Feminism: What’s it All About?

download flyerFeminism: What’s it All About?
Women’s Center Brown Bag
Thursday, Oct 25, 2007, Noon – 1 pm

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

Screening of the short film The F-word: A Video about Feminism, followed by discussion.

The F-Word is a provocative look at the power of the word “feminism” in the U.S. Why does it mean so many different things to different people? Pithy interviews with women and men from diverse backgrounds are rhythmically intercut with computer-animated quotes from the likes of Barbara Smith to Pat Robertson, all set to an upbeat rap accompaniment. Designed to open up attitudes, this video proves feminism is still something worth talking about – hotly debated, widely misconstrued, but undeniably an act of life.

Weekly brown bag discussions on Thursdays @ Noon, different speaker/topic each week.

Contact: 740-593-9625 or womenscenter -at- ohio.edu

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Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day
Sunday, October 21, 2007 Noon-5pm

Miller School, St. Rt. 155, Hemlock, Ohio (map)

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day celebrates the history, culture, and natural environment of the former Hocking Valley Coal Boom region, which once impacted the portions of four southeastern Ohio counties, and that today is the heart of the Wayne National Forest. Live music, speakers, a gymnasium full of exhibits, a quilt show, and outstanding homemade soups and pies await visitors. (Those that I know are female are in CAPS.)

  • Noon – Exhibit Hall & Food Stand opens
  • 12:10PM – Opening of Diamonds In The Rough: The Legacy of Coal Mining in Ohio’s Hill Country exhibit by Ray McKinnis, Bob Evans Homestead Museum
  • 12:20PM – Opening of Miners of the Little Cities Registry by CHERYL BLOSSER, Registry Director.
  • 12:30PMLiving History Characters John and Mary Holt, a miner and his wife from the Hocking Valley Coal Boom Era portrayed by Ken Bowald and KATHY DEVECKA.
  • 1:00PM – An hour long concert with the best of music from the 1970s by Rosemont Crossing.(1 female member)
  • 2:15PM – Three deserving area citizens will be awarded the annual Little Cities Spirit Award.
  • 2:30PM – The always uplifting concert from the children of the Millcreek Elementary Choir under the direction of CONNIE ALFMAN.
  • 3:00PM – The premiere of the hour long film documentary Devil’s Oven: The Fire in the heart of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds. Film producer VALDA LEWIS and narrator Bob Singleton will be present to introduce and discuss the film.
  • 4:15PM – A musical tribute to coal miners will be given by Athens musicians and Ohio University professors Rich Greenlee and Jack Wright.
  • 5PM – Event Concludes

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

Screening: Cinematheque: FIRE

Screening: Cinematheque: FIRE
Saturday, October 13, 8 pm & Thursday, October 18, 2007, 8 pm

Athena Cinema
20 South Court St., Athens, Ohio
FREE for Ohio University students; FREE for local high school students; $4 General Admission

Directed by Deepa Mehta, 1996, 101 min., 6 awards. In Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, and Punjabi with English subtitles, PG-13.

FIRE is a probing and sensitive look at the continuing clash between traditional and modern Indian values. Deepa Mehta’s tender, passionate and controversial love story of two Indian women torn between their devotion to duty and their desire for love and companionship. Radha has been a consummate wife for fifteen years but her husband is seeking spiritual enlightenment through celibacy. Her sister-in-law Sita is similarly frustrated by her new husband, who spends his nights with his mistress. Deprived of their husbands’ affections, the two women draw closer together in ways neither ever imagined.

Screening classic “art” films from around the world – with guest speakers, discussions, and lively debate: this is the heart of the Arts for Ohio Cinematheque. Films will be programmed along broad themes, and be representative of global cultures. The very best of classic cinema, underground film, and cult retrospectives will be highlighted throughout the year. As an extension of the annual Athens International Film and Video Festival, the Arts for Ohio Cinematheque aims to be a kind of year-round film festival.

Members of the Ohio University community will introduce each film, and lead a post-screening discussion. Our Cinematheque screenings are designed to offer a unique opportunity for professors and instructors to augment their in-class presentations with outside-the-classroom activities. Our mission: to deepen, broaden, and enliven film culture for both the Ohio University and Athens communities.

Screening: Can You Hear Me?

Screening: Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace
Wednesday, October 10, 7pm

Athena Theater
20 S Court St, Athens, Ohio
FREE!

Screening and panel discussion generously sponsored by The Max Family Program at Ohio University. All are welcome.

Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace (50 min., 2006), is the first documentary to explore in depth the role of Israeli and Palestinian women peace activists dealing with one of the world’s oldest conflicts. Though prospects for peace have ebbed and flowed between Israelis and Palestinians, women peace activists have worked consistently to bring an end to the bloodshed that has brought so much anguish to both sides.

Produced, written, and directed by Lilly Rivlin; narrated by Debra Winger.

Contact: Ohio Hillel

OUTWeek 2007

OUTWeek 2007: Come OUT! Get OUT! Stay OUT!
Sunday, October 7-Sunday, October 14, 2007
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Sunday, October 7

OUTWeek T-shirt Tie-Dye & Painting
UCM, 18 N. College St. 2-6pm
T-shirts are free for you to decorate for OUT Week!
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Paint the Graffiti Wall
1 am
Join the painting fun!

Monday, October 8

Queer Aquarium
Lindley Hall Park, 11 am-1 pm
Join in this awareness raising event. Bring your lunch or your books to study. This is a great place to catch up with friends.
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When the Gays Move Into Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
Baker Center 242, 8-9:30 pm
By Joe Bertolino and Bil Leipold of Campus Speak
This program explore the realities and human dimensions of living in a world of heterosexual privilege. Drawing from their own lives, their experiences as fraternity men and student affairs professionals, their family experiences, and the dynamics of their own relationship, Joe and Bil present this difficult topic in a non-threatening, humorous way.
Sponsored by ActOUT and the LGBT Center

Tuesday, October 9

Bisexuality 101: Myths and Realities, with Bisexual Activist and Author Robyn Ochs
LGBT Center, Baker Center 354 4-5:30 pm
What is bisexuality? Is there no such thing as bisexuality or is everyone really bisexual? Or is it more complicated than that? Examine these questions as well as biphobia in lesbian, gay and heterosexual
communities with the goal of better understanding bisexuality and bisexual identities.
Open to people of all sexual orientations!

OUT Week Keynote
I Now Pronounce You…Equal, with Bisexual Activist and Author Robyn Ochs
Baker University Center Theatre, 8-9:30 pm
Regardless of your position on same-sex marriage, it’s a very confusing issue, and it’s very difficult to keep track of what’s going on in the United States and around the world. Get your questions answered, and hear the personal story of someone from Massachusetts who legally married her wife on May 17. An extended question and answer period follows.
Sponsored by Open Doors and the LGBT Center
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Wednesday, October 10

Gay Blue Jean Day
Wear blue jeans to show support for LGBT people!

Open Doors Meeting
UCM, 18 N. College St., 8-10 pm
Bring a straight friend night! Regular and occasional attendees are very welcome. Invite a friend or meet the friends of others! We love our straight ALLIES!

OUT Week Concert: Erica and the Little Beans
Blue Gator, 63 N. Court St, 10:30-Midnight
Great music for a great cause! Benefit Concert for EWO-Empowering Women of Ohio

Thursday, October 11

National Coming Out Day

Wear your ‘Gay, Fine By Me’ T-shirt Day!

Brown Bag Discussion: OUT in the Workplace
The Women’s Center, Noon-1 pm
OU employees will be featured in this panel discussion.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center and OUT@Work

Greeks & Gays
Baker University Center 242, 5-7 pm
Hear from a panel of LGBT community and Greek life members to help dispel misperceptions and bridge the two communities.
Sponsored by ALLY and LGBT Commission
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Hip-Hop and Homophobia: The Ins and Outs
Baker University Center 230, 8-9 pm
Join this discussion about how the Hip-Hop movement deals with LGBT issues.
Sponsored by SHADES

Friday, October 12

OUTWeek Rally
Scripps Hall Amphitheater, Noon-1 pm
Always fun and festive. Come celebrate the fact that we can be OUT at OU!
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OUT @ the Movies
Baker University Center 239, 11 pm-1 am
Attendees will select one of several films to view during this casual event–think slumber party!
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Saturday, October 13

Open Doors Dance Party: GAY AT THE GATOR!
Blue Gator, 63 N. Court St, 10:30 pm-2 am
Traffic Jam theme. Bring $ for Glow Sticks!

Sunday, October 14

CookOUT at Strouds Run
2-6 pm
Eat, relax and play at this always amusing event! Look for the rainbow flag! This event is held rain or shine
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SEE:OUT Week activities abound,” OUtlook, 10/5/2007

OUTWeek is coordinated by Open Doors. Other sponsors include: ActOUT; ALLY; EWO; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center; LGBT Commission of Student Senate; SHADES; The Women’s Center; and OUT@Work: OU LGBTA Employees’ Network.

Screening: !Salud!

Screening: !Salud!
Benefit for The InterActivist

Thursday, October 4, 2007, 7pm

Scripps Hall, Anderson Auditorium
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

!Salud! (93 min.) is produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Connie Field (The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter; Freedom on My Mind) and co-produced by Gail Reed.

A timely examination of human values and the health issues that affect us all, ¡Salud! looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls ‘one of the world’s best health systems.’ From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud! hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba–now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health–and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone’s birth right. — http://www.saludthefilm.net/

Awards: Houston’s 40th WorldFest; American Medical Student Association’s First Film Prize; Audience Choice Award at Los Angeles’ Pan African Film and Arts Festival

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