AAUW Informal Informational Gathering

AAUW Informal Informational Gathering
Friday, October 26, 2007, 4-6 pm

Women’s Center, Baker Center 403
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

The Athens Branch of the American Association of University Women invites all women on campus and in the community to an informal, informational gathering. Come see who and what we are! Light refreshments will be served.

  • A powerful advocate for women and girls since 1881, the AAUW has played a key role in critical civil rights issues.
  • The AAUW lobbies, briefs Congress and the administration, spearheads coalitions, and strengthens women’s voices with policy makers.
  • The AAUW Educational Foundation, one of the largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, supports aspiring scholars and teachers, women at critical stages in their careers, and women pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
  • The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund is the nation’s largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education.
  • Membership is open to anyone with an associate’s or equivalent, bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Contact: Mary Lee Powell at mpowell7 -at- columbus.rr.com or 740-592-2227


Rockin’ Karaoke: The P.O.W.E.R. to Sing

Rockin’ Karaoke: “The P.O.W.E.R. to Sing”
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 10 pm-2 am

Casa Cantina
W State St, Athens, Ohio
$2 for 21+; $3 for under 21

Benefit for P.O.W.E.R. and the Sexual Assault Prevention Program of Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling. Best Karaoke tunes in town!!!

POWER (Promoting Ohio University Wellness, Education and Responsibility) is a nonprofit student organization of peer educators who address health and lifestyle issues facing college students.

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program is dedicated to educating communities in Athens, Hocking, and Vinton Counties about sexual assault and sexual prevention. The program provides educational workshops for middle school, high school, and college students. The program also educates community members about sexual assault, how to spot and stop sexual assault within the community, and where to go for help.

Contact: saprevention -at- gmail.com

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Love Your Body Day 2007

Love Your Body Day 2007 is Thursday, October 18!

download posterLove Your Body Day is a day of action and consciousness-raising about images of women that are harmful and offensive.

The Ohio University Women’s Center will host 2 events to celebrate.

1.) Table in Baker University Center, 10 am-6 pm
Materials about body image, healthy eating, and positivie body consciousness.

2.) Screening: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES @ 6 pm

Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror?

Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?

Women and girls spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetics, fashion, magazines and diet aids. These industries can’t use negative images to sell their products without our assistance.

Together, we can fight back. — http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/

dietzel -at- ohio.edu

Take Back the Night Rally

Take Back the Night Rally & Vigil
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 7 pm
(Rain or Shine)
Terry O’Brien Shelter, Victory Park
Pickerington, Ohio

download flyerMen, women, and children are invited to gather for a rally and candlelight vigil in downtown Pickerington for the second local “Take Back the Night”celebration. Sign interpreters will be available for the event.

Activities for the evening will include speakers, a candlelight march, music, and dramatic readings. Speakers will include Sheriff Dave Phalen, Pickerington Police Chief Michael Taylor, Franklin County Prosecutor’s Victim Advocate Amber Howell, Becky Saunders, Brenda Layman, and others who will discuss the local problems of violence, share readings of strength and empowerment, and give insights and ideas for empowerment.

Immediately following the program, a special candlelight procession will move through the town square to symbolically take back the night in which women and children are afraid to walk. The purpose is to honor the
memory of victims and the spirit of survivors by raising awareness. The public is invited to participate. This event is a collaborative effort between women’s studies alumni and community volunteers.

Take Back the Night began in New York City in 1973 as an effort to break the silence that enables violence to continue. Violence has become a part of our daily existence, touching every generation, race, and social stratum. By bringing women together, it enables women to empower one another through shared experiences instead of remaining isolated and powerless. “We take back the night to begin a new day,” says one organizer.

Contact: 740-536-7324 OR 614-736-6545 (Pam Kaylor)

Teen Theater Workshop: Just a Joke

Teen Theater Workshop: Just a Joke
Wednesday, October 10, 7 PM

132 W State St, Athens, Ohio
$1; donations to help support further workshops accepted

The Teen Theater Workshop proudly presents the workshop presentation of “Just a Joke” by Michael Scanlon.

This one-act play runs about 45 minutes, and tells the story of a teen comedienne and the women in her life with both great humor, and great drama. The play was collectively created with teens at the Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Theater Institute, and addresses relationships between teen women, sisters, mothers, teachers and friends with humor and compassion.

Play produced by special arrangement with Baker’s Plays, Quincy, MA.

  • Katie Schmittauer plays Libby Chandler, comedienne
  • Katy Shusta plays Meg, her friend
  • Els Doppen plays Molly, her younger sister
  • Ryan Gilliom plays Linda, her mother
  • Rachel Weekley plays Ms. Russell, her teacher
  • Rheal Radwany plays Andrea, her older sister
  • Emma Ryan is assistant director/crew
  • Directed by Sarah Guthrie

If you wish to be notified of future Teen Theater Workshops (either to participate or to view) contact Sarah Guthrie damfarmgirl -at- gmail.com

Potluck: AAUW – Athens Branch

Potluck: AAUW – Athens Branch
80th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 6, 2007 11am – 12:30pm

Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
69 Mill St, Athens, Ohio

Join the Athens Branch in celebrating its 80th anniversary! Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation’s leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.

Contact: Mary Lee Powell 740-592-2227 mpowell7 -at- columbus.rr.com OR Lois Whealey 740-593-7668 lw182194 -at- ohio.edu

Women @ OU Homecoming Parade 2007

Join us in celebrating Ohio University women!
This year’s Homecoming theme is “Bobcat Pride” and the parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2007.

The Herstory Committee wants university and community women and girls to come together, joining the parade to march and highlight Bobcat women’s successes.

We will especially honor women’s MAC championship sports teams because 2007 is the 35th anniversary year of Title IX, but we hope to also include classroom accomplishments, women’s community service, etc.

We invite you/your group to join us! It will be a fun opportunity to not only inform the large parade audience of your activities, but to meet other interested and interesting women of all ages.

Last year, the Herstory Committee got about 50 women “Back on the Bricks” to honor past and present women’s marches for equal rights, safe streets, etc. We had fun!

See some photos of us in last year’s parade and read The Post coverage “Women unite for women: Herstory group honors ‘foremothers’ who hit the bricks.”

The Herstory Committee is working to ensure that this year’s parade will again generate publicity about women’s important accomplishments and activities. Make a sign. Make a banner. Wear matching t-shirts.

And if you might be interested in joining us in the parade, please email me at daso -at- ohio.edu so we can keep you up to date on specific plans. AND PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO INVITE YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS!

Thank you. Judy Daso daso -at- ohio.edu