Spring 2013


                                  





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JANUARY


Stalking is a dangerous crime that affected 6.6 million adults in the United States in one year.  The better we understand the facts about stalking, the more we can do to stop it.

That's why the Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, and the Office on Violence against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, launched National Stalking Awareness Month in 2004. Every January since then, communities across the country have focused on stalking - holding events, sharing information, and building awareness about the crime.

Southern Connecticut State University has joined these national efforts. Below, you will find information that is part of the Women's Center and Men's Initiative programming for January and Stalking Awareness Month. It is the hope of the Women's Center and Men's Initiative that you will continue to visit this website for updates and that you attend these programs in order to help "know, name, and stop" stalking at Southern Connecticut State University and your communities at large.

Stalking Awareness Informational Table (Men's Initiative)

Date: Tuesday, January 22
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level Table 

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Tweet This! (Women's Center)

Date: Tuesday, January 22
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location:  Farnham Hall Programming Space

Stalkers often use technology - such as global positioning systems, computer spyware and cell phones - to track their victims and evade the police. This award winning, 15-minute video, A Stalking Victim Shares Her Story, is designed to train law enforcement and educate communities on stalking.  A discussion will follow and information and resources will be shared. Please contact Ebony McClease for more information at 203-392-5786 or Mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Stalking Awareness Informational Table (Men's Initiative)

Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level Table 

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Stalking Awareness Informational Table (Men's Initiative)

Date: Monday, January 28
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level Table 

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Protect Yourself! (Women's Center)


Date
:
Monday, January 28
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 303

We may be aware of the need to protect and care for ourselves emotionally, physically and spiritually, but did you ever think about the impact that technology has upon this self-care? This discussion will focus on what "Protecting Yourself" looks like in a technological age where physical boundaries are sometimes irrelevant and why this is important. Please contact Ebony McClease for more information at 203-392-5786 or Mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Stalking Awareness Month Information Table (Women's Center)

Date: Wednesday,January 30
Time
: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Location
: Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

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Men's Group: What Does it Mean to be a Man (Men's Initiative)

Date
: Wednesday, January 30
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 303

This will be the first of an eight week series that will meet each Wednesday for discussions around topics important to men. These discussions will for men only and held in a private setting to allow the participants to express themselves openly without fear of judgment. The first session will focus on perceptions of what it means to be a man in today's culture. We welcome you to join us for this discussion.

 

FEBRUARY


16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence against Women!"  (Women's Center) 

Date: Monday, February4
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

Militarism remains a key source of violence for women.  As an ideology that creates a culture of fear, militarism supports the use of violence, aggression, and military interventions for settling disputes and enforcing economic and political interests.  The impacts of militarism run deep, with material, institutional, cultural, and psychological impacts on all of our communities.  It privileges violent forms of masculinity, and presumes that violence is an effective way to solve problems.  Mimlitarism often has grave consequences for the safety and security of our society as a whole, including women, children, and men.  From sexual violence in conflict to the proliferation of toy guns for children, militarism influences how we view women and men, our families, neighbors, public life, and specific countries (Center for Women's Global Leadership. 2011. "Intersections of Violence Against Women and Militarism Meeting Report."). For more information,  contact Ebony McClease at 203.392.5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Zumba Red (Fitness Center/Wellness Center/Women's Center) 

Date: Monday, February 4
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 
ASC Ballroom

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Men's Group: Socialization and Privilege (Men's Initiative)

Date
: Wednesday, February 6
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

The second session of Men's Group will focus on issues of socialization and privilege as it pertains to issues of gender, race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, ability, age, weight, relationship status, as well as how upbringing and social circumstances affects our view points. We welcome you to join us for this discussion.

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Women of Color Roundtable (Women's Center) 

Date: Monday, February 11
Time:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 
Adanti Student Center 303

Come and join the conversation about the current state of Women of Color locally, nationally, and globally. What are the issues that you face? What are some of the problems that you see? This conversation is open to all students of Southern Connecticut State University. For more information contact Ebony McClease at 203.392.5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Black History Month Informational Table (Men's Initiative)

Date: Monday, February 11
Time
: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level table

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Yoga Red (Fitness Center/Women's Center/Wellness Center) 

Date: Monday, February 11
Time:
7:00 p.m.
Location:ASC Ballroom

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Heart Health Luncheon (Women's Center/Fitness Center/Wellness Center) 


Date:
Tuesday, February 12
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center 201

We would like to invite you to a Heart Healthy Luncheon being held on Tuesday, February 12 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Adantii Student Center Room 201. Ms. Charlotte Hickey, Director of Yale's New Haven Hospital's Women's Heart Program will be presenting tips to keep your heart healthy.

We hope that you can join us for a healthy delicious lunch and information to keep your heart healthy. Space is limited so please contact Ms. Ebony McClease at 203.392.5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu

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Men's Group: The Rules of Consent (Men's Initiative)


Date
: Wednesday, February 13
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

The focus of the third session of Men's Group will be the rules of consent in regards to sexual activity. We will discuss what it means to give consent, under what conditions consent can be given, and the law. We welcome you to join us for this discussion. 

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Heart Health Fair (Wellness Center/Fitness Center/Women's Center) 


Date:
Tuesday, February 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 
Adanti Student Center 201

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One Billion Rising

Date:
Thursday, February 14
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center Plaza

Why We Rise! On this day, ONE BILLION women and those who love them from around the globe are invited by Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues) to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women.

SCSU and the Women & Families Center is joining in this global effort by participating with Connecticut advocacy centers, universities, and legislators across the state in a variety of activities that show support to the end of violence against women. Our contribution (a surprise event) will occur at noon at the Adanti Student Center Plaza. Be there to show your solidarity and to support this Rising to end the violence.

If you would like to be a part of this event or to get further information, please contact Ms. Ebony McClease, Women's Center, at (203) 392-5786 or mccleasee1@owls.southernct.edu. 

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FILM SCREENING ~ Dream Worlds 3: Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Videos (Men's Initiative)

Date:
Thursday, February 14
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Farnham Programming Space

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Clean Birth (Women's Center) 

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

CleanBirth.org aims to reduce infant and maternal mortality.We believe that women and infants should not die because they lack medical care, birthing supplies and education.  Yet, each year millions of mothers and babies worldwide die needlessly from birth-related causes.  One mother dies every minute.  CleanBirth.org seeks to prevent these deaths in Laos. For more information contact Ebony McClease at 203.392.5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Dead Mum Don't Cry Film Screening (Women's Center) 

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time:
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:
Adanti Student Center room 311

Dead Mum Don't Cry documents one woman's remarkable struggle to stop mothers in her country from dying from one of the most joyous experiences of life: Child Birth. She's Grace Kidindo-an, obstetrician in the poverty-stricken central African country Chad. Come and find out some of the issues and complications that are associated with child birth and the higher rates of death. For more information, contact Ebony McClease at (203) 392-5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Men's Group: Introduction to Sexual Assault (Men's Initiative)


Date
: Wednesday, February 20
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

During this discussion, we will learn the terminology and definitions of sexual assault, and explore how masculinity is linked to sexual assault. We will look at gender pressures, types of sexual assault, and other forms of sexually motivated violence including stalking. We welcome you to join us for this discussion. 

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FILM SCREENING ~ Tough Guise (Men's Initiative)

Date:
Wednesday, February 20
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Farnham Programming Space

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Men's Heart Health Informational Table (Men's Initiative)

Date: Monday, February 25
Time
: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level table

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Men's Group: Interpersonal Violence (Men's Initiative)

Date: Wednesday, February 27
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

During this discussion, we will look at how interpersonal violence is imbedded in the lives of men. We will discuss how male violence affects women and men, as well as take a close look at domestic violence and sexual assault.

 


MARCH


“Purity Myth” Film Screening (Women's Center)

Date: Monday, March 4
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Location: Adanti Student Center Room 303

The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is an important and timely critique on why this is so, and why it’s problematic for girls and women. The Purity Myth presents a powerful and revolutionary argument that valuing girls and women for their sexuality needs to stop–and outlines a new vision for how this can happen. For more information contact Ebony McClease at mccleasee1@southernct.edu or at 203.392.5786.

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Men's Group: Continuum of Harm (Men's Initiative)

Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

During this discussion, we will use an exercise intended to show our personal beliefs as to what are and what are not harmful behaviors directed towards women. This session will challenge us to define and qualify harm as well as justify our beliefs before a group of our peers. We welcome you to join us for this discussion.

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Men's Health Informational Table (Men's Initiative)

Date: Monday, March 11
Time
: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza level table

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“Half the Sky” Film Screening (Women's Center)

Date: Monday, March 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center 233

Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.  For more information contact Ebony McClease at mccleasee1@southernct.edu or at 203.392.5786.

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“The Burning Times”  Film Screening
(Women's Center)

Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Engleman A115

The Burning Times is a 1990 Canadian documentary, presenting a feminist account of the Early Modern European witchcraft trials. For more information contact Ebony McClease at mccleasee1@southernct.edu or at 203.392.5786.

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Men's Group: Men in the Media (Men's Initiative)

Date
: Wednesday, March 13
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

During this session of Men's Group, we will discuss the impact of mediated images on our view of manhood. We will discuss what stereotypical types of men repeatedly appear and the impacts we believe they have on masculinity. We will also explore our views on whether these stereotypes are positive or negative and why. We welcome you to join us for this discussion.

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Women in STEM Luncheon

Date: Monday, March 18th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Engleman Hall 121 A/B

Join us for a luncheon with guest speakers Dr. DonnaJean Fredeen, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern, and Ms. Katherine Wiltshire at the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF).   Dr. Fredeen will share her experiences and challenges working in the STEM field and discuss the plans for the new Academic Science Building at Southern.  Ms. Wiltshire will be highlighting some of the CWHF STEM Inductees.

Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, March 14th  with Ms. Ebony McClease (mccleasee1@owls.southernct.edu)  to confirm your space. 

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2nd Annual Beauty Across Cultures (Women's Center)

Date:
Wednesday, March 20
Time:
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:
ASC Theater

Join us in paying tribute to Malala Yousufzai, Pakistan’s sheroe who was shot in October 2012 by the Taliban because of her activist work in promoting the schooling of girls.  Guest presenters from Amnesty International Middle Eastern Co-Group will discuss the education of girls in the Middle East.

For more information, please contact Ms. Ebony McClease at (203) 392-5786 or mccleasee1@owls.southernct.edu.

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Men's Group: Bystander Intervention (Men's Initiative)

Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

This session of Men's Group is dedicated to discussing the importance of bystander intervention. We will explore the need for the development of community responsibility and what that means for us. We will also discuss what means of intervention are needed as well as how to make sure we are safe during any intervention.