket (Live) Mary Gauthier Live At Blue Rock
The Wheel Rosanne Cash Respect – A Century Of Women In Music: Hip-Hop, Pop And Passion (Disc 5)
I Learn The Hard Way The Waifs Temptation