Note: These events are in no particular order. Yet.
Global Citizen Initiative
The Global Citizen Initiative will be facilitating two events in Winter quarter:
- Women as Global Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi: Dr. Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul, Director of the Womens Center will be participating with select students in the Women As Global Leaders Conference in Abu Dhabi March 13-15; The conference will be hosted by Zayed University and will afford women leaders with an opportunity to discuss issues pertaining to women as developing leaders in an international context. Dr. Fernandes-Paul will participate with 3 students to begin participation in this collaborative effort. For more information please see: http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/wagl2012/index.aspx
- The 10th Annual Transatlantic Students Symposium will take place during Spring Break and is dedicated to the topic “Rural Frontier Communities, Global Challenges? The American West, the European East, and the Resurgence of National Mythologies.” This program will host international graduate students visiting the state of Oregon and Oregon State University. The Office of Intercultural Student Services (Allison Davis-White Eyes) works in conjunction with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Prof. Reinhard Isensee) and OSU’s Master of Public Policy program (Prof. Brent Steel) in organizing a program which will include 30 students from Europe and the U.S. on an academic tour of Oregon, finishing with a student conference (open to the public) on March 30-31. The program is coordinated and facilitated by Philipp Kneis, on behalf of the Master of Public Policy Program. Additional partners include the University of Washington, Seattle, and Warsaw University, Poland. For more details please visit: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/transatlantic/frontier
Tuesday the 17th, 24th, and 31st
8pm at the Pride Center
Come join us at the Pride Center and watch Glee. Relax on our couches, hug a pillow and enjoy some snacks and drinks.
Tea and Topics
A bimonthly event starting Tuesday the 24th of Jan.
3:30-4:30pm at the Pride Center
Discuss topics of LGBT issues while enjoying a cup of tea.
The Women’s Center is proud to announce a new recognition event; The HerStory Awards. This recognition celebrates the outstanding contributions of scholarship, leadership, and service of one undergraduate and one graduate woman at Oregon State University. The HerStory Awards will recognize women once a year during March, Women’s HerStory Month, for contribution and work done in the most recent calendar year.
In order for the Planning Committee to develop a rich and diverse candidate pool, we need your help. Please take time to nominate one or more of your exceptional students for this recognition. Take into consideration any women that have excelled in course work; contributed to their field through research or published works; taken on leadership roles in clubs or organizations; or are trusted and dependable student workers in labs, departments, or elected offices. The Planning Committee is truly looking to recognize women that have made a significant impact on the Oregon State community in 2011 through their presence and contributions and welcome a diversity of backgrounds, skills, fields, and talents.
Nomination materials are due to Planning Committee no later than noon on the Wednesday of Week 4, February 1, 2012. Please nominate students via the online nomination form by answering a few short questions at http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/herstory-nominations
Women’s Center is Accepting Clothing Donations!!
Messy Closet? Too many clothes?
Donate your unwanted items to the Women’s Center anytime Mondays-Friday, 9am-6pm.
Then come back February 28th & 29th to look through all the donated items and pick out your new wardrobe at NO COST!
*In collaboration with Recyclemania*
Male Ally Group Film & Discussion Series
Wednesdays in February, 8-10pm
Men- are you interested in social change? Come join the male ally group at the Women’s Center to learn about and discuss issues of masculinity, male privilege, and how men can contribute to the fight for gender equality. We will be viewing a variety of documentaries about the social construction of masculinity followed by a facilitated discussion.
Coffee & Tea from around the World
February 1st, 2-3pm
The Women’s Center will have International women from all over the world to discuss their cultural traditions, social customs and women’s roles. Q & A session to follow. Cupcakes, coffee, and tea will be served.
Rosa Parks Birthday Celebration
Friday February 3, 12-2pm at the Women’s Center
In honor of Black History Month, the Women’s Center will celebrate the birth of Rosa Parks. Join us for a brief discussion about women’s role in the civil rights movement, social justice themed birthday games, and cake (gluten free options will be available)!
Get Your Game On!
Monday, February 6, 2-4pm at the Women’s Center
Who DOESN’T love cracking up over board games with a bunch of rad friends? I know I do! Come hang out with the SisterScholars Program and get to know new people all while playing some fun card or board games. I will bring a few, but feel free to bring your favorite one to share! And….there will be food! (ideas are welcome!) Check out the FB event! Contact Sarah Jane with questions! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eating Health on a Budget
Tuesday February 7th 5-6:30pm at the Women’s Center
How do you eat well on a tight budget? This is a series of mini presentations on getting the best foods on this diverse campus.
FAT: Size Discrimination Series Part 1: Deconstructing Sizism, Myths & Stereotypes
Tuesday February 7 @ 7-8:30pm at the Women’s Center
What does it mean to be fat in our society? Come join us for a presentation from Dr. Patti Watkins, who will be examining issues of sizism and its relationship to other intersecting identities. We will follow Dr. Watkins’ presentation with a student/community member panel where people will share their own personal experiences with size discrimination and stereotypes. Attendees will then have a chance to participate in an open discussion about the topics covered.
Graduate Women’s Network Social
Tuesday February 7, 2-4pm @ Women’s Center
The Graduate Women’s Network (GWN) is open to any female-identified graduate student at Oregon State looking for a space to connect with other graduate students and learn from each other’s experiences. At the GWN socials we will host round table discussions, welcome guest speakers, and get to know each other as a means of finding support and resources to help in your experience as a graduate student. This month will feature a Meet & Greet with Dr. Brenda McComb, Dean of the Graduate School
SisterScholars Go to Gill!
Friday, February 24, 7:30pm
Join SisterScholars as we cheer on the OSU Gymnastics team as they take on Boise State! OSU is currently ranked in the top 10 and this meet is sure to be rad-tastic! Gather your friends, family, and partners and prepare to have fun. Don’t forget your student ID so you can get in for free and money for the concession stand! Look HERE for more details as we get closer to meet-time! Contact Sarah Jane with questions! (email@example.com)
Colonize This! Book Club
ASOSU Women’s Affairs Task Force and the Women’s Center invites to you attend the Women’s Book Club Circle.
The book we will be reading, analyzing and building conversation around is “Colonize This!” by Daisy Hernandez, Ed.S. BushraRehman. This book and book club will focus on pressing and provocative issues of racism, privilege, class, social location, heterosexism and the oppression that is experienced in the lives of women of color. The book club will start Spring term. To sign up or get more information please email Meleani firstname.lastname@example.org or Virginia at email@example.com
Women’s Center Weekly Meetings
- Stitch & Bitch Mondays 4:30-5:30 Bring your own project (any craft- it doesn’t have to be stitching!), or use our supplies. Beginning knitting instruction offered. A short presentation at the beginning of each session will offer information on ways that crafting can be a form of activism. Come ready to craft, socialize, and have fun!
- Belly Dancing Mondays at 5:30pm Enjoy meeting new people, training your body, and exploring international music. Stop by and dress up in beautiful belly dancing clothes. All are welcome!
- Yoga Thursdays at 5pm Come together, slow down and find balance through yoga. Relax, re-energize, and re-connect with the body’s wisdom and health in a supportive environment. No experience necessary, come as you are!
Cross-Roads International Film Festival
- Inch’Allah Dimanche – France and Algeria – French with subtitles Set in the 1970′s, Zouina is a woman who is torn from her home in Algeria. With her 3 children and abrupt mother-in-law, she rejoins her husband, who was recuited to serve in the French army, in a foreign and unaccomodating land. She finds herself feeling imprisoned between a distant husband, a hostile mother-in-law and a neighbor who is afraid of her “otherness”. After meeting a special friend and taking secret excursions, she finds herself coming to terms with the difficulties of immigration, change and adaption to a new culture.
- HOP – Belgium – French with subtitles Justin longs to just watch soccer matches with his father but after his father’s deportation, Justin is forced to embark in a thrilling adventure to reunite with his father. Justin must enlist the help of a former anarchist to find his father.
- For My Father – Israel/Germany – Hebrew with subtitles Tarek, a Palestinian forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv to redeem his father’s honor, is given a second chance when the fuse on his suicide vest fails to detonate. Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv awaiting its repair, Tarek is forced to live amongst the people he was planning to kill. Tarek meets Israelis, finds love and is forced to make a life-changing decision. He becomes caught between the men who sent him (who can and will detonate the bomb remotely within 48 hours) and the new love he has found among former enemies.
- Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity – Canada (Chinese) – English Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother’s (Sandra Oh) financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects. Set in the Chinese Canadian community, this film is a story of hope and the importance of keeping faith in this sometimes difficult world.
- Ocean of Pearls – USA – English As a Sikh man, with a full beard and turban, Amrit Singh is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a tradition he’s maintained his whole life and cuts his hair. When his compromises result in the death of a patient, Amrit begins to reexamine the value of the religious traditions he’d turned his back on.
- Carol’s Journey – Spain – Spanish with subtitles Carol, a Spanish-American twelve year old girl brought up in New York, travels with her mother to Spain for the first time in the turbulent spring in 1938 to meet her mother’s family. Her separation from a father she adores and her arrival in her mother’s native village brings out her innocent and rebellious nature which drives her to oppose conventional world new to her. Carol’s trip takes her on an unforgettable and bittersweet journey into the world of adulthood.
- MORE INFO: http://oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads/crossroads-international-film-festival
Black History Month 2012 Events:
At the Intersections: Lunchtime Film Series
Each week The Women’s Center will feature documentaries and films about intersecting identities with a particular focus on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. A facilitated discussion about the film will take place after each screening.
- * Week 5 Friday February 10 @ 1-3pm will feature If these Walls could Talk 2
- * Week 6 Tuesday February 14 @ 12-2 will feature We Always Resist: Trust Black Women
- * Week 7 Friday February 24 @ 1-3pm will feature Live Nude Girls Unite
- * Week 8 Tuesday February 28 @ 12-2 will feature Tongues Untied Today!
- * Week 9 Friday March 9 @ 1-3 will feature Game Over: Gender, Race, and Violence in Video Games
- * Week 10 Tuesday March 13 @ 12-2 will feature Bread & Roses
The Art of Leadership Conference “Our Generation Our Purpose”
February 18, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Memorial Union
Throughout the day, participants will explore topics centered around how our generation can develop leadership skills to carry into their lives after college. Topics range from finding purpose in all realms of life to spirituality, civic engagement, and developing personal strengths. We will begin the day in the Memorial Union Ballroom with a keynote speaker who will focus on students of this generation. This will be followed by a question and answer session with a panel of recent Oregon State graduates. This is an opportunity for the graduates to share their experiences and for the audience to ask any questions about life after college.
Students will then have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions focused on different aspects of leadership. In the latter part of the program Oregon State Alumnus Alex Polvey, founder of Cloud Kick Computing, will be delivering the closing keynote. To wrap up the day there will be 3 -$1000 scholarship drawings for OSU students. Come enjoy a day with leaders from around the state and spend time focusing on your place in our generation. The conference is FREE! Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
Register now at https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4692&cmd=survey
I Scream for Identity
Exploring your identity development and the importance of identity affirmation. There’s going to be ice cream, too!!!
Date: March 2nd
Event name: Get Inked: Henna Night
Date: March 1st
Location: MU Boardroom
The Power of One Conference
April 6 & 7
The Power of One conference is being hosted at OSU this year! The Power of One is a Northwest student leadership conference designed to encourage and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning college students, their allies, and the faculty and staff who support them. The conference content seeks to enrich students’ lives and promote healthy and safe communities on our campuses and in our societies. Specifically, programs, initiatives, and speakers at the annual conference focus on our programming tracks of Ally Development, Gender, Health and Wellness, Social Justice, Leadership, Creative Arts, and Advisors, Administrators, and Professionals.