Women's History Month
Keynote: Patrice Gaines
Tuesday March 26, 2013
Student Center Auditorium
“An award winning journalist and former Washington Post reporter, Patrice Gaines works to empower girls and young women at risk, drawing from the heart of her experiences on the streets and in prison. She is the co-founder of Brown Angel Center, seeking to provide formerly incarcerated women and their families with the tools to renew their lives. Gaines is author of "Laughing in the Dark" and "Moments of Grace: Meeting the Challenge to Change."
Success for Women in Grad School
Christen Mitchell and Lorinda Rausch, Eastern Michigan University
Wednesday March 27, 2013
Education is key to women breaking free from poverty. We know education raises women into well-paying jobs, but many have no model for higher education nor how to forge a career trajectory beyond their post-graduate years. As women increasingly attend and outnumber their male counterparts in post-secondary education, it becomes crucial to provide information and support to this growing student population. This event hopes to demystify and support the possibility of graduate school for current EMU undergraduate students and women in the surrounding community. It will also try to help answer the confusing question current female graduate students might ask themselves: “What's next?”
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
11 AM - 5 PM (discussion at 4 PM)
Student Center, Room 352
Come: Look, Listen and Learn.
The open exhibit is all normalizing a woman's VULVA and will hopefully answer questions about yourself:
- What's douche and why shouldn't I use it?
- What's the best type of contraception?
- I'm a woman and I masturbate...am I normal?
- Do I have to shave my vagina? I like the way it looks already!
- AND MORE!
There will be information, resources, art, products, books and much much more! Be ready for interactive displays and open conversation!
Come any time between 11am and 5pm for as long as you'd like to experience the exhibit, be sure to stop back by at 4 pm for the Q&A portion of the event!
Take Back the Night
Monday, April 8
Student Center, Ballroom A
Annual march/rally/speak-out against violence against women! Join survivors and supporters of survivors in solidarity as folks share their stories and experiences. EVERYONE (men/women/children) are welcome!