Fall Newsletter Week 9


Special Screening of Out in the Silence – Monday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. (in the Women’s Center): Out in the Silence’ addresses the real life challenges that LGBT people face in rural and small town America. It follows the story of a small town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement in the local newspaper, this gripping documentary will challenge you to rethink your values and help close the gaps that divide our communities. This movie showing is brought to you by Equality Ohio, PFLAG, TransOhio, the LGBT Center and Ohio University’s Women’s Center. For more information about the film visit http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

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!



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.


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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