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                            January

                            1/20 Martin Luther King Jr. March

                            We will celebrate the MLK legacy by joining the university’s traditional silent memorial march down Dixie Avenue. The group will gather in Derryberry Hall for a few brief remarks.

                            1/22 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group

                            BIDE is an all-inclusive 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! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.edu or visit the center.

                            February

                            • 2/2 Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling by Becca Stevens
                              • 6 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium

                            Becca Stevens, author and one of Nashville’s premier businesswomen, believes that love is the most powerful force for social change. She is the founder of Magdalene, residential communities of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Thistle Farms, Magdalene’s social enterprise, currently employs residents and graduates who manufacture natural body care products and operate the Thistle Stop Café. Stevens and some of the community’s residents will discuss the healing work of this community. This event is sponsored by the TTU Women’s Center, Women and Gender Studies Program, Crawford Village, the Service Station, and American Lit. in the Tree House.

                            • 2/3 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.

                            • 2/5 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group
                              • 11-11:50 in the Women's Center

                            BIDE is an all-inclusive 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! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.edu or visit the center.

                              • 2/12 One Billion Rising for Revolution
                                • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the RUC North Patio

                                1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women. TTU community members will come together, rise up, and stand against sexual assault and violence against women. We will express our outrage, celebrate our strength, and show our commitment to change.There will be activities, performances, music, dancing, and giveaways. Stand with us at TTU’s third Rising as we join activists worldwide in this effort. Visit http://www.onebillionrising.org/ to learn more.

                            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.

                            • 2/19 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group
                              • 11-11:50 in the Women's Center

                            BIDE is an all-inclusive 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! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.edu or visit the center.

                            • 2/20, 2/21, & 2/23 The Vagina Monologues
                              • 8 p.m. at the Backdoor Playhouse

                            A poignant and hilarious tour of the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women’s stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery. https://www.tntech.edu/cas/english/bdph/seasons

                            • 2/22-2/28 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Display
                            • All week in the RUC lobby

                            Look for out display table in the RUC throughout the week or drop by the Women’s Center to pick up awareness materials.

                            March

                            Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives: Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. Knowing women’s achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.

                              ·3/3 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, Snake Oil:The Art of Healing and Truth-telling by Becca Stevens. 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.

                            3/5 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group

                            11-11:50 in the Women's Center

                            BIDE is an all-inclusive 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! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.edu or visit the center.

                            3/16-3/20 Women’s History Display

                            All week in the RUC lobby

                            This display showcases important moments in the Women’s History movement. Stories of individual women and their accomplishments can be found here as well as information about TTU’s Women’s Center.

                            3/17 Iron Jawed Angels screening

                            6:30 p.m. at the Backdoor Playhouse

                            Iron Jawed Angels tells the remarkable story of a group of passionate women who put their lives on the line to fight for American women’s right to vote. Led by Alice Paul, her suffragists mounted an aggressive campaign using parades and demonstrations against the Democratic Party which would not endorse suffrage. Starring an all-star cast, including Hilary Swank and Angelica Huston, this film gives a cinematic and poignant look at the struggle women have endured to be able to vote in this country.Free admission!

                            3/19 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group

                            11-11:50 in the Women's Center

                            BIDE is an all-inclusive 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! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.edu or visit the center.

                            3/24 Activism 2.0 - The Next Eco-Warriors presented by Emily Hunter

                            7 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium

                            A force behind youth environmental activism, journalist/activist/filmmaker Emily Hunter calls for advocacy and action in her campaign Activism 2.0. She has reported from global environmental campaigns around the world and continues her work with youth-driven programs, including Eco-Warriors, who are working against deforestation in Borneo. This is a Center Stage production hosted by the Women’s Center. www.emilyhunter.ca

                            3/30 Free and Confidential HIV testing

                            10-2:30 in RUC 370

                            Nashville Cares will be conducting free and confidential HIV testing. There are no needles involved and results are same day. Be a part of the Solution - know the facts, know your status, and take precautions. This event is co-sponsored by the Women's Center and TTU Lambda.

                            April

                            Sexual Assault Awareness Month

                            4/2 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group

                            11-11:50 in the Women's Center

                            BIDE is an all-inclusive 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! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.edu or visit the center.

                            4/7 The Clothesline Project displayed

                            10-2 p.m. & 5-8 p.m. in the RUC Tech Pride Room

                            Witness and applaud these visual testimonies by survivors of violence from our campus and local communities. Design your own shirt at the display or anytime at the Women’s Center. Hope and healing hang on the clothesline.

                            https://www.tntech.edu/women/clothesline

                            4/7 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, Snake Oil:The Art of Healing and Truth-telling by Becca Stevens. 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.

                            4/14 Health Fair

                            8 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Fitness Center

                            Stop by our table at the Health Fair to meet some of our student staff and pick up some goodies.

                            https://www.tntech.edu/studentaffairs/recreation/u...

                            4/16 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group

                            11-11:50 in the Women's Center

                            BIDE is an all-inclusive 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! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.edu or visit the center.

                            4/16 The Gender Wage Gap with Dr. LaNise Rosemond

                            11-11:50 in RUC 371

                            TTU’s LaNise Rosemond will make a presentation on the Gender Pay Gap and entertain questions afterwards.

                            4/22 TTU Earth Day Fair sponsored by Environmental Sociology/Environmental Science students

                            2:30 -5 in RUC Tech Pride Room

                            Stop by our table at the Earth Fair to meet some of our student staff and pick up some goodies. There will be food, music, and educational displays.

                            https://www.facebook.com/events/1390532534598833/

                            4/30 Body Image and Disordered Eating Support Group

                            11-11:50 in the Women's Center

                            BIDE is an all-inclusive 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! Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Pennebaker 203. For more information, contact womenscenter@tntech.edu or visit the center.