Events

Spring 2019 Events

LaDuke

Winona LaDuke, see March 19 below

 

January

1/15 First Tuesday Book Club Meeting
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center 
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 the term and discuss books that they are interested in or are currently reading. All students are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome.

 

1/24 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
BIDE is an all-inclusive student-facilitated peer support group that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! For more information, contact  womenscenter@tntech.eduor visit the center.
 

February

2/5 First Tuesday Book Club Meeting
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
We'll begin the discussion of this term's common read, Pride by Ibi Zoboi. Haven't started 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 always welcome.

 

2/7 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group for students that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! For more information, contact  womenscenter@tntech.eduor visit the center.

 

2/8 Attune submissions deadline
ATTUNE is a joint publication of the Tennessee Tech Women’s Center and the Tennessee Tech Commission on the Status of Women. This newsletter is published twice yearly and focuses on gender-equity issues as well as Women’s Center resources and upcoming events. While it is student-edited, all members of the Tennessee Tech community are welcome to submit articles for consideration. A digital version of the latest edition can be found at https://www.tntech.edu/women/center-resources/newsletter. Paper copies are available at the Women’s Center.

 

2/12 An Evening with Ibi Zoboi
6 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium
Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut novel, American Street, was a finalist for the National Book Award and has received five starred reviews. Her latest YA novel, Pride, was released last Fall, and Black Enough, a collection of stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America, will debuted in January of 2019. Zoboi was born in Haiti and immigrated to New York with her mother when she was four years-old. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, and their three young children. This is a Center Stage event. www.ibizoboi.net.

 

2/14 One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution 2019
11 a.m.  - noon in the RUC Lobby
TTU community members will come together, rise up, and stand against gender based violence in its overt and less obvious forms (rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual-gender and reproductive oppression and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities). We will express our outrage, celebrate our strength, and show our commitment to change. There will be activities, music, and giveaways. Stand with SAGE (Students Advocating Gender Equity), the Tech Players, and the Women’s Center at Tennessee Tech’s seventh Rising as we join activists worldwide in this effort.

 

2/19 You Have the Power
6:30 - 8 p.m. in the RUC Tech Pride Room
Information is power. You Have the Power, a local victim's advocacy group, will be providing an opportunity to discuss dating violence, consent, and bystander intervention. Equipped with proper knowledge and key tools, individuals and communities can deter, reduce and prevent violent crime. All students are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

 

2/21 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group for students that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.eduor visit the center.

 

March

3/11 – 3/15 Women’s History Month display

All week in the RUC lobby beginning at noon on 3/11

This display showcases important moments in women’s history. Stories of individual women and their accomplishments can be found here as well as history quizzes and handouts.
 
3/12 First Tuesday Book Club Meeting
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
We'll continue the discussion of this term's common read. Haven't started 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 always welcome.
 
3/14 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group for students that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.eduor visit the center.

 

3/19 Winona LaDuke: Creating a Multicultural Democracy
7 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium
Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, tribal justice, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives on Minnesota’s White Earth reservation and works as Executive Director of Honor the Earth. LaDuke is a rural development economist and cofounded the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based non-profit organizations in the country, which works to protect indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering. LaDuke is the recipient of the Thomas Merton Award, Ms. Woman of the Year and the Reebok Human Rights Award and has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame recognizing her leadership and community commitment. This is a Center Stage event hosted by the Women’s Center.

 

3/26 RBG film screening
6:30 p.m. in the Oakley STEM Center Auditorium in Morris Hall
Hero. Icon. Dissenter. At the age of 85, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a reputation for all to admire. She has fought to end gender discrimination throughout her career, and was the second woman to ever be on the Supreme Court and still serves. This Academy-award nominated documentary explores her personal journey, describing how she went from quiet and diminutive to being a pop culture icon with a mass of followers who dubbed her “Notorious RBG.” This screening is sponsored by the Women’s Center and is free and open to the public. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biIRlcQqmOc


April


4/2 Clothesline Project displayed
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 – 7 p.m. in the RUC Tech Pride Room
Witness and applaud these visual testimonies by survivors of interpersonal violence from our campus and local communities. In this public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts decorated to represent a survivor's personal experience. In the months prior to the display, you can come by the Women's Center during office hours to make a shirt or leave one for the display. Hope and healing hang on the clothesline.
4/2 First Tuesday Book Club Meeting11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
We'll finish the discussion of this term's common read. Haven't started it? No problem. 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 always welcome.
4/8 Soraya Deen on Peacemaking
7 p.m.  in Bell Hall Auditorium
Soraya Deen is the founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement and Co-founder of Peacemoms (which promotes Christian/Muslim Dialogue). She is lawyer, a spiritual activist, certified Nonviolent Parent Educator and author of Peace Matters – Raising Peace Conscious Children. Deen is a fellow of the Omnia Institute of Contextual Leadership, which works internationally to empower women to counter violent extremism. She organized the first Interfaith Women’s Leadership Conference and the first Women’s Leadership Conference in north east Nigeria. Deen brings together Muslim women and women of all faiths to empower them to resolve conflict and be effective in communication, social activism, and civic engagement. This is a Center Stage event cosponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women and the Women’s Center.
4/11 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group for students that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.eduor visit the center.
4/25 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
BIDE is an all-inclusive peer support group for students that promotes self-growth and self-acceptance. Have a body and not sure how to feel about it? You are welcome here! For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.eduor visit the center.

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