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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.


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