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I like RealWomen*Real Songs

RealWomen RealSongs is a facebook group with fantastic music. They also have a youtube channel.

This page serves as home to 14 women. They are all songwriters and all committed to writing between 26-52 songs this year.

Each week the women will be given a prompt to write their songs from. And on their specific day of the week, they will post their newly written, untweaked songs RIGHT HERE for your listening pleasure.

We hope that you will follow their journey: the ups and downs, the writer’s block, the grand successes when they get it right. AND we hope that in in watching them take risks and being vulnerable with their dreams, YOU will become inspired to create something of your own, be it a song, a painting, that book you’ve been dying to write…the possibilities are endless!

And if you’re really brave, we’ll be posting the weekly song prompts here, in time for you to write your OWN songs. Maybe a few will even end up on this page for all to see!

Be sure to spread the word!!

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Week 43

Reporting Sexual Harassment-a good example

I got this from John Scalzi’s blog. I know John. I know Elise. I know the science fiction fandom community and, even though I wasn’t at Wiscon and I didn’t see this in person, it doesn’t really matter, because the way Elise handled the situation is an excellent example of what to do an how to do it if you experience sexual harassment. Elise posts:

We’re geeks. We learn things and share, right? Well, this year at WisCon I learned firsthand how to report sexual harassment. In case you ever need or want to know, here’s what I learned and how it went.

Two editors I knew were throwing a book release party on Friday night at the convention. I was there, standing around with a drink talking about Babylon 5,the work of China Mieville, and Marxist theories of labor (like you do) when an editor from a different house joined the conversation briefly and decided to do the thing that I reported. A minute or two after he left, one of the hosts came over to check on me. I was lucky: my host was alert and aware. On hearing what had happened, he gave me the name of a mandated reporter at the company the harasser was representing at the convention.

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But every time I got that scared feeling in my guts and the sensation of having a target between my shoulder blades, I thought, “How much worse would this be if I were inexperienced, if I were new to the field, if I were a lot younger?” A thousand times worse. So I took a deep breath and squared my shoulders and said, “Hell, yes, use my name.” And while it’s scary to write this now, and while various people are worried that parts of the Internet may fall on my head, I’m going to share the knowledge — because I’m a geek, and that’s what we do.

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During the incident, the person I reported said, “Gosh, you’re lovely when you’re angry.” You know what? I’ve been getting prettier and prettier.


Go to Scalzi’s blog and read the whole thing. http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/06/28/reporting-harassment-at-a-convention-a-first-person-how-to/#comment-485695



Who Do You Love?

Women’s Resources Center Summer Newsletter-v.4/Issue 17 June 26, 2013



Volume 4/Issue 17: June 26, 2013

Today in Her/History!


Illinois 98th General Assembly


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 nanderson-cobb@ichv.org.


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.



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 iguide@housing.illinois.eduhttp://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 @ pmorey@illinois.eduby Thursday at 12pm (noon).We reserve the right to edit announcements.

A new kind of transistor radio???

When I was a kid I had a transistor radio. It was blue and about the size of a deck of cards, and I listened to WLS am (this was the 60’s, after WLS stopped being farm radio and before it became talk radio, when it was the only place in central Illinois  to keep up with what was current as far as music and to listen to “cool tunes.”

The alternatives to the transistor were a tissue box sized “kitchen radio” that sat on the counter so we could listen to music while doing dishes or the stereo like my grandmother had that was built into her coffee table along with a turntable. This wasn’t  portable. There was also the car radio for “cruising music” on AM radio which was only sort of portable. (No Sirius or fm in my first car)

The “transistor radio” went from the size of a deck of cards that would fit in a shirt pocket to a box so big it had to be carried on one’s shoulder. The boom box then shrank again to the ipod (I have a nano…it’s about the size of a postage stamp). Ipods are sort of like transistor radios, and one can listen to the radio on them, however I’m not sure many people do.

Inside Radio, one of the top news sources for commercial and community radio, suggests yet another mobile radio alternative, the tablet.

While not as prevalent as smartphones, tablet computers are becoming increasingly mainstream. Three in ten Americans now own one, according to Arbitron and Edison Research, up more than 70% over last year. That has some radio companies thinking about how to link consumption of their radio brands and content to tablets, especially for formats that over-index in tablet ownership, like sports, AC and public radio.
“Until we develop more content with visual impact, tablets will be a challenge for radio,” Greater Media Interactive SVP Tom Bender says. “With the larger screen size, you can’t just use a super-sized image of what you’re displaying on your mobile app.” Bender says the company has noticed an increase in mobile access to station websites that coincided with tablet sales taking off. And new data shows tablets are more popular than PCs or mobile devices for most entertainment activities, especially those with a strong visual component.
– See more at: http://www.insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2668186&spid=32060#.Ucmac_lORyw

This is actually a good idea and worth looking into, particularly for stations like WEFT (Champaign, IL 90.1fm streaming at WEFT.org) Maybe we should be pondering this as we improve our website.*


*I love to throw out ideas and let people with the appropriate skills run with them.


Playlist For June 6, 2012 Host :Birdie

Tegan and Sara “I’m Not Your Hero” from Heartthrob
The Simpsons/Yeardley Smith “Moanin’ Lisa Blues” from The Simpsons Sing the Blues
Ashley Monroe (featuring Vince Gill & Rebecca Lynn Howard) “Weed Instead of Roses”
Della Mae “Turtle Dove” from This World Oft Can Be
Katie Glassman “Takin’ My Baby Along” from Snapshot
The Boxcar Lilies “Six Ways to Sunday” from Sugar Shack
The Crooked Jades “Shady Grove” from Bright Land
Kait Lawson “Mad Ones” from Until We Drown
LeAnn Rimes “Crazy Women” from Lady & Gentlemen
Cher “I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD” from The Way of Love – The Cher Collection
Eilen Jewell “Back to Dallas” from Boundary County
Emily Bear “NORTHERN LIGHTS” from Diversity
Burning Bridget Cleary “Oh My Little Darling” from Pressed for Time
Emily Herring “Wanna Haller” from Your Mistake
Indigo Girls “Fleet of Hope” from Poseidon and the Bitter Bug
Joanne Rand “WHALE” from Stories from the Inside Out
Judy Wexler “Sack Full Of Dreams” from Under A Painted Sky
Karyn Oliver “Magdalene”
Melissa Crabtree “Shiela” from The Day I Fell In the Water
Amy Collins “September When It Comes” from Hour of the Wolf
Annabelle Chvostek “Ona (In Toronto I Get More Hugs, In Montreal I Get More Kisses)” from RISE
Tret Fure “My Best” from A Piece of the Sky
Terri Lyne Carrington “Magic and Music” from The Mosaic Project
Sally Barris (featuring Celeste Krenz) “Standing Still” from Wilder Girl
The Sundays “Can’t Be Sure” from Reading, Writing & Arithmetic
The Pretenders “Thumbelina” from Learning to Crawl
Janet Jackson “NASTY” from Janet Jackson: The Best
Sister Sledge “WE ARE FAMILY” from We Are Family
Kathy Kallick Band “Old Black Choo-Choo” from Time
Karen Souza “I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE” from Hotel Souza
Kasey Chambers “LITTLE BIRD” from Little Bird
Carla Bruni “La Pingouin” from Little French Songs
Blossom Dearie “Once Upon A Summer Time” from Once Upon a Summer Time
Carole King “So Goes Love” from The Legendary Demos
Melissa Etheridge “Just What You Asked For” from 4th Street Feeling
The Good Lovelies “Mrs T” from Live at Revolution
Doro “Always Live To Win” from Classic Diamonds
Zoe Mulford “Sister, Sail” from Coyote Wings
Judy Collins “Cactus Tree” from Bohemian
Laurie Morvan Band “Thelma And Louise” from Breathe Deep
Tina Britt “It’s My Thing” from Blue All the Way
The Webb Sisters “I NEED YOU” from MOJO Presents: Harrison Covered
The Living Sisters “Jolene” from Run For Cover
Karine Polwart “Tears For Lot’s Wife” from Threshold
Terri Lyne Carrington “sister on the rise” from MOSAIC

Congratulations to the Lesbian Herstory Archives-

The Lesbian Herstory Archives have been around for nearly 40 years and 20 years in the same building. June 20 1993 was the day the archives  officially opened it’s building in Brooklyn to the public.

To find out more go to the Archive website at: http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org/