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.

TUESDAY, May 1, 2007

*Men’s Panel*
Tuesday, May 1, 6:15-7:15pm
Women’s Center, Baker 403
Will discuss men as supporters, survivors, and participants in their own and women’s activism. Hosted by PeopleMight and WS FUN.

*The 500-year Night: A Tradition of Resistance to Patriarchy in the Americas.*
Amanda Harris
Tuesday, May 1, 7-8pm
Baker 231
Multicultural activist presentation by Chicana professor, Dr. Amanda Harris, whose background is in Chicano/a Literature, Third World Feminism, and Spanish. Dr. Harris will discuss Chicano feminism and the ways in which different types of feminism may work together productively. Sponsored by the Latino Student Union.

*Advanced Self-Defence Workshop*
Cheryl Cesta
Tuesday, May 1, 8-9:30pm
Baker 242
A follow-up to Monday’s workshop, Cheryl Cesta will present techniques that are more advanced. Sponsored by Women’s Panhellenic Association.

*Poetry Slam*
Tuesday, May 1, 9-11pm
Women’s Center, Baker 403
Enjoy a poetry slam where the individuals can present personal works or some of their favorite poems and spoken word to highlight important themes of the week. Sponsored by Empowering Women of Ohio.

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2007

*What is Feminism?*
Women’s Center, Baker 403
Wednesday, May 2, 5-6pm
Panel will be the final piece to an ongoing project by WS FUN in which they hang posters/pens all over campus asking “What is feminism?” Dialogue will come from their results and own experiences. Sponsored by WS FUN.

*The Third Wave: The March for Women’s Lives*
Wednesday, May 2, 7:15-8:15pm
Baker 231
Documentary by OU student Cat Cutcher of the March for Women’s Lives, which took place April 25, 2004, In Washington. A presentation will the follow the highly acclaimed film.

*Survivor Name Burning*
Wednesday, May 2, 8:30pm
West Portico, TABAMA
Chance for survivors and supports to burn the names of sexual assault offenders. The name burning gives individuals a chance to speak or release emotions about past experiences or feelings on sexual assault. A counselor will be present.

THURSDAY, May 3, 2007

*Do you Feel Safe At OU: A Brown Bag Lunch Discussion*

Thursday, May 3, Noon
Women’s Center, Baker 403
Part of the Brown Bag Lunch series being held at OU’s Women’s Center, this discussion will cover the environment at OU and its conduciveness to campus well-being and safety.

*2007 Take Back the Night Rally and March*
Thursday, May 3, 7pm
West Portico
The highlight of the week, this year’s rally will include several moving speakers and musical performances. The annual Take Back the Night March will follow.

*After the March Dance to benefit My Sister’s Place*
Thursday, May 3, Directly after the March
Casa Nueva
Benefit held for My Sister’s Place. Lots of fun and karaoke! Hosted by CODEPINK; Women for Peace.

FRIDAY, May 4, 2007

*Performance Artists Pamela Means and Alix Olson*
Friday, May 4, 7-8pm
Front Room
Performances by nationally prominent slam-poet and political guitarist. Alix Olson (http://alixolson.com/) is a folk poet and progressive artist-activist. She has graced the cover of Ms. Magazine and has won several awards for her work. Pamela Means (http://pamelameans.com/) is an NYCOut (spoken) Biracial indie folk artist whose “kamikaze guitar style” and punchy provocative songs have worn a hold in her guitar. Sponsored by Riot Grrrl Ink.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK

Clothesline Project
April 30-May 5

Clothesline Project will be displayed in Baker University Center

Hudson first floor conference room will host private shirt making for the Clothesline Project all week. Stop by from Noon-4:30pm For more information please visit http://www.clotheslineproject.org/
For more info.

SPONSORS
OU Student Senate Women’s Affairs Commission, OU Graduate Student Senate, the OU Women’s Center, the Department of Women’s Studies, the Department of Sociology, University Programs Council, Amnesty International, Feminist Action Together, Department of Psychological Services, Athens Area NOW, health Education and Wellness, Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio, PeopleMight, the Women’s Panhellenic Association, Empowering Women of Ohio, WS-FUN, Latino Student Union, CODEPINK, and Riot Grrl Ink. Countless others have helped in many ways–for anyone not listed her know that your help is appreciated!

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