|Women’s Resources Center—Newsletter—Volume 6/Issue 49—March 13, 2015
2nd Floor, 703 S. Wright Street Champaign
TONIGHT @ 7:30PM!!!
The Women’s Resources Center is launching ICARE, an exciting new program to teach students at UIUC about bystander intervention in sexually disrespectful situations. An important part of the program is an activity where participants can respond anonymously and honestly about various situations through the use of i>clickers. We are seeking donations of i>clickers, used and new, from the campus community. If you’d like to donate an i>clicker, please contact Joan Wingowing@illinois.edu or 217.333.3137 by Friday, March 20, 2015. Thank you for your support!
Events This Week @ WRC:
Monday – March 16 @ 5:30PM-6:30PM @ Women’s Resources Center – Women on the Move | Belly Fit: Free Weekly Belly Dance Class. 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. Wear clothes that are easy to move around in!
Monday – March 16 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Women’s Resources Center – Illini Art Therapy Association. The Illini Art Therapy Association leads art workshops open to any U. of I. students—undergraduate and graduate—on the first and third and fifth Mondays of each month from 7pm to 9pm at the Women’s Resources Center. Their main goal is to provide a space for mutual support through artistic expression for individuals on campus who would like to participate in self-reflection, self-knowledge, and empowerment through art based activities.
Tuesday – March 17 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Women’s Resources Center – Women’s History Trivia Night. How much do you know about women’s history? Test your knowledge with our feminist twist on Wits & Wagers this Women’s History Month and compete for a mystery prize.
Wednesday – March 18 @ 5:30-6:30PM @ Women’s Resources Center; 2nd Floor, 703 S. Wright Street, C.—Spring 2015 | Women’s Support Group. 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 options and resources. Call Pat or Molly at217.333.3137 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday – March 18 @ 7:00PM-8:30PM @ Women’s Resources Center – ManTalks. What makes a man? This question is rarely asked and even more rarely discussed – especially by men. ManTalks is an opportunity to discuss men’s issues in today’s society. Each talk will be open conversation about a different topic concerning the development of men and the role that society plays in manhood. From how work defines us to sharing our emotions, ManTalks looks to examine how men are able to be who they want to be. Come join the conversation about men, with men, in an environment that hopes to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of what a man “really” is.
Wednesday – March 18 @ 7:30PM @ Women’s Resources Center – National Organization for Women (NOW) | UIUC Chapter Meeting. NOW’s purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.
Thursday – March 12 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM @ Women’s Resources Center—Women on the Move Fitness | Yoga for Healing. Join us for a FREE, ongoing, weekly yoga class for healing designed for women-identified students! We’ll explore philosophy, fundamental components of a yoga class, and styles of yoga. Together we will explore yoga breathing practices and learn some basic yoga poses, with an emphasis on safe movement and effective alignment. Our practice will conclude with a final relaxation period. Yoga for Healing is a safe space and survivor-centered. These weekly yoga 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! Mats and other needed materials are provided. The yoga series begins January 23rd and continues all semester on every Thursday, excluding March 27th. 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.
Women’s History Month Exhibition| POWER WITH: WORKS BY LINDSEY SCOTT
Women’s Resources Center; 703 S Wright St (2nd floor) C.—Join the Women’s Resources Center for an art exhibition in honor of Women’s History Month featuring artist, Lyndsey Scott!
ABOUT THE SHOW: Power With*, a lyrical installation of recent work by Lyndsey Scott, celebrates Women’s History Month by paying playful homage to women’s wiles, wounds, wombs, and wisdom. The work dances across walls ~ pulsing between pop affirmations + collage portraits + sacred geometries + plant medicine. Captured in paint, photography, handmade books, shrinky-dinks, and things-found-on-the-forest-floor, these works live as by-products of dynamic inquiry that invite viewers to stand inside the questions too: what am I here to embody?
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Born & raised in Rantoul, Lyndsey Scott is no stranger to finding the miraculous in the mundane. After receiving her BFA in Painting at the UIUC in 2002, she fled to St. Louis for a decade of community art & rambunctious collaboration, letting kids nurse back to health a carefree creativity that art school bruised, and letting south side streets be the hard knox school of social justice. One healing crisis, two superhero bike tours, a yoga teacher training, and permaculture design course later, she followed insistent gut-tugs home to rekindle the home fire. In song, image, soil, circle, space, time — she loves to play attention with whomever’s game, wising up to choose together the stories we most hope to embody.
Events This Week @ OIIR Cultural Centers/Units:
Monday – March 16 @ NOON @ Women’s Resources Center – QUENCH | Have Rainbows, Will Travel Featuring Jacob B. Chacko, Doctoral Student, Education Policy Organization Leadership and Manuel A. Colón, Student Recruitment Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center. Lunches are free and open to all!
Monday – March 16 @ 6:00PM @ Native American House – Brainstorming & Word Clouds: The Image, Writing Prompt, and Your Outline Elizabeth Tsukahara, Tutor at the University of Illinois Writer’s Workshop, Center for Writing Studies. Cost is free for American Indian high school students in 9-12thgrade.
Monday – March 16 @ 6:00-8:00 PM @ Asian American Cultural Center – CHAI Time Every
Monday, the AACC invites different RSOs to host CHAI Time. Tea and snacks will be provided by the AACC. The event could be anything the RSO would like it to be. It could be as casual as just as studying and cookie decorating, or as formal as an awareness workshop. Co-hosted by the Sikh Student Association.
Tuesday – March 17 @ NOON @ Asian American Cultural Center – Food for Thought | A Public Book Reading In the Absence of Sun, featuring author Helie Lee. Lunches are open and free for all!
Wednesday – March 18 @ NOON @ Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center – Food for the Soul | Meeting the New Professional on the Block Featuring Mark Henderson, Chief Information Officer – CITES (Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services). Lunches are free and open to all!
Wednesday – March 18 @ 6:30PM-7:30PM @ Asian American Cultural Center – iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series | International Networking iCU (now I See what You mean) is an intercultural dialogue series hosted by the OIIR to promote meaningful conversations among domestic and international students on a personal level. This spring, the sessions will focus on a variety of different cultures and will be co-hosted by student organizations. Each session also offers authentic/ethnic food, free giveaways, and fun activities. This week, the International Illini will facilitate dialogue on friendship, buddy programs, and networking. Everyone is welcome!
Thursday – March 19 @ NOON @ La Casa Cultural Latina – Lunch @ La Casa | First Generation Latino/a College Students: The Art of Juggling Two Cultures Featuring Luciana Guardini. Lunches are free and open to all!
Thursday – March 19 @ 7:00PM-8:00PM @ ILH 1062 – I-Journey | I’m Aware: Exploring Our Privilege This workshop looks at how privilege is connected with our identities, and how it applies to our everyday lives. This workshop looks at how privilege is connected with our identities, and how it applies to our everyday lives. Sponsored by Diversity and Social Justice Education
Friday – March 20 @ NOON @ Native American House – Chat ‘n Chew | Intersections of People, Mobility, and Culture as it Defines Lumbee Experience Featuring Angela King (Lumbee), Capital Construction Project Manager, University of Illinois. Lunches are free and open to all!
Out & About on Campus and the CU Community:
Friday – March 13 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Canopy Club – PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17 PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17 is just around the corner! Shake off those winter blues and come out to The Canopy Club for a wonderful evening of inspiration, laughter and art! Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and diverse creativity have undeniable appeal to all.
Friday, March 13th, 2015
The Canopy Club
Doors open 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door
Tickets are available at Manolos, Exile, and The Canopy Club, or at:http://canopyclub.com/events/
Possible Mature Content 18+
Manolos Pizza and Empanadas will be serving hot slices throughout the night!http://manolospizza.com/menu/
Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!
Saturday – March 14 @ 11:00AM-2:00PM @ Urbana Bike Project (IMC building) – Lady and Trans Bike Shop Hours | 5th Annual Campus Ecofeminism Summit Celebrate women and transgender bike enthusiasts at the IMC-based Urbana Bike Shop for a social event for women and transgender bicyclists. This event is promoted as part of the 5th Annual Campus Ecofeminism Summit at the University of Illinois!
Tuesday – March 17 @ 3:00PM @ National Center for Supercomputing Applications – Campus Conversation on Diversity Lecture Series Featuring Professor Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education in Teacher’s College Columbia.
Tuesday – March 17 @ 6:00PM – 7:00PM @ David Kinley Hall Room 119–Lean In on campus presents TED Talk! We are hosting a TED Talk. This event is intended to empower women through an inspiring video and interactive discussion. Refreshments will be included! Open to ALL!!
Wednesday – March 18 @ 9:30AM @ ARC – All Campus Career Fair The All-Campus Career Fair can connect you with top-notch talent at just the right time! Whether you are seeking to fill a newly opened position, have decided to hire a summer intern or have not reached your hiring target, consider participating in this job fair. Career services offices all across campus have come together to provide you a venue to reach students from all majors at all levels of education (undergrad, graduate, PhD, post doc). This event is open to 40,000+ Illinois students. The All-Campus Career Fair will bring together students from more than 150 majors who have rich diversity, exceptional skills, and a breadth of experiences.
Wednesday – March 18 @ NOON @ 101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth St, Champaign –Are You Black or Coloured in South Korea? Navigating Racial Identity in an Online Group Featuring Karen Flynn, GWS and African-American Studies. Sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program.
Saturday – March 21 @ 9:00AM-12:00PM @ 1505 N Broadway, Urbana – Here Comes the Sun – A Spring Equinox Celebration Join us on March 21, 2015 for a spring equinox celebration and help raise funds for the Urbana Park District’s Youth Scholarship Fund. Morning activities planned include yoga, spring hike, massages, memento making and a scrumptious, healthy breakfast. This early morning (9-noon) celebration promises to be the perfect way to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul while helping to send kids to summer camp. Come for the whole morning or select activities.
Happy Social Work Month!
Tuesday—March 30@ 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm) @ The ART Theater Co-op; 126 W. Church Street, C.—Social Work @ The ART | The Homestretch. As Social Work month comes to a close, join us at The Art Theatre in Champaign for The Homestretch. This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights. Watch the trailer here: http://www.homestretchdoc.com/trailer/. Following the film, Dr. Jan Carter-Black will lead a discussion about issues raised in the film. Members of the audience are encouraged to stay and participate in the open discussion. This event is FREE and open to the public.
February 27 through April 10 @ Y’s Murphy Gallery – HERstory by CJ McCarrick Please come and see the exhibition “HERstory”, new work by CJ McCarrick. HERstory is on view in the Y’s Murphy Gallery through April 10, 2015. Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL (Corner of Wright & Chalmers) Free and open to the public. Referencing spiritual feminism of the 70’s and 80’s, CJ McCarrick connects the representation of the Virgin Mary with the ideals associated with mother, healer, earth, and fertility goddesses from around the world. McCarrick invokes these feminine forms to comment on their individual and independent power in a male dominated society. Using screen-printing, McCarrick duplicates images of the Virgin Mary, emphasizing the similarities between herself and other female deities. McCarrick illuminates the commonalities between differing religions to reflect on how they define those culture’s identities, their spiritual practitioners, and their impact upon contemporary society today. This work also highlights the influential roles women play within the global community. CJ McCarrick is an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BFA from Grand Valley State University in Ceramics. McCarrick has exhibited regionally, especially in Illinois and Michigan, and in a variety of group shows.
THE SPRING 2015 FRIDAY FORUM LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE—All Friday Forums are at 12 Noon in the Y’s Latzer Hall.
3/13 Living Wages and a Fair Workplace in the Food Services, Denzel Baldwin (Fight for 15)
Friday Forum has been continuously running for over 80 years at the University YMCA, continually adapting to the times while remaining committed to providing talks that address topics of relevance and urgency in our society.
Sponsors : Channing-Murray Foundation, The Chapel of Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church, C-U AAUW, Eastern Illinois Foodbank, First Mennonite Church, Common Ground Food Coop, Naomi and Eric Jakobsson, Mary Kruse, LGBT Resource Center, McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church/Sola Gratia Farm, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, Urbana- Champaign Friends Meeting, Wesley United Methodist Church, Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois, YWCA of the University of Illinois.
2015 YWCA WOMEN’S ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATION—April 23 @ 6:30 dinner @ I Hotel
Honoring area women for their achievements has been one of the most joyful and long-standing of our programs in support of our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. This year we will be honoring women who have demonstrated leadership in the fields of Advocacy, Education, Science (STEM), and Social Justice, as well as one woman whose particular leadership makes her a Trailblazer.
If you believe, as we do, that the initiative, creativity and dedication of women who contribute so much to their communities is cause for celebration, I hope you will join us by attending the Spring 2015 Women’s Achievement Celebration. Buy Tickets and share our event on Facebook.
24th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture | Promoting Social Justice and Human Rights for Migrants in the United States—Featuring Dr. Norma Price, MD
April 28 @ 7:30pm @ Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom; 601 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana. This event is FREE and open to the public. Visithttp://socialwork.illinois.edu/24th-annual-daniel-s-sanders-peace-and-social-justice-lecture/ for more information about the lecture.
Other News and Information/Opportunities for YOU!
Bailey Scholarship Information Session @ 4:00PM-5:00PM @ Wahl Room
March 19, 2015
6th Annual Feminist Film Festival—CALL FOR SHORT FILMS
The Annual Feminist Film Festival welcomes films from undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. People underrepresented in the media field are especially encouraged to submit a film to the festival. The Annual Feminist Film Festival is a grassroots event that uses art and alternative media to bring social issues to the fore. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent film spanning documentary, narrative, and experimental genres in order to explore perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture.
The festival strives to serve as a space for underrepresented artists and filmmakers, particularly women and people of color, to raise consciousness concerning issues related to gender, race, class, sexuality, ability and other dimensions of social inequality, as well as the deconstruction of normalized categories of being.
The University of Illinois Annual Feminist Film Festival is organized and hosted by the Women’s Resources Center, in collaboration with a variety of campus units and departments. Films are screened at the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign.
We invite student-made films between 5-15 minutes in length exploring social justice, social identity, and feminism(s).
Film submissions should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and sent via email to email@example.com. Please include the following information:
• Title of Film
• Director’s Name
• Cast/Production List
• Artist’s Statement/Synopsis
DEADLINE: Friday April 10th, 2015 by 5pm.
If you’d like to learn more about submitting a film or getting your organization involved, please contact Rachel Lauren Storm, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 217.333.3137.
The Marianne A. Ferber endowment was created to honor Marianne A. Ferber’s thirty-eight years of excellence at the University of Illinois in scholarship, research, and teaching on the behalf of women. Twice director of the Women’s Studies Program and Professor Emerita in Economics, Professor Ferber’s colleagues and friends felt that her inspiring legacy to women would be best honored through the promotion of feminist scholarship.
Graduate students from any discipline may apply for the Marianne A. Ferber Graduate Scholarship in Women’s Studies. This $1000 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year will be awarded for the most outstanding dissertation proposal related to Gender and Women’s Studies. Secondary considerations will include the student’s demonstrated commitment to Gender and Women’s Studies and financial need.
Applicants are asked to complete the application form (see attached) and submit it with a copy of their dissertation proposal, a one-page abstract, and a letter of support from their dissertation advisor to theGender and Women’s Studies Department before 5:00 PM on Monday, March 16, 2015. All submissions and letters of reference should be submitted electronically.
Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Book Drive
The local chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is sponsoring a Book Drive benefiting The Orphan’s Treasure Box who supports local projects such as:
*Feeding Our Kids provides needy students in local schools with food to take home for the weekend.
*Safe Families is a branch of Illini Christian Ministries that provides parents in crisis with respite care for their children.
*CU at Home engages and mobilizes our community to house and support the most vulnerable homeless on their journey of healing and restoration.
Please drop your new or gently used books/textbooks, DVD’s, Blue Ray Disks, Audio CD’s and Audio Books in the collection box located in the Advancement Office, 149 MEB, during regular business hours. Questions can be directed to Amanda Houser (email@example.com). Donations will be accepted through 3/20/15. External link: http://www.orphanstreasurebox.org/
|Diversity and Social Justice Education is now accepting nominations for their first annual DiversityEd Awards. These awards are for an unsung undergraduate student, graduate student, and registered student organization that has sought to address marginalization, oppression, and/or privilege as it relates to the campus community. Nominations are due by Tuesday, April 1st at 5pm. To submit a nomination or see more about eligibility, see the link above. Awards will be presented at the first annual Diversity & Social Justice Education Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm in the Murphy Lounge at the YMCA. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-244-1814.
Still Need a class for 2nd 8-week schedule?
Applications sought for Graduate Student Leadership Award.
The award recognizes graduate students who have exhibited outstanding service that has positively impacted the campus or wider Urbana-Champaign community.
The winner will receive a $500 award for professional development travel. Apply by March 18. http://ow.ly/JhzfE
Sponsored by the Graduate College and its student advisory group, SAGE (Students Advising on Graduate Education).
Call for Volunteers on Tuesdays during lunch time: The AACC is looking for student volunteers to join us on Tuesdays between the hours of 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Please contact Kenny Importante at email@example.com if you are willing to volunteer to help out during our lunch time program. We welcome anyone who is willing to help anytime between the hours of 11am – 1:30pm.
Call For Proposals | 2015 Upper Midwest Queer Indigenous and People of Color Conference
You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for the 2015 Upper Midwest Queer Indigenous and People of Color Conference to be held April 10 – 12, 2015 at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus. So often, we are alienated from each other across race, across gender, sexuality, nationality, ability, language, class, and history. This conference, first of its kind in the Upper Midwest, offers a space where we can share the best of ourselves, our greatest joys and insights, and also our deepest concerns and struggles. It is my closely held belief that this space can be one of healing and growth for us and our communities – and I hope that you can be a part of that. The Workshop Planning Committee wants to hear your thoughts on: community building and solidarity – interpersonal relationships and dialogues – intersecting identities – leadership and professional development – self-care and wellness – academia, philanthropy and the nonprofit industrial complex – class identities – media and the arts. You can find more information on the conference here, and fill out our workshop proposal form here. Keep in mind that presenters will also have their registration fee waived and submission closes January 31, 2015. Feel free to forward this message along to anyone who might be interested! If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, feel free to e-mail me here or contact one of our co-chairs: Jason Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Xay Yang (email@example.com).
RAD—Rape Aggression Self-Defense Course has just added 2 NEW Classes @ UIUC
Course UIUC150402 – Women’s Basic Self Defense: Registration
Thursday evenings, 4/2 – 4/23, 6-9 p.m. at UIPD
Registration fees for each course are $20 per person.
There will be a course to be held the weekend of February 21, but the hours have yet to be determined. There may also be a course on Wednesdays in March. If the two courses listed above do not work for you, but you are interested in attending either of the tentative courses, please respond and I will place you on the tentative course registration.
We do not have a Moms and Daughters course scheduled, but mom and daughter teams are welcome to enroll in the open courses.
The courses fill fast, so register early! We look forward to working with you!
Sgt. Joan Fiesta
University of Illinois Police | 1110 W. Springfield Ave. | Urbana, IL 61801 | 217-333-1216
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 organizations or community groups that would like to submit events or announcements to the newsletter must submit detailed information, including contact information, to Pat Morey @ firstname.lastname@example.org byThursday at 12pm (noon).We reserve the right to edit announcements