Women's Center

Events


Spring 2018 Events


January

1/22 Amanda “Diva” Seales: Beats, Rhymes & My Life                        7 p.m. in Derryberry Auditorium 

This former MTV VJ with a master’s in African American studies from Columbia University is a series regular as Tiffany on HBO’s “Insecure”, spokesperson for anti-tobacco advocates TheTruth.com, host of FOX’s “Empire” Aftershow, and was named by Time Out LA as one of 2017’s comedians to watch. Seales is also the creator/host of LA’s hit comedy game show “Smart Funny & Black” at Nerdmelt. This is a Center Stage event hosted by Multicultural Affairs and the Women’s Center.

1/23 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.


1/25 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.edu or visit the center.

1/30 Service Learning and Civic Engagement Fair                         11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the RUC Tech Pride Room

Meet some of our student workers and find out what you can do to help us and other organizations. This event is sponsored by the TTU Service Learning Center.

1/31 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Panel: Questions of Complicity in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South                        7 p.m. in Bell Hall Auditorium 282

A panel including representatives from Tennessee Tech and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum will explore the involvement of governments and citizens in two distinct systems of targeted oppression and racial violence within their different historical contexts. This is a Center Stage event.

February

2/6 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 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. 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.

2/6 Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders screening                       6:30 p.m. in Ray Morris Auditorium 150 (room not yet confirmed)

A missing chapter in our nation’s record of the Civil Rights movement, this powerful 60 - minute documentary reveals the movement in Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it – and emerged as its grassroots leaders. Through moving interviews and powerful archival footage, STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS weaves a story of commitment, passion and perseverance. This event is cosponsored by the Women’s Center and Multicultural Affairs. http://www.wmm.com/advscripts/wmmvideo.aspx?pid=240

2/8 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.edu or visit the center.

2/16 Attune submissions deadline                                                   Email to Womenscenter@tntech.edu  

ATTUNE is a joint publication of the TTU Women’s Center and the TTU 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 TTU 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.

2/22 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.edu or visit the center.

2/26 Human Trafficking in Tennessee                                       6:30 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium  

Human (and sex trafficking) is the world’s fastest growing crime. 85% of Tennessee counties have seen some level of adult trafficking, and 72% of our counties have reported the trafficking of minors. Jerry Redman, Co-Founder and CEO of Second Life Tennessee, will discuss the statewide effort to eradicate trafficking and the work of creating prevention, policy, and survivor services. This is a Center Stage event hosted by the Women’s Center.

March

3/13 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 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.  . 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.

3/15 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.edu or visit the center.

3/19 Rebecca Traister: All the Single Ladies

7 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium

Rebecca Traister is a political and cultural journalist. Her latest book, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically help shape our nation. Today, only twenty percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are wed, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960, a shift the Population Reference Bureau calls a “dramatic reversal.” Traister offers an insightful and entertaining portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single woman. This is a Center Stage event hosted by the Women’s Center.

3/22 Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD screening

11 a.m. in the RUC Tech Pride Room 101

Too many of our children, living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty, show the effects of unrelenting structural racism, street violence, domestic instability and other adversities. And their symptoms look a lot like post-traumatic stress disorder. Except for many, there is no “post.”Part of the acclaimed The Raising of America series, this short film endeavors to illustrate that a strong start for all our kids can lead to better individual outcomes AND a healthier, safer, more prosperous and equitable America. There will be light refreshments. This event is cosponsored by the Women’s Center and the Psychology Club.

3/28 Dolores screening

6:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall Auditorium 103

History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice. This documentary challenges an incomplete history. Through beautifully woven archival footage and interviews from contemporaries and Dolores herself, now an octogenarian, the film sets the record straight on one of the most undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history. The film is 96 minutes and there will be a short discussion afterwards. This event is cosponsored by the Women’s Center and Multicultural Affairs.

3/29 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.edu or visit the center.

April

4/3 Clothesline Project

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 – 7 p.m. in the University Center (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.

4/3 First Tuesday Book Club Meeting

11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center

We'll finish the discussion of this term's common read The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.  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.

4/5 Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth screening

11 a.m. in Volpe Library room 112

With a contemporary lens on pop culture at the intersection of feminism and environmentalism, this short film challenges our cultural imagination about environmental destruction. The filmmaker, a Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies professor, highlights an active global resistance movement and green consciousness. A variety of ecological and social justice advocates are featured, providing an introduction to eco-feminism. There will be a short discussion and light refreshments afterwards.


4/12 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.edu or visit the center.