Women's Resource Center
March 11, 2013. Bringing In The Bystander. Student Union Room 314. 4:00pm-5:30pm
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 and The Multicultural Center.
March 14, 2013. Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. The Student Union. Room 310. 4:30p.m.
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 email@example.com
Sponsored by: The Multicultural Center, The Sociology Department and The Women's Studies Program.
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 2012 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.
The theme for this year will be “Empowered Women For An Empowered World”.
Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, Women’s Studies Academic Program, Office of Inclusion and Equity and EJ Thomas Hall.
This event will highlight the accomplishments of distinguished, diverse female leaders from around the country who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Development and co-sponsored by The Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Studies Academic Program.
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.
Join us for a free and fun-filled day of demonstrations and literature.
Sponsored by: Women’s Resource Center, Women’s Studies Academic Program and Student Life at Summit College.
2011 CNN Hero, Robina Niaz is Executive Director of Turning Point for Women and Families, a community based, non-profit organization founded in 2005 to address the needs of Muslim women and children through crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, advocacy, outreach, education and training. Robina's efforts to found this important resource have been recognized by several awards, including a current Soros Fellowship and the Union Square Awards in November 2005.
Sponsored by: Women's Resource Center, The Office of Inclusion and Equity and Office of International Programs
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Monday - March 19 to Friday - March 30
AMERICIAN’S WHO TELL THE TRUTH: WOMEN IN HISTORY DISPLAY
Student Union 2nd floor lounge across from Starbucks
Sponsored by: Student Life
Wednesday - March 21
GENDER EQUALITY HALL OF FAME
Student Union Ballrooms A & B
Sponsored by: Residence Hall Council (RHC) &
Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB)
March 23, 2011
Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Workshop
Student Union Room 316
This workshop is designed to equip females with some practical tools to help them effectively reduce the risk of being sexually assaulted and address some of the trauma from being sexually assaulted or experiencing an attempted sexual assault.
Sponsored by: Women’s Resource Center, Dr. Lucinda Deason- University of Akron Department of Public Administration & Urban Policy, Ms. Leora Nash and Ms. Heidi Rock.
Monday - March 26
WOMEN IN MUSIC HISTORY
Student Union Starbucks
Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
March 28th, 2012
Self Esteem Workshop. Presented by Ms. Denia Stewart
The Student Union Room 308
This workshop will focus on self-esteem and self-worth, gender socialization, body image and its effect on society, personal growth, wellness, appropriate use of make-up and developing leadership skills.
Sponsored by: Women’s Resource Center.
The Women's Resource Center, The University of Akron, Shrank Hall North 58, Akron, OH 44325-6218.
Thursday - March 29
THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN IN THE MILITARY PANEL EVENT
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Student Union 312
Sponsored by: UA Adult Focus
Month Long Events
SRWS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH DISPLAYS
Within the SRWC & SRWS social media sites
Sponsored by: Student Recreation & Wellness Services (SRWS)
DISTINGUISHED EDUCATION ALUMNI DISPLAY
Student Union Game Room Windows
Sponsored by: Office of the Alumni Association