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The Hunting Ground Revisited

Last semester the film the Hunting Ground was shown and continued a necessary discussion about the reality of sexual assault on campuses. Please join us to continue this very important discussion that has a grave impact on everyone.

hunting ground discussion

An academic discussion about sexual assault

Tuesday, March 15th 12:30-2pm, Bisdorf 196

Please join us in an ongoing conversation about issues raised in last semester’s showing of The Hunting Ground, a film about sexual assault on college campuses.
Professors of Sociology, Psychology, English, and Women’s Studies will lead an open dialogue regarding the topics of gender, power and assault. This is an event for all students, faculty, and staff who would like to continue this discussion.
If you would like to watch the Hunting Ground prior to this conversation, it is being shown in the Women’s Center at the following times 3/1: noon, 3/2: 2pm, 3/3: 4pm, and 3/5: 10am.

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!

New Schedule!!

Here is an updated schedule of the happenings that will be going on at the Women Center and various other groups we adore.

November 2013 Calendar Women’s Center

November 6 :       11:15-12:15         AA 331

Round Table – Putting STEAM into STEM – Rebecca Kamen’s work explores the nexus of art and science. She has exhibited and lectured all around the world including NIH, MIT and many other world class institutions. Hear her talk about her experiences and inspire discussion about how the boundaries of art and science are more fluid than we think and how each discipline can inform and inspire the other.

November 6:        3:30-4:30              AA 331

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring – Anyone is free to participate in sharing with other students challenges, celebrations and support.

November 7:        2-3                          AA 331

Gay Straight Alliance

November 7:        4:30-7                    AA 196

Women’s Center and Psychology Department team up to show “Crazy Like Me”, a film about five interwoven stories that focus on mental illness and its impact on those it affects, their friends and families. After the movie there will be panelists to discuss issues surrounding depression, bipolar, and PTSD.

November 13:      11:15-12:15         AA 331

Round Table: Dr. Abeba Fekade leads a discussion about resilience.

November 14:      2-3                          AA 331

Gay Straight Alliance

November 19:      2-3                          AA 331

Round Table – Topic to be announced

November 20:      4:30-7:20              AA 196

Movie: “Girls Rising” (http://www.girlrising.com/) offered by Women’s Studies, Psychology, and cosponsored by AAUW. The film tells about nine girls from around the world and the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to positively transform the world.

November 21:      2-3                          AA 331

Gay Straight Alliance

November 26: 2-3                               AA 331

Round Table: Topic to be announced

Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence / Stalking Awareness Training

Tomorrow one of our amazing police officers will be leading a training session with a member of SAVE to  help bring awareness and provide safety tips to situations surrounding Sexual Assault, domestic violence, and stalking.  A few weeks ago we had a great round table discussion about this, and this is being extended through this training and awareness program. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and become informed.

Here are some of the topics that will be discussed:

How to avoid sexual assaults, domestic, violence, and stalking

What to do if you are a victim

What to do if someone you know is a victim

Police guidance on relevant topics (i.e. emergency protective orders, police reporting, options, and more)

Resources in your community

I encourage you to come on out to the event it will be held on the Tyler Building in room 112.