FMLA meetings every Monday @ 5p.m., Harned 130
The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance meet every Monday in Harned room 130 to discuss upcoming events, equality issues, as well as offer help to one another. If you are interested in a way to get involved come join FMLA. There are no dues, all we ask is to bring your voice and an open mind.
F-Word Dinner: A dinner discussion that decodes messages from media an popular culture that define empowerment for women and the power dynamics in personal relationsips. We will talk about information and misinformation about sexual assault and dating as well as domestic violence.
When: September 14, 6:00 PM
Safe Zone Meeting:
The Safe Zone program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Austin Peay community can show their support.
Safe Zone extends the physical safe space for LGBTQI students and their allies throughout the campus. This program also creates ongoing educational experiences between Safe Zone members and the Austin Peay community, encouraging students, faculty, and staff to explore cultural identities, values, and stereotypes in order to better understand how these issues impact the greater community.
When: September 16, 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
"No!: The Rape Documentary" - Black Women, Rape, and Sexual Assault:
When: September 23, 6:00 PM
Hunting Ground Film & Panel - Stephen Dominy & Jill Eichhorn
"In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families. Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity. Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent. —C.L." (sundance.org)
When: September 24, 6:00 PM
55 APSU students will have the opportunity to go to the TBR Regional Student Conference in Cookeville, TN, to discuss topics related to sexual assault, domestic assault, and Title IX. information.
When: September 25th
If you are interested in being considered for this conference, please fill out the application located on PeayLink as a form entitled “2015-2016 Student Leadership Conference: Be Aware, Take Action “or by clicking here (https://apsu.collegiatelink.net/form/start/76345).
What Makes You Beautiful Campaign
When: February 9, 11am - 1 pm
The play is produced and performed by students as part of the course work for WS 3060: Vagina Monologues. Topics for the course include domestic violence, representation of women in the media and art, sexual objectification of women, the social construction of the veil, women in prison, the construction of sexual identity, childbirth, and race and sexuality.
When: February 23 and 24, 7:00 PM
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
These Hands Don't Hurt
Students will create a banner with their handprints and sign their name, pledging that their hands will not hurt.
When: April 7, 11 am - 2 pm
The Women and Gender Studies Office of Austin Peay State University led by Dr. Jill Eichhorn regularly organizes the Clothesline Project outside the Morgan University Center (go to http://www.clotheslineproject.org to find out more). The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts. Each shirt is decorated to represent a particular woman's experience, by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her. If you are in town / on campus, you are invited to assist in setting up and taking down the project. You are also invited to contribute a t-shirt to the event.
When: April 7 (setup 8 AM, takedown 2 -3 PM)
Take Back the Night
Brings awareness to the absence of safety for women to walk in public places at night.
When: April 14th