Women's Center

Events


Fall 2018 Events


August

8/27 - 8/31  Women’s Equality Day display

On August 26, 1920 the women of this country won the right to vote. Tennessee played a crucial role by being the final state needed to ratify the amendment and thus, securing the right to vote for women. A display commemorating the 72 year non-violent struggle to pass the Nineteenth Amendment will be exhibited in the RUC lobby during these days. Honor the women and men who worked to secure your right to vote by registering on campus on August 28 (see below).

8/28    Voter Registration table

             10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the RUC lobby

Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE) has teamed up with TN Civic Campus and the Women’s Center to meet the Proud Voter Challenge. Register to vote and increase civic engagement in Tennessee. (We currently rank 47 th in the national voter turnout. That can change!) Please bring you driver’s license.

September

9/4    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.

9/13    Body Image and Disordered Eating Student Support Group

11-11:50 in the Women's Center

Body Image is how we view ourselves and impacts self-esteem. 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.edu or visit the center.

9/21    Attune Newsletter submissions deadline

Email to Womenscenter@tntech.edu

Are you a person who likes to write and express themselves? Do you have a lot on your mind or want to open a dialogue on gender issues? Consider contributing a piece to the Women’s Center and Commission on the Status of Women newsletter. Click “newsletter” at left to see the current edition. Submissions are welcome from students, faculty and staff.

 

9/25    Courtney E. Martin - The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream

 7 p.m. Derryberry Hall Auditorium

Recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics, journalist Courtney E. Martin has spent her life examining our current culture: our lifestyles, our challenges, our relationships, and more. Her diverse portfolio as an author, speaker and lecturer is as abundant as it is impressive. Martin is a  weekly columnist for On Being , a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation, podcast, and Webby Award-winning website. With the publication of her most recent book,  The New Better Off, Martin explores how younger generations are redefining what it means to be “successful.” Martin exuberantly insists that it is time to redefine our cultural expectations as we begin, or continue, to influence the workforce, politics, and our society as a whole. Martin writes “The phrase ‘new better off…’ [is] about creating a life you can be genuinely proud of, an ‘examined life…’ a life that you are challenged by, a life that makes you giddy, that sometimes surprises you, a life that you love.” This is a Center Stage event hosted by the Women’s Center.

 

9/27    Body Image and Disordered Eating Student Support Group

11-11:50 in the Women's Center

Body Image is how we view ourselves and impacts self-esteem. 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.edu or visit the center.

October

Domestic Violence Awareness Month http://www.nrcdv.org/dvam/home

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/index

10/2     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.

10/3    Zandria Robinson

            7 p.m. in the RUC Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor

Zandria F. Robinson, PhD is a writer and sociologist whose work focuses on race, popular culture, and the U.S. South. She is the author of This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South, co-editor with Sandra L. Barnes and Earl Wright II of Repositioning Race: Prophetic Research in a Postracial Obama Age, and co-author with Marcus Anthony Hunter of Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life. Her writing appears in Rolling Stone, Hyperallergic, The Oxford American, Scalawag, and The Believer. This is a Center Stage event hosted by Dr. Julia Gruber and the Women’s Center.

10/8    Greg Baird - Building an Accepting & Inclusive Community

            6 p.m. in Bell Hall Auditorium

Greg Baird is an engaging speaker with a big heart and a humorous insight on life, inspiring audiences both LGBTQ and straight across the U.S. on the importance of inclusion, community and discovering your legacy.

Community, acceptance, and inclusion are now more important in our country than ever. This multi-media lecture will discuss and engage the audience on hate & bigotry in our community, schools, work, and internet. Greg will also have a conversation about the shooting at Pulse Night Club that left 49 dead and 53 injured. This will also include a short film directed and edited by Greg titled “2:02 A.M.” The lecture will share how we can be proactive to heal, educate and embrace inclusion. This is a Center Stage event hosted by the TTU Commission on the Status of Women.

10/9    The Hunting Ground screening

            6:30 p.m. in Oakley STEM Center Auditorium in Ray Morris Hall 150

From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first—person testimonials, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education and legal justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment, and pushback. There will be a short discussion and light refreshments to follow. This event is cosponsored by Project AWAKEN,  the TTU Women’s Center and the TTU Panhellenic Council. http://thehuntinggroundfilm.com/

10/11  Body Image and Disordered Eating Student Support Group

11-11:50 in the Women's Center

Body Image is how we view ourselves and impacts self-esteem. 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.edu or visit the center.

10/23  Open House

10 a.m. – noon and 1 - 3 p.m. in the Women's Center

The Women’s Center is scheduled to move from Pennebaker Hall 203 to Roaden University Center 339 in August. Please plan to stop by our new offices, meet the staff, and see what we have to offer faculty, staff, students, and the community.

10/25  Body Image and Disordered Eating Student Support Group

11-11:50 in the Women's Center

Body Image is how we view ourselves and impacts self-esteem. 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.edu or visit the center.

November

11/6    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. 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.

11/6    Jessica Eaton Of VictimFocus

            7 p.m. in Ray Morris Hall (STEM) Auditorium

Jessica Eaton is the founder and owner of VictimFocus, which provides research, consultancy, writing and speaking in forensic psychology, feminism and mental health. Her VictimFocus Blog has over 30,000 readers per month and provides a lively and critical perspective on sexual violence, victim blaming and self-blame of women who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.  She developed the BOWSVA scale which measures the way the general public and professionals apportion blame to women and girls. Eaton works to encourage all professionals to challenge and reduce victim blaming in their practice.This is a Center Stage event hosted by Dr. Julia Gruber and the Women’s Center.

11/15  Body Image and Disordered Eating Student Support Group

11-11:50 in the Women's Center

Body Image is how we view ourselves and impacts self-esteem. 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.edu or visit the center.

11/29  Body Image and Disordered Eating Student Support Group

11-11:50 in the Women's Center

Body Image is how we view ourselves and impacts self-esteem. 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.edu or visit the center

December

12/4   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. 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.