Events at the Women’s Resources Center
Monday, October 12
|Dish it Up Lunch on Us: The Gendered Dynamics of Domestic Violence and Homelessness @ 12-1pm @ Women’s Resources Center
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. Should you require additional accommodations (assistance with food& seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us. PAID FOR BY THE STUDENT CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FEE.
Mission Positive @ 4-5 pm–Regularly scheduled meeting of this RSO. Come see what this new RSO is trying accomplish related to body image. New members welcome!
Women on the Move Fitness | Belly Fit: Free Belly Dance Class @ 5:30-6:30pm–Women students are encouraged to attend this free weekly belly dance class designed for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. This class is designed to be an introductory course focused on accessibility. Dress in clothes that are easy to move around in! Free and equipment provided.
|Hot Topics Dialogues: In the Streets and Behind the Screen: Examining Call Out Culture @ 7-9pm.
Call-out culture refers to the tendency among activists to publicly, and sometimes aggressively, name instances of another’s oppressive behavior via social media. In this panel, we’ll explore the implications and efficacy of “calling out” to create social change and how we can establish accountability within organizing for social justice.
Hot Topics Dialogues is a series hosted by the Women’s Resources Center and the YWCA on campus on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Hot Topics providesspace for dialogue on gender, other social identities, and social justice. Hot Topics is free and open to the public; bring your friends! Refreshments will be provided. 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. at 217-333-31337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 13
Women’s Support Group @ 5:30pm. This weekly support group is open to women students who have experienced sexual assault, abuse within a relationship, or stalking.
UIUC NOW (National Organization for Women) Meeting @ 7:30pm. 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. Everyone welcome!
Wednesday, October 14
Focal Point Lecture: “Building Partnerships in Women’s Empowerment” feat. Dr. Andrea Burniske @ 12pm-1pm. Women comprise over half the global population, but represent 70% of the world’s poor. Compared to their male counterparts, low-income females in developing countries are more likely to drop out of school, are less apt to secure gainful and remunerated employment, and are the most likely to be excluded from household, community, and national decision-making processes. Women’s empowerment in development—an expanding area of interdisciplinary research and practice—confronts these staggering inequalities head-on. Despite the growing emphasis on investing in women for community-wide change across international development disciplines, how empowerment should be conceptualized and defined, and which indicators should be used to assess it remain unclear. Andrea Burniske works for International Programs in Agriculture as the International Extension Coordinator. In this position she promotes international opportunities for Purdue extension educators and faculty. Her background includes 20 years’ experience working overseas and in Washington DC for international development organizations. She has designed and led projects while living in Tajikistan, Colombia, Bulgaria, Peru, and Russia. Her main interests comprise disaster risk reduction and disaster response (as a member of the Latin American Response Team for Mercy Corps); gender assessment; child protection; environmentally sustainable development; social enterprise development; and climate change adaptation. All brown bag lunches will take place at the Women’s Resource Center on campus at the corner of Green and Wright streets. Attendees are invited to read any suggested pre-reading in order to participate fully in discussions. Light refreshments will be provided.
Advocates for Choice weekly meeting @ 5:30pm. Join this RSO on the UIUC campus that is affiliated with Planned Parenthood. We advocate for reproductive health care and access without judgment. We underscore our steadfast commitment to high quality reproductive health care and education while innovating to ensure that we are here for those who need us most. We care, no matter what.
Thursday, October 15
Women on the Move Fitness | Yoga for Healing @ 5:30-6:30pm–Women students are encouraged to attend this free weekly yoga class designed for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Dress in clothes that are easy to move around in! Instructor, mats and other equipment provided.
|Relationship Support Group @ 6:30-8pm. Are you worried that your relationship with a friend, family member, or partner is emotionally unhealthy? Do you frequently feel that you’re walking on eggshells around this person? Do you feel isolated, manipulated, or confused within this relationship? This is a support group for students of all genders who have experienced unhealthy or emotionally abusive behaviors within the context of a relationship.|