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Tweed Funk — WEFT Pledge Drive Party Sept. 13 9pm @ Memphis on Main

Pledge Party with Tweed Funk

Saturday, September 13 9 pm @ Memphis on Main

We’re having a party to celebrate the first week of pledge drive and everyone is invited. With help from our friends at Prairie Crossroads Blues Society, we’re bringing this horn-based, soul blues band to Champaign for the first time. Tweed Funk has won two Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards and is currently nominated for the 2014 Blues Blast Awards in the Soul Blues Album category for their latest CD, First Name Lucky.

We hope to see you there!

WEFT fest 33 September 7 2014 2-7pm

WEFT Fest 33

Sunday September 7 @ Mike ‘N’ Molly’s Beer Garden

Save the date and stay tuned for more information. We’re finalizing details now, but we know there’ll be music and free food, thanks to Mamma D’s Smokehouse, Jet’s Pizza and theIBEW Local 601. We have permission to block off the street so we can expand the party and include activities for kids.

2pm The Party Begins

3-3:30          Jiggy and the Source (Josh Spence of The Sugar Prophets)

3:40-4:40   Desafinado

5-5:40          Jeremy Harper and Friends

6-7                 Kilborn Alley

Sponsored by IBEW 601    Mama D’s Smokehouse     Jets Pizza

We’re kicking off our fall pledge drive at WEFT Fest and have some new pledge gifts and some give-aways in the works too!

5th Annual Pride Fest 2014 Sept 6 (via Uniting Pride Center and other sources)


5th Annual CU Pride Festival


The UP Center presents it’s Fifth Annual CU Pride Festival on Saturday September 6th.  The Pride Festival will include a Parade this year and will be in Downtown Champaign.  

 This year’s theme is Live. Love. Be.

Festivities begin at 12 noon with workshops and a Trans* Clothing Swap sponsored by the Hyatt Place Champaign.  Family Fun Area sponsored by Fluid Events from 3pm to 5pm. There will be games and the Scovill Mobile Zoo and more.  Vendor Expo will be 3pm to 9pm.  The Parade will be at 5pm.  9pm will bring the night-time fun from the Downtown Champaign Bars!  C-U Public Health Department will have their mobile testing unit available after the parade!

12 noon to 3pm Saturday September 6th at the Hyatt Place Champaign.  Come in and find clothing that match your gender expression.  All items are free, monetary donations will be accepted.

WEFT 90.1fm and Womyn Making Waves will be there to support Pride Fest on September 6

 Trans Clothing Swap

The Uniting Pride Center of Champaign County is proud to be running a clothing drive to help transgender individuals at this year’s Pride Festival! The transition process is a time consuming and costly process for many transgender individuals. Our goal is to gather clothing to help ease the burden for transgender people who may be early in transition and need some of the basics, or those who lack sufficient means to purchase all of the clothing they may need.

Please consider donating your gently worn or new clothing items to help this often underserved and overlooked minority group.

We are currently accepting clothing drop-off at the Uniting Pride Center’s new location in downtown Champaign: 44 E Main St, Suite 516 in Downtown Champaign. You can also contact us and we can pick up donations.

12 noon to 3pm Saturday September 6th at the Hyatt Place Champaign.


The UP Center and the Hyatt Place are proud to offer Educational Workshops to members of the community.  We will hold 6 workshops, 2 each hour.

12pm Noon

-Family Law: Know Your Legal Rights with Deb Feinen

-Learn How To Bellydance with Kari Little-McKinney

-Biblical Self Defense Workshop with Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser from Community      United Church of Christ


-What Is Sexual Violence? What You Need to Know with R.A.C.E.S.

-Tolerating Differences with Elizabeth Holman


 -Sex Ed: Pleasure and Desire with Jamie Hines and Planned Parenthood

-HIV Prevention: Let’s Talk PrEP with Jeff Kemp-Rinderle

After Hours Information

After 9pm, hit the downtown Champaign bars for more fun!

We will list bars and what they are doing.

The BARE Project & Other Events Around Town

NOW through August 27 @ indi go Artist Co-Op – The BARE Project “We deserve to be comfortable in our own skin. Everyone does.”The BARE Project is a photography series created by Emily Otnes, Anna Longworth, and Alisa Greene. It focuses on unique individuals within Champaign-Urbana’s community, reminding us that beauty has no definition other than what we decide for ourselves through our passions and unique stories. Gallery Hours will be M-F 6PM-8PM, Sat-Sun from 12PM-4PM until August 27. Visit www.facebook.com/thebareproject.

The Uniting Pride (UP) Center of Champaign County is hosting a Trans* Clothing Swap on Sept. 6th from 12-3pm at the downtown Hyatt hotel in Champaign. The University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center is collecting clothing donations for the swap. If you have some extra clothes and/or sterilized makeup, please drop it by the LGBTRC before Sept. 5th!

Call for Artists. The AACC is happy to announce that we will be leading the 2014 Champaign/Urbana International Humanitarian Award Art Show. We are looking for artists who would like to showcase their artwork. The theme will be “A Community of Immigrants.”  Artists can submit 5-6 pieces of 2D or 3D artwork for the show.

  • Venue: I-Hotel, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Date of show: Thursday, September 25, 2014
  • Opening event: 5.45 pm with cocktail and d’oeuvres reception
  • Contact Kenny Importante for more details

Two new training simulations to teach faculty, staff, and students how to better support LGBTQ students on campus. 
LGBTQ on Campus is the result of a collaboration among The Trevor Project, Campus Pride and Kognito Interactive.
Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) are at higher risk of discrimination and psychological distress, including suicidal ideation, than their heterosexual peers. In order to create a climate where students feel safe, are willing to participate fully and are less likely to drop out, campuses need to implement programming that addresses harassment and bias. Please take a moment to learn more about these courses by clicking here: http://www.kognito.com/products/lgbtq/

Women in Leadership internship program. Now accepting applications for Fall! The YWCA of the University of Illinois is looking for students now to become part of our 2014 cohort of leaders. The Women in Leadership Program is an intensive two semester leadership training and internship program spanning both the Fall 2014 and the Spring 2015 semester. Applications are being accepted now for registration. Please visit our website at ywca.org/universityofillinois to download an application. On the main slideshow, the third slide contains information on our program. Click ‘Read More’ in order to access the links to download the application. If you are off campus during the summer, feel free to fill out the application, scan it, and send the completed form to domonique@ywcauofi.org. You can also come by our office to pick up an application. Our office is located at 1001 S. Wright St., and we are on the second floor opposite the staircase.


Women’s Resources Center Newsletter v. 6:25 2014 August 22

Women’s Resources Center—Newsletter—Volume 6/Issue 25August 22, 2014

This Week’s Activities @ WRC:


Quad Day & Taste of Nevada Street

Sunday August 24

The Quad @ 12 – 4pm. Come out for a day of learning about any and every Registered Student Organization on the Illinois campus. Campus offices and local organizations will also be lining the Main Quad for you to get a taste of how diverse the university is and what it has to offer. With over 650 RSOs present, you are bound to find something you are interested in.

Nevada Street | Urbana @ 4:00 – 6pm. Following Quad Day, head over to the Taste of Nevada at 4:00pm. Join us in a chance to connect with the University’s cultural centers! The Women’s Resources Center will be at the Taste of Nevada! Performances by Hathaways, Djibril Camara and the West African Dancers, and Frank and Sam, Native American hip-hop artists and fancydancers! Food provided includes samosas, catfish nuggets, mac n’ cheese, lychee jelly, paletas, quesadillas, freshly-based cookies, and more! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to kick off the semester!





MondayAugust 25 @ NOON @ Women’s Resources Center – Dish It Up | Of Fairies and Fiends: The Magical Other in Grimms’ Fairy Talesfeaturing Stephanie Birch, Masters Student, Graduate School of Library and Information Science and African Studies. Come join us for another Dish It Up Lunch on Us Program at the Women’s Resources Center (every 2nd and 4th Monday at noon). Enjoy a complimentary meal while listening to speakers, lecturers, and panelists explore a variety of topics at the intersection of gender and other social identities. Dish It Up and the Lunch on Us Programs from OIIR offer a unique opportunity to engage with your peers in a fruitful discussion of identity, social phenomena, and justice on campus. Each Dish It Up program offers vegan and vegetarian food options. 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. PAID FOR BY THE STUDENT CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FEE.


ThursdaySeptember 4 @ 6:00-8:00 PM @ Women’s Resources Center – Welcome Back(yard) BBQ Join the Women’s Resources Center and Career Center staff and students for a Welcome Back BBQ featuring picnic foods, games, music, and dancing in the Arcade Courtyard behind the Financial Aid Office! Following the BBQ, we’ll also have a Quad Film Screening beginning at 8pm! Don’t miss out on an evening of fun and a chance to kick back and celebrate the beginning of another year on campus!


ThursdaySeptember 4 @ 8:00 PM @ Anniversary Plaza (Quad Side of Union, Women’s Resource Center if there is rain) –Outdoor Film Screening: Pitch Perfect Join us for an outdoor screening of Pitch Perfect in front of Anniversary Plaza (quad-side of the Illini Union)! Grab some friends, pack some snacks and a blanket, and cozy up. Free and open to the public! *Closed captioning will be provided. Synopsis: “Becca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.” RAIN LOCATION: If we encounter rain, we’ll be screening this at the Women’s Resources Center! (703 S. Wright St. 2nd Floor, Champaign).


Events This Week @ OIIR Cultural Centers/Units:


BNAACC Relocation

August 15 through September 15 –  Pack Up BNAACC @ Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. Join us as we pack up 45 years of history and move to our new location.

Dear Students, Staff, Community Members and friends of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC). We send a very special“WELCOME” to our first-year Illini! We are currently transitioning from our current 708 South Mathews Avenue facility in Urbana, Illinois to our new temporary location at 51 East Gregory Drive in Champaign, Illinois. We are excited about the prospects of our new space, and we invite you to visit us when we are settled.  BNAACC Staff and students will be present at the Mathews Avenue location for “Taste of Nevada” on Sunday August 24, 2014. Additionally, we will be operational at the “old” facility until the end of the business day on Monday August 25, 2014. Staff can still be reached at the main line (217) 333-2092; however, there may be a temporary discontinuance of phone service as we transport the center’s telephones the morning of Tuesday August 26, 2014. Please note that while we are transitioning our summer hours will remain in effect (Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm). We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconveniences.


Wake Up Call

Saturday August 23

@ 5:00 – 7:00pm

@ Lincoln Hall Auditorium | 702 S. Wright Street, U.

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC) and 100 STRONG Retention Program invite you to join us at the 9th Annual Wake Up Call. Wake Up Call is a forum on topics relevant to the African American experience @ Illinois via lectures, multimedia, spoken word and music. Our theme will be “The Take Off.”











Womyn Making Waves playlist, August 24 2014 host barb/kitten

Bonnie Raitt,About to Make Me Leave Home,Sweet Forgiveness,1977,Warner Bros.
Fiona Apple,Across the Universe,Pleasantville (Music from the Motion Picture,1998,Sony
“Herdman, Hills and Mangsen”,Adios Ciudad,Voices,1990,Flying Fish
Duras Sisters,Adrift in Time,Rubenesque,1997,Dandelion Muisc
Holly Near,Bird Gonna Fly,Crushed!,2011,Calico Tracks Music
Janis Ian,Black & White,Hunger,1997,Windham Hill
Heart,Black on Black II,Desire Walks On,1993,Capitol
Cowboy Junkies,Blue Moon Revisited (a song for Elvis),200 More Miles: Live Performances 1985-1994 [Disc 2],1995,RCA
Butch McCarthy & Dori Legge,Bound to Your Heart,Damaged Goods,2010,Plimro Records
Joni Mitchell,Cactus Tree,Joni Mitchell,1968,WEA
Emy Tseng,California Dreamin’,Sonho,2013,Mei Music
Jane Fallon,A Capella Ella,Tangled in a Tree,2014,Jane Fallon BMI
Grace Griffith,Carry You,Sailing,2010,Blix Street
The Chenille Sisters,A Change Is Gonna Come,”Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm”,1992,Red House
Emma’s Revolution,Choir,”Roots, Rock and Revolution”,2009,Moving Forward
Annie Keating,Cowgirl in the Sand,For Keeps,2013,grapevine
Disappear Fear,Dance All Night,Disappear Fear,1994,Philo
Carey Creed,Dance With Your Sacred Body,Small Braveries,2012,Azalea City Recordings
Heidi Berry,Darling Companion,Heidi Berry,1993,4AD
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer,Daughters of Feminists,A Parents’ Home Companion,1995,Rounder
June Carter Cash,Diamond in the Rough,Press On,2003,dualtone
Jan Seides,Dishonesty,Siren Song,2011,Panda Productions
Alice Di Micele,Do You Dare,Demons & Angels,1998,Alice Otter Music
Christine Lavin,Don’t Ever Call Your Sweetheart By His Name,Future Fossils,1983,Philo
Brenda Kahn,Eggs on Drugs,Goldfish Don’t Talk Back,1990,Community 3
Jaggery,Elfin Arriety,polyhymnia,2006,Jaggery
Jean Synodinos,Enough is Enough,”Girls, Good & Otherwise”,2012,Fortunate Records
Julia Ecklar,Eternal Flame,Round Worm,2000,Roundworm
Cat Power,Evolution,You Are Free,2003,Matador
Jenny Allen,Face the Music,Blanket,2011,self-released
The Four Bitchin’ Babes,Facebook,Mid Life Vices,2012,Hem & Haw
Joan Baez,”Farewell, Angelina”,”Rare, Live and Classic”,1975,Vanguard
Carly Simon,Film Noir,Film Noir,1997,Arista
Jill Sobule,Flight,Dottie’s Charms,2014,Pinko Records
Broceliande,Galadriel’s Lament,The Starlit Jewel,1996,Flowinglass Music
Toni Lincoln,Toni Lincoln,Toni Lincoln,2014,nu-Wrinkle

Womyn Making Waves playlist 2014 August 3

Maria Muldaur / That Same Old Obsession / Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot (v/a) / 2003 / Borealis
Jesse Mueller & the Beautiful Female Ensemble / (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman / Beautiful: The Carole King Musical / 2014 / Ghostlight
Christine Lavin / If You Want Space, Go to Utah! / The Bellevue Years / 2000 / Philo
Heather Powell / Never / Believe it to Life / 2012 / Heather Powell Music
Carrie Newcomer / Bowling Baby / Betty’s Diner: the Best of Carrie Newcomer / 1998 / When One
Grace Slick / Sunrise (acoustic take 8) / Blows Against the Empire / 2005 / RCA
Elizabeth Mitchell / Arm in Arm / Blue Clouds / 2012 / Smithsonian Folkways
Francine Reed / Not By Man Alone / Can’t Make It On My Own / 1996 / Ichiban Old EMD
Cynthia Bennett / Biddy Mulligan / Cauldron of Life / 2006 / Cynthia Bennett
Cat Power / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / The Covers Record / 2000 / Matador
Anne Weiss / These Days / Anne Weiss Concrete World and The Lover’s Dream (Demo) / 2008 / Potter Street Records
Echo’s Children / Songs of Human Crafting / A Dancing World / 2001 / Echo’s Children
Cara Luft / Bring ‘Em All In / Darlingford / 2012 / Blue Case Tunes
Joan Baez / God Is God / Day After Tomorrow / 2008 / Bobolink
Emily Hurd / Mess With Fate / Daytime Fireflies / 2010 / Emily Hurd
Etta James / Only Women Bleed / Deep In The Night 1978 reissue / 1996 / Rounder Records
Heart / Rage / Desire Walks On / 1993 / Capitol
Hanneke Cassel / Marathon (for Boston) / Dot the Dragon’s Eyes / 2014 / Hearth Music
Danielle French / Life Is Too Short / Drive / 2012 / Scarlett Raven Productions
Donna Ulisse / Faith Is a Journey / An Easy Climb / 2011 / Hadley
Dixie Chicks / Long Time Gone / The Essential Dixie Chicks / 2002 / Columbia/Legacy
Carrie Newcomer w/ the Ali Kahns / Breathe In, Breath Out / Everything is Everything / 2011 / Available Light Records
Elaine Silver / The Fairies Blessing Song / Faeries Are Gathering / 2007 / Silver Stream
Fatoumata Diawara / Boloko / Fatou / 2012 / Nonesuch
Elizabeth Cook / Sunday Morning / Balls / 2007 / 31 Tigers
Phil Cooper & Susan Urban / If You Were In Hell / February Sky / 2009 / self-released
Doreen Shaefer / Try a Little Smile (Extended Mix) / Feel Like Jumping / 2000 / Heartbeat/Pdg
Janis Ian / Life Is Never Wrong / Folk is the New Black / 2006 / Rude Girl
Jen Hajj / I Am Home / Folk Songs for Climate Justice v/a / 2013 / Peaceful Uprising
Debra Cowan / Lili Marlene Walks Away / Fond Desire Farewell / 2008 / Falling Mountain
Dale Robin Goodman / Be Kind To Your Parents / For Pete’s Sake! a Tribute / 2014 / Wepecket Island Records, Inc.
Jennie Willoughby / Strong, Wild & Free / For The Birds – EP / 2013 / Jennie Willoughby
Alison Krauss / Ghost In This House / Forget About It / 1999 / Rounder
Ida Maria / Drive Away My Heart / Fortress Round My Heart / 2008 / Fontana
The Waifs / Rescue / From The Union Of Soul / 2009 / Compass
Gerri Gribi / Best of Friends / The Gerri Gribi Songbook / 2007 / Gerri Gribi
Emma’s Revolution / Supershero / Roots, Rock and Revolution / 2009 / Moving Forward
Emma’s Revolution / If I Had a Hammer / Roots, Rock and Revolution / 2009 / Moving Forward
Brooke Campbell / Sugar Spoon / The Escapist / 2012 / Brooke Campbell