|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!