THE AWAKENING latest issue now available

download pdfThe latest issue of THE AWAKENING, the undergraduate student journal of the Ohio University Women’s Studies Program, is now available for download as a pdf from http://www.ohiou.edu/womenstudies/awakenin.html.


This issue (Volume 21, Issue 1, Fall 2007), is themed “Feminist Words” and features news, stories, poetry, and commentary.

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Calliope Feminist Choir Open Rehearsals

Calliope Feminist Choir Open Rehearsals
Child care now available
Monday, November 5 & 12, 2007, 6-8 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church
69 Mill St, Athens, Ohio

Calliope Feminist Choir is excited to announce the availability of childcare for singers during rehearsals. Two open rehearsals, Nov. 5 and 12, will allow interested women who need child care to come participate while their children are watched by students from the service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

Calliope focuses on performing music written and arranged by women, honoring women, and promoting peace, justice, and equality. Formed in 1993, the choir now numbers approx. 35 women of diverse backgrounds and ages, from 17 to 70. Calliope performs at fundraisers and other community events, including the November third UCM 25th annual dinner celebration. The chorus rehearses Mondays 6-8 p.m. in the Christ Lutheran Church.

Women interested in attending please call 740-662-2022.

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

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

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

Pro-Choice Jewelry Sale

Benefit: Pro-Choice Jewelry Sale
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 5-10 pm

Blue Gator, Upstairs
63 N. Court St., Athens, Ohio

Up in Arms will be performing at 7 pm. “Never Again” Pro-Choice Jewelry Sale, 25% of all purchases goes to Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio. Support local artists and reproductive freedom!

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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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