Womyn's music and music by women

WRC Newsletter | October 30, 2015

2nd Floor; 703 S. Wright Street, Champaign IL 217.333.3137www.go.illinois.edu/wrc

Monday, November 2 

Mission Positive

Time: 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

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

All women-identifying 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!

IATA Illini Art Therapy at the Women’s Resources Center

Time: 7pm

Illini Art Therapy Association is an organization that invites the community to come participate in art workshops led by their members. Take a break from your classes and create art for self-reflection, self-knowledge and empowerment. You don’t have to be creative or artistic- though you may find out that you are! You’ll be encouraged and guided in making images and writing that help you to reflect and reconnect with your emotions and aspirations. Illini Art Therapy Association will provide all necessary art supplies, occasionally offer refreshments, and lead self-expressive projects.

Tuesday, November 3

Women’s Support Group

Time: 5:30pm

This weekly support group is open to women-identifying students who have experienced sexual assault, abuse within a relationship, or stalking.

UIUC NOW (National Organization for Women) Meeting

Time: 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, November 4

Advocates for Choice weekly meeting

Time: 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, November 5

Behind Closed Doors No More: Linocuts and Quilts by Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak 

Time: 5-7pm | Location: University YMCA

Elka Kazmierczak is a printmaker, book artist, expressive arts instructor, and survivor of domestic violence. A fellow of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art, she immigrated from Poland in 1990, later receiving an MFA, MA, and PhD at the University of Illinois. Behind Closed Doors–No More presents an emotional journey from victim of domestic violence to advocate against gender-based violence. It includes the artist’s personal story and stories of women and girls interviewed by the artist. This exhibition shows the value of art as a means for speaking out against taboos: a means for healing and empowerment.

Women on the Move Fitness | Yoga for Healing

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

All women-identifying 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!

  Relationship Support Group

Time: 6:30-8pm

Are you worried that your relationship with a friend, family member, or partner is emotionally unhealthy? Do you frequently feel like 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.

An Expressive Art Workshop: Behind Closed Doors No More with Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak

Time: 7-9pm | Location: University YMCA

Elka Kazmierczak is a printmaker, book artist, expressive arts instructor, and survivor of domestic violence. A fellow of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art, she immigrated from Poland in 1990, later receiving an MFA, MA, and PhD at the University of Illinois. Behind Closed Doors–No More presents an emotional journey from victim of domestic violence to advocate against gender-based violence. It includes the artist’s personal story and stories of women and girls interviewed by the artist. This exhibition shows the value of art as a means for speaking out against taboos: a means for healing and empowerment.

Friday, November 6

Birth Control + Contraceptives WRC Sexual Health Series

Time: 2-3pm

This workshop provides information on all of the current available methods of contraception, including those available at McKinley. Female participants of this program can receive credit for completing the “Birth Control Education Class” required by McKinley for first time users of hormonal birth control.

 

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