Fall Newsletter Week 8

October 29, 2010

Hello everyone and happy Friday! This issue will give you some updates on what is happening at the Women’s Center and some items that you may find of interest from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, 2010.

** We are currently trying to update our email lists. If you are no longer interested in receiving our newsletter, or know someone else who isn’t receiving the newsletter but would like to, please email us!

The Women’s Center, 403 Baker University Center, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Visit the Women’s Center online!
– Website: http://www.ohio.edu/womenscenter/
– Facebook: Ohio University Women’s Center
– Twitter: @OUWomensCenter
– Email: womenscenter@ohio.edu
– Blog: ohiouwomenscenter.wordpress.com

THIS WEEK AT THE WOMEN’S CENTER

**Special Tuesday** Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: The Provost’s Women’s Commission Annual Report, 2009-10, Presented by Members of the Women’s Commission – Tuesday, Nov. 2 at noon
Join us and members of the OU Women’s Commission for a presentation of the commission’s 2009-2010 Annual Report. The role of the Provost’s Women’s Commission is to provide oversight that positions gender equity and women’s issues in the forefront of Ohio University’s mission and awareness. The Women’s Commission advocates, recommends and monitors policies, initiatives, resources and other issues that are central to a safe, equitable and inclusive climate for all women on campus. More information: http://www.ohio.edu/womenscommission/

Bring your lunch if you like.

Brown Bag Lunch: The Politics of Childbirth in America, Childbirth Educator Lucy Juedes – Thursday, Nov. 4 at noon

What is giving birth in the US like today?  Come talk about childbirth in America from several perspectives:  legal issues, economic factors, public health concerns, racial disparities, theoretical/feminist analysis, as well as the realities and experiences shared by mothers in the largest, independent, statistically-valid survey to-date.

Special Screening of Out in the Silence – Monday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. (in the Women’s Center): The Women’s Center is partnering with the OU LGBT Center, PFLAG, Equality Ohio and TransOhio for the screening of Out in the Silence. This documentary is the story of filmmaker Joe Wilson’s experience of being openly gay in his small, conservative Pennsylvania hometown and a mother’s fight to protect her son.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2010 T-shirts still available: T-shirts from this year’s Walk a Mile rally and march are still available for $10 each. Stop into the Women’s Center to buy one, or find us tabling in Baker Center!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Don’t miss Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle November 3-6!: Artists and sexecologists Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle will be at Ohio University for multiple events from November 3 to November 6, including art exhibits, speaking engagements and their marriage to the Appalachian Mountains. More information can be found on the Ohio University School of Art web site: http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/art/galleries/current.htm, and at Sprinkle’s web site: http://anniesprinkle.org/about/calendarcurrent.html#date1011

Student Senate looking for Women’s Affairs Co-commissioner: Duties include providing information on violence against women, sponsoring Take Back the Night, working in collaboration with Academic Affairs to address curriculum related issues pertaining to women and much more. Contact: Victoria Calderon, vc300509@ohio.edu.

The Awakening now seeking submissions: The Awakening, the student journal of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, is currently seeking journalists, creative writers, poets, reviewers and photographers who are interested in expressing their views on feminism, gender and sexuality to submit content for its fall issue. If you are interested in submitting a poem, essay, news article, cartoon or any other creative work, or would like more information about The Awakening, please contact editor-in-chief Mallory Long, mallory.erin.long@gmail.com.

Women of Appalachia seeking submissions for Spring 2011: Women of Appalachia are currently seeking submissions for an art exhibit and “Women Speak.” This is an invitational exhibit. The curator, Kari Gunter-Seymour, and two artists/community members provide the jury process for the art exhibition and “women speak.” The focus is centered on producing an event that is representative of the vast talent of this area while representing a diversity of lifestyles and personal backgrounds. Women of all sizes, shape, hair color, temperaments and political persuasions are expected/encouraged to submit.

Visit http://www.womenofappalachiaevents.com for submission information and to download the prospectus. Send questions to peterson740@gmail.com.
Participate in OU research: The psychology department at Ohio University is conducting a study exploring health experiences during pregnancy. Your participation would take approximately one HALF HOUR, and you will complete several questionnaires and paper and pencil tests. All information would be confidential. Participation will be limited to the first 8 eligible women who contact the lab. As compensation for your time, all participants will be paid $20.

If you are:
* Currently pregnant
* In your second or third trimester
* Between the ages of 19-34
* Have no other medical conditions or diagnoses

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact
Pregnancy Research: Adrienne Isgrigg, (740) 593-0910 or ai340407@ohio.edu.

Overeaters Anonymous Meetings: Is food a problem for you? Are you suffering from anorexia, bulimia, obesity and/or compulsive (binge) eating? Call 614-905-6397 for more information. Meetings on Mondays 5 p.m. 69 Mill St. Lutheran Church Student Center (small building to the left of church, not church affiliated).  All welcome, no dues, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. More Information: www.oa.org

Athens Roller Derby open skates every Sunday 7-9pm: There are roller derby teams forming in Athens. Open skate every sunday 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Dow’s. There will be a sign in sheet. Teams will be chosen based on attendance! More information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Athens-Ohio-Roller-Derby/144805185549345

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About Ohio U Women's Center

The Ohio University Women’s Center serves and responds to the needs of OU women students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Founded in 2007, the center is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming campus climate for all members of the community through programs, resources, referrals, advocacy, and education. Located in Baker University Center 403.
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