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Women’s Resources Center Newsletter Volume 5/Issue 6—September 27, 2013

 

 

  Volume 5/Issue 6—September 27, 2013

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join us in activities and events throughout the month to become involved in eliminating violence and abuse in our relationships, our homes and in our community! A calendar of events is available here.

 

 

 

 

 


This Week’s Activities @ WRC:


Deadline SOON!! Weekly—Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm-6:30 pm beginning Oct. 1st—Body Image Action Coalition. As part of the Campus Body Image Initiative funded by the Strategic Initiatives Grant, the Body Image Action Coalition is a 6-week discussion group for women & trans* students on race, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, and body image/eating concerns. Group participants will gain a deeper understanding of body image struggles as they relate to larger anti-oppression issues. To register, email: rstorm2@illinois.edu by September 30.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday—September 30 @ 5:30 to 6:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Women on the Move presents: Belly Fit Classes with Instructor, DoMonique Arnold. Belly Fit, a series designed for women-identifying students and part of our Women on the Move Series, consists of fitness classes for students seeking a women-identified workout space for religious or healing-related purposes. These FREE weekly belly dance classes are designed for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Dress in clothes that are easy to move around in! The Belly Fit series continues all semester. Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.); please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Tuesday—October 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm @ Midland States Bank; 1617 W Springfield Ave, Champaign—No More! Rally and Cook-Out. Tell us why you say, “No more!” to domestic violence. Free cook-out! Free “Let’s Talk” T’s to the first 25! This is the opening event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Tuesday—October 1 @ 5:30pm @ Asian American Cultural Center; 2nd Floor resource Room, 1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana—Women’s Support Group. This weekly support group is for women students who have been sexually assaulted/abused or who have been abused within a relationship. The focus is on finding support and learning ways to cope with the emotional trauma of intimate abuse. Call Pat or Molly for more information @ 217.333.3137.

Tuesday—October 1 @ 5:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center— Body Image Action Coalition. Our 6-week discussion group for women and trans* students on race, gender/sexuality, (dis)ability, and body image begins! You must be registered by 9/30/13! Contact Rachel Storm for more information/registration.

Thursday—October 10 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Sex + Gender Film Series | Shades of Domestic Violence. Shades of Domestic Violence illustrates the reality of domestic violence in the era of globalization and the debates surrounding the issue in a secular democratic nation state. The Article 498A of the Indian Penal Code that deems the abuse of a married woman by her husband and his family a criminal offense has long been criticized both by women’s rights advocates for being a partial inadequate solution and by some men who think it is a lethal weapon used by vindictive women at will. A relatively new law that the Indian Parliament passed in 2005 does not evoke the kind of strong reaction that 498A does. This film is the story of women’s struggles within a postcolonial secular democracy’s uneasy marriage with globalization. Featuring talk-back with Director and Professor in Comparative Literature, Dr. Rini Bhattacharya Mehta. 

Monday—October 14—Dish It Up-Women’s Resources Center-703 S. Wright St, 2nd Floor; Champaign—A Woman’s Place: The Making of the First Women’s Shelter in the United States – Debbie Nelson, Cognition Works. Our Dish It Up lunch series features a delicious lunch and a wonderful presentation! It’s free and all are welcome! SCPF funded.


Events This Week @ OIIR cultural centers/units:


Monday—September 30 @ Women’s Resources Center —Quench | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center—Being An Ally Where You Livefeaturing University Housing’s Multicultural Advocates. Come for lunch and a great discussion on being an ally! Funded by SCPF.

Monday—September 30 @ 6 pm @ Asian American Cultural Center—CHAI Time: Co-hosted by Delta Kappa Delta (?K?). Join us for our next installment of Chai Time! CHAI Time is a weekly AACC evening program co-sponsored with a different Registered Student Organization each week. Snacks and chai are provided by the AACC and all students are invited to come. This week’s host of Chai Time is Delta Kappa Delta (?K?). We will be holding a service event on the awareness and preservation of South Asian culture, specifically about the important Hindu holiday, Diwali. There will be many activities and crafts which will be given to orphans in one of India’s poorest states, Orissa, to enjoy. Come learn more about what Delta Kappa Delta has in store!

Tuesday—October 1 @ 12 pm @ Asian American Cultural Center; 1210 W. Nevada, Urbana —Queer International Asian Student Experiences on College Campuses in the U.S. presented by a Group Panel.Ever wonder how one balances the intersections of racial, ethnic, and sexual identities? In conjunction with LGBT Resource Centers 20th Year Anniversary, this presentation will consist of a panel of LGB Asian Americans & Asian international students and staff members who will share their experiences. This session also hopes to provide a space to engage in a dialogue between members of LGBTQ, International students and Asian American communities. Co-sponsored by Infusions: A Multicultural Gender and Sexuality Alliance. Partially funded by SCPF.

Wednesday—October 2—Food For The Soul – Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center – 708 S. Mathews, Urbana—Your Campus Reputation – MENgageMENT & Ms. Ashley Walls. All lunches are free to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

Thursday—October 3—Lunch @ La Casa – La Casa Cultural Latina- 1203 W. Nevada, Urbana—Undocumented Youth Activism: Bridging West Coast and Midwest perspectives—Arely Zimmerman, Latina/Latino Studies. All lunches are free to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

Friday—October 4—Chat ‘N Chew – Native American House – 1206 W. Nevada, Urbana—First American Indian Female Lawyer – Theresa Beardall-Rocha (Oneida/ Sault St. Marie), College of Law. All lunches are free to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

October 4-6, 2013—The LGBT Resource Center at the University of Illinois Celebrates 20 Years @ the 20 Year Anniversary Weekend! To see the full schedule of events and register go to: https://campusrec.illinois.edu/pay/lgbt

 

 

 

 

Monday—October 7—Quench – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center – Illini Union (All Fall 2013 lunches will be held in the Women’s Resources Center)—Queer History of Urbana-Champaign – Robert Michael Doyle. All lunches are free to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

 

This exhibition will run till November 1 @ Asian American Cultural Center—Asian American Cultural Center Celebrates Student-Created “What Do You Care About?” Art Exhibit and Artist Reception. For more information see www.apavoice.org. The photographs displayed in the exhibit express a multitude of concerns relating to subjects’ racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities. The goal of the reception is to begin a dialogue amongst the attendees about the various issues addressed in the photographs and how they relate to one another as well as other current issues affecting a multitude of communities. “Our hope is to gather stories and question those stories in a way that connects them to larger issues,” states Julian Ignacio, the moderator of the APA Voice blog. Asian and Pacific Islander students (both domestic and international) represent approximately 30% of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s student population and are also one of the fastest growing college student demographics nationwide. The Asian American Cultural Center will host the “What Do You Care About?” exhibit through November 1, 2013. Once the exhibit concludes, new pictures will continue to be uploaded to the blog at www.apavoice.org. Exhibit hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm. Funded by the Student Cultural Programming Fee & Asian American Cultural Center.


Out & About on Campus and the CU Community:


Friday—September 27 @ 6:30-8:00 PM @ Khan Annex, 2001 Huff Hall—Deaf cultural capital: What deaf individuals need for navigating life featuring Peter Hauser, Ph.D. National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY. Deaf cultural capital is knowledge deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals learn from the deaf community that helps them navigate life within and outside of school. Dr. Hauser will present a current model of community cultural wealth that explores different aspects of capitals (valuable knowledge) that seem necessary for optimal psychosocial development and academic/occupational success. Research on this topic from the United States, as well as other countries, will be shared including studies on how cultural knowledge helps hearing minority students and its implications for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Free and open to the public.

Monday—September 30 @ 4:00 pm @ 1201 Music Building—“Hip-hop culture, an ideological revolution? Thoughts on the impacts of hip hop on contemporary Australian Indigenous identity” with Suzi Cummings, NYU. Dr. Suzi Hutchings is an Arrernte woman, her mother’s family are from Alice Springs, Central Australia.  She is an anthropologist and visiting scholar in the anthropology department of NYU, on an Australian Government Endeavour Award for Indigenous Australians.  She is undertaking comparative research on the history and contemporary forms of Hip Hop in New York and the Australian scene especially among Indigenous youth. In her talk Dr. Hutchings will discuss issues emerging from her research focusing on constructions and definitions of ‘authentic’ Hip Hop culture and its impacts on expressions of contemporary Indigenous identity. Presented with the support of Musicology, American Indian Studies, African American Studies, and Anthropology.

Monday—September 30 @ 6:30-9 pm @ Channing Murray Foundation; 1209 W. Oregon, U.—UU SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES | The Health Care Movie. This film, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, discusses the need for single payer health care for all. The issue of healthcare in America goes far beyond a line in the budget. It reaches into the center of the American soul and answers the question, “How in the world do we want to treat each other?”  In Canada, health-care is regarded as a social service, and treated as a responsibility of the government, to be provided to every citizen. Not so in the United States.  The Health Care Movie considers how it came to be that the two systems ended up in such different places. It explores the health care system in Canada: how it came to be, how it works for ordinary Canadians, how it is paid for, and how it compares to its American counterpart. Co-sponsored by: The Social Action Committee of the UU Church, University YMCA, Champaign County Health Care Consumers, Central Illinois Jobs with Justice, and the U-C Friends Meeting. Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday—October 1 @ 4:00pm @ Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 South Gregory, U. —Crossing Boundaries and Transforming Lives: Engineering, Cell Biology and Medicine with  Subra Suresh. Subra Suresh is the president of Carnegie Mellon University and former director of the National Science Foundation. Major advances crossing the boundaries of computational science, nanotechnology, genomics, imaging, and big data have provided new tools and approaches to examining human health and diseases.  This presentation will provide specific examples of some cross-disciplinary developments in our understanding of human diseases across engineering, life sciences and medicine. This presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Center for Advanced Study at 333-6729 or cas@illinois.edu.

Wednesday—October 2 @ 3:30pm @ Latina/o Studies Department: 1207 W. Oregon St., U—Fall 2013 Colloquium Series: Racialized Legality and the Politics of Liminal Citizenship among Central Americans in the United States – Dr. Arely Zimmerman. Dr. Arely Zimmerman’s talk interrogates citizenship from the perspective of U.S. Central Americans–a diaspora struggling against the effects of migrant illegality, criminalization, and deportation, dating back to the U.S. interventions in Central America. Using their multi-layered experiences of belonging and exclusion, Dr. Zimmerman argues that the increasing production of migrant illegality produces a type of liminal citizenship for Central Americans–one that impacts their modes of incorporation, rights claiming practices, and political engagement.

University YMCA Fall 2013 Friday Forum Schedule: “Rethinking Security: Beyond Mass Incarceration” Taking on a year-long look at the state of security in America, the Fall Friday Forum series, Beyond Mass Incarceration, will peer deeply into current issues revolving around incarceration and will feature expert views on current issues at the local, state, and national levels. Friday Forum is a weekly lecture series held during the fall and spring semesters that strives to raise awareness about national and international trends and events.

Friday— October 4 @ 12pm—Jesse Hoyt: No More Detention | The Intersection of Incarceration and Immigration.

Monday—October 7 @ 6:30-9pm @ Channing Murray Foundation; 1209 W. Oregon, U.—UU SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES | Harvest of Empire. At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, the new feature-length documentary, Harvest of Empire, examines the direct connection between the long   history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.  Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonz, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. Co-sponsored by: The Social Action Committee of the UU Church, University YMCA, CU-Immigration Forum, La Casa Cultural Latina, Allies of Faith, Central Illinois Jobs with Justice, and the U-C Friends Meeting. Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Monday—October 7 @ 8:00pm @ Alice Campbell Alumni Center; 600 S. Lincoln Ave., U.—Talking With Our Hands: Gesture’s Role in Creating and Learning Language with Susan Goldin-Meadow. Susan Goldin-Meadow is the Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago. Imagine a child who has never seen or heard any language at all.  Could this child invent a language? Deaf children who are not exposed to sign language use gesture to communicate, and their gestures take on many of the forms and functions of language.  Hearing children, learning language from a linguistic model, gesture too. Their gestures are integrated with speech, and can predict when and how children will learn. The Lyle Lanier Lecture presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Center for Advanced Study at 333-6729 or cas@illinois.edu.

Campus Recreation Upcoming Tournaments

2-Person Golf Scramble: On Sunday, October 13, play in the 2-person golf tournament at the UI Blue Golf course in Savoy, IL. Tee times will be between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tournament is 2-person, open division, scramble format, and costs $70 per team (including 18 holes, cart, t-shirts, and pizza). Register at ARC member services until September 27. 

3-on-3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament: On Saturday, October 12, hoop it up at the 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the courts at the Outdoor Center Fields. Grab a couple of your friends and register online for FREE September 30 through October 1. [[http://www.campusrec.illinois.edu/intramurals/calendar.html]]

Tuesday—October 15 @ 1:30 – 2:30pm @ Illini Union, Illini Room B— “The Meaning and Importance of Diversity in Higher Education: Reflections after Fisher v. Texas.” featuring Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University. Lee C. Bollinger is the President of Columbia University and a prominent advocate for affirmative action, particularly with the recent Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (see his commentary from The New York Times). From 1996 to 2002, Bollinger served as the President of the University of Michigan. He played leading roles in the twin Supreme Court cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger (2003), which upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He has received the National Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice, and the National Equal Justice Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for his leadership on affirmative action. Bollinger is a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board and serves as the chair of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Other News and Information/Opportunities for YOU!


Friday – Sunday, October 11 – 13 @ Lake Williamson Retreat Center—OIIR CROSS-CULTURAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP RETREAT. Join Illinois students across campus for a weekend retreat on cross cultural leadership skills.  Held at an all-inclusive retreat center near Springfield, the OIIR Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat features workshops, team building activities, and opportunities to network with other student leaders and staff.  Transportation, lodging, and food are provided. Register to attend here by Tuesday, October 1, 2013 for priority registration.  Questions? Contact Ross  or call217-244-1814.

 

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk on Saturday, October 5th from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on the Main Quad. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. This walk is a perfect opportunity to:

  • Learn more about how we can help each other take back our lives from the pressures of letting our culture define our body sizes
  • Raise awareness about issues related to body image and eating disorders on campus as well as the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the importance of early intervention and treatment
  • Discover how we can be a part of the prevention process
  • Help save lives with your participation!

Students are encouraged to sign up online for the walk. Registering online will cost $15; however, if you are unable to spend this amount, you are still absolutely free to walk and show your support! For more information: http://neda.nationaleatingdisorders.org/site/TR/NEDAWalk/General?fr_id=2480&pg=entry.

 2014 Outstanding Asian American Alumni Award: This award was established in 2005 to recognize alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have distinguished themselves through (1) outstanding contributions to the Asian American community, and (2) exceptional success in their professional careers, and (3) meritorious service supporting the mission of the University. As in past years, a panel of students, alumni, faculty, and staff will determine the selection. Nominations will be considered for three years if NOT selected for the award this year.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2014 Outstanding Asian American Alumni Award will be presented at the annual Asian American Leadership Awards Ceremony to be held Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Campbell Alumni Center. Nomination Guidelines:aacc@illinois.edu by Friday, October 25, 2014. Past Recipients: 2013 Civil rights lawyer Karin Wang–2012 Community organizer Ho Chie Tsai–2011 Interfaith organizer Eboo Patel–2010 Spoken word artist Kelly Tsai–2009 Gymnastics coach Yoshi Hayasaki–2008 Chinese American studies pioneer Betty Lee Sung–2007 Dean of Asian American journalists K.W. Lee–2006 Film director Ang Lee and medical researcher Jane Lin–2005 Journalist Iris Chang

 

Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Genealogy, Theory, Performance December 5-6, 2013 @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Since their controversial inceptions –controversial not just for their sound or aesthetic, but also in ongoing debates about their origin stories— punk and hip-hop have received significant scholarly attention as objects of study. As insurgent and often incoherent sets of scenes emerging in the 1970s, and in the aftermath of multiple, devastating anti-imperial wars and a global economic restructuring, punk and hip-hop manifested all the contradictions of modernist avant-garde movements – unsentimental and romantic, revolutionary and reactionary, a draw for queers and freaks and the worship of male genius.

Pre-Pride Party Sept. 13

This FRIDAY, September 13th, Mike N Molly’s in downtown Champaign is proud to host the C-U Pre-Pride Party, featuring Desafinado and Morgan Orion & the Honey Locusts – two groups whose whimsical melodies and dance-able grooves will provide an excellent backdrop to a gathering of friends and community. Cover is $5 at the door, and the music goes until midnight!

Women’s Resource Center-newsletter addition Sept 8 2013

 

September 8, 2013—Women’s Resources Center Newsletter Addition!!

 

Important update!!

Tonight’s Hot Topics @ the Women’s Resources Center entitled,  The Hijab, the Tichel, and the Chapel Veil: Veiling and Modesty for Women of Faith, has been postponed due to the cancellation of one of the speakers. Sorry for this inconvenience. We will let you know when it is rescheduled!

 

In the meantime we have our Dish It Up lunch today @ NOON: “Keeping a Vigil on Conditions of Women Who are Jailed: Taking their Pain Seriously by Taking Action”!

 

We also have the first session of “Belly Fit” our belly dance lessons today @ 5pm (women-identified students/others only) @ the Women’s Resources Center.

 

AND DON’T MISS: damali ayo will be a Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence 9/8-9/12

 

Sunday
7:00pm Opening Program: Meet damali (in the South Rec Room)
damali ayo is an artist, author, performer, and speaker. Her books, art, lectures, and workshops offer humor, insight, and creativity and make our culture’s toughest topics manageable and fun.
Monday
7:00pm Becoming Multiracial (in the South Rec Room)
damali used to think she was black, well mostly black, but a few years ago all of that changed. Her mother, diagnosed with dementia, revealed the truth of her racial identity before her memory was lost. All of a sudden, damali was someone she wasn’t before- half white. damali shares her personal journey of uncovering lies and discovering her true self.

Tuesday
7:00pm The Art of Journal Writing: Your Story, Your Voice (in the South Rec Room)
The more she has grown as an artist and person, the more damali feels compelled by the power of a personal story. damali will read sections from her forthcoming memoir, and the journal book she is currently writing. She will show several styles of journal writing. She will talk about how she chooses what to share, why she feels so compelled to be public about private matters, and why she wants to revive journal writing as the next frontier in really good books.

Wednesday
Noon Compulsive Dieting (at the Women’s Resources Center)
A conversation over lunch about this less-talked about eating disorder, that disguises itself as healthy living and is supported by our onslaught of technology. damali shares her journey- what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now.

7:00-8:30pm Yoga: Unite Your Life (in the Main Lounge)
Yoga is not just a physical exercise, it is a way to unite with the universal energy that brings your goals and life into fruition. Learn a wonderful centering practice, as well as the spiritual side of yoga. Great for beginners or those with an experienced yoga practice. Yoga will help you stay fit and sane in college and throughout your life. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, wear comfortable clothes. damali is a certified instructor of yoga, yoga sculpt, yin yoga, and is also a Reiki Master.

7:00-7:50pm Level 1 (Beginner) Standing and Floor poses. Yoga basics and philosophy.
8:00-8:50pm Level 2 (intermediate) One-leg Balance poses, Arm balance, and Tripod Headstand. Yoga as a way of life.

Thursday
7:00-8:30pm You Have to Mess with People! (in the South Rec Room)
damali shares her life-long work of finding creative ways through art, writing, performance, and thought-provoking gestures to engage discussions about social issues, without burning out, killing anyone, or losing your sense of humor.
damali ayo is an artist, author, performer, and speaker. Her books, art, lectures, and workshops offer humor, insight, and creativity and make our culture’s toughest topics manageable and fun. Her first book, How to Rent a Negro, was acclaimed as “one of the most trenchant and amusing commentaries on contemporary race relations.” It was granted a 2005 Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Book Awards from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Her second book, Obamistan! Land without Racism: Your Guide to the New America, debunks the myth of a post-race world. Her monthly letter to her readers, The Blessings, shares personal stories about creativity, healing, and faith. damali ayo and her work have been featured in over 100 publications world-wide including Harpers, the Village Voice, Salon.com, the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Redbook Magazine and Book TV. She has been a frequent guest commentator and essayist on public radio.

WEFTfest 32 September 22 2013 in Mike ‘n’ Molly’s Beer Garden

 

weft logo              WEFTfest 32 September 22 2013 Mike ‘n’ Molly’s Beer Garden

  • 4pm Kevin Elliott
  • 5pm Vaudevileins
  • 6pm Mary Clark Review
  • 7pm Cody & the Gateway Drugs
  • 8pm Jason Finkelman’s Improviser’s Exchange

WEFTFEST 32 is SEPT 22 in Mike and Molly’s Beer Garden…

Listen Local – Be There!!!!!

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WEFT 90.1fm http://weft.org WEFT fall pledge drive

Give us a call at 217-359-9338 and pledge your support to WEFT during our Fall Pledge Drive!!!! (Sept 6-29)

WEFT is listener supported, volunteer operated community radio in East Central Illinois and Around the World.

Our motto for this pledge drive is:

Listen Local

and our pledge drive t-shirt is in honor of Uncle John Coleman.

You can find out more at:

http://weft.org

 

Become a member of WEFT today!!!!!!!!!!!

Urbana Pride Fest Sept 14 2013

This year's Theme is:

 

 

 

 

Kate Bornstein is CONFIRMED as our headliner this year!!

Check out her blog: http://katebornstein.typepad.com/

 

If you would like to volunteer at this year’s Pride Festival, please click HERE.

 

Check out our vendor and sponsor opportunities by clicking the tabs above.

Check out our wonderful sponsors under the sponsor tab and make sure you give them your business!

Date:
Saturday, September 14, 2013 – 2:00pm to Sunday, September 15, 2013 – 2:00am
Location:

Lincoln Square in Urbana

 

Audience:
Tickets/Registration:

Pridefest is always FREE and open to the public!

You can help keep it free by donating at the door or by clicking here!

Contact Information:

For more information, call The Center at +1 (217) 550-4248 or send an e-mail toPride@unitingpride.org

Event Chairperson(s)

Aliya Prescott

Women’s Resource Center Newsletter, v5:3 September 6 2013

 

Volume 5/Issue 3—September 6, 2013


Fall 2013 Hours @ WRC

Monday through Thursday: 8:30am to 9:30pm

Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm*

Saturday & Sunday (and University recognized holidays): closed *

(*unless there is an event/program/meeting scheduled)


This Week’s Activities @ WRC:

Sunday—September 8 @ 12 to 2pm @ Orchard Down’s Community Center —Annual Fall Family Fest. Students who are parents and their children are welcome to join us for food and fun as we celebrate the beginning of fall and the academic year! There will be games, face-painting, information to share, and an outdoor lunch—AND it’s all free!

Sunday—September 8 @ 3pm @ Lincoln Hall Theater—A Recognition of Sergeant Shawna Morrison. Shawna Morrison was the first female student and soldier at the University of Illinois to be killed in combat operations in any war/conflict. Sponsored by the Illinois National Guard and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. University of Illinois Black Chorus performance at In Recognition of Sergeant Shawna Morrison campus event.

Monday—September 9 @ 12pm/noon @ Women’s Resources Center—Dish It Up Lunch Series presents Keeping a Vigil on Conditions of Women Who are Jailed: Taking their Pain Seriously by Taking Action” With special guest presenters Sophia L. Lewis and Danielle Chynoweth. Sophia L. Lewis and Danielle Chynoweth, Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice (CUCPJ) Women in the Jail Workgroup. Each Dish It Up program offers vegan and vegetarian food options. If 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. PAID FOR BY THE STUDENT CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FEE. Free—all welcome!

Monday—September 9 @ 5:30 to 6:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Women on the Move presents: Belly Fit Classes with Instructor, DoMonique Arnold. Belly Fit, a series designed for women-identifying students and part of our Women on the Move Series, consists of fitness classes for students seeking a women-identified workout space for religious or healing-related purposes. These FREE weekly belly dance classes take place at the Women’s Resources Center and are designed for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Dress in clothes that are easy to move around in! The Belly Fit series begins September 9th and continues all semester. Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.); please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Monday—September 9 @ 5:30 to 6:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Hot Topics Dialogues | The Hijab, the Tichel, and the Chapel Veil: Veiling and Modesty for Women of Faith. 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. Free refreshments. Event is FREE and open to the public. Co-sponsored Champaign-Urbana Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Wheelchair accessible, additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Tuesday—September 10 @ 4pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Volunteer Information Session. Calling all volunteers! The Women’s Resources Center will be hosting a volunteer information session for potential volunteers. The WRC provides a wide range of opportunities for volunteers, such as assisting in programming, helping design and facilitate work projects, and general assistance in the WRC office. Volunteers can also expect to grow their interpersonal and networking skills and gain program planning and implementation experience. Volunteers will be given applications for registration. Refreshments will be provided. The volunteer info session will be located at the Women’s Resources Center at 703 South Wright Street, second floor.

Tuesday—September 10 @ 5:30pm @ 3rd Floor Resource Room; Asian American Cultural Center—Women’s Support Group. The Women’s Resources Center is sponsoring a semester- long support group for female students who have experienced sexual assault/abuse or abuse within a  relationship.  The goal of the group is to help cope with emotional trauma and build a sense of support and community.  Discussions will focus on fears, shame, trust, disclosure, current and future relationships, overcoming  disruptions in daily living, and developing resources. Call Pat or Molly at 217-333-3137 or womenscenter@illinois.edu  for more information!

Wednesday—September 11 @ 12pm/noon @ Women’s Resources Center—Lunch + Lecture | On Compulsive Dieting featuring guest speaker damali ayo. Join us for a conversation over lunch about compulsive- eating; a less-talked about eating disorder which disguises itself as healthy living and that is supported by the onslaught of technology. damali shares her journey- what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now. damali ayo is an artist, author, performer, and speaker. Her books, art, lectures, and workshops offer humor, insight, and creativity and make our culture’s toughest topics manageable and fun. Her first book, How to Rent a Negro, was acclaimed as “one of the most trenchant and amusing commentaries on contemporary race relations.” It was granted a 2005 Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Book Awards from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Her second book, Obamistan! Land without Racism: Your Guide to the New America, debunks the myth of a post-race world. Her monthly letter to her readers, The Blessings, shares personal stories about creativity, healing, and faith. damali ayo and her work have been featured in over 100 publications world-wide including Harpers, the Village Voice, Salon.com, the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Redbook Magazine and Book TV. She has been a frequent guest commentator and essayist on public radio. Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.); please contact us at your earliest convenience. Free—everyone welcome!

Thursday—September 12 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Sex + Gender Film Series presents “Who Does She Think She Is?” WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?, a riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels), features five bold women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning within. The film considers an era when women were revered as cultural muses, and the modern era when most people are unable to name a handful of female artists. Tanner Boll’s energetic camera documents actual work, giving us a feel for the creative process. In interviews with the artists, and in some cases, their families, Boll raises important questions about how art is valued in our culture. The Sex + Gender Film Series occurs on Thursdays at the Women’s Resources Center in collaboration with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, National Organization for Women UIUC Chapter, DiversityEd, and Department of Media and Cinema Studies. Free and open to the public- bring your friends! Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.); please contact us at your earliest convenience. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. Free and refreshments!