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UPCOMING EVENTS (Spring 2014)

 

Feminist Literary Collective
Well Fed
Crafternoon
Sugar Free Feminism
I Love Me: Valentine's Day Open House
Sexpressions Call For Performers
Women's Herstory Month
An Evening With Mary Lambert
Sexpressions
$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening
Recess Open House

Also see our calendar

Recess Open House

 

Come join SORCE and the Women’s Resource Center at the Recess Open-House on May 1st. We’ll be hanging out from 11AM – 2 PM in the UMC Gallery. There will be a meet and greet, fun activities including coloring books, board games, Just Dance 4, and more! Free snacks and drinks while they last!

Contact

Sarah Rimmel (sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu)

Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening

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It’s just a jump to the left… and then a step to the right! Put your hands on your hips and join the Women’s Resource Center for a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Wednesday, April 23rd from 5:00-8:00PM in Atlas 100. Feel free to dress-up and come ready to dance, eat food, and enjoy a free movie. We hope to see you there as we enjoy this cult classic together. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome.
Contact wrcprograms@colorado.edu with questions.

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

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Will you be looking for a job in the next few months? Do you want to learn skills to negotiate a higher salary and better benefits?

AAUW, the Wage Project, and the CU Boulder Women’s Resource Center present: $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop.  $tart $mart is an interactive workshop designed to give college women the confidence and skills to earn fair compensation upon graduation and help close the gender gap. The workshop focuses on salary negotiation skill-building exercises and teaches participants how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs.


This is a FREE workshop for women on campus, but space is limited. For more information and to reserve your seat, please RSVP to:
Sarah Rimmel • 303-492-4250 • Sarah.Rimmel@colorado.edu


The workshop will be held Thursday April 3rd from 4:30 - 7:30 pm in C4C room S350.

Food and drinks will be provided.

 

Sexpressions!

Sexpressions!

Join us for a night of fun, food, and entertainment at our most popular event of the semester. Sexpressions is a talent showcase, celebrating the different ways of expressing positive women’s sexuality, hosted by the CU Women’s Resource Center.  As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexpressions creates a safe and affirming environment for self-identified women! Please join us for this event on Friday, April 25th at the Absinthe House in Boulder. The show will start at 5:30pm. This event is open to people of all identities from both the public and CU community.  

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka
(wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

An Evening With Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert

Join the Women’s Resource Center for An Evening with Mary Lambert. A night of singing and poetry will take place Monday April 7th in UMC Club 156. Doors open at 7:00.  Tickets available at the Women’s Resource Center in UMC 416.  Contact Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu for more information.

Women's Herstory Month

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Friday
Mar 7th

Women's Herstory Trivia

How well do you know women?  From politics to pop culture, music and women's herstory. Study up on your facts about women in a range of categories and come celebrate with some trivia for Herstory Month. Join the Women’s Resource Center on Friday, March 7th in C4C room S350 from 5:00-7:00pm for a few hours of Trivia: By and About Women, for Everyone. Compete as an individual or as a team with 3-5 players for prizes such gift cards, CU apparel, and WRC giveaways. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome! We are having a dessert party to go along with our celebration.  

Contact

Gabrielle Friesen (wrcmarketing@colorado.edu)

Friday
Mar 7th

"Sisterhood Looks Like..." Photo Contest  

The WRC is putting on a photo contest through Facebook the week of March 3rd – 7th.  We will be collecting submissions of photographs that fit the theme of Sisterhood Looks Like…  the photos should be original art.  We are broadly interpreting this theme but will be posting all the submissions on our Facebook page for you all to vote on the week of March 10th though 14th.  The photo with the most “likes” will be the winner.  The winning photo will be printed out and framed, as art in the WRC, and the photographer with the winning photo will receive a gift card of $100 to the place/business of their choice!  2nd place will receive a $50 gift card to the CU Bookstore, and 3rd place will receive a $25 gift card to the CU Bookstore.

So get your cameras, iPhone, Droids and computers ready, we’re looking for as many submissions as possible and you all get to decide the winner!  All CU Boulder students, staff, and faculty are eligible to submit photos.  Help us create some buzz about Women’s Herstory Month.

Photos can be submitted to wrcprograms@colorado.edu by 5:00 on March 7th. Good luck!

 

Contact

Ruvini Defonseka (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Wednesday
Mar 14th

Pi Day

This Pi Day, celebrate women in the STEM fields! Being a woman in male-dominated areas is not easy—come talk with woman identified professors, researchers, and grad students to hear their stories, their challenges, their strategies, their victories, and what they’ve done to support other women in their areas of study. Join us on Friday, March 14th, from 12-1 in the Dennis Small Cultural Center, UMC 457. Be there or be squared!

Contact

Julia Woods (wrchealth@colorado.edu)

Monday
Mar 17th

Literary SHEroes

How is the female hero constructed and what makes the feminist novel? Come participate in a symposium put on by the WRC, in conjunction with graduate students from the English Department, which will deconstruct familiar literary tropes of women, while encouraging you to think about your own “SHEroes” with a fun activity to write creatively and channel inspiration from your favorite authors. Please join us in an open discussion and keep your favorite heroines in mind! Turn inspiring words into motivated action as we learn and grow from iconic female figures in beloved texts. We hope to see you March17th from 11:30-12:30 in UMC 416.

Contact

Cameron Elder (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Tuesday
Mar 18th

Asian American Feminism

Asian Women’s movements in the United States are often forgotten or misunderstood as discussions generated on Twitter by #NotYourAsianSidekick displays. Join Ruvini DeFonseka and Sandra No from the Women’s Resource Center and Karen Shimamoto from SORCE as they discuss the histories of Asian Women’s movements in the United States and where we are at today as a country. Learn how we can all be better allies to Asian Women in activism and work towards creating a more inclusive feminist movement. Hope to see you all on Tuesday, March 18th, from 4-5pm in UMC 415/417.

Contact

Sandra No (wrcvolunteers@colorado.edu)

Wednesday
Mar 19th

Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation Screening

The Women’s Resource Center presents Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation, a film by Jennifer Lee. March 19th at 6:00pm in UMC 457 in collaboration with the Dennis Small Cultural Center.  This documentary takes a look at the Women’s Liberation Movement beginning after WWII up to the mid 1970’s.  It highlights the intersections of the Civil Rights and the beginnings of the Women’s Liberation/Feminist Movements; Lee seeks to teach us the ways in which feminism and liberation have come to be understood in the U.S.

Contact

Hannah Wilks (Hannah.wilks@colorado.edu)

Sexpressions Call for Performers

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The CU Women’s Resource Center Presents: Sexpressions! A talent showcase celebrating a positive expressions of women’s sexuality by women identified performers. We are looking for all forms of expression: dance, art, spoken word, song, instrumental…be creative! We are currently looking for performers of any type! If you are interested please contact wrcprograms@colorado.edu with a brief description of what you would like to perform/contribute and your contact information. Deadline to sign up is April 4th at 5pm.

Sexpressions will be Friday, April 25th at 5:30.


Contact

(wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

I Love Me: Valentine's Day Open House

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Come relax at the I Love Me Open-House on February 14th. We’ll be hanging out from 11am-2pm in UMC 415-417. Fun activities include creating valentine cards, decorating cookies, and karaoke. Free snacks and drinks while they last!

Contact

(Sandra.no@colorado.edu)

Sugar Free Feminism

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Wednesday
Feb 12th

Unequally Equal: The Underlying Exclusions of Marriage Equality

How equal is marriage equality? The Women's Resource Center presents a program surrounding the current status of gay marriage in our country, looking at how the movement has overlooked lesbian couples, excluded trans folk, and paid more attention to gay males. Also, current legislation bars some states (e.g. Colorado) from achieving complete marriage equality and instead grants same-sex couples with civil unions, which does not guarantee couple with the same rights as heterosexual couples. "Progress" masks underlying institutional inequalities. Join us Wednesday, February 12th from 2 - 3pm in UMC 382-386.

Wednesday
Feb 19th

The Boulder County Bombers: Roller Derby Culture

Join the Boulder County Bombers in a conversation focused on roller derby culture. Learn about the history of the sport from its beginnings in the 1930’s to now. Engage in conversations with the players regarding stereotypes about roller derby, their experiences playing an all women’s sport, and how we can all be better allies to women in sports. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Join us February 19th, from 1:30 - 2:30 in UMC 415-417.

Wednesday
Feb 26th

The Myth of the Muslim Woman

Join the Women’s Resource Center for an engaging discussion on media portrayals of Muslim women, Islamic feminism, and the complexities of the Muslim woman identity in the West. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Join us February 26th in the UMC Gallery from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Contact:

Hibaq Loyan (wrcoutreach@colorado.edu)

Wednesday
Apr 23

Alternative Masculinities

What does an alternative masculinity look like? Join the Women’s Resource Center and the Gender Justice League as we analyze media representations of alternative masculinity in action, while discussing its productive potential in re-writing oppressive conditions for marginalized groups. More men need to recognize the effects privileged maleness has on the community, while also maintaining violent norms that further subjugate women and leave little room for change. “Bro” culture becomes an engrained façade covering how men truly feel and want to express themselves. There is power in being an ally and working together as a community to affect change, rather than for our selves only. Come view the gallery and participate in this panel discussion on Wednesday, April 23rd from 2:30PM-4:00PM in the Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage.

Monday
Apr 28th

Post-Perfectionism

Are you exhausted from trying to reach perfection in your life? Do the phrases "not enough", "never", and "failure" constantly appear in your vocabulary? Do you want to move past perfectionism to reveal the AWESOME and SUCCESSFUL person you are already? Join the Women's Resource Center and CAPS for a casual conversation about embracing life post-perfectionism to make way for a more confidant you! Join us Monday, April 28th from 2-3 pm in UMC 416.

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Crafternoon

Crafternoon

Friday
Feb 7th

Canvas and Mocktails: Painting Positivity into Your Life


Join the CU Women’s Resource Center for an afternoon dedicated to crafts and self-care. As classes start and schedules fill up it’s easy to forget about what YOU need. Enjoy some mocktails while Alex Dutro-Maeda leads the group in painting canvases themed around staying positive. Relax, laugh, build relationships, and make something to take home. This program is open to students, staff, and faculty. Canvas and Mocktails will be held in the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 457) on February 7th, from 1 to 2:30.

Friday
Mar 7th

Sashes for Change: Committing to Activism in Your Community 

Join the CU Women’s Resource Center for an afternoon dedicated to crafts and self-care. Commit to bringing about change in your community by decorating a sash to promote your individual cause. Relax, laugh, build relationships, and make something to take home. This program is open to students, staff, and faculty. Join us March 7th, from 1 to 2:30 in UMC 416.

Friday
Apr 4th

Microwavable Heating Pouches: Soothing Your Body For Finals

Join the CU Women’s Resource Center and Community Health for an afternoon dedicated to crafts and self-care. With finals just around the corner it’s easy to forget about what YOU need. Join us in making microwavable heat packets to soothe your body. While you craft relax a little more by signing up for a free massage with Community Health. This program is open to students, staff, and faculty. Join us April 4th, from 1 to 3 pm in UMC 416.

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Well Fed

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Well Fed is a women’s health & nutrition programming series held in the Women’s Resource Center. We discuss topics from cooking to body image—and we eat, of course. We meet from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, in UMC 416.

Tuesday
Jan 28th

Well Fed: Tips & Tricks For Eating Well On A College Budget


Healthy eating isn’t always cheap. Come to the Women’s Resource Center for a bite to eat, and learn some tips and tricks for affording healthy food in college. Join us Tuesday, January 28th, from 12:30-1:30, in UMC 416.

Tuesday
Feb 11th

Well Fed: The Process of Loving Yourself: Health at Every Size

Let’s talk about body love. It’s easier said than done, especially when it’s not just about love handles—fat-shaming is intertwined with sexism, classism, & racism. How do we start to deconstruct that stigma, while actively learning to love the skin we’re in, however it looks—and to support and value other people & their bodies? Join us Tuesday, February 11th, from 12:30-1:30, at UMC 416.

Tuesday
Feb 25th

Well Fed: The Dining Halls - Who's Serving Your Food?

Most of us have eaten at least one meal in a CU dining hall—many of us go there every day. But how many of us have actually interacted with a dining hall employee? They work day in and day out to prepare our food, serve us, and clean up after us, but we rarely bother to learn anything about them. What realities are they facing? Join us Tuesday, February 25th, from 12:30-1:30, at UMC 416.

Tuesday
Mar 11th

Well Fed: The Organic Food Debate

Is organic food really better/healthier? And is it accessible to everyone? Come learn about the environmental and health effects of pesticides and GMOs, with a critical look at socioeconomic class & race, and how this affects a person’s ability to afford organic produce. Join us Tuesday, February 11th, from 12:30-1:30, in UMC 416.

Tuesday
Apr 15th

Well Fed: Freegans, Food, and Capitalism

Come join the Women’s Resource Center & Boulder Food Rescue for a talk on the industry of food and its intersections with capitalism. What does food waste look like in this country? Who is exploited and who benefits? What are some ways to live outside of this system? Tuesday, April 15th, from 12:30-1:30, at UMC 416.

Tuesday
Apr 22nd

Well Fed: Stress, Learning, and Memory

It’s almost final exam time again—but does that necessitate stress bombs and caffeine jitters and sugar crashes? Come talk with Boulder nutritionist Sue Van Raes to learn about how diet can make you more efficient and stress-resistant, so during exam time your grades don’t suffer, and neither do you! Tuesday, April 22nd, from 12:30-1:30, at UMC 416.

Contact

Julia Woods (wrchealth@colorado.edu)

Feminist Literary Collective

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Interested in expanding your feminist horizons? Come and join the Women’s Resource Center book club as we read and discuss a selected text each month surrounding pertinent women’s issues as they intersect with race, class, gender, sexuality. The book club will encouraging open and free discussion. It is a great way to start reading again if you have not done so in a while, as well as engage in conversation feminist-friends-to-be.

The Literary Collective meets from 1:00 - 3:00 in the Women's Resource Center, UMC 416.

February 28th: The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson

March 21st: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

April 18th: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

 

Contact

cameron.elder@colorado.edu (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

PAST EVENTS (Fall 2013)

Winter Relaxation Open House
Halloween Open House
Call for Women Who Make a Difference Nominations
Sugar Free Feminism
Feminist Literary Collective
Crafternoon
Well Fed

Winter Relaxation Open House

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Come to the Women's Resource Center's Winter Relaxation Open House on December 5th from 11-2pm in the UMC gallery space. Fun activities include chair massages by Community Health, creating festive decorations/cards, and making hot chocolate gift bags. Free food and apple cider while they last!

Contact

(wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Halloween Open House

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The Women's Resource Center's Halloween Open House will be held Thursday, October 31st from 11-2pm in the UMC Gallery. Join us for cookie decorating, face painting in celebration of Dia de los Muertos by UMAS y MEXA, mask decorating, and free food. Open to students, staff, and faculty. Come dressed up (UMC's costume contest is happening at 12:30pm on the 1st floor). Stop in anytime.

Contact

(wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Call for Women Who Make a Difference Nominations

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Do you know a woman who’s made a difference in your life or the lives of others? The Women’s Resource Center invites you to nominate her for Women Who Make a Difference, a celebratory dinner on December 3rd for the influential women in our lives. Nomination forms are available in UMC 416. Submissions are due Friday, November 1st  by 12 noon to wrcprograms@colorado.edu (please place WWMD nomination in the subject line), or to the Women's Resource Center's office.  

Download the nomination form here.

Contact

WRC Programs (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Sugar Free Feminism

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Monday
Sept 23rd

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: The Future for Women in Politics

Join the Women’s Resource Center Monday September 23rd from 11:30 -12:30 in the Women and Gender Studies Cottage as we discuss existing inequities in politics surrounding women’s representation in political office. Which stereotypes and setbacks are at work in limiting women’s ability to picture themselves in such careers? What will it take to finally shatter the glass ceiling? Hear from Professor Celeste Montoya, who teaches gender politics and works in the Women and Gender Studies Program, and undergraduate student, Chelsea Miller, who did advocacy work for women in Washington D.C. Come participate in discussion, eat snacks, and learn about the changing face of politics.

Monday
Sept 30th

Borrowed Culture, Boulder’s Trending Ways

Prayer flags, dreamcatchers, dreadlocks, and character tattoos are common sights in Boulder. But what do trends of culturally significant objects and styles mean to students who identify as part of that culture? Join the CU Women’s Resource Center, SORCE Student-Staff member- Quen Ameyaw, Oyate member- Saydie Sago, and Ethnic Studies Professor- Daryl Maeda in a casual discussion regarding the history of cultural appropriation, examples of appropriation today, and how it affects communities on campus. The talk will be held Monday September 30th, in UMC 416 from 11:30-12:30.

Wednesday
Oct 16th

Half the Sky (part One)

Join the CU Women’s Resource Center and Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc. for a screening of Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take you to 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. to meet women and girls who are trying to overcome and find sustainable solutions to poverty, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, sex trafficking, education barriers, and maternal mortality. Half the Sky will be screened in ATLAS 100, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

Website: http://www.halftheskymovement.org
       Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRfDzznfEOU

Wednesday
Oct 23rd

Half the Sky (part Two)

Join the CU Women’s Resource Center and Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc. for a screening of Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take you to 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. to meet women and girls who are trying to overcome and find sustainable solutions to poverty, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, sex trafficking, education barriers, and maternal mortality. Half the Sky will be screened in ATLAS 100, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

Website: http://www.halftheskymovement.org
       Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRfDzznfEOU

Wednesday
Oct 30th

Bride of Frankenstein: Gender and Race in the Monster Genre

“To a new world of gods and monsters.” The Women’s Resource Center’s resident monster expert will scare you with her knowledge. Come discover the intersections of identity where race and gender become demarcations of the Monstrous Other in Hollywood film. Zombies, the Bride, Alien, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon will all make an appearance. Join us October 30th from 1:30 – 3:00 in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416).

Tuesday
Nov 12th

The Lust Market: Bodies as Commodities

Join the Women’s Resource Center for an interactive discussion regarding global sex trafficking and how it affects women and girls in every country around the world either through the sending or receiving of trafficked persons. Labeled “modern day slavery,” the sex trade continues to buy and sell women, dehumanizing them, while turning their bodies into commodities to sell in a shadow market constructed on men’s lustful desire to purchase sex, and maintain power and control over women. The global sex trade has become so prolific that its numbers parallel the drug or arms trades. What is being done to end women’s and girl’s exploitation and erasure of innocence?


Professor Robert Buffington, PhD Candidate Mary Robertson, and CU SAMS (Students Against Modern-Day Slavery) will be in attendance to help facilitate discussion and share their viewpoints and work surrounding the issue. The talk will be held Tuesday, November 12th from 2-3:00 pm in UMC 416.

Contact

WRC Programs (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Well Fed

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Well Fed is a women’s health & nutrition programming series held in the Women’s Resource Center. We discuss topics from cooking to body image—and we eat, of course. We meet from 1-2 pm, in UMC 416.

Wednesday
Sept 11th

Mindful Eating


How often do you actually sit down, focus, and truly, completely enjoy what you are eating? Come join us for a Mindful Eating exercise (free food) to bring out the flavors, textures, and aromas of your lunch. This will be the first meeting for Well Fed, the WRC’s ongoing programming series on food, nutrition, and intersecting social justice issues. Meet Wednesday, 9/11, at the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416) from 1-2pm.

Wednesday
Sept 25th

Food Justice

For some college students, it's easy to take your next meal for granted--but that’s not true for many CU students and other community members. Come to Well Fed to meet with several local grassroots organizations who fight hunger and empower homeless, hungry, and at-risk individuals in our area, learn what resources are available to you, and what you can do to get involved. Meet Wednesday at the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416) from 1-2.

Wednesday
Oct 9th

Body Image and Eating Disorders


Come to the Women’s Resource Center to learn the basics about disordered eating from an expert. Dr. Janean Anderson specializes in treating eating disorders: at this Well Fed meeting, we will discuss the social factors behind body image issues, how to support a friend who is showing signs of an eating disorder, and what resources are available to everyone. Also, we will explore positive body image—how do we learn to love the skin we’re in? Join us Wednesday, October 9, from 1-2 in UMC 416.

Wednesday
Oct 23rd

The F-Word: De-stigmatizing “Fat”

Since when did “fat” become a dirty word? (Contrary to popular belief, high BMI does not equal ill health and laziness.) So why are we treating obesity like the bubonic plague? At this Well Fed meeting, we will discuss the medically inaccurate, classist, and racist underpinnings of the stigmatization of fat.  We will also go on to explore the concept of “health at every size” and other more positive and productive ways to think about physical wellbeing. Join us Wednesday, October 23, from 1-2 in UMC 416.

Wednesday
Nov 13th

Study Abroad: Adapting To Local Cuisine


Mealtimes are a hugely important part of the experience of living in another country. But what if you’re vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten intolerant? What if you have food allergies? Does that mean you can’t partake in mealtimes, bond with your host family, or learn about your host culture? No! Come to this week’s Well Fed to talk with folks from Study Abroad about ways to work around dietary restrictions in another country. Join us Wednesday, November 13, from 1-2 in UMC 416.

Wednesday
Nov 20th

“There's A Pill For That:” Re-Focusing On Diet & Exercise In The Age Of Over-Medication

There is a tendency in the United States to medicate first, ask questions later. This Well Fed meeting, we will re-shift our attention to the basics: how do sleep, diet, and exercise affect mood, attention, energy, pain, and other ailments for which we continually pop pills? How do these “basics” compliment and improve the efficacy of various drug treatments? How can shifting some of our habits improve our quality of life? Join us Wednesday, November 20, from 1-2 in UMC 416.

Wednesday
Dec 11th

Food For Thought: Nutrition To Combat Exam Stress

Final exams are just around the corner. Come to the Women’s Resource Center to learn some ways you can mitigate stress with the right nutrition, keeping your brain happy, healthy, and efficient. Join us Wednesday, December 11, from 1-2 in UMC 416.

Contact

Julia Woods (wrchealth@colorado.edu)

Feminist Literary Collective

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Interested in expanding your feminist horizons? Come and join the Women’s Resource Center book club as we read and discuss a selected text each month surrounding pertinent women’s issues as they intersect with race, class, gender, sexuality. The book club will encouraging open and free discussion. It is a great way to start reading again if you have not done so in a while, as well as engage in conversation feminist-friends-to-be.

Current Book: Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde (12/13)

Past Books: Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley (10/25/13)

The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood (9/27/13)

Contact

cameron.elder@colorado.edu (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Crafternoon

Crafternoon

2nd Friday of every month from 1:30 - 2:30 in UMC 416

Friday
Sept 13th

Join the CU Women’s Resource Center in an afternoon dedicated to crafts and self-care. As classes start and schedules fill up it’s easy to forget about what YOU need. Relax, laugh, build relationships, and       make something to take home. This program is open to students, staff, and faculty.

Friday
Oct 11th

Join the CU Women’s Resource Center in an afternoon dedicated to crafts and self-care. With midterms it’s easy to forget about what YOU need. Relax, laugh, build relationships, and make something to take home. This program is open to students, staff, and faculty.

Friday
Nov 8th

Join the CU Women’s Resource Center in an afternoon dedicated to crafts and self-care. With finals just around the corner it’s easy to forget about what YOU need. Relax, laugh, build relationships, and make something to take home. This program is open to students, staff, and faculty.

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka (ruvini.defonseka@colorado.edu)

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS (Spring 2013)

Recess Open House
Sexpressions!
Miramontes Women in Art Festival: Women and Film
Well Fed
Miss Representation Screening
Sugar Free Feminism
$tart $mart: Salary Negotioation Workshop
Women's Herstory Month Trivia Competition: By and About Women, for Everyone
I Love Me: Valentine's Day Open House
Miss Representation Screening

Recess Open House

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Would you like to be a kid again? Come to the Recess Open House on May 2nd from 11-2 PM at The Gallery located in UMC 225. There will be free food, games, and a photo booth. Sponsored by SORCE and the WRC.

Contact

sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu (sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu)

Sexpressions!

Sexpressions!

Join us Friday April 26th, for a night of fun, food, and entertainment at our most popular event of the semester. Sexpressions is a talent showcase, celebrating the different ways of expressing positive women’s sexuality, hosted by the CU Women’s Resource Center.  As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexpressions creates a safe and affirming environment for self-identified women! Please wear something teal in support of education and prevention of sexual assault. This event is open to people of all identities in the public and the CU community.  

Sexpressions will be hosted in Club 156 in the UMC. Doors open at 5:30 and the show will begin at 6:00.

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Miramontes Women in Art Festival: Women and Film

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Come to the Miramontes Women in Art Festival: Women and Film Event on Friday April 12th from 4-5:30pm in the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 457). This event is part of the annual Miramontes Women in Art Festival. The Dennis Small Cultural Center and the Women's Resource Center have organized a series of short films by CU women filmmakers and we will be screening their digital shorts. The filmmakers will briefly talk about their experience making the films and the inspiration behind their ideas.

There will be free snacks and drinks. Come celebrate the work of CU women and thier films.

 

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Well Fed

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Well Fed is a women’s health & nutrition programming series held in the Women’s Resource Center. We discuss topics from cooking to body image—and we eat, of course. We meet at 12 pm, in UMC 416.

Thursday
Feb 7th

Aphrodisiacs: Sex, Food, & Women


How did raw oysters become sexy? An examination of libido-enhancing foods, and how they have both limited and developed our cultural conception of women’s sexuality. Meet Thursday, 2/7 from 12 noon-1, in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416). Chocolate-covered strawberries will be served.

Thursday
Feb 21st

Women & Cravings: What is Your Body Telling You?


Cravings are your body’s way of making up for deficiencies—but it’s not always what you’d think. Learn from a nutritionist how the menstrual cycle, the season, and your circadian rhythms influence what you’ve got a hankering for—and explore alternative (healthier/more affordable/vegetarian) options for satisfying your nutritional and energy needs. Meet Thursday, 2/21 from 12 noon-1, in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416). Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Thursday
Mar 21st

Human Rights & the Disturbing Cost of “Fad” Foods


Is your quinoa habit harming someone? While we’re busy congratulating ourselves for making “healthy choices,” do we ever wonder about the heavy social, economic, and environmental toll on the places from which our new favorite foods are exported? Just what did it take for our trendy snacks to materialize in our supermarkets? Meet Thursday, 3/21, 12noon-1, in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC-416). Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Thursday
Apr 4th

Food Justice


Boulder Food Rescue is a non-profit run by CU students that fights inequity in with innovation. BFR collects perishable food that is just past saleable (but is still completely suitable for eating,) and distributes it to charities that serve at-risk and homeless individuals—simultaneously tackling the problems of hunger, malnutrition, and food waste. Come learn about this amazing organization, and how you can get involved! UMC 416, 12-1pm.

Thursday
Apr 18th

Adapting to Local Cuisine


Studying abroad? Vegetarian/vegan? Have food allergies? Dietary preferences? General nutritional concerns? Or are you just curious about what kinds of foods will be available? Come talk with representatives from the Office of International Education and other Americans who have lived abroad to learn more! UMC 416, 12-1pm.

Thursday
Apr 25th

Food for Thought: Nutrition for Less Stress


It’s almost time for final exams—and the truckload of stress that comes with it. Come talk with a nutritionist about ways to reduce that tension through your diet—what foods promote brain health, concentration, general composure, and overall feelings of well-being and productivity? What foods exacerbate the stress response? UMC 416, 12-1pm.

Contact

Julia Woods (wrchealth@colorado.edu)

Miss Representation Screening

Missrep

Journalism & Mass Communications students/faculty are invited to this free screening of “Miss Representation,” a film about how the media portrays women, especially women in power. Media is a pervasive force in society that reinforces harmful ideas about women- that their value lies only in their beauty and youth, that they have no capacity as leaders. These messages play out in real life, making it difficult for women to advance in leadership roles. This phenomenon is especially important for students looking to one day work in media, where they may become a victim to negative images and stereotypes.

The screening will be held in Armory Room 218 on April 24th from 5-7 p.m.

 

Contact

Morgan Aguilar (morgan.aguilar@colorado.edu)

Sugar Free Feminism

March2013

Sugar-Free Feminism is our series of small programs where we discuss feminist issues in a non-sugar-coated way.

Wednesday
Feb 13th

BeYOUtiful Self Love: Exploring Beauty and Self Care From The Perspectives Of Women With African Heritage

Join Bianca Williams and Cassy Gonzalez as they create a space for women of African Heritage to speak from their personal experiences, regarding finding the beauty products and services they need. Join us Feb 13th, from 2-3 pm in UMC 416.

Wednesday
Feb 20th

Taking The Claws Out Of The Catfight

Join the CU Women’s Resource Center, Teresa Wroe, and Ruchi Malhotra for a casual conversation about how women can be supportive and build community with other women. Join us Feb 20th from 3-4 pm in UMC 416.

Thursday
Mar 14th

Pi Day: Celebrating Women in Math & Science

The CU Women's Resource Center will host Pi Day: Celebrating Women in Math & Science, on Thursday, March 14th, from 12-1 in the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 457). Women-identified mathematicians, engineers, biologists, chemists, and others from the campus community will be telling their stories. They will share some of the challenges they have faced as women in fields dominated by white men, how they have navigated these obstacles, as well as how other aspects of identity other than gender (race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, etc.) have affected their personal experiences. We will also talk about what professional projects they are currently exploring, and what advice they would give to current undergraduate women aspiring to careers in math & science. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday
Mar 14th

How Do We Grow From What We Don't Know: Unearthing Women's Invisible Herstory

Ever had that history class with the one week/chapter/paragraph on women – as if they only existed for a week in history? Why do women only get a week, or a special class or major, instead of being integrated into capital H History? Join the Women’s Resource Center for “How do we grow from what we don't know: Unearthing Women's Invisible Herstory,” a conversation on women in history and how women exist in history on March 14th from 3-5 in UMC 416. Co-presented by Professor Lester.

Tuesday
Apr 23rd

Sex In The Modern Era: Expanding The Definition of The Orgasm

Come join the CU Women’s Resource Center, Lianna Lifson, and Morgan Aguilar for a casual workshop about how to experience sex positively by loving yourself. Learn how to say yes to sex when you want to, while understanding how to explore and define sex for yourself. This program is a comfortable space for women of all identities who want to learn how to connect to their desires. Join us April 23rd from 2:30 - 3:30 in UMC 425.

Tuesday
Apr 30th

Condom Bingo

Need a short break between studying for finals? Bring your friends and join the CU Women’s Resource Center for a night of CONDOM BINGO! This isn’t your ordinary game of BINGO, so bring your knowledge of sexual health & questions you may have. This program is open to anyone with an open mind who is ready to win prizes & bask in sex positivity! Join us April 30th from 6:30 - 7:30 in Williams Village at Stearns West (common area).

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

$tart $mart: Salary Negotiation Workshop

$tart$mart

Don’t miss this free workshop the Tuesday after Spring Break!

$tart $mart is an interactive workshop designed to give college women the confidence and skills to earn fair compensation upon graduation. The workshop includes salary negotiation skill-building exercises and teaches participants how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs.

Registration: This workshop is for senior women on campus. This is a FREE workshop, but registration is required. Please RSVP by March 20th. Space is limited. Register by contacting Sarah Rimmel at sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu (303-492-4250).

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013, 4-7pm (refreshments and food will be provided)

Where: UMC 247

Facilitator: Kim Curtis

$tart $mart is a joint project of AAUW and the WAGE Project being brought to you by the Women’s Resource center.

Women's Herstory Month Trivia Competition: By and About Women, for Everyone

Trivia

How well do you know women?  From politics to pop culture, music and women's herstory. Study up on your facts about women in a range of categories and come celebrate with some trivia for Herstory Month.

Join the Women’s Resource Center on International Women’s Day, March 8th in C4C room S350 from 5:30-7:30pm for a few hours of Trivia: By and About Women, for Everyone.  Compete as an individual or as a team with 3-5 players for prizes such gift cards to your favorite restaurants and bookstores, CU apparel, and WRC giveaways. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome! We are having a dessert party to go along with our celebration.  

To register a team before March 8th contact Hannah Wilks at Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu or 303-492-2703. 

I Love Me: Valentine's Day Open House

I<3Me

Come relax at the I Love Me Open-House on February 14th. We’ll be hanging out from 11am-2pm in UMC 415-417. Fun activities include chair massages by Community Health, creating valentine cards, and decorating cookies. Free snacks and drinks while they last!

Contact

Sarah Rimmel (sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu)

Miss Representation Screening

 

Come join the CU Women’s Resource Center and the CU Residence Hall Association as it presents: Miss Representation, a film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, that shows the damaging affects of how media portrays women in positions of power. The screening of this 90-minute film will be followed by an optional 30-minute discussion session. The screening is for residents of Williams VIllage, and will be held Tuesday, February 26th, from 5:30-7:30 pm in Darley Commons 101.

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

 

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS (Fall 2012)

Women In Leadership Event
Women Who Make A Difference: Call for Nominations

Sugar Free Feminism
Rumor Has It
Well Fed
WRC Open House
Miss Representation Screenings
Reproductive Justice Through Many Voices
Exercise Your Right To Vote
Speak Out! The War on Women
Financial Fitness: Women and an Introduction to Investing
WRC Halloween Open House

 

Winter Relaxation Open House

WInter

Come relax at the Winter Relaxation Open-House on December 13th. We’ll be hanging out from 11am-2pm in UMC 415-417. Fun activities include chair massages by Community Health, creating festive decorations & cards, and a hot chocolate station. Free snacks and drinks while they last!

Contact
Sarah Rimmel (sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu)

Women In Leadership Event

Lead

Experience it. Learn it. Be it: Women Leaders Mentoring Me.”  Come and experience outstanding women from the local community speak about their experiences as a woman in a powerful leadership position.  There will be an opportunity to connect with the speakers and receive personal mentoring directly following the speaker portion of the presentation.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best, and improve your personal leadership style! Join us December 5th, in ATLAS 100 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

 

Tickets are available in UMC 416 or at the door

Contact
Jessica Behring (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Women Who Make A Difference: Call for Nominations

 

Do you know a woman who’s made a difference in your life or the lives of others? The Women’s Resource Center invites you to nominate her for Women Who Make a Difference, a celebratory dinner on December 11th for influential women in our lives. Nomination forms are available in UMC 416 or here. Submissions are due Friday, November 16th by 5pm to UMC 416 or to wrcprograms@colorado.edu

Suagr Free Feminism

SFFDec

Sugar-Free Feminism is our series of small programs where we discuss feminist issues in a non-sugar-coated way.

Tuesday
Oct 2nd

Feminism 101: Is your definition of feminism fact or fiction? 

Do you want to communicate what being a feminist is really about to others? Not sure if you are a feminist?Find yourself saying "I'm not a feminist, but..." Think you aren’t a feminist? Everyone is welcome to join us for a discussion about the basics of feminism.

Speaker: Celeste Montoya
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: UMC 416

Monday
Oct 29th

Ponchos, Pocahontas, and Push-Up Bras: Why Finding The Perfect Halloween Costume Is Tricky

What were you thinking of dressing up as for Halloween? Don’t know yet? No problem! Join us at the Women and Gender Studies Cottage to share Halloween treats over a discussion about the sexualization and cultural appropriation of Halloween costumes in retail and on our campus. Before you leave we’ll brainstorm a list of sweet Halloween costumes so you’ll be set for Wednesday!

Speakers: Seema Sohi, Renee Roberts, and Sophia Surage
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Women and Gender Studies Cottage

Thursday
Nov 15th

Muslim Women: Who We Are and What Our Hijab Means

Want to gain a better understanding of Muslim culture and traditions through the voices of Muslim women? Come join the Women’s Resource Center for a casual discussion expanding the meaning of the Hijab from the viewpoints of multiple Muslim women.  
*a conversation for women


Location: UMC 416
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Speaker: Maram Alhouti, Bayan Alhouti, Latifah Alhouti, and Lama Alsaleh

Tuesday
Nov 27th

What A Woman Looks Like: How One Size, Shape, and Style Does NOT Fit Us All

Do the women you see in magazines represent you? Do you ever feel pressured to look a certain way? What does a woman look like? Join us for a discussion developing what a woman looks like from the stereotypes of the media to the realities of who we are.

Location: UMC 416 
TIme: 11:20am-12:20am   
Speaker: Katie Oliviero


Tuesday
Dec 4th

Women Entrepreneurs: Local, International, and Online

Are you a woman interested in starting your own business sometime in the future? Do you need help figuring out where to start and what not to do? Join us for a discussion led by women who have experienced starting their own business.


Location: UMC 416  
Time: 11:20am-12:20pm
Speakers: Andrea Kragerud & Shelley Bacon-The Daily Cake, Fredah Rajab -Beautician Business, and Kati Bicknell-Kindara

Contact

Ruvini DeFonseka (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Rumor Has It

RHIfall2012

"Rumor Has It" is a program the Women’s Resource Center put together to build community between students, staff, and faculty and campus resources, while having difficult conversations about issues affecting women on and off campus.

Wednesday
Sept 12th

Career Talk - What’s your worth?  Tips to improve your confidence in networking and landing a good job Speaker/ Annie Piatt, Career Services

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wednesday
Sept 19th

So Close, Yet So Far Away - Learn what a healthy long distance relationship can look like by exploring the challenges and pluses of living far away from your partner Speaker/ Andrea Iglesias, CAPS

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wednesday
Oct 10th

Celebrate Title IX’s 40th Anniversary – 40 years of ensuring students equal education and athletic opportunities, regardless of gender. (or you could call it Increasing opportunities for Women in Athletics)
Speaker/ Ceal Berry, Athletics & Leslee Morris, Office of Student Conduct 

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wednesday
Oct 24th

Title IX in Depth - A legal overview of Title IX cases
Speaker/ Melissa Hart, University of Colorado Law School

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wednesday
Nov 7th

Unwind from Stress - Learn basic meditation concepts to integrate mind and body through everyday experiences and celebrate each moment.
Speaker/ Cecilia Valenzuela, Academic Advising Center

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wednesday
Nov 14th

Body Hair, Why do we care? - Explore the effect that body hair norms have on our own self-view as well as our acceptance of others.
Speaker/ Lee Scriggins, Community Health of Wardenburg

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Contact
Sarah RImmel (sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu)

Well Fed

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Well Fed is a women’s health & nutrition programming series held in the Women’s Resource Center. We discuss topics from cooking to body image—and we eat, of course. We meet bimonthly at 12 pm, in UMC 416. Our meetings are every first and third Friday of the month.

Friday
Sept 7th

WELL FED: FIRST MEETING! Well Fed is a casual, conversation-centered program on women’s health and nutrition. We meet twice a month to talk about everything from body image and the “freshman-15” to food justice to veganism—and we eat free, delicious food that is good for you, too! Come stop by the Women’s Resource Center (UMC416) at 12 on Friday, September 7th for our first meeting.

 

Friday
Sept 21st

Separating Fact from Fiction: College & Weight Gain-- debunking the 'freshman 15,' talking about the prevalence of eating disorders on this campus, and how focusing on weight is not the same thing as caring for one's health 12:00 - 1:00 pm


Friday
Oct 12th

Vegetarianism and Veganism-- health benefits, how to balance your diet without animal products 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Friday
Oct 26th

Women, Race, and Body Image-- a historical look at the standard of beauty as it relates to race 12:00 - 1:00 pm


Friday
Nov 2nd

Easy, Healthy Snacks-- good eats to keep your energy up 12:00 - 1:00 pm

 

Friday
Nov 16th

Food Justice-- talk with local food banks & other food justice related groups 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Friday
Dec 7th

Stress and Eating-- Well Fed is a programming series on women's health and nutrition-- on Friday, December 7th, from 12-1 in the WRC (UMC 416), we will be talking about nutrition and final exam season. What foods and lifestyle habits maximize cognition, while minimizing stress and anxiety? Just how much of an impact can diet have on how you learn, and how you feel? Come hungry, healthy refreshments will be served.

 


Contact
Julia Woods (wrchealth@colorado.edu)

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/groups/250824378272937/

WRC Halloween Open House

Halloween

Come to the Halloween Open-House on October 31st. We’ll be hanging out from 11am-1pm in UMC 416-417. Free snacks and drinks while they last! Fun activities include Day of the Dead face painting by students in Umas Y Mecha, a tarot card reader, cookie decorating, and leaf rubbing/arts and craft project.

Contact
Sarah Rimmel (Sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu)

Financial Fitness: Women and an Introduction to Investing

FFW

Join the Women's Resource Center, Leeds Business School, and Charles Schwab for an event to help prepare for your investment future. An opportunity for women business majors and others that are looking for a career in finance to speak with a recruiter from Charles Schwab. A presentation from a Charles Schwab representative to teach you about investing and your financial future.

When: Thursday, October 25, 5pm – 7pm
Where: Koelbel 255

Contact
Sarah Rimmel (Sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu)

Speak Out! The War on Women

Speak Out!

On Friday, October 12 at the UMC Fountain at 12 noon, the Women¹s Resource
Center and Advocates for Choice present: Speak Out! The War on Women.
 
Designed to provide a positive alternative voice for women and men to directly address sexism on campus, and in response to numerous misogynistic messages women are experiencing in the larger society. We will host a range of speakers to address these topics. Please join us!

Contact
Amanda Linsenmeyer (Amanda.Linsenmeyer@Colorado.edu)

Exercise Your Right to Vote

Vote!

Want to exercise your right to vote this November?  Come get registered to vote and then stay for some dance classes.  Exercise your right to vote and get a work out in too. Zumba, cardio-kickboxing, and hip-hop classes will be offered along with some voter registration information.  You can stay for all the classes or drop in for one. Come Exercise your right to vote on October 5th from 4:30-7:30 in Club 156 in the UMC. 

4:30-4:45 Voter Registration and presentation
4:45-5:30-Zumba Class
15 minutes to do voter registration!/get water and take a break
5:45-6:30 Cardio Kickboxing!
15 minutes to voter registration!/get water and take a break
6:45-7:30 Hip-hop class!

Co-sponsored by the Women's Resource Center

Contact
Chelsea Canada (Chelsea.Canada@Colorado.edu)

Reproductive Justice Through Many Voices

RJTMV

On October 18th in the Abrams Lounge from 6-7:45pm (Center for Community Building, 3rd Floor), OVA in partnership with GLBTQ Resource Center and the Women’s Resource Center will be hosting a community event titled Reproductive Justice Through Many Voices. The event will include keynote speaker Lorena Garcia, Executive Director of COLOR, and a five person panel highlighting intersections between women’s reproductive rights and other discriminatory policies/practices affecting youth, people of color, low income, and LGBT community's access to reproductive services.  

Sponsored by: Women’s Resource Center, GLBTQRC, and Office of Victim Assistance

Keynote Speaker:
Lorena Garcia, COLOR, Executive Director


Panel Speakers:
Sarah Williams, Office of Victim Assistance, Victim Advocate
Scarlet Bowen, GLBTQRC, Director
Linda Cohen, Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center, Nurse Practitioner
Evy Valencia, COLOR, Community Organizer, CU Alumni
Tamara Williams Van Horn, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology

 

Contact
Sarah Williams (sarah.williams-1@colorado.edu)

Miss Representation

missrepfall2012

“Miss Representation” is a film about how the media portrays women, especially women in power. Media is a pervasive force in society that reinforces harmful ideas about women- that their value lies only in their beauty and youth, that they have no capacity as leaders. These messages play out in real life, making it difficult for women to advance in leadership roles.

Wednesday
Sept 19th

6:00 - 7:30pm - ATLAS 100

optional discussion to follow





 

 


 



 

 

Contact
Jessica Behring (wrcprograms@colorado.edu)

Women's Resource Center Open House

 

 

Come get to know the WRC! We'll be holding an open house every day the week of 9/10-9/14 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in UMC 416.

Monday
Sept 10th

4:00 - 5:30pm - Speed Friending

Tuesday
Sept 11th
4:00 - 5:30pm - Game Night
Wednesday
Sept 12th

4:00 - 5:30 pm - Crafts!

 

Thursday
Sept 13th

4:00 - 5:30 pm - Game Show Night


Friday
Sept 14th

4:00- 5:30 pm - Movie Night

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS (Spring 2012)

Recess!
Sexpressions!
Sexpressions Call for Performers
Miramontes
48 Hour Feminist Challenge
Women's Herstory Week
Miss Representation
Sugar Free Feminsim
Well Fed
I Love Me

Recess!

Recess

Women’s Resource Center is holding “Recess,” an open house to help deal with the stress that comes with the end of semester! We’ll have games, crafts, massages provided by Haven through Community Health, and some really wonderful people! Recess will be held on May 1st from 12 to 3 in UMC 415 and 417. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome!

Contact
Ann Price (ann.price@colorado.edu)

Sexpressions!

Sexpressions2012

Sexpressions is a fun night of food and entertainment hosted by the Women’s Resource Center. It is a talent showcase celebrating a positive expression of women’s sexuality. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexpressions is intended to be a safe and affirming environment for women! The event is open to the public, so please join us April 27th in Club 156 for a night of fantastic performances. Doors open at 5:00, show starts at 5:30.

Contact
Jessica Behring (jessica.behring@colorado.edu)

Ruvini Defonseka (ruvini.defonseka@colorado.edu)

Sexpressions Call for Performers

Call4Performers

Sexpressions is a fun night of food and entertainment hosted by the Women’s Resource Center.  It is a talent showcase celebrating a positive expression of women's sexuality.  As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexpressions is intended to be a safe and affirming environment for self-identified women!  The event is open to the public, so please join us for a night of fantastic performances. 

We are currently looking for performers of any type! If you are interested please contact Jessica Behring with a brief description of what you would like to perform/contribute and your contact information. Deadline to sign up is April 20th at 5pm.

Contact
Jessica Behring (jessica.behring@colorado.edu)

Ruvini Defonseka (ruvini.defonseka@colorado.edu)

Miramontes event - Veiled HumorMiramontes

Tissa Hami, a Muslim woman comedienne will be performing for an enjoyable night of laughter. As part of Miramontes, a celebration of women in the arts, come see the stand-up comedy of Iranian-American comic Tissa Hami. Her performance will be March 14th at 7:45, in UMC 235. Doors open at 6:30.

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

48 Hour Feminist Challenge

Femrosie

The 48-Hr Feminist Challenge is a call to action, asking you to critically analyze your everyday interactions in the classroom, with friends, on the bus, at work, etc. The goal of the challenge is not to convert you into a feminist, but for you to view your everyday life through a feminist lens. Ask yourself: Where does sexism come up in your life?  What do you do when people make statements like: “Stop acting like such a girl!”? Pledging for 48 hours will challenge you to be an ally and advocate for women.

The challenge will take place March 5-8th. Come sign up for your 48hr time slot in the Women's Resource Center (UMC 416) starting Monday (2/27) or visit our tables in the UMC 2/29-3/2

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/117561178369122/

Women's Herstory Week


Come join the WRC for our annual Women’s Herstory week events, March 5th- 8th!

Monday
Mar 5th

1:00 pm - Creative Writing Workshop with Professor Diane DeBella - UMC 416

5:00 pm- Screening of Iron Jawed Angels - UMC 416

Wednesday
Mar 7th
4:00 pm - Screening of Miss Representation - Atlas 100
Thursday
Mar 8th

3:00- 5:00 pm - International Women’s Day Party - Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 457)

5:00- 6:30 pm - Interactive Theatre Performance - Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 457)

Continuous Throughout the Week

Come to the revision space to see a timeline of "influential Women throughout CU's history"

Come to the WRC to get your photo taken and for your story yo be captured in our very own CU herstory book!

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)
Jessica Behring ( jessica.behring@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/198862030213437/

 

Miss Representation


“Miss Representation” is a film about how the media portrays women, especially women in power. Media is a pervasive force in society that reinforces harmful ideas about women- that their value lies only in their beauty and youth, that they have no capacity as leaders. These messages play out in real life, making it difficult for women to advance in leadership roles. All screenings will be in ATLAS 100. All screenings are free.

Wednesday
Feb 22nd
4:00-7:00
Wednesday
Feb 29th
6:00-9:00 PM
Wednesday
March 7th
4:00-7:00
Tuesday
April 3rd
6:30-9:00 PM
Wednesday
April 18th
5:00-8:00

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

 

 

Sugar Free Feminism

No nonsense programs
fortified with your daily
dose of Feminism.

Sugar-Free Feminism is our series of small programs, including:

Thursday
Feb 9th
3:30-5:00

Painting Modern Sheroes
Join the Women’s Resource Center for a discussion on super-heroines- those who wear capes, and those who wear business attire. How are super-heroines treated compared to their male counterparts, and how do fictional depictions affect real-world perceptions of what female heroism can be. Finish with a professional instructional painting lesson, and paint your own version of a super-heroine. We will be meeting February 9th, from 3:30-5:00 in UMC 416.

Thursday
Feb 23rd
3:30-4:30 PM
She's Buying Into Oppression, are you?
Come for a discussion on how to buy social change. Learn about social oppression in advertising, the ways we buy into it with our consumer power, and how consumer power can be an agent of social change. Join us February 23, from 3:30-4:30 in UMC 416.
Tuesday
Apr 10th
3:00-4:30

Women's Rights: An Ongoing Attack Pt 2
Come join us for a talk with NARAL's Organizing & Membership Associate, Jen LaBarbera about what's currently going on in legislation for women. Find out how the nation's and Colorado's current legislature is affecting women and what we can do to fix it.  The talk will be held in the Women's Resource Center, UMC 416, April 10th from 3:00-4:30.

Thursday
Apr 19th
3:30-5:00 PM

Women Incarcerated
Doctor Hillary Potter will be discussing the intersections of racial identities, immigration, and gender within the prison industrialized complex, and how bodies marked as “other” due to gender, race, and nationality status are disproportionately punished by the U.S. Prison Industrial Complex. The talk will be held Thursday, April 19th from 3:30-5:00 in the Women’s Resource Center, UMC 416.

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)
Jessica Behring ( jessica.behring@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/268891969847237/

Well Fed

Women Navigating the World of Food and Wellness

WellFed

 

Well Fed is a women’s health & nutrition programming series held in the Women’s Resource Center. We discuss topics from cooking to body image—and we eat, of course. We meet bimonthly at 12 noon, in UMC 416. Our meetings are every second and fourth Thursday of the month. This week, we’ll talk about loving and appreciating our bodies, and enjoy healthy winter comfort foods from Alfred Packer Grill.

Contact
Julia Woods (Julia.Woods@colorado.edu)

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/groups/250824378272937/

 

Thursday
Mar 22nd

Food Justice:
Growing Gardens is a local organization dedicated to developing sustainable community agriculture. Some folks from GG will be coming in to talk about food justice, improving access to good nutrition for people of different socioeconomic classes, and urban farming.

Thursday
April 12th
Growing Gardens: Urban Farming
We will be taking the skip up to Growing Gardens to put our green thumbs to good use, helping plant seeds in the greenhouse, watering young plants, and learning lots about how to grow your own fruits and vegetables in Boulder.
Thursday
April 26th

Brain Food
We will be talking with a professional about how to eat well for your
mind. How can we improve memory, increase our attention span, and just feel more alert and full of energy? What foods and lifestyle habits make healthy neurons? (This might be of particular interest just before finals.)


 

I Love Me

Spring Open House

Join the WRC and celebrate yourself during our annual spring open house. I Love Me!  Decorate cookies, eat some delicious treats, make cards, and enjoy a chair massage and aromatherapy to treat yourself on Valentines Day. Join us on February 14 from 11:00 to 2:30 in UMC 415-417.

Contact
Hannah Wilks (Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/199562193475898/

 

 

PAST EVENTS (Fall 2011)

 

Career Paths: A Conversation About Women in The Working World (canceled)
Relaxation Open House
Women Who Make A Difference
Sugar Free Feminism Series
Rumor Has It Series
Where Is My Clitoris Again?

Career Paths: A Conversation About Women in The Working World

This event is canceled due to weather.

This is an opportunity to hear from women who have succeeded in a variety of career paths.  We have invited 5 women from the Boulder community to discuss challenges women face, choices they have made, and things that have helped them along the way.  After each woman tells her story, you will have a chance to network in a fun, business casual environment and hopefully find inspiration for your own journey! Please join us December 1st 2011from 5:00 – 7:00 in the C4C, Presentation Room S350.
   

Contact
Elena Pellicer (elenita123@gmail.com)

 


Relaxation Open House

Take a break from end-of-the-semester stress and join us for a Women’s Resource Center sponsored Relaxation Open House! There will be free food and drinks, free massages provided by Community Health, and holiday crafts!!!! Stay for the whole time or just stop by! Join us Decemeber 1st, from 2:00 to 5:00 in UMC 425.

Contact
Pilar Ingle (mary.ingle@colorado.edu)

Women Who Make A Difference

Do you know a woman who’s made a difference in your life or the lives of others? The Women’s Resource Center invites you to nominate her for Women Who Make a Difference, a celebratory dinner on December 6th for influential women in the campus community. Nomination forms are available in UMC 416 or here.  Submissions are due Friday, November 11 by 4pm to UMC 416 or Jessica Behring at Jessica.behring@colorado.edu

Contact
Jessica Behring (jessica.behring@colorado.edu)

 

Sugar Free Feminism

No nonsense programs
fortified with your daily
dose of Feminism.

Sugar-Free Feminism is our series of small programs, including:

Thursday
Sept 8th
3:00-4:30

Women's Rights: An Ongoing Attack
Come join us for an update by NARAL’s Political Director Toni Panetta about what is going on for women in today’s politics. This is a broad discussion that will discuss politics and policies relating to women’s rights on both the National and Colorado level. The update will be held on September 8th, at 3:00 pm in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416).

Thursday
Sept 15th
5:30-7:00 PM
Basic Car Care For Women
Tired of having to call someone when you get a flat? Unsure of how to check your oil? Then we’ve got the place for you! Come out to learn from a female mechanic all the basics such as how to change a tire, check your oil and brakes, and more! Meet in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416), at 5:30 pm.
Thursday
Sept 22th
7:00-8:30 PM

“Miss Representation” by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
“Miss Representation” is a riveting film about how the media portrays women, especially women in power. Media is a pervasive force in society that reinforces many harmful ideas about women- that their value lies only in their beauty and youth, and that they have no capacity as leaders. These messages then play out in real life, making it difficult for women to advance in leadership roles. The movie will be screened in ATLAS 100 at 7:00 pm.

Monday
Oct 7th
12:00 AM -1:30 PM

Implications of Gendered/Racial Language in the fight for Social Justice
Assistant Professor Deepti Misri will lead an interactive discussion on the implications of gender and racial language. Topics like usage of words by in-groups versus out-groups and when and how a word can be re-claimed will be covered. The discussion will be held in the Women's Resource Center (UMC 416) October 7th at 12:00 pm.

Tuesday
Oct 11th
4:00 -5:30 PM

Sex You Want, Sex You Don’t Want
Members from Community Health will come talk about consent, and how you tell when it is being given, and when it isn't.

Tuesday
Oct 18th
7:00-8:30 PM

“Miss Representation” by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
“Miss Representation” is a riveting film about how the media portrays women, especially women in power. Media is a pervasive force in society that reinforces many harmful ideas about women- that their value lies only in their beauty and youth, and that they have no capacity as leaders. These messages then play out in real life, making it difficult for women to advance in leadership roles. The movie will be screened in ATLAS 100 at 7:00 pm.

Wednesday
Nov 2nd
12:00-1:30
PM

Myths of Feminism: We Never Burned Our Bras
Professor Claudia Van Gerven from the Honors Department, Leslie Wong from the Center of Multicultural Affairs, and WRC student staff Emma Carpenter will present their experiences and lead an intergenerational discussion around the myths of feminism. The discussion will be held in the Gates Woodruff Cottage at 12:00.

Tuesday
Nov 15th
4:00-5:30 PM

Food Justice For Women
Na’Zic, an indigenous culinary chef, ancient medicines consultant and supporter of indigenous rights, will share her experiences, from El Salvador to Boulder, in her work around women and food justice.

 

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)
Jessica Behring ( jessica.behring@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=1191165081889050

Rumor Has It
Real talk at the WRC

Rumor Has It

"Rumor Has It" is a program the Women’s Resource Center put together to build community between students, staff, and faculty and campus resources, while having difficult conversations about issues affecting women on and off campus. "Rumor Has It" meets on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the WRC (UMC 416).

Our conversations will include:

9/20

Bisexuality: Why you don’t have to pick sides!
Megan Adovasio-Jones

9/27

“How do you know? Is it hooking up, or something bad?”
Davian Gagne

10/4

Options for Reporting an Assault
Mary Friedrichs and Jessica Ladd-Webert

10/11

Greek Women and Feminism
Stephanie Baldwin

10/25

Finding jobs in the “jobless” America after graduation.
Cori Shaff

11/8

Asian Brain Drain: A discussion on Asian identity in higher education
Julie Yun, Ruchi Malhotra, Karen Shimamoto

Contact
Hannah Wilks (Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186175311454310

 

Where is My CLt?

The Women's Resource Center Presents “So Where Is My Clitoris, Again?” Questions about Sex, Sexuality, and Pregnancy that You Were always too Embarrassed to Ask in Public. This is a frank, open, non-vulgar, down-to-earth Q & A about topics around sex, from sexual health to sexual experience to gender identity to pregnancy—whatever you’re curious about. The format is completely anonymous (participants write down their questions and pass them to the front for the panel to answer.) But, if you feel comfortable asking a question aloud, by all means! Panelists include representatives from Planned Parenthood, Boulder Valley Women’s Health, the Women’s Resource Center, and Wardenburg’s Community Health. Feel free to stop by, ask a question, or just listen! And free condoms! The event will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 4pm, in UMC 247.

Contact
Julia Woods (julia.woods@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211695962223574&ref=ts

 


PAST EVENTS (Spring 2011)

Sexpressions!
48 Hour Feminist Challenge
Stuff Michelle Made
LYNX Performance
100th Internat'l Women's Day
Girl Talk
I Love ME!
Sugar Free Feminism Series
Rumor Has It Series

Sexpressions

Sexpressions is a fun night of food and entertainment hosted by the Women’s Resource Center! It’s a talent showcase celebrating the positive expression of female sexuality. As part of Sexual Assault Activism Month, Sexpressions is intended to be a safe and affirming environment for self-identified women. The event is open to the public, so please join us for a night of fantastic performances on Friday, April 15th from 7-9 PM (doors at 6:30) in Club 156!

Interested in performing in Sexpressions? Check out our call for performers on the Get Involved page! The deadline to sign up your performance is Friday, April 8th at 5 PM!

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162621910463087&ref=mf

48 Hour Feminist Challenge

Rosie wants YOU!

The WRC is asking YOU to pledge to take the 48 Hour Feminist Challenge. The goal of the challenge is not to convert you into a feminist, but for you to view everyday life through a feminist lens. This means that your goal is to be critical of your everyday interactions in the classroom, with friends, on the bus, at work, etc.

Ask yourself: How do I stand up against sexist actions/language? Where does sexism come up in your life?  What do you do when people make statements like: “Stop acting like such a girl!” Pledging for 48 hours will challenge you to be an ally and advocate for women. Do you have what it takes?

We will be kicking off the 48 Hour Feminist Challenge on March 8th, at the 100th International Women’s Day Celebration. You can sign up for the challenge during the week of March 8th, in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416). You will start your challenge during the week of March 14th, during which you will have the opportunity to attend events from our week-long series entitled, “Sugar Free Feminism: Women’s Herstory Edition.”

Contact
Evy Valencia (valencia.evy@gmail.com)
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193140164042553

Stuff Michelle Made

Stuff Michelle Made

From March 9th through the 11th, the Women's Resource Center will be showcasing the artwork of marketing coordinator Michelle Brooke Barry. Michelle is a senior Drawing & Painting major with an interest in the grotesque, gender deconstruction, sexuality, and humor. She will be showing a variety of paintings, drawings, and a few surprises! Come see Michelle's art in the WRC (UMC 416) between the hours of 10 AM and 5 PM, March 9-11.

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205151346161900

See some of Michelle's art online
http://michellebrookebarry.webs.com

LYNX
indie, hobo nouveau,
electronica, folk, pop

Lynx

As a part of the Miramontes Festival celebrating women in the arts, the Women's Resource Center is bringing LYNX to campus! LYNX is an innovative singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, beat-boxer and producer. LYNX’s music combines elements of electronica, folk, and indie pop. She has been breaking new ground in both the live and electronic music scenes playing events all over the world including the US, Asia, Europe and Canada.

Come see LYNX perform at Club 156 on March 8th!
Doors @ 6:30, Show @ 7:00–8:30 PM

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

LYNX on the Web
http://www.lynxmusic.org/

100th International Women's Day Celebration

100th Internat'l Women's Day

Come celebrate the 100th International Women’s Day on March 8th, from 5:00–6:30 PM in UMC 415 & 417! We will have balloons, free food, and a few speakers on the importance of International Women’s Day. Eat, mingle, and kickoff singer/songwriter/beatboxer LYNX’s performance later in the evening with the Women’s Resource Center!

Contact
Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149413371784405

Girl Talk
for first-year women
Girl Talk

Come decorate cupcakes and enjoy “girl talk” with your fellow freshman women! We will discuss what women should know in their first year of college as well as many other topics centered around female first-year students. Come to “Girl Talk” on February 22nd at 7 PM in the Hallet Hall Student Lounge. We hope to see you there!

Contact
Avilene (rodrigan@colorado.edu)
Renee (renee.roberts@colorado.edu)

See our awesome poster HERE!

I Love ME!
A celebration of ourselves
I Love ME!

Join the Women’s Resource Center and celebrate yourself during our annual spring open house, “I Love Me!” Decorate cookies, make cards, and enjoy a chair massage and aromatherapy—treat yourself on Valentine’s Day!

“I Love Me!” will take place from 1–3 PM on Monday, February 14th in UMC 415 & 417.

Contact
Evy Valencia (Valencia.Evy@gmail.com)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139297906133695&ref=mf

Sugar Free Feminism

No nonsense programs
fortified with your daily
dose of Feminism.

Sugar-Free Feminism is our newest series of small programs, including:

Wednesday
Feb 9th
12:30-1:30

Love: A Capital Story
In this informal presentation, Evy Valencia, a senior in Ethnic Studies/Women’s Studies, will be addressing topics of what it means to be in love in our society: how capitalism plays a role, how intersecting identities play a role, and most of all—what does all this mean for the single people out there? Love: A Capital Story will be on February 9th, from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416).

Wednesday
Feb 23rd
3:00 PM
Body Image: Beyond the Numbers
Felicia Reynolds Greer and Anne Schuster will facilitate a discussion around healthy body image, moving past the fat/thin dichotomy, and being healthy at every size. Body Image: Beyond the Numbers will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd at 3:00 PM in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416).
March:
Women's Herstory Month!

Sugar Free Feminism: The Women's Herstory Edition!
Our events this month will take place over the week of March 14-17. Check 'em out!

All Week 3/14-3/17
  • 48 Hour Feminist Challenge (Sign up in the WRC to participate, starting March 8th!)
  • Monday
  • Trivia (12-1 PM, WRC)
  • Magazine Hunt (1-3 PM, WRC)
  • Tuesday
  • Learn the truth about crisis pregnancy centers and their impact for women at this Film Screening (12th and Delaware) and Legislative Update hosted by Planned Parenthood and NARAL (6 PM, Abrams Lounge, 3rd floor C4C)
  • Wednesday
  • Trivia (12-1 PM, WRC)
  • Screening of My Feminism (3-5 PM, WRC)
  • Thursday
  • 48 Hour Feminist Challenge Debrief (11-1 PM, WRC)
  • My Heart, My Soul, My Hair: a play about body acceptance (6-8 PM, Dennis Small Cultural Center, 4th floor UMC)
  • Contact
    Evy Valencia (valencia.evy@gmail.com) or Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142066609188438&num_event_invites=0

    Rumor Has It
    Real talk at the WRC

    Rumor Has It

    "Rumor Has It" is a program the Women’s Resource Center put together to build community between students, staff, and faculty and campus resources, while having difficult conversations about issues affecting women on and off campus. "Rumor Has It" meets on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the WRC (UMC 416).

    Our conversations will include:

    1/25

    What Are You? Experiences of Bi and Multiracial People
    Amanda Linsenmeyer

    2/15

    Roommate Conflicts and Living Situations On and Off Campus
    Kim Foster and Bruce Sarbaugh

    2/22

    Finding a Mentor for Graduate Studies
    Laura Border

    3/8

    Feminist Mothering: A shared experience for those who have or want children
    Anna Domenico and Lee Scriggins

    3/29

    Feminism and Identity: How you develop a feminist identity today
    Celeste Montoya

    4/5

    Men Confronting Violence
    George Hoey

    4/12

    Sexism in the Classroom
    Erin Kane

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185170758176934

     

     


    PAST EVENTS (Fall 2010)

    Recess!
    Women Who Make a Difference
    Marie C. Wilson: Add Women, Change Everything
    Sugar Free Feminism Series
    Destination Dissertation
    Rumor Has It Series
    Find Your Center! Open House

    Recess!

    Relax, eat, and play at this throwback to recess!

    Need a break before finals? Come to “Recess,” the Women’s Resource Center’s open house! We’ll have games, tea, food from your childhood, and fun arts and crafts. Recess will be held on Friday December 3, from 2-4 PM in UMC 415 and 417. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome and encouraged to stop by. Come relax, eat, and play with us!

    Contact
    Erin Kane (erin.kane@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106815786056511

    Women Who Make a Difference

    wwmd

    Join the Women’s Resource Center in celebrating women in the campus community who have made a difference. Come show your appreciation for these amazing women at a reception on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:00 PM in UMC 235!

    Contact
    Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

    Check out our poster with the names of everyone who was honored: click here!

    Marie Wilson

    Marie Wilson: Add Women, Change Everything!

    An advocate of women’s issues for 30 years, Marie C. Wilson is founder and president of The White House Project, co-creator of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World. Campus and Boulder communities are welcome to come hear Marie’s call to action for Women in Politics on Tuesday, October 12 from 5:30-6:30 in UMC Room 235.

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (Hannah.wilks@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156835137679079

    Sugar-Free Feminism
    a new program series!

    Sugar Free Fem

    Sugar-Free Feminism is our new series of small programs, including:

    Thursday
    Sept. 23

    Film: "A Crushing Love" by Sylvia Morales
    Sylvia Morales’ “A Crushing Love” is a Chicana-produced film honoring Chicana activists in their achievements. These women include: Dolores Huerta, Elizabeth “Bebita” Martinez, and others. The film focuses on these women’s ability to balance (often single) motherhood and their passion for social change. “A Crushing Love” will be shown on Thursday, September 23rd at 4:30pm in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416).

    Tuesday
    Sept. 28
    Chicana Feminist Writing with Emma Perez
    Dr. Emma Perez is a Chicana Feminist, well-known theorist, and creative writer. She will be sharing parts of her lesbian identity and her journey to CU Boulder at her autobiographical talk and creative writing workshop on Tuesday, September 28th, from 5-7pm in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416). Come get to know her and work on your creative writing skills!
    Thursday
    Oct. 7
    A Woman’s Guide to Basic Car Care
    The Women’s Resource Center and the Sugar Free Feminism Series invites women to come learn basic car maintenance with a local female auto-mechanic, Sydney LaSasso. Sydney will be answering questions and showing us some basic preventative maintenance measures that every woman should know.  Come learn how to change a tire, check your oil, and make sure your car is running safely, starting at 5:00 PM on October 7th in the WRC (UMC 416)!
    Thursday
    Oct. 14
    Body, Mind, Meditation
    The Women’s Resource Center and the Sugar Free Feminism series invite you to a mini workshop on meditation and mind-body connections.  What is your body telling you? Body, Mind, Meditation is facilitated by Cecilia Valenzuela and will take place from 3:00-4:00 PM on Thursday, October 14th in the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416).
    Thursday
    Nov. 4
    Sisterhood is Still Powerful
    “I don’t hang out with girls, they’re too catty…” “I just like hanging out with guys, they’re much less dramatic.” Does this sound familiar? The Women’s Resource Center and the Sugar-Free Feminism series invite you to a discussion about what impedes women from having positive friendships with one another and how we can overcome these barriers. Facilitators Stephanie Baldwin the Coordinator for Greek Life, Felicia Greher from CAPS, and Ruchi Malhotra from OVA will help us engage in conversation and build better relationships. Join us Thursday, November 4th, from 12:00-1:30 PM at the Women’s Resource Center (UMC 416).
    Monday
    Nov. 8
    Everyday Acts of Rebellion with Joanne Belknap
    Joanne Belknap, a well-known feminist, CU faculty member, and advocate against violence against women and girls will be speaking about the importance of having your opinion heard when you encounter something sexist, racist, classist, or anything else that promotes negativity. She will also be reading some of the letters she’s written as part of her everyday acts of rebellion! Come hear Belknap speak on Monday, November 8th, from 3:00-4:00 PM in UMC 415 & 417.

    Contact
    Evy Valencia (valencia.evy@gmail.com) or Emily Shipley (shipleye@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158744627471535

    Destination Dissertation

    A Crushing Love

    Graduate students: Want to get off to a good start on your dissertation journey? Destination Dissertation can help! Come learn strategies from Drs. Sonja Foss and William Waters, who will lead a workshop on Friday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 458) based on their successful book and Scholar’s Retreats. This event is free and no registration is required. Room capacity is 60, however, so come early and with questions! Sponsored by The Graduate School and the Women’s Resource Center.

    SCHEDULE (Friday, Sept. 17th):

    10:30-11:00 | Overview of the dissertation journey
    11:00-11:45 | Selecting a topic and developing a preproposal and proposal
    11:45-12:00 | Questions
    12:00-1:30 | Lunch (on your own)
    1:30-2:45 | Engaging the literature
    2:45-3:15 | Enacting the scholar role to shorten the dissertation journey
    3:15-3:30 | Questions  

    Contact
    Tamara Williams (tamara.williams@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154840227861944&ref=mf

    Rumor Has It
    Real talk at the WRC

    "Rumor Has It" is a program the Women’s Resource Center put together to build community between students, staff, and faculty and campus resources, while having difficult conversations about issues affecting women on and off campus. "Rumor Has It" meets on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the WRC (UMC 416).

    Our conversations will include:

    9/14

    Exploring Interracial Relationships
    Tanya Greathouse and Hillary Potter
    **This program will be held from 12:30-1:30 instead of the usual time

    9/21
    Hip Hop and Gender Violence Part 2: Connections?
    Davian Gagne
    10/19
    Muslim Women in the West: Their Challenges and Their Quests
    Vera Salayma
    10/26
    Stalking: How it impacts you
    Jessica Ladd-Webert
    11/2
    The Myths About Disability
    Karen Boyd

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109120412478721

    Find Your Center!
    Open House


    Find Your Center!

    Welcome back to the WRC!

    Come enjoy some free food, fun, and feminism with the Women’s Resource Center at our fall open house! “Find Your Center” will take place on Wednesday, September 8th from 1:00-3:00pm on the fourth floor of the UMC, rooms 415 & 417. We hope to see you there!

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (hannah.wilks@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152416474776089&ref=mf

     


    PAST EVENTS (Spring 2010)

    Recess!
    Sexpressions
    Gender Speakout
    English & Disabilities Studies Presentations
    Coco Fusco
    Herstory Movie Nights
    I Love ME!
    Rumor Has It Series

    Recess!

    Recess!

    Relax, eat, and play at this throwback to recess!

    Need a break before finals? Come to “Recess,” the Women’s Resource Center’s open house! We’ll have massages, aromatherapy, tea, food, games, and fun arts and crafts. Recess will be held on Friday April 30, from 1:00-3:30 in UMC 415 and 417. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome and encouraged to stop by. Come relax, eat, and play with us!

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (hannah.wilks@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107417852628729

    Sexpressions

    Sexpressions

    Featuring Rene Marie!

    Sexpressions is a fun night of food and entertainment hosted by the Women’s Resource Center. It is a talent showcase celebrating the positive expression of female sexuality. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexpressions is intended to be a safe and affirming environment for self-identified women! The event is open to the public, so please join us for a night of fantastic performance!

    We're very excited to announce our headlining performer: RENE MARIE!

    Rene Marie is a tremendously talented and nationally known jazz artist, writer, and actress. She will be performing an excerpt from her original one-woman show, "SLUT ENERGY THEORY"—a show about abuse, laughter, life, music, survival, and hope. (“Slut Energy Theory” contains explicit language and content.)

    Visit Rene Marie's website to learn more about her:
    http://renemarie.com/

    Contact
    Evy Valencia (valencia.evy@gmail.com)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111274835567632&ref=mf

    Gender Speakout

    Gender Speakout

    Stop by the UMC Fountain at noon on Thursday, April 22 for our annual Gender Speakout, where you will hear an array of speakers from across campus talk about women and their communities!

    Contact
    Natalie Ziemba (natalie.ziemba@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110875602277124

    English & Disabilities
    Studies Presentations


    English & Disabilities Studies

    CU's Lit Club Presents English & Disability Studies: a double lecture and crossdisciplinary dialogue. Come to Eaton Humanities Room 250 on Friday, April 2 at 5pm for two free lectures, followed by a reception:

    “That Girl is Poison: Gurlesque, Girl Culture, Demons, and Tulle” with Danielle Pafunda

    “Precious Bodies: Multiple Lenses of Viewing Precious Jones” with Michelle Jarman

    Click here for more details.

    Contact
    Michele Battiste
    Michele.Battiste@Colorado.EDU
    316-204-9446

    Coco Fusco

    Coco Fusco

    Cuban born author and mixed media artist COCO FUSCO will present her work and that of other artists in response to the theme “CRIMINALIZATION IN THE INFORMATION AGE.” The event is sponsored by Faculty Council, the Program for Writing and Rhetoric, the Women’s Resource Center, Libby Hall Residential Academic Program, the BFA Diversity Committee, and the Department of Art & Art History.

    Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. She has performed, lectured, exhibited and curated around the world since 1988 and received numerous awards. Fusco’s work combines electronic media and performance in a variety of formats, from staged multi-media performances incorporating large scale projections and closed circuit television to live performances streamed to the internet that invite audiences to chart the course of action through chat interaction. Her most recent work deals with the role of female interrogators in the War on Terror, and Fusco is currently researching the experience of incarceration in the United States.

    Coco Fusco will be presenting on Monday, March 15 at 7 PM in the Visual Arts Complex, Auditorium 1B20.

    Contact
    Frances Charteris (frances.charteris@colorado.edu)

    Website
    http://www.thing.net/~cocofusco/

    Herstory Movie Nights
    Celebrate women's herstory!Herstory Movie Nights

    In celebration of Women’s Herstory Month, the Women’s Resource Center is hosting movie nights.  We will be viewing films that bring a focus to and honor the struggles of women across identities. Food and snacks will be provided.  Help us celebrate women and their herstory!

    Please join the WRC in UMC 416 on March 16 at 5:00 pm for “Iron Jawed Angels” (a film about suffrage), and March 31 at 3:00 pm for “Who Does She Think She Is” (a film about women artists and identity).

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=361888776066&ref=mf
    and
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=355815898519&ref=mf

    I Love ME!
    A celebration of ourselves
    I Love ME!

    Come join the Women's Resource Center in celebrating ourselves for Valentine's Day! Decorate cookies, make cards, and celebrate the wonderful women in your lives. (We'll also have chair massages, aromatherapy, and tea!)

    I Love ME! will take place from 12:30-3:30 on February 12 in UMC rooms 415 & 417.

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=275159418410&ref=ts

    Rumor Has It
    Real talk at the WRC

    "Rumor Has It" is a program the WRC put together to help provide a connection between students, staff, and faculty and campus resources, as well as to build community while having difficult conversations about issues affecting women on and off campus. "Rumor Has It" meets on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm in the WRC (UMC 416).

    Our conversations will include:

    1/19
    Being in an Interracial Relationship
    Tanya Greathouse and Ruchi Malhotra
    2/2
    Hip Hop and Gender Violence: What's the Connection?
    Jessica Ladd-Webert and Davian Gagne
    2/16
    Feminism 101: What does it mean to you?
    Lorraine Bayard de Volo
    2/23
    Representations and Exploitation of Women in the Media
    Michelle Miles
    3/2
    What Should a Healthy Relationship Look Like?
    Jessica Ladd-Webert
    3/30
    People of Color and the Queer Community
    Kevin Correa and Tanya Greathouse
    4/20
    Sexism in the Classroom
    Erin Kane (erin.kane@colorado.edu)

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu)

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    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281366280217

     


    PAST EVENTS (Fall 2009)

    Recess!
    Women Who Make a Difference
    Rumor Has It
    Christa Bell's CoochieMagik
    The WRC turns 15!

    Recess!
    WRC Open House: Come relax before finals!

    Need a break before finals? Come to "Recess," the Women's Resource Center's open house! We'll have massages, aromatherapy, tea, food, games, and arts and crafts!

    Recess will be held on Tuesday December 8th, from 12-3pm in UMC 415 and 417. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome and encouraged to stop by. Come relax, eat, and play with us!

    Contact
    Cassidy Rosen (Cassidy.Rosen@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194336913483&index=1

    Women Who Make a Difference
    A celebratory dinner for influential women

    Know a woman who's made a difference in your life or the lives of others? Nominate her for Women Who Make a Difference, a celebratory dinner on December 2nd for influential women in the campus community.

    The nomination form is available here and in UMC 416. Submissions are due FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13th by 4:00pm. You can turn them in to UMC 416 or email them to valencia.evy@gmail.com.

    Contact
    Evy Valencia (valencia.evy@gmail.com)

    Rumor Has It
    Real talk at the WRC

    "Rumor Has It: Real talk at the WRC" is a bi-weekly conversation series with the goals of bringing students in touch with other campus resources and engaging in tough conversations. These conversations occur on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm in the Women's Resource Center (UMC 416).

    Our conversations will include:

    9/29
    Dealing With Change
    Jessica Ladd-Webert (Office of Victim Assistance)
    10/20
    Body Anarchy!
    Julie Combest (Women's Resource Center)
    10/27
    What is a Healthy Relationship?
    Jessica Ladd-Webert (Office of Victim Assistance)
    11/3
    A Conversation on Stalking
    Jessica Ladd-Webert (Office of Victim Assistance)
    11/10
    How to talk to your Doctor and what you should be asking them
    Gloria Brisson (N.P. Wardenburg)

    Contact
    Hannah Wilks (Hannah.Wilks@colorado.edu)

    Facebook
    www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177345666063&ref=mf

    Christa Bell
    CoochieMagik Performance & SHEism Workshop

    The Women's Resource Center invites you to a performance by Christa Bell, an award-winning feminist performance artist, comedian, and spoken word poet whose work focuses on the feminine divine and empowering women in their sexuality and spirituality.

    Her performance, "CoochieMagik: A Spoken Word and Musical Comedy," will be on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm in UMC 235.

    Christa Bell will also be leading "SHEism: A Woman Worship Workshop" on Friday, October 30th, at 10:00am in UMC 325.

    For more info about Christa Bell and her work...
    Click here

    Contact
    Julie Combest (solsticeskeleton@gmail.com)

    Facebook
    www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154625389489

    The WRC turns 15!
    QUINCE! Anniversary Celebration

    The Women's Resource Center turns 15! Come join our Quince anniversary party and celebrate our herstory with free food, a wonderful performance, music, and mingling!

    When: Wednesday, October 14th, 5-8pm

    Where: Koenig Alumni Center (map)

    Contact
    Evy Valencia (valencia.evy@gmail.com)

    Facebook
    www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141755729027

     
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