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Events

Activists in Action-Free the Girls

March 5
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Room 210, Duda Hall

The Activist Club and the Women’s Studies Program are sponsoring an event to begin our annual bra drive for the Free the Girls. The Activist Club will give a presentation on what being an activist really means, how people can be active in different ways, and there will be an educational component on Free the Girls and human trafficking. We will have small educational and/or active workshops after the presentation for participants to engage.

White-Out Event

March 7
11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Table in Natali Student Center

March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate it, the Activist Club and the Women’s Studies Program will be handing out free white t-shirts to wear on March 8. White is a symbolic color to show support for violence against women. People who get the white t-shirts can write one word on the front of the t-shirt. It can be a word for students to describe themselves as a woman or about a woman they know.

Sports, Leadership, and Women: Movie Panel Discussion

March 26
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Room 210, Duda Hall

Using a montage of movie clips from popular movies dealing with women and sports such as “A League of their Own” and “Million Dollar Baby,” we will examine gender roles, issues of equality/inequality in sports, Title XI, and empowerment and leadership of women in sports. Dr. Carol Biddington and Professor Beverly Ross will be on a panel to discuss these issues. There will be a question/answer session as well as audience discussion to follow.

Being Empowered in Your Own Health: Discussing HPV, Cervical Cancer Prevention, and Other Important Health Topics

March 28
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Room 210, Duda Hall

Cal U student Alexandra Brooks and Professor Suzanne Palko collaborate to discuss the important topic of being empowered in taking charge of your body and advocating for your health. Professor Suzanne Palko will discuss the medical importance of Pap Smears, early screenings for cervical cancer, and other issues concerning being empowered in your health. Alexandra Brooks will share a personal experience dealing with some of these issues and how she was empowered to educate others and advocate for taking control of your health.

Activists in Actions: Empowering and Advocating for Yourself and Others

April 2
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Room 210, Duda Hall 

The Activist Club and the Women’s Studies Program is sponsoring this event to discuss the importance of being your own advocate and empowering yourself and those around you. The Activist Club will discuss activism, empowering yourself and others, and advocating for yourself and others around you. There will be several breakout educational and/or active workshops. Career Services will be talking about advocating for your future careers and empowering yourself through knowledge on how to build a dynamic resume, interview tips, etc. Options @ Cal U will be breaking labels and empowering people to look beyond labels and stereotypes. There will also be other activities and/or educational sessions.