Women's & Gender Resource Center

Events

WOMEN AND ADVOCACY SERIES. OCTOBER, 2014.

Women Connecting at Work: Supporting Individual and Organizational Success.- Dr. Becky Hoover, Associate Provost, Talent Development. October, 13, 2014. 2:15P.M. Institute for Teaching and Learning. Leigh Hall. 

This session will examine how women can connect at work to help support each other’s professional growth, protect women colleagues from unfair criticism, and encourage recognition for women’s achievements. This advocacy for fairness and excellence is important for women’s individual careers and for organizational success.

Sponsored by: The Women's & Gender Resource Center and Institute for Teaching and Learning. 


WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS. SEPTEMBER 25, 2014. INFOCISION STADIUM. 5:30 p.m.                         

WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS. SEPTEMBER 25, 2014. INFOCISION STADIUM.                         

This event highlights the accomplishments of distinguished, diverse female leaders from around the country who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields. Click here for PDF

2014 honorees include: 

RSVP by September 19, 2014 Here 

2014 honorees are:

Ms. Tracy L. Carter, MHSA System Director,  Government Affairs and Health Policy Summa Health System; 

Mrs. Vanita OelschlagerAuthor and founder of VanitaBooks, LLC; former teacher, philanthropist & caregiver

Reverend Dr. Diana L. Swoope, Senior Pastor, Arlington Church of God.

Dr. Adis Maria Vila, Senior Fellow, Institute for Cross Cultural Management, Florida Institute of Technology and former Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Air Force Academy; 

Dr. Julie Zhao, Director, Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) Program and Assistant to the Dean for Diversity, College of Engineering, The University of Akron; 

This year we have added a new component honoring Rising Trailblazers recognizing upcoming women and their achievements. This year’s Rising Trailblazers are: 

Councilwoman Margo Sommerville, Ward-3 Akron City Council; 

Ms. Jasmine Simmons, 2013 Sofia Deaflympian, USA Deaf Sports Federation and UA outstanding Speech Language Pathology scholar. 

Previous honorees have included:  Brigadier General Dana Born, Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force AcademyRonda Ferguson, Vice President and Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer, First EnergyRoxia Boykin, Vice President Community Benefit and Diversity, Summa Health SystemBetty Martinez Lowery, Senior Manager, Minority Business Development, Walt DisneyDr. Florence Denmark, Professor of Psychology at Pace University and Former American Psychological Association PresidentTheresa Barrera, Vice President of Supplier Diversity, WalmartSherry Williams, Vice President and Corporate Secretary of HaliburtonJudge Carla Moore, Ninth District Court of Appeals and Judge Kathryn Michael, Akron Municipal Court among many others.  

Sponsored by: The Women's & Gender Resource Center and Women's Studies Program. 

 


HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE WEEK. APRIL 16th - 22nd, 2014.
 

An international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 1 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), up to 9000 homosexual men and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. This is a time where we must reassert our commitment to human rights.

Sponsors: Hillel: Heebroos at The University of Akron and The Multicultural Center


LETS TALK AFRICA. APRIL 15, 2014. LEIGH HALL, ROOM 409. 

A Forum in Celebration of Africa Week engaging The University of Akron community on the pressing issues and concerns of Africa today. 

Featuring: Dr. Oghenetoja Okoh, Dr. Enoch Damson, Dr. Rosa Githiora

Sponsored by: African Student Association (A.S.A)


WOMEN'S WELLNESS FAIR. MARCH13, 2014. THE STUDENT UNION CONCOURSE.

All are invited to come by the booths and enjoy displays focusing on women’s health issues. The Women's Wellness Fair vendors include: Lupus Foundation of America, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), Battered Women\'s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, The University of Akron Student health Services, The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Program, Title IX Coordinator, Alliance For Healthy Youth, American Heart Association and Akron Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Program.

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center, Women's & Gender Resource Center, Office of Inclusion & Equity, The Student Union and Supported by The Women's Studies Program. 


 

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR. FEBRUARY 26, 2014. E.J. THOMAS HALL.

The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is heralded as one of the most exciting groups to emerge in world music in recent years. Under the direction of choirmaster David Mulovhedzi, the choir draws on the best talent from the many churches and communities in and around Soweto, South Africa. Since its first international performances in Australia in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir has become a worldwide phenomenon performing to sold-out audiences throughout the world.          

Tickets: EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill Street Akron, OH 44325-0501. A - $36.50, B - $26.50, UA Students - $11.50. Ticket Office: (330) 972-7570.  

Sponsors: The Multicultural Center, The Women's & Gender Resource Center, The Office of Inclusion & Equity & EJ Thomas Hall.  


 DR. CONSUELA WARD. ‘POWER AND PRIVILEGE’.  FEBRUARY 6, 2014. STUDENT UNION.

Dr. Consuela Ward has more than 15 years of experience in the field of diversity as a speaker, consultant, trainer, instructor, administrator, and coach. Her workshop will tackle the ways in which ‘race affects our view of the world like a pair of glasses or perhaps shades. We see through a lens based on a perspective influenced by power dynamics in lived experience’.

Sponsored by: The Office of Inclusion & Equity, The Multicultural Center, The Women's & Gender Resource Center and The Student Union.


Unity Celebration  UNITY CELEBRATION. FEBRUARY 3, 2014. STUDENT UNION BALLROOM. 

A community development event designed to intentionally increase the level of diversity acceptance and acknowledgement on campus and throughout the community. 

Featured Speakers: Dr. Rosa Githiora, Associate Director of Multicultural Programs and Mr. Darnell Davis, Residence Hall Council Diversity Director. 

Featured Activity: Michele Norris The Race Card Project.

Sponsored by: Residence Hall Council. 


THE 2014 VAGINA MONOLOGUES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON. FEBRUARY 1 AND 2, 2014. EJ THOMAS STAGE DOOR. 

Venue Details: Live on Stage At EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door. Seating is limited.  Call the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at (330) 972-7570 to secure tickets in advance. Further information available at www.uaevents.com E. J. Thomas Hall – The University of Akron 

Cost: $5 Students, faculty, and staff and $10 non-UA members. T-Shirts will also be on sale at EJ Thomas Hall

The University of Akron's 2014 V-Day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues” is a consciousness-raising event and fundraiser to help end violence against women and to celebrate women, their bodies and their experiences. All proceeds benefit the V-Day Organization and the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina counties. The monologues will be performed by UA students, faculty, staff and Akron community members.

Sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, The Multicultural Center, Women's Studies Program, Office of Inclusion and Equity, EJ Thomas Hall, L.I.P. Service and Committee for Research on Women and Gender (CROW).


MLK JR. DAY ACTIVITIES. JANUARY 20, 2014. THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON. STUDENT UNION GRAND BALLROOM. 

The University of Akron’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Activities Fair enables the community to mark the King holiday as a “day on” rather than a “day off”! It also serves as an opportunity for community outreach that provides awareness of the University community to children in grades K-12 and their families.

The celebration has been very well-received and attended, and the children enjoy the excitement and activities of being on a college campus. Community and student organizations provide activities and information that encourage non-violence, civic responsibility, respect for differences, and the importance of education.

Activities include the following:

  • Biographic information on Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Historical information on the Civil Rights Movement
  • A variety of childrens activities
  • Buchtel High CLC Step Team and Rygt Step Urban Line Dancers
  • Martin L. King Jr. pictorial gallery and other visual displays
  • Information about a diverse group of organizations

Sponsored by: The Multicultural Center, The Women's & Gender Resource Center and The Office of Inclusion & Equity.

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