Women’s Resources Center Newsletter—August 18, 2015
2nd Floor; 703 S. Wright Street, Champaign IL
Special WELCOME BACK Edition!!
Monday—August 24 @ 12noon @ women’s Resources Center—Dish It Up | Sambaza Knowledge: Feminism and Civic Education by Kenyan Women’s Rights Groups with Brenda Nyandiko Sanya, Doctoral Student in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. The first in our Lunch On Us | Dish It Up series. Includes free lunch and great presentation. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center. Funded in part by SCPF.
Wednesday—August 26 @ 3 to 5pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Women’s Equality Day | 95th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote! Join us for an open house to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the passage of constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. We’ll have cake and other treats!
Monday—August 31 @ 12noon @ Women’s Resources Center—Dish It Up & Quench | One Doula’s Story Of Challenging Racism, Transphobia, and Capitalism in the Quest for Birth Justice with Kristina Khan, Radical Birth Doula. Includes free lunch and great presentation. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and the LGBT Resource Center. Funded in part by SCPF.
Thursday—September 3 @ 6–8pm @ Arcade Courtyard (Behind Financial Aid, Career Center, and Student Services Bldgs.)—Welcome Back | yard BBQ. The Women’s Resources Center and the Career Center will be hosting a Welcome Back/yard BBQ featuring picnic foods, games, music, and dancing in the Arcade Courtyard behind the Financial Aid Office. Following the BBQ, there will also be a Quad Film Screening beginning at 8:30pm. Don’t miss out on an evening of fun and a chance to kick back and celebrate the beginning of another year on campus! Vegan and gluten-free food options will be available. All students welcome. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and the Career Center.
Thursday—September 3 @ Film begins at dusk (Estimated start time 8:30pm) @ Main Quad (Anniversary Plaza; outdoors)—Selma. SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center together with Inclusive Illinois, the Illini Union Board, The Career Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center, & DiversityEd | Funded in part by Inclusive Illinois.
Tuesday—August 25 @ 4–6 pm (Program begins at 4:30 pm) @ Illini Union Room 314 A&B—LGBT Resource Center Welcome Back Event. Celebrate the start of a new year with food, music, and opportunities to meet LGBT Resource Center staff, LGBT RSOs, campus partners, and more! Come find out how to get involved with and stay connected to LGBTQ life at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! First year students, returning students, staff and faculty partners are all invited. Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center. Funded in part by SCPF.
Saturday—August 29 @ 10 am– 4 pm @ SDRP, Ikenberry Commons—Q-Connect Retreat. Q-Connect is an extended welcome program for first year LGBTQIA identified students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This six week long program will provide opportunities for LGBTQIA identified college students to make a successful transition to the U of I. The main event is the day-long Q-Connect welcome event on Saturday, August 29th from 10-4pm in the SDRP. Here students will have opportunities to get to know each other, to talk about personal histories and identities, and hear from current students about how what success has looked like for them at U of I. After the day-long workshop, we invite students to attend weekly sessions that will cover a variety of useful topics. Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center.
Tuesday—September 1 @ 5:30pm @ Student Dining Residential Program Building (SDRP)—¿Que Pasa La Casa? A Latina/o Orientation to meet members of the over 20 student organizations affiliated with La Casa and the people/students who work at La Casa. Learn more about the resources and programs that can make a real difference during your time on campus. Sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina.