Breast Cancer Survivorship Reception

Breast Cancer Survivorship Reception
Friday, October 26, 2007, 4-6 pm

Baker Center 242
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Ohio University’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer is sponsoring the third annual Breast Cancer Survivorship Reception as part of its week-long “Breast Fest” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and those who have fought breast cancer. We invite members of Ohio University and the Athens community to celebrate with us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Attendees will be a served various pink refreshments, receive a gift bag and be entered in a raffle. We invite survivors to come for food, fun and hope! No RSVP is necessary.

Colleges Against Cancer is a national organization established in 2001 by the American Cancer Society. The Ohio University chapter is currently one of more than 175 chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.

SEE: “Colleges Against Cancer supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” OUtlook, 10/25/07

Contact: cacancer -at- ohio.edu

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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Rape Defense Course

Rape Defense Course
Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2-5 PM

Athens Community Center
701 E. State St, Athens, Ohio
$35 ea, or bring a friend $25 ea.

Learn how to defend yourself against attackers using streetwise methods. Experienced, knowledgeable teachers.

Contact: Deane Wagner 740-962-2484

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/


Contact:
dietzel -at- ohio.edu

Gail Kern Paster: Annual Shakespeare Lecture

Gail Kern Paster “Head to Head: The Dialogue of Skin and Skull in Holbein and Hamlet”
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 5-7 pm

Margaret M. Walter Hall, Room 145
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
A reception will follow and all are welcome.

This year’s OU Department of English Annual Shakespeare Lecture features Dr. Gail Kern Paster exploring the unexpected connections between Hans Holbein’s 1533 portrait, The Ambassadors, which famously includes a distorted skull at the bottom edge of the painting, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which likewise features the famous skull of Yorick.

Dr. Paster is one of the foremost Shakespeare scholars in the U.S. Her research has focused on literary representation of the body in Renaissance culture, demonstrating that the automatic separation between mind and body in modern thought was not one that Shakespeare’s audience would have shared. Her books include Humoring the Body: Emotion and the Shakespearean Stage (2004), The Body Embarrassed: Drama and Disciplines of Shame in Early Modern England (1993), The Idea of the City in the Age of Shakespeare (1985), and she has recently co-edited a collection of essays, Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion (2004). Dr. Paster taught for many years as a professor in the English Department at George Washington University, and she is currently the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. She is also the senior editor of Shakespeare Quarterly.

The OU English Department’s Annual Shakespeare Lecture is funded by an endowment which seeks to ensure that the study and appreciation of Shakespeare remains a vital experience for Ohio University undergraduates and the entire university community. The annual lecture series brings leading national figures in the study of Shakespeare to campus.

Contact: escobedo -at- ohio.edu

Self Defense for Women

Self Defense for Women with Cheryl Cesta
Wednesday, October 17 & Thursday, October 25, 2007, 8-10 pm

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

download flyerTwo sessions for women, only 15 slots in each, so sign up quickly. Taught by local well-respected instructor Cheryl Cesta. Learn verbal skills, assertiveness, physical techniques!

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: Lindsey Daniels at saprevention -at- gmail.com or 740.592.4337 to sign up.

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Meet the Peacemakers: Rev. K.C. DaiKai WarEagle

Rev. K.C. DaiKai WarEagle
Soup for the Soul: Meet the Peacemakers series

Thursday, September 27, 2007, Noon-1pm
United Campus Ministry
18 N. College St., Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Meet and talk with Rev. K.C. DaiKai WarEagle, Soto Zen monk of the Athens Zen Center, about a different approach to working for peace–from the inside out. All students, faculty, and community are invited. Soup for the Soul’s fall 2007 theme is “Meet the Peacemakers,” beginning September 20. Free lunch of soup and bread every Thursday!

Contact: ucmevan -at- frognet.net or 740-593-7301
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