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2010 WOMEN’S HERITAGE MONTH
SERIES OF EVENTS

CCSW Woman of the Year Luncheon

Tuesday, March 2nd
12:00-1:30 PM
Illinois Rooms A&B, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

The Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women invites you to the annual WOY awards luncheon honoring this year’s recipient, Rebecca Gordon, director of the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center. The program includes award presentation by Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares and an opportunity to learn about CCSW’s subcommittees. Please RSVP by February 23rd to Kelly Vierra atkellyv323@yahoo.com

Teach and Eat -
Maternal and Child Health Program Brown Bag Seminar: Martha May Eliot

Wednesday, March 3rd
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 932, School of Public Health Building, 1603 W. Taylor Street

Please join us for an engaging presentation on the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Martha May Eliot. As a celebrated physician and public health practitioner, Dr. Eliot sparked social change that moved maternal and child health to the forefront of America's political agenda during the early 20th century. As a pioneer in children's health both in the United States and abroad, Dr. Eliot directed the National Children's Bureau Division of Child and Maternal Health, influenced both the WHO and UNICEF in setting a global agenda for children's health, and secured leadership positions never before held by women in various professional organizations. Dr. Eliot's leadership and professional achievement greatly impacted many lives and continues to inspire individuals dedicated to forwarding the field of maternal and child health today. Lunch will be provided.

For additional information visit http://www.uic.edu/sph/mch/events.htm

What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Dating Violence Workshop

Wednesday, March 3rd
3:00-4:30 PM
Room 217, Douglas Hall, 705 S. Morgan Street

Presented by J.B. Hill, Director of Development – Khepra LLC Consulting, Training & Psychotherapy Firm. Highlights: Learn the cycles of violence; Recognize the different warning signs; Learn the different types of abuse; Learn the characteristics of a bad relationship; Learn the current state laws regarding domestic violence.

Presented by the CHANCE Program. For additional information call 312.355.5025 or email lricha2@uic.edu.

Education Job Fair

Thursday, March 4th
1:00-5:00 PM
1st Floor Meeting Rooms,Student Services Building,1200 W. Harrison Street

In today's challenging job market women need to take advantage of all their options. The education job fair is for candidates seeking teaching and/or administrative jobs in schools.

FREE for UIC, UIUC, and UIS Students and Alumni, $10 for everyone else.
Visit http://educationjobfair.ocs.uic.edu for additional information.

Volunteer Opportunity: HIV Prevention/Health Promotion Kit Assembly

Friday, March 5th
2 hour blocks available throughout the day
UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street

Please join us to help assemble health promotion kits for distribution by Community Outreach Intervention Projects’ (COIP) outreach workers. COIP, housed in the UIC School of Public Health, provides high risk populations with information and resources to prevent and help treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Advance sign up required. Please contact serve@uic.edu for more information.

The Visiting Artist Series- Solo Art Exhibit
Lecture/Reception
Artist-Maty Niang - "Visage de Femme"

Friday, March 5th
Opening Reception - 5:00-8:00 PM
Lecture - 6:00-7:00 PM
African-American Cultural Center,Addams Hall-Room 207,830 S. Halsted Street

This exhibit will be available for viewing during the entire month of March.  Visitors are welcome Monday-Friday from 8:30am until 4:45pm.

Alejandra Pizarnik, Mikhail Bakhtin, and the Word of Desire

Tuesday, March 9th
1:00-2:00 PM
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan Street

UIC Honors College Visiting Professor Olivia Edelman will discuss the poetry of the Argentinian poet of Russian-Jewish extraction whose poetry has come to represent one of the most sublime expressions of the avant-garde in Latin American literature. "We will seek to enter into the silence of the word."  Organized by Jewish Studies.  For more information contact Nancy Gebhardt at nancyg@uic.edu.

LGBTQA Issues in Journalism
Tracy Baim of Windy City Times

Tuesday, March 9th
12:00-2:00 PM
Room 605, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

Hear the editor of Chicago’s leading LGBT newspaper speak about her experiences and what it takes to run a newspaper. After her presentation, there will be a hands-on journalism workshop specifically regarding ethical reporting and representation on LGBTQ issues, concerns, and people.

Organized by the Gender & Sexuality Center and co-sponsored by the Dept. of Communication. For more information visit www.gsc.uic.edu.

“Moon Inside You” – Film Screening

Tuesday, March 9th, 7:00 PM
James Stukel Towers Event Center, 1235 S. Halsted Street

"Moon Inside You" is a fresh look at a taboo that defines the political and social reality of both women and men in a more profound way than society might be willing to admit. Facing the menstrual etiquette with doses of humor and self-irony, the documentary approaches the subject through both personal and collective references, thus challenging our preconceived idea of womanhood. Film Screening is followed by Q&A session with director, Diana Fabianova.

SAFER SEX FEST !

Wednesday, March 10th,4:00–6:00 PM
Room 302, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Center for Research on Women and Gender and The Wellness Center are pleased to announce….Safer Sex Fest! A fun, interactive social event to learn about safer sex, HIV/AIDS and other health related issues.Join us for games like Condom Relay Races, Safer Sex Jeopardy and more!

For more information please contact Beth Pellettieri at bpelle2@uic.edu

“The Chicago Maternity Center Story” – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 10th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Auditorium-Room 109, School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street

Panelists:
• Sabina Dambrauskas, Chairperson, American College of Nurse- Midwives, Illinois Chapter • Stacie E. Geller, PhD, G. William Arends Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Center for Research on Women and Gender & National Center of Excellence in Women's Health • Suzanne Davenport, filmmaker, “The Chicago Maternity Center Story”

Chicago Maternity Center provided safe home deliveries for mothers. Funding from Northwestern University declined and the center was closed. This film portrays the history of the center and the center's fight to stay open.

Any questions please contact Jaime Klaus at 312-996-0724 or jaimkl@uic.edu

“Moon Inside You” – Film Screening

Wednesday, March 10th,7:00 PM
James Stukel Towers Event Center, 1235 S. Halsted Street

"Moon Inside You" is a fresh look at a taboo that defines the political and social reality of both women and men in a more profound way than society might be willing to admit. Facing the menstrual etiquette with doses of humor and self-irony, the documentary approaches the subject through both personal and collective references, thus challenging our preconceived idea of womanhood. Film Screening is followed by Q&A session with director, Diana Fabianova.

Teach and Eat -
Master Writing Workshop featuring poet and fiction writer Angela Jackson

Thursday, March 11th
12:00-1:30 PM
Room 613, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

Participants will learn about Ms. Jackson's most recently published work, "Where I Must Go." The event will also feature an open mic time where attendees can share their personal work with assembled guests. Open mic sponsored by Mojo’s Pen. RSVP for lunch by March 8 at OWA@uic.edu.

S.A.A.S Beautiful Me - Beautiful You Recognition Event
Keynote Speakers
Poet and Author Angela Jackson
Aqua Moon

Thursday, March 11th
5:30-7:30 PM
Room 605, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

The Sisters for African American Sisterhood invite you to join them for the Beautiful Me-Beautiful You reception and recognition program. The event is being held to celebrate the creativity, strength and resilience of women of color on the UIC campus and beyond. Award winning poet and author of “Where Must I Go?” and the spoken word duo Camil Williams and Veronica Precious Bohanan of AquaMoon will be the featured keynote speakers. For more information contact Janae Duckworth at miss.j.duckworth@gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunity: HIV Prevention/Health Promotion Kit Assembly

Friday, March 12th
2 hour blocks available throughout the day
UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street

Please join us to help assemble health promotion kits for distribution by Community Outreach Intervention Projects’ (COIP) outreach workers. COIP, housed in the UIC School of Public Health, provides high risk populations with information and resources to prevent and help treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Advance sign up required. Please contact serve@uic.edu for more information.

UIC Vagina Monologues 2010

Friday, March 12th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 13th2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
UIC Theatre, Education, Performing Arts & Social Work (EPASW), 1040 W. Harrison Street

Student Outreach Services presents UIC’s annual production of Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”, a theatrical performance to celebrate women and end violence. The profits from the show go to local agencies, groups and organizations involved in the struggle to end violence against women.

Cost:$8.00 Students & UIC Community, $10.00 General Public For additional information and performance/ticket details please visit www.uic.edu/depts/owa, email us at can@uic.edu or call us at 312-413-1025.

UIC Vagina Monologues 2010

Friday, March 12th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 13th, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
UIC Theatre, Education, Performing Arts & Social Work (EPASW), 1040 W. Harrison Street

Student Outreach Services presents UIC’s annual production of Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”, a theatrical performance to celebrate women and end violence. The profits from the show go to local agencies, groups and organizations involved in the struggle to end violence against women.

Cost:$8.00 Students & UIC Community, $10.00 General Public For additional information and performance/ticket details please visit www.uic.edu/depts/owa, email us at can@uic.edu or call us at 312-413-1025.

Observing the Invisible: Using Ergonomic Analysis to Transform Women’s Work
Lecture by Dr. Karen Messing, Visiting Scholar from the University of Quebec at Montreal

Monday, March 15th, 10:00-12:00 PM
Room 932, School of Public Health Building, 1603 W. Taylor Street

Please join the Illinois Public Health Research Fellowship Program and the BIRCWH Program for a lecture by Dr. Karen Messing, Visiting Scholar from the University of Quebec at Montreal. Dr. Messing has spent her career investigating women's occupational health. Among her many accomplishments has been using a novel approach to injury prevention where qualitative data (interviews, etc.) to inform and understand quantitative data (injury rates and ergonomic causes).

Dr. Messing was a member of the Biological Sciences faculty at the University of Quebec at Montreal from1976-2008. She received her Ph.D. from McGill University in 1975. Since retirement, she has continued to do research on applications of gender-sensitive analysis in occupational health and constraints and demands of work in the service sector, especially prolonged static standing. She currently chairs the Gender and Work Technical Committee of the International Ergonomics Association. Dr. Messing is active in a research partnership with three Québec unions oriented towards improvement of women’s occupational health.

Sponsored by: Illinois Public Health Research Fellowship Program and Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health.

Women in the Pulpit

Monday, March 15th, 12:00 pm
Hillel Center, 924 S. Morgan Street

Contemporary perspectives on women and religion by a panel of Generations X/Y female religious workers from UIC representing Jewish, Catholic and Protestant traditions. Open to all. Contact Anna at annalevinrosen@juf.orgfor more info.

Rinku Sen Talk

Monday, March 15th,4:00-5:00 PM
Cardinal Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

The Asian American Studies Program at UIC is pleased to present a talk by Rinku Sen, President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center, and publisher of Colorlines Magazine. A leading figure in the racial justice movement, Sen has positioned ARC as the home for media and activism on racial justice. She has extensive practical experience on the ground, with expertise in race, feminism, immigration and economic justice. Over the course of her career, Sen has woven together journalism and organizing to further social change.

Rinku Sen has written extensively about immigration, community organizing and women's lives for a wide variety of publications including The Huffington Post, Jack and Jill Politics, The San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes.com, AlterNet, Tompaine.com, and Racewire, the ColorLines’ blog. Her book, Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing (Jossey-Bass) was commissioned by the Ms. Foundation for Women and released in the fall of 2003. Her latest book, The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization (Berrett-Koehler) won the Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, AARCC, and DesiLit.It is a Women's History Month event.Please contact Mary Anne Mohanraj at mohanraj@uic.edufor more information.Light refreshments will be served.

Feminist Knowledge Bowl

Tuesday, March 16th, 12:00 PM
Room 613, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

The Feminist Knowledge Bowl is a great chance to have fun and test your knowledge about feminist history, pop culture, literature etc! Teams will compete in a tournament of Jeopardy style quiz bowls for fabulous prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! To sign up your team contact Nick Stephens nsteph2@uic.edu before the event. Organized by Feminists United.

Film Screening and Discussion
"Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority"

Wednesday, March 17th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan Street

Join us for a film screening of "Patsy Mink Ahead of the Majority." Released in 2008, this award-winning documentary by Kimberlee Bassford chronicles the life of Patsy Mink, a Japanese American woman who became the first Asian American woman and woman of color to be elected to Congress. Her most notable piece of legislation was the groundbreaking Title IX Act, outlawing educational discrimination based on gender. The film will be followed by a panel presentation that explores the impact of Mink's work on women and education. To find out more about this film, visit: http://www.aheadofthemajority.com

Organized by Asian American Resource and Cultural Center. For the most up-to-date event details, see aarcc.uic.edu. Contact Karen Su at 312-413-7696 or karensu@uic.edu

Women of NASA

Wednesday, March 17th,5:00-6:00 PM
Room 302, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

Come listen to UIC students talk about working for NASA, what their experience was like and what you should think about if you want to work at NASA. Speakers are: Karima Russell, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering and Amanda Damptz, Earth & Environmental Science major.

Light refreshments will be served. Organized by WISE.

Spring Diversity Job Fair

Thursday, March 18th, 10:00-2:30 PM
Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S Halsted Street

In today's challenging job market women need to take advantage of all their options. The Spring Diversity Job Fair is expected to have 50 or more employers recruiting for full time, part time, and internship positions.

FREE for UIC, UIUC, and UIS students and alumni, $10 for everyone else. Visit http://springdiversityfair.ocs.uic.edu for additional information.

Body Image and the Media

Thursday, March 18th, 12:00 PM
Hillel Center, 924 S. Morgan Street

Famed author of ‘Locker Room Diaries’ and UIC Alum Leslie Goldman will offer a multi-media discussion on the pressures that can affect the way women, especially minority women, relate to food and their bodies.

Sexy Spirit

Thursday, March 18th, 4:00 PM
Rainbow Resource Room, Room 181/183, Behavioral Sciences Building, 1007 W. Harrison Street

Join us as we explore Femininity in the Divine. Organized by Agape House and Gender and Sexuality Center. For more information visit www.gsc.uic.edu.

Claudia Pérez Brown, Musical Performance
Part of the Latino Cultural Center’s “La Peña” Series

Thursday, March 18th, 7:00 PM
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan Street

The Latino Cultural Center invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month at our live musical event, La Peña on Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. We will be featuring Claudia Pérez Brown, a talented musician who blends several Latin American musical genres to create a tapestry of musical elements. Her eclectic approach to music inspires her to incorporate and infuse rich and diverse Latino-American rhythms from South, Central and North-America, as well as Jazz, R&B, Soul, Pop, World, and even Classical music elements. Everyone is welcome to join us! Admission is FREE.

La Peña de UIC provides an arena for artistic expression. Music, dance, poetry, art, and food are important elements of the Peña. While scheduled performances are a part of the program, the most important component is the audience participation and freedom of artistic expression through song, poetry, dance, performance, and art. La Peña is held every third Thursday of each month. The Latino Cultural Center Thursday Series was created to promote the diversity of the Latino culture through the arts. Music, dance, poetry, film, art and food are all important elements of the Thursday Night Series. Each Thursday of the month represents a different realm of the arts and a unique celebration of Latino culture, while encouraging the development of creativity and leadership among student organizations.

First Thursday of each Month: Movie Night Second Thursday of each Month: Poetry Night Third Thursday of each Month: La Peña

For more information, email ivone@uic.edu or call 312-996-3095.

CUPPA- Friday Forum
Women in Community Organizing

Friday, March 19th,12:00-1:30 PM
110 CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria Street

Join us for lunch and learn about the unique strategies that women utilize as they work toward community change. Invited guests include: Professor Susan Stall from Northeastern University; Cheryl Johnson of the People for Community Recovery and Daphnee Rene of the Young Woman's Action Team (YWAT). For more information contact Keisha Farmer-Smith at kfarme1@uic.edu.

Clothesline Project

Monday, March 29th,12:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 30th,12:00-5:00 PM
Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB), 1007 W. Harrison Street

The Clothesline Project aims to raise awareness and address the issue of violence against women. The traveling monument acts as a mode of expression for women affected by violence by encouraging them to use a T-shirt as a medium for art, poetry or any form of visual expression they choose. These shirts then hang on a clothesline as a testimonial to the problem of domestic and sexual violence. Organized by Feminists United. For more information contact Sarah Bakker at sarah.catherine.bakker@gmail.com.

Meet Nancy Youssef, MD

Wednesday, March 31st, 2:00-3:00 PM
1000 Science and Engineering Offices (SEO), 851 South Morgan Street

Nancy Youssef, MD is a graduate of the College of Engineering (chemical engineering) and the College of Medicine (family medicine) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She will discuss her experiences as an undergraduate, medical student and physician. In addition, she will provide strategies for the MCAT and answer your questions. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to mfhughes@uic.edu by March 30.

The event hosted by the ASCEND Scholars Program.

“Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics" - a film directed and produced by Shuli Eshel

Thursday, April 1st,1:00-2:30 PM
Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan Street

This film tells the story of the vital role Jewish women have played as athletes, administrators and activists from the settlement houses in the 1880s into the 21st century, confronting ethnic and gender constraints, and changing American Society. Ms. Eshel will be joined by executive producer and historian, Linda J. Borish of Western Michigan University for questions and a panel discussion after the screening. Organized by Jewish Studies. For more information contact Nancy Gebhardt at nancyg@uic.edu.

SAVE THE DATE!
Andrea Smith, Cherokee Intellectual and Anti-violence Activist

Wednesday, April 14th,3:00-5:00 PM
Room 302, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street

Andrea Smith (Cherokee) is a longtime anti-violence and Native American activist and scholar. She is co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, a national grassroots organization that utilizes direct action and critical dialogue. Smith has published widely on issues of violence against women of color and is one of the nation's leading experts on the topic, as well as a highly-sought after speaker.

Smith holds a B.A. from Harvard University in Comparative Study of Religion, a Masters of Divinity from the Union Theological Institute and a PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in History of Consciousness. Smith is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

For additional information visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/wsweb/program/index.htm

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in an event, please call 312-413-1025 at last one week prior to the event.




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Colletion Drive - Sarah's Circle

In addition to the great events planned, a large-scale Share Your Wealth Collection Drive is being organized and the entire UIC community is encouraged to help us gather new toiletries for Sarah's Circle, an agency that provides safe housing and services for over 600 homeless and displaced women each year. Items will be collected at each WHM event and there will be boxes placed at several offices around campus as well. For more information about the collection drive or to locate a collection box please visit: www.service.uic.edu



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