On August 26, 1920 the women of this country won the right to vote. Displays commemorating the 72 year struggle to pass the 19th amendment will be exhibited in the RUC lobby on both days.
Attend this term’s inaugural meeting of our book club. This is your chance to meet other readers and discuss books and issues of interest. Members will choose one common read for fall term and discuss books that they are interested in or are currently reading. All students are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome.
In this entertaining and thought-provoking film, popular writer Jessica Valenti explores the Virginity Movement with its emphasis on abstinence-only education, virginity-pledges, and Purity Balls. Valenti then presents the argument that this “virginity obsession” is damaging young women and girls. The showing of this film is not necessarily an endorsement of its content.
Help pull together November’s Project Reality Runway, an alternative fashion show designed to challenge unrealistic media expectations of beauty, to celebrate all shapes and sizes, and to inspire self-esteem. We take positive and healthy body image/self-esteem seriously and poke a little bit of fun at contemporary fashion and gender notions. We look for models and an outfit with an attitude that reflects the joy the wearer finds in their body. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Meet some of our student workers and find out what we do. And what you can do to help us and other organizations. This event is sponsored by the Service Learning Center.
Michael Gates Gill, the author of How Starbucks Saved My Life, will be on campus. http://www.tntech.edu/commonbook/events/
We’ll begin the discussion of this term's common reads – some of us are reading The Book Thief and others A Grown-up Kind of Pretty. Haven't started it yet? No problem, but do bring the book you are currently reading or one that you have read recently for discussion. All students are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome to join the fun.
Join this interesting discussion regarding consent and interpersonal communication. Both men and women are welcome. Sponsored by the Women's Center and Genesis House.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Roaden University Center
This statewide event will bring together educators, parents, students and activists to focus on bullying in public schools that is based on race, disability, social class, and sexual orientation. Organized by students, it will feature speakers and workshops to inspire and facilitate positive action. Space is limited and registration must be done in advance. Online registration for this free conference can be found at http://www.bullyfreetn.org/index.html.
It’s been twelve years since Julia Roberts won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich in the film by the same name. A divorced single mother with three young children, Erin took a job as a file clerk with a law firm. It was while organizing papers on a pro bono real estate case that she first found medical records that would link Pacific Gas & Electric with the poisoning of water in the town of Hinkley, CA. Erin’s tenacity would lead to the largest direct action lawsuit in US history. A Center Stage event hosted by the Commission on the Status of Women.
We’ll continue the discussion of this term's common read. Haven't started it yet? No problem. BYOB - Bring Your Own Book. Bring the book you are currently reading or one that you have read recently for discussion. All students are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome to join the fun.
Join us for Project Reality Runway as a diverse group of TTU students and faculty strut their stuff with WTTU personalities emceeing. This alternative fashion show celebrates diversity and positive body image while poking a little fun at contemporary fashion and gender notions. Wear an outfit that expresses your personality or come as you are and you may find yourself featured on our Be-You-tiful display and Facebook page. Enjoy Love Your Body Day goodies, music, and a fabulous time. Celebrate and honor your body – no matter what size or shape you are. Strike a pose! Sponsored by the Women’s Center, WTTU, TTU Lambda, and Bully Free Tennessee. https://www.facebook.com/events/608645709202072/
Nashville Cares will be providing free oral HIV testing to students with immediate and confidential results. Know the facts, know your status, and take precautions. Information and condoms also available! Cosponsored by TTU Lambda and the Women's Center.
Informational display and brochures are available in the RUC from 11/25 - 11/27. Information is available anytime at the Women’s Center.
We’ll finish the discussion of this term's common read. Haven't read it? No problem. BYOB - Bring Your Own Book. Bring the book you are currently reading or one that you have read recently for discussion. All students are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome to join the fun.