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Upcoming 2014 events
Women’s History Month - Women and Disability Project: Education, Awareness, Advocacy, Leadership
Tuesday, March 11, 3 p.m., MSU 183
Betsy Valnes and a panel of women leaders with disabilities, discuss their leadership struggles and accomplishments. Moderated by Staci Forrest, KU Women’s & Gender Studies minor. Betsy Vales is the founding executive director for the National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN), the first national nonprofit run by young leaders with disabilities in the United States.
$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women
Thursday, March 13, 5-7:30 p.m., South Dining Hall
Research shows one year after graduation
women earn just 82 percent of what their
male counterparts earn. Women on average
earn just 77 cents to every dollar men
earn. KU women, learn how to begin your
careers $martly, how to benchmark your
worth, and how to negotiate for an equitable
salary! Presented by Ms. Annie Houle,
National Director, Campus & Community
Initiatives, WAGE project.
this is a limited seating engagement
open to KU juniors, seniors and graduate
students. Dinner is provided.
Register online at
through the KU Career Network (click View
Workshops under the Shortcuts menu).
Sponsored by the Career Development Center
and the Women’s Center.
To view a short video about why this project
To view a short video about why this project is needed click here.
Wednesday, March 26, 2 p.m., AF 201
Join the Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies class and the KU student group, FMLA) for a screening of this groundbreaking feature film and learn how important education of women is to creating change across the globe. For more information visit: http://www.girlrising.com/
Not My Life
Tuesday, April 8 , 3 p.m., AF 101
, 3 p.m., AF 101
A film by Robert Bilheimer, narrated by Glenn Close, Not My Life is the first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents over a period of four years, Not My Life unflinchingly, but with enormous dignity and compassion, depicts the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar global industry whose profits, as the film's narration says, "are built on the backs and in the beds of our planet's youth." For more information on this documentary visithttp://notmylife.org/
Monday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Lecture, MSU 183
Tuesday, April 15, 3 p.m., Workshop, AF 201
Stephanie Gilmore, writer, educator and activist presents a lecture and workshop about Activism in the 21st Century –Why We Need to listen to and Follow Young People: anti-sexual violence, antiracism, feminism and more. Gilmore holds a Ph.D. in comparative women’s history and has written two books on feminist activism in the 1970s, Feminist Coalitions: Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States and Groundswell: Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America. She is also an editor for Feminist Studies and the editor of the Committee of LGBT Historians’ Newsletter. For more information on Stephanie Gilmore visit http://www.stephaniegilmorephd.com . Sponsored by the KU student group, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA).
Sexual Harrassment Student Workshop
Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m., Old Main 287
The KU Social Welfare Club, a campus student group, and Women’s Center staff members collaborate to present a Sexual Harassment Workshop, featuring definitions, scenarios, discussions, and policies relevant to men and women entering the workplace. Refreshments and resources provided. Information on how to sign up will be announced.
The Clothesline Project
Thursday, April 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., College Hill Memorial Grove (formally Bell Plaza)
Rows of t-shirts provide a visual demonstration about rape and violence against women. Survivors and friends decorate t-shirts as a way to express their emotions and tell their stories of the trauma they have experienced.
For more information, visit http://www.clotheslineproject.org/
Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m., Alumni Plaza
Survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and sexual abuse come together to share their stories on this one powerful night. FMLA encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate the survivors with performances and poetry. A silent vigil and march will follow, ending with a gathering in the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main 3. For more information, visit http://www.takebackthenight.org/.
Don't Throw That Out
Monday, May 5 - Friday, May 9
The Women’s Center is again collecting food, household and paper goods, linens, art supplies, toys, toiletries, feminine products, baby supplies and new and used clothing for local agencies. Please bring your donations to the Women’s Center Oasis, Old Main 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional donation boxes are also located in all residence halls.
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