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What is Happening this Academic Year (2016/2017)


Coming soon:  Update for 2016/2017


Fall 2015

Weekly

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.

September

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
Where: UC 305 

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Safe Zone Meeting: 
 
For persons who have taken the Safe Zone Training Program.  All Women's and Gender Studies students are welcome to attend.

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  
Where: UC 305

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"No!: The Rape Documentary" - Black Women, Rape, and Sexual Assault:
"...Aishah Shahidah Simmons, producer, writer, and director of NO! The Rape Documentary, boldly confronts the scourge of racial, gender, and sexual oppression, and its violent manifestations. Simmons, who understands the power of mass media, almost single-handedly put together a film that utilizes individual testimonials, scholarship, spirituality, activism, and culture to bring the reality of rape and other forms of sexual and physical abuse to the forefront of public conversation." --Thomas Burrell, Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority, © 2010, Smiley Books--

When:  September 23, 6:00 PM
Where: UC 303

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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)

http://knowyourix.org/nineforIX/

When:  September 24, 6:00 PM
Where: Clement Auditorium

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TBR Regional Student Conference

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).


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October 


October is Domestic and Dating Violence Awareness Month

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Safe Zone Meeting: 
 For persons who have taken the Safe Zone Training Program.  All Women's and Gender Studies students are welcome to attend.

When:  October 07, 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM  

Where: UC 305

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Remember My Name: A Visual Representation of the Impact of Domestic Violence in our Communities

Using wooden silhouettes representing man, woman, or child who lost their lives as a consequence of domestic violence in Montgomery County, we will commemorate the lives of individuals in our community who have died as a result of domestic violence. The Remember My Name event is part of APSU's October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities. Remember My Name Is a nationwide event honoring victims of domestic violence.

When:  October 14, 6 PM  

Where: UC Ballroom. 

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Walk A Mile in Her Shoes©

The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence is coming to campus.  A Walk A Mile in Her Shoes© event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects, and remediation to men's sexualized violence against women.  

When: October 15, time tba
Where: Foy Recreation Center (Inside, in case of rain). 

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Clothesline Project

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: October 22 (setup 8 AM, takedown 2 -3 PM)
Where: UC Plaza 

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Safe Zone Meeting: 
 For persons who have taken the Safe Zone Training Program.  All Women's and Gender Studies students are welcome to attend.

When:  October 26, 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM  

Where: UC 305

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Safe Zone Meeting: 
 For persons who have taken the Safe Zone Training Program.  All Women's and Gender Studies students are welcome to attend.

When:   November 18, 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM  

Where: UC 305

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Spring 2016

February

What Makes You Beautiful Campaign

When: February 9, 11am - 1 pm 
Where: MUC and Sundquist Atrium

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The Vagina Monologues (Eve Ensler)

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
Where: Clement Auditorium

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April

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

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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
Where: MUC Plaza

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Clothesline Project

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)
Where: UC Plaza 

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Take Back the Night

Brings awareness to the absence of safety for women to walk in public places at night. 

When: April 14th
Where: UC Plaza 

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