Volume 4/Issue 17: June 26, 2013
Today in Her/History!
Illinois 98th General Assembly
HOUSE RESOLUTION 421
WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of Representatives are pleased to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Illinois law granting women the right to vote for President of the United States and municipal officers; andWHEREAS, The law went into effect when it was signed by Illinois Governor Edward F. Dunne on June 26, 1913; andWHEREAS, The passage of the law made the State of Illinois the first state east of the Mississippi River to allow women to vote in presidential elections; and WHEREAS, Over 200,000 women in the State voted in the 1914 election, helping to pave the way for the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920, which gave full suffrage to all women in the nation; and WHEREAS, The members of this body are proud of Illinois’ pioneering role in granting the women of the nation their hard-won rights; therefore, be it RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the State of Illinois and urge the citizens of this State to join us in celebrating this great milestone.
Sponsors: Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie – Deborah Conroy – Patricia R. Bellock – Sara Feigenholtz – Sandra M. Pihos, Frances Ann Hurley, Jehan A. Gordon-Booth, Deborah Mell, Kelly M. Cassidy, Stephanie A Kifowit, Emily McAsey, Katherine Cloonen, Jeanne M Ives, Kathleen Willis, Camille Y. Lilly, Pam Roth, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Michelle Mussman, Silvana Tabares, Elizabeth Hernandez, Cynthia Soto, Maria Antonia Berrios, Natalie A Manley, Sue Scherer, Kelly Burke, Barbara Wheeler, Kay Hatcher, Jil Tracy, Darlene J. Senger, Monique D. Davis, Mary E. Flowers, Elaine Nekritz, Rita Mayfield, Carol A. Sente, Linda Chapa LaVia, Laura Fine, Robyn Gabel, Esther Golar, Renée Kosel, Norine Hammond, JoAnn D. Osmond and Ann Williams.
Opportunity to Help WRC plan for next year!
I hope your summer is off to a great start! This survey, which should take only 5 to 10 minutes of your time, will help the staff at the Women’s Resources Center plan programs and events in the coming year. It is anonymous! Please take a few minutes to fill it out before the end of June! Thanks so much—we appreciate your continued support!http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8FZ96Z2
Summer Activities @ WRC:
Zumba Fitness Party!
Thursdays from 4pm-5pm
Women’s Resources Center | 703 S. Wright St, 2nd Floor Champaign, IL 61820
Weekly beginning 7/11/13! Join us at the Women’s Resources Center for a weekly zumba fitness party in a fun, casual, and non-judgmental environment! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle! Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all invited to join in! Free and open to the public! It’s FREE!!
Others Events Out & About on Campus:
IUB Summer Kick Off BBQ
TODAY Wednesday June 26, 2013
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Anniversary Plaza | Quad Side of the Illini Union
*Illini Union Board is having a “cookout” tomorrow from 4pm-6pm on Anniversary Plaza. If you are free come on out. There will be food, drinks and music. Feel free to share with staff and students that are here. Please note that rain location will be in the South Lounge of the Illini Union.
Asian American Cultural Center Food for Thought Summer Lunches
“Asian American Greeks at UIUC” By Anish Patel
July 2, 2013 @ 12 pm
Location: AACC Lounge
“Henna-ration: Tradition, Tattoos, Culture and Art” By Soumya Mathew
July 9, 2013 @ 12 pm
Location: AACC Lounge
“FACT 101: Filipino Americans Coming Together” By Grace Geremias
July 16, 2013 @ 12 pm
Location: AACC Lounge
“White and Queer in Saigon: Student Identity Meaning-Making and Development Abroad” By Travis Olson
July 23, 2013 @ 12 pm
Location: AACC Lounge
Black Faculty & Academic Professional Alliance (BFAPA) | Summer General Body Meeting
Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm
Place: BNAACC Main Lounge | 708 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61801
*On behalf of the Black Faculty and Academic Professionals Alliance, we would like to remind you about the upcoming business meeting on Thursday, June 27th, 2013. Please feel free to pick up lunch and bring it with you to the Main Lounge at BNAACC. Water and soda will be provided.
And The Women Gather…Session #2: “Hearing Our Cries”: Examining Gun Violence & Crime In Our Communities
Friday June 26, 2013 @ 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Place: Douglass Branch Library | 504 E. Grove Street Champaign
*For more information contact Nicole Anderson Cobb, PhD, ICHV Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com.
Open Mic Night Fundraiser | Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) & Independent Media Center
Saturday June 29, 2013 @ 6:00pm
Place: Independent Media Center | 202 South Broadway #100 Urbana
*Event is open to all ages. Student tickets are $7 and general admission is $10.
EMPLOYMENT, CIVIC & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
2013 Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards |CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 11th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Award recipients will be honoredThursday, September 26, 2013, at I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign at 5:45 pm. The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards is:
~to honor individuals whose work has contributed significantly to international understanding, cooperation, friendship and development;
~to recognize the richness of Champaign County’s international contributions, concerns and commitments in the following categories: agriculture, hospitality, humanitarian relief, human rights, research/education and trade and business; and
~to educate the public about the connections which exist between our local community and the global community.
The nomination deadline has been extended to 5:00pm on Monday, July 1, 2013. See the attached PDF document for additional information or contact City of Champaign Community Relations Office (Phone: 217-403-8830 | Fax: 217-403-8835).
I-Guide Program | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Join the I-Guide Team!! The I-Guide program has been in existence since 1947 and is one of the longest lasting student run organizations on the Illinois campus. By volunteering to assist with the I-Guide program, individuals will join thousands of fellow Illini that have helped keep the tradition alive. As you considers this opportunity, please keep in mind the following:
All I-Guides will be provided a water bottle, I-Guide bag and a T-shirt to wear while volunteering
Individuals that volunteer for the entire day will be provided a dinner the night before and a continental breakfast and lunch the day of. All I-Guides volunteers are eligible to be entered in to drawings for prizes I-Guides that volunteer for the entire day on both (August 20th and August 22nd) move-in days will receive a $25 gift card to the Illini Union Bookstore. Individuals interested in signing up may do so by going to the following link:http://www.housing.illinois.edu/iguides
I-Guide: Student Organization/Group Registration
For this upcoming year we are allowing student organizations to volunteer for the I-Guide Program as a group. By volunteering to assist with the I-Guide program, members of your organization will join thousands of fellow Illini that have helped keep the tradition alive. As your organization considers this opportunity, please keep in mind the following:
All I-Guides will be provided a water bottle and a T-shirt to wear while volunteering
Individuals that volunteer for the entire day will be provided a continental breakfast and lunch
Individuals that sign up as part of a group/organization may be assigned to work at different residence hall locations
All I-Guides volunteers are eligible to be entered in to drawings for prizes
I-Guides that volunteer for the entire day on both (August 20thand August 22nd) move-in days will receive a $25 gift card to the Illini Union Bookstore. Below you will find a link to the registration form for student organizations. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact the I-Guide program at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://go.illinois.edu/IGuideOrg (Group Registration Link)
The campus and community programs/events listed do not reflect the views of Women’s Resources Center or the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations. WRC newsletters are a weekly service designed to provide information and updates on the women’s community and the general campus community. This newsletter is sent out every Friday. Any campus departments, student organization or community groups that would like to submit events or announcements to the newsletter must submit detailed information including contact information to Pat Morey @ email@example.com Thursday at 12pm (noon).We reserve the right to edit announcements.