Monthly Archives: April 2014

We Are Girl Rising

Lately we have mentioned our screening of Girl Rising that is happening on  Wednesday 4/16  in room AA 196 from  4-6pm.   It is a free event with some light snacks included.

We really encourage folks to com out and participate!

If you are wondering what is Girl Rising,   I am here to inform you! It is a movement that is welcomes all folks to support the education of girls.  We can all benefit from the education of girls.

This movement demonstrates how girls face many obstacles when it comes to trying to receive an education, and the benefits that are reaped by all when these girls are able to get the education that they deserve.

Please come out and check this wondering screening out.

It may seem like a movement that is far removed from our society, but even here in the U.S. the ramifications of poor or a lack of education can be seen in women. The ramifications are long lasting and influence the generations that come from / after these women.  It is something we  can change,  so please come and work with us to be apart of that change. girl rising

To get more information about this movement please check out their site:

Girl Rising


More Schedule Updates for the Women’s Center!

April 15: Round Table Melanie Lugo is going to host our Tuesday round table on 4/15, at our usual time 2-3. She is the Outreach Worker from WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) and a member of the Breastfeeding Committee as well. She’ll talk about WIC which is a program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is operated in Virginia through the Virginia Department of Health with the goal to improve the health of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition. She’ll talk about the benefits of breastfeeding and answer any questions about breastfeeding and infant, child and maternal nutrition.

April 16: Girl Rising movie and call to action, 4-6pm, room 196. The Liberal Arts Department’s Rachel Martin and Samar Tehrani along with the Women’s Center and the partnership with AAUW present Girl Rising. Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education. The movie highlights the power of storytelling and leveraging partnerships to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential. AAUW will provide refreshments before the film.


April 22: Round Table 4/22, from 2-3, Nichole Danraj, CMT will talk on the health benefits of massage therapy and walk participants through a 30 minute self-massage technique to help promote peace, health and wellness. Perfect as we are going into the final weeks of the semester!

April Women’s Center Events

This month there are a lot of exciting things happening with the Women’s Center! There are a lot of conferences and events that are going on that I  encourage folks to participate in.

April 7: Human Trafficking Conference

 – There will be discussions at 9:30, 11:00, and 7:30

April 8:  Equal Pay Day 

April 15: Breast Feeding 

April 16:  Girl Rising and  Student Voices in Room 196 in the Bisdorf Building 

April 23: Student Voices Continued 

Please join us for these events; we would love to hear your input and have you be apart of this.