S.P.A. Membership Drive
* Are you a U of L student-parent? There is a new RSO on campus just for you! The STUDENT-PARENT ASSOCIATION (S.P.A.) is seeking members. Stop by the table in the Humanities Building Quad On Monday September 12, 2011 and JOIN!
* Come join the student group for lunch on Monday September 12,2011. 11:30-1pm/ Location TBA.
Women4Women Meeting/Bowling Event
*Come hear Melvin Turner speak about the 12 steps to success and then enjoy a fun round of bowling on Friday September 16,2011. The meeting begins at 1pm!
Cyber Security Guest Speaker
* Come hear Matt Witten, chief information security officer, speak on cyber security on Thursday October 6,2011.
Women4Women presents: FBI Special Agent Guest Speaker
* Come hear a special agent from the FBI speak about computer intrusion, online sexual exploitation, internet fraud, and social networking. This event with be held in the Chao Auditorium on Friday October 21, 2011 at 2pm.
Cyber Security Workshop
* The Women's Center invites everyone to bring their personal lap top to the cyber security workshop on Tuesday October 25, 2011. The workshop will be led by Matt Witten, chief information security officer, in the Chao Auditorium at 4pm.
- INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (IWD) AT U OF L
Thursday, March 8, 2012**6:00-8:00 p.m., U of L George Howe Red Barn, Dinner provided
Join us in the Red Barn for an evening of celebration as we share stories of "Women's Work". Come enjoy dinner, music, and good conversation! We'll hear from a panel comprised of women from a variety of fields and roles including Luz Rivera visiting from Mexico where she works as a Labor Activist. The event will feature the piece "Revisiting the Dinner Party: A Place at the Table" created by students from the Hite Art Institute. There will also be multiple opportunities presented to give back to women in our local community and across the world. International Women’s Day is "a global day of recognition and celebration... honoring women's advancement while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life." Sponsored by the U of L Women’s Center, The Commission on the Status of Women, Anne Braden Institute, PEACC, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Dean of Arts & Sciences, and the Red Barn. For more information contact Sharon LaRue (email@example.com) or Alisha West (firstname.lastname@example.org) Please RSVP at https://louisville.edu/peacc email@example.com or Sharon Larue, firstname.lastname@example.org
*The Dinner Party, an important icon of 1970s feminist art and a milestone in twentieth-century art. The Dinner Party comprises a massive ceremonial banquet, arranged on a triangular table with a total of thirty-nine place settings, each commemorating an important woman from history. The settings consist of embroidered runners, gold chalices and utensils, and china-painted porcelain plates with raised central motifs that are based on vulvar and butterfly forms and rendered in styles appropriate to the individual women being honored.
Visit the International Women’s Day web site, http://www.internationalwomensday.com about events on a national level.
Civil Rights, Women’s Rights and Economic Justice in Appalachia: The Helen Matthews Lewis Story presented by Dr. Judi Jennings, editor
Tuesday, March 27, 2012**12 p.m.-1 p.m., Filson Historical Society, 1310 South Third Street, Louisville, KY
Dr. Helen Matthews Lewis does not just talk and write about social change, she makes social change happen. At age 87, Lewis is a proponent for racial justice, advocate for women, pioneer of Appalachian studies, scholar, participatory researcher, poet, preacher and outstanding cook and bartender.
Social justice supporters, history lovers and those who want to know more about Appalachia are invited to participate in a free program on the life and impact of Lewis presented by Dr. Judi Jennings, Executive Director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women and co-editor of a new book entitled Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia, recently published by the University Press of Kentucky.
The book is based on oral history interviews with Lewis and selections from a wide range of her writings, including essays, talks, poems and sermons, interspersed with recipes, her signature cocktail specialty and gardening tips. Jennings and co-editor, Dr. Patricia Beaver of Appalachian State University, combined Lewis’s memoirs, persuasive and creative writings with short essays by more than 30 friends and colleagues to create a lively format that appeals to a wide range of readers.
Jennings’ presentation is co-sponsored by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, The U of L Women’s Centerand the Social Change Program at the University of Louisville. The co-sponsors are invited to provide their perspectives on Lewis’s life and work during the discussion following the presentation. Consistent with Lewis’s commitment to life-long learning, all participants will be encouraged to listen actively, think critically and consider what Lewis’s life story means to them.
The Filson History Society requests participants to register for this event by going to their website and clicking on Programs or by calling 502-635-5083.
- TRANSFORMATION TEA
[The Tea is being sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women, Commission on Diversity & Racial Equality and the U of L Women’s Center].