Please read the Calendar instead

I’ve moved the event postings to Google Calendar, so please check there for all the cool Athens Ohio area women and LGBT events:

There is still some good info on past events here, along with links (on the right).

Also please check out these pages: Feminist Books for Children, photos from women marching together in the 2007 and 2008 Ohio University home coming parades, and the plea for more diversity in the plaques commemorating visitors to OU.

Thanks! Janet


THE AWAKENING latest issue now available

download pdfThe latest issue of THE AWAKENING, the undergraduate student journal of the Ohio University Women’s Studies Program, is now available for download as a pdf from

This issue (Volume 21, Issue 1, Fall 2007), is themed “Feminist Words” and features news, stories, poetry, and commentary.

We Are Dying

download flyer“We Are Dying”
by Up In Arms
Monday, November, 5, 2007, 6-10pm

Scripps Hall Amphitheater
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free; donations accepted

This Monday, Up in Arms invites you to attend “We Are Dying,” a nonpartisan interactive tribute to the U.S. Troops and Iraqi civilians affected by the war in Iraq.

Please join us for an evening of performance and reflection surrounding the war in Iraq. At 6pm, members of Up In Arms will be performing select e-mails, letters, and poetry from Operation Homecoming, an NEA initiative to help U.S. Troops and their families write about wartime experiences.

Take a minute to listen to the words of our Troops – our peers, friends, and family; to take in the names and faces of the 4,141 coalition casualties and their stories; to witness the toll the ongoing war takes on Iraqi children and their families

Join us in our letter writing campaign (stationary and postage provided), or help assemble care packages for Any Soldier‘s adopt-a-battalion program. Donations will be collected for the UNICEF Iraqi Children’s fund.

Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, the @Lab and Nathan Berger, OU ROTC, College Democrats, and the School of Theater.

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Maureen Hurd, clarinet

Maureen Hurd, clarinet
Sunday, November 4, 2007, 8pm

School of Music Recital Hall, Glidden Hall
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Maureen Hurd is assistant professor of clarinet in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has appeared as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral clarinetist in concerts throughout Europe, Asia and North America, including a recent performance at the 2005 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Tokyo, Japan. Hurd has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall and earned praise from The New York Times for her performance at the 2004 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut. Her performances of contemporary chamber music include appearances at New York’s Merkin Hall, in a Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk radio broadcast of American music in Germany, and with the Prism Players.

She earned a doctorate of musical arts, master of musical arts, and master of music degrees from the Yale School of Music where she studied with David Shifrin and Charles Neidich. At Yale, she examined materials in the Benny Goodman Archive to produce award-winning research on Goodman’s classical commissions that was recognized by the International Clarinet Association in competition in 2001. She frequently presents masterclasses, recitals, lectures and clinics at clarinet festivals, universities and conferences.


Calliope Feminist Choir Open Rehearsals

Calliope Feminist Choir Open Rehearsals
Child care now available
Monday, November 5 & 12, 2007, 6-8 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church
69 Mill St, Athens, Ohio

Calliope Feminist Choir is excited to announce the availability of childcare for singers during rehearsals. Two open rehearsals, Nov. 5 and 12, will allow interested women who need child care to come participate while their children are watched by students from the service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

Calliope focuses on performing music written and arranged by women, honoring women, and promoting peace, justice, and equality. Formed in 1993, the choir now numbers approx. 35 women of diverse backgrounds and ages, from 17 to 70. Calliope performs at fundraisers and other community events, including the November third UCM 25th annual dinner celebration. The chorus rehearses Mondays 6-8 p.m. in the Christ Lutheran Church.

Women interested in attending please call 740-662-2022.

Synthia Saint James

Kwanzaa Celebration Speaker: Synthia Saint James
Sunday, November 4, 2007, 6-8pm

Baker Center Ballroom
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

The featured Kwanzaa Karamu speaker is Synthia Saint James, international award-winning artist and designer of the first United States Postal Stamp for the Kwanzaa holiday.

A self-taught artist and author, Saint James has written or illustrated children’s picture books, poetry, and prose books. Her work appears on more than 60 book covers including those by Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, and Julia Boyd.

Kwanzaa, an African American holiday based on the first fruit celebrations of Africa, was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture: Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. The holiday is officially celebrated December 26 to January 1. Due to the OU calendar, it is celebrated early while students are still on campus. Kwanzaa is a collaborative cultural presentation of the Office of Multicultural Programs (MCP), the Multicultural Center (MCC) and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB). — 

Holly Oberle, Organ

Holly Oberle, Organ
Sunday, November 4, 2007, 4pm – 5pm

First Presbyterian Church
222 N Broad St, Lancaster, Ohio

Ohio University Music Librarian Holly Oberle will present an organ recital. She has a B.M. in organ performance from Baldwin Wallace College, a M.M. in harpsichord performance and a D.M.A. in organ and harpsichord performance from Catholic University.