Take Back the Night Week 2007

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
April 30-May 5

Know Means Know
“break the silence, end the violence”

Download the flyer as a pdf

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2007

*Sexual Assault 101: What Men and Women Need to Know*
Lindsey Daniels
Monday, April 30, 4-5pm
Baker 231
Information on the legal definition of sexual assault and its ramifications (both legally and personally). Implications of drugs and alcohol as well as date rape will also be addressed. Lindsey Daniels is Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist/Program Coordinator, Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services, Inc.

*How to Help a Friend*
Amanda Childress & Michelle Pride
Monday, April 30, 5-6pm
Women’s Center, Baker 403
In the US it is estimated that 1 in 4 college women will be sexually assaulted. That means someone YOU know! The purpose of this program is to help individuals understand what a friend may be feeling or experiencing after a sexual assault. Resources and strategies to support or take care of a friend or yourself will be provided. Amanda Childress is Assistant Director of Health Education and Wellness for Sexual Assault Prevention. Michelle Pride is from Counseling and Psychological Services.

*Kick-Off Event*
Damon Krane
Monday, April 30, 7-8:15pm
Location TBA
This event will include free food and a sign-making workshop in preparation for the march and rally to be held later in the week. A brief introduction to Take Back the Night will be given along with some expectations for the week. Hosted by Damon Krane of PeopleMight.

*Self-Defense Workshop*
Cheryl Cesta
Monday, April 30, 8-9:30pm
Baker 242
Cheryl Cesta will host a beginner’s self-defense workshop for women. Sponsored by the Women’s Panhellenic Association.

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Mother’s Day is May 13 — Support PPSEO

Mother’s Day is May 13 and Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio (http://www.ppseo.org/) has 2 great ways for you to show your support:

Hyacinth Bean Florist (http://www.hyacinthbeanflorist.com/) 740.594.9302
Order Mother’s Day flowers from Hyacinth Bean and mention your support for Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio and 10% of the proceeds from your order will be donated to PPSEO! Order early!

Jewelry Show for Choice featuring Never Again Jewlery for Choice.
May 12, Noon-3pm
Upstairs at the Blue Gator (http://www.thebluegator.com/)
63 N. Court St., Athens, Ohio
25% of proceeds go to PPSEO.

Your CHOICE can make a difference!

Download the flyer (pdf 99 k).

Christine S. Matter
Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio
280 East State Street
Athens, OH 45701
740.593.3375 X228
matterc -at- ppseo.org

Dr. Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf “…Writings in English by Malaysian Muslim Women Writers”

“Breaking the Silence: Writings in English by Malaysian Muslim Women Writers”
Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m.

Ellis Hall 103 (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/ellis.html)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Dr. Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf is associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her blog (http://i-glass.blogspot.com/).

…an opportunity to share her own creative writing with the audience. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, her master’s at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and her doctorate at The Flinders University in Australia. Her areas of interest are women’s writing, world literature in English, Malaysian and Singaporean literature, the English Renaissance and literary theory and criticism. She has published widely in these fields, including the co-authored study entitled “Colonial to Global: Malaysian Women’s Writing in English, 1940s-1990s,” and she has spoken on diverse topics, such as “The Image of Islam in Western Literature, Including Shakespeare’s Plays.” She is currently conducting literary research at Cornell University, as a Fulbright recipient. Her presentations at WVU Parkersburg are funded in part by a Fulbright travel grant. (http://www.wvup.edu/Releases_2007/speakers_series.htm)

Presented by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (http://www.ohiou.edu/seas/), Center for International Studies (http://www.internationalstudies.ohio.edu/).

Contact: Karla Schneider at 740-593-1841

Equity, Opportunity, and Compliance in the Workplace

Emerging Women Leaders
Thursday, April 5, 2007, 8-9PM

Scripps Hall, Anderson Auditorium (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/scripps.html)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

This Thursday night will be the first in a series of lectures and panel discussions associated with the Provost’s class, Emerging Women Leaders. Each Thursday evening from 8-9 there will be a lecture open to the public discussing relevant issues for women in leadership positions.

This Thursday there will be a panel discussing Equity, Opportunity and Compliance in the workplace. The panel includes Elizabeth Graham and Katherine Ziff the Ombudsman and Associate Ombuds, Nikki Dioguardi from Legal Services, and Bill Smith from Institutional Equity.

Hope to see you there!

Brittany R. Buxton bb172402 -at- ohio.edu
Women’s Affairs Commissioner
Graduate Student Senate

A Day to End Sexual Violence

A Day to End Sexual Violence
Thursday, April 5

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

National observance of A Day to End Sexual Violence (http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/day.html). We will be handing out information about the Sexual Assault Prevention Program and will hopefully have the Clothesline Project (http://www.clotheslineproject.org/) on display around campus.

Other Athens-area events planned for the month of April.

Contact: Lindsey Daniels at saprevention -at- gmail.com
Sexual Assault Awareness Program of Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services 740-594-5045

What is Feminism? @ Brown Bag Thursdays

April 5, 2007, Noon
OU Women’s Center, Baker Center Rm 403 (http://www.ohio.edu/center)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Thursdays at noon are “Brown Bag Thursdays” in the Women’s Center.

This week: What is Feminism? Lydia Gerthoffer (http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/05-06/July/578n-056.cfm) will moderate.

More upcoming topics here.

For more information, contact Marlene Jenkins at jenkinm1 -at- ohio.edu

Jamie Tevis Memorial Concert Series: Home Remedy

Thursday, April 5, 7:30 PM
Athens Branch, Athens Co. Public Library (https://www.athenscounty.lib.oh.us/)
Home St, Athens, Ohio

The late Jamie Tevis (http://wiredforbooks.org/jamietevis/) had been a musician and supporter of traditional and traditionally-inspired acoustic music and song. This series of concerts is to celebrate her memory. (Obit: http://athensnews.com/index.php?action=viewarticle&section=obituaries&story_id=697)

The series kicks off with her own band, Home Remedy (http://www.homeremedymusic.com/), which carries on with her in spirit! All concerts in this series are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens Public Library