Women's & Gender Resource Center

Women's History Month 2013

"Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics"


 

BRINGING IN THE BYSTANDER. MARCH 11, 2013. STUDENT UNION. ROOM 314.

At Least 1 in 4 College Women Will Be the Victim of a Sexual Assault during Her Academic Career. This rape prevention program is designed to help individuals learn how to be active bystanders and help in preventing attacks.

Contact: Nicki Johnson @ NLJ12@zips.uakron.edu

Sponsored by: Diversity Dialogues, The Women's & Gender Resource Center and The Multicultural Center.


HALF THE SKY; TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE. THE STUDENT UNION. MARCH 14, 2013. ROOM 310.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour television series for PBS and international broadcast, shot in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation. Presenting 'Half the Sky Movement' movie presentation and discussion(http://www.halftheskymovement.org/).

Contact: Heather Sperry at hs42@zips.uakron.edu

Sponsored by: The Women's & Gender Resource Center, The Multicultural Center, The Sociology Department and The Women's Studies Program.

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