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Brown Bag Lecture Series

Proudly Presented by the Department of Women's Studies and the Women's Resource and Action Center

October 2011(Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

October

Lirbrary Display: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Display from UMD Women's Resource & Action Center

Interior Case for Month of October

Monday October 3 - Friday October 7
11:00-3:00 pm
Tabling: Femicide Awareness Display

Display from Safehaven Shelter for Battered Women

Kirby Tabling Area

Wednesday, October 5
12:00-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Femicide Awareness

Presented by Maude of Safehaven Shelter for Battered Women

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Film: DV

TBA

Monday October 17
Tabling: Love your Body Day

Kirby Tabling Area

Film: Body Live

TBA

Wednesday, October 17
12:00-1:00 pm
Brown Bag Body Love & Size Acceptance

Presented by Linda Gokee-Rindal

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October 17 - October 28
Display from Clothesline Project made by UMD members

UMD Kirby Bus Hub

Wednesday, October 28
12:00-1:00pm
Clothesline Project Workshop

Have the opportunity to design your own t-shirt to be added to the Clothesline Project Display to help raise awareness and promote healing about violence against women

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November 2011

Wednesday, November 9
12:00-1:00
Brown Bag: Natural Birth Options

Presented by Teri Kesti of Northland Birth Center

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Panel: Experiences of Women

TBA

Tuesday, November 15
3:30-5:30
Workshop: Self Defense

Presented by Chris Correia of North Shore Taikwondo

SpHC 150A

Wednesday, November 16
12:00-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Sexual Assault: It's Not Your Fault

Presented by Em Westerlund of Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault

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Thursday, November 17
12:00-1:00pm
Workshop: Self Defense

Presented by Chris Correia of North Shore Taikwondo

SpHC 150A

Friday, November 28
All Day
Tabling: International Day to End Violence against Women

Kirby Tabling Area

Wednesday, November 30
12:00-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Human Trafficking

Presented by Shunu Shrestha of Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault

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December 2011

Thursday, December 1
Tabling/Event: World Aid's Day

TBA

Wednesday, December 7
12:00-2:00pm
Brown Bag: WRAC Holiday Party

Presented by WRAC interns

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Friday, December 9
Tabling/Event: International Human Rights Day

TBA

Wednesday, December 14
12:00-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Yoga & Relaxation

Presented by Molly McManus of Yoga North

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Women's History Month Events

February 2012

Wednesday, Feb. 8
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Men's Role in Stoping Violence

Presented by Men as Peacemakers

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center & The Women's Studies Department

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Saturday, Feb 11
7:30pm
Women's Studies 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Featured performances: Sara Thomsen and Paula Pedersen, the Oshikii Giizhik Singers, Rachael Kilgour, Eleni Johnson, and Wild by Nature. Free and open to public. Reception to follow.

Sponsored by Women's Studies Department and Women's Resource and Action Center.

Weber Auditorium

Wednesday, Feb. 22
5:00pm
Film: "What I Want My Words to Do to You"

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center & V-Day UMD

BohH 90

Thursday, Feb. 23
6:00pm-9:00pm
Film: "Hip Hop Beyond Beats"

Sponsored by the African American Student Programs and the Black Student Association and Women's Resource and Action Center

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Friday, Feb. 24
7:00pm
Performance: "Any One of Us"

Sponsored by V-Day UMD & Women's Resource and Action Center

BohH 90

Wednesday, Feb. 29
12:00pm-1:00pm
Film: Killing Us Softly 3

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center & The Women's Studies Department

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March 2012

All Month long
KUMD will run 60 second spots about local women who make history. Tune into 103.3 to listen

Sponsored by KUMD

Thursday, March 1
11:00am-1:40pm
Women's Studies Open House

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center and Women's Studies Department

Humanities 494

Friday, March 2
5:00pm-7:00pm
Women on the Wall

Free Equipment rental is included

Meet at the inland wall, RecSports

Wednesday, March 7
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Grandmothers for Peace

Sponsored by Women's Resoruce and Action Center & The Women's Studies Department

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Wedneaday, March 7
6:30pm
Film: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell"

Followed by a discussion by Doris Parker, Executive Director of the Liberian Women Initiatives of Minnesota (LIWIM)

Sponsored by LWV Duluth, Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, UMD Women's Resource and Action Center, Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, and UMD Women's Studies Department

Teatro Zuccone

Thursday, March 8
11:30am
Luncheon: International Women's Day

For more inforamtion contact 726-6292 or 726-8444 or email wrac@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center & the Women's Studies Department

Griggs Center

Wednesday, March 21
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Human Trafficking

Presented by Shunu Shrestha from PAVSA.

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center

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Wednesday, March 21
5:00pm
Film: Until the Violence Stops

Sponsored by V-Day UMD & the Women's Resource and Action Center.

BohH 90

Thursday, March 22
4:00pm
Panel Discussion: Women's Empowerment, Women's Eduation: Closing the Equity Gap

Panelists: Mary Cameron, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Emily Serrano

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center and Women's Studies Department

UMD Library Rotunda

Friday, March 23
5:00pm-7:00pm
Women on the Wall

Free all equipment rental is included

Sponsored by UMD Recreational Sports Program

meet at the inland wall, RecSports

Friday, March 23
7:00pm
Performance: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer

Sponsored by V-Day UMD & Women's Resource and Action Center

BohH 90

Tuesday, March 27
12:00pm-1:30pm
Film: Patsy Mink, Ahead of the Majority and Title IX Presentation

Guest Speaker: Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life, followed by the file PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY, a documentary for Kimberlee Bassford that follows the remarkable journey of Patsy Mink, an Asian American women who, battling racism and sexism, redefined American politics.

Sponsored by Asian Pacific American Student Programs, Asian Pacific American Association, Department of Women's Studies and Diversity Commission.

Rafters

Tuesday, March 27
6:00pm
Speaker: Rachel Lloyd "Girls Are Not For Sale" A Book Tour

"GEMS, was founded in 1998 by Rachel Lloyd, a young women who had been sexually exploited as a teenager. Ms. Lloyd came to the U.S. in 1997 as a missionary to work with adult women exiting prostitution. While working with adult women in correctinal facilities and on the streets, Ms. Lloyd observed the overwhelming need for services for young women at risk for sexual exploitation who were being ignored by traditional social service agencies. It became clear that specialized services were essential for this disenfranchised poplulation.

From a one-women kitchen table project, GEMS has grown to a nationally recognized and acclaimed organization and now is one of the largest providers of services to commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked youth in the U.S. GEMS advocates at the local, state and national level to promote policies that support young women who have been commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked."

Sponsored by The Duluth Trafficking Task Force, Office of Cultural Diversity and Women's Resource and Action Center.

Kirby Ballroom

April 2012

Wednesday, April 4
12:00p.m.-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Sexual Assault It's Not Your Fault

Preented by Em Westerlund from PAVSA

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center & the Women's Studies Department

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Monday, April 9
2:00pm-3:30pm
Speaker: Kao Kalia Yang, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir

Kao Kalia Yang, is a Hmong American writer and author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir from Coffee House Press. Her work has appeared in the Paj Ntaub Voice Hmong Literary Journal and numerous other publications. She wrote the lyric documentary, The Place Where We Were Bord. She currently resides in Minnesota.

Sponsored by Asian Pacific American Programs, Commission on Women, Diversity Commission, Department of English, Asian Pacific American Association, Women's Resource and Action Center, TCF Bank, Department of Women's Studies and Office of Cultural Diversity.

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, April 18
12:00pm-1:30pm
Brown Bag: TBD

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

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Thursday, April 16
8:001m-12:00 noon
Take Our Children to Work Day

Please contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444 or swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center

Griggs Center

Sponsors of Women's History Month Events

UMD Women's Studies Department, Women's Resource and Action Center, Commission on Women, Health Services, School of Medicine, First Year Experience, Depeartment of Biology, Depeartment of Pyschology, Kirby Program Board, African American Student Prgrams, Black Student Association, Queer and Allied Student Union, Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Serices, Latino Chicano Student Association, Latino/Chicano Student Programs, Theatre Department, Office of Cultural Diversity, Alworth Institute, Access for All, Asian Pacific American Association; Duluth's Chapter of the AAUW; Amnesty International; YWCA; Association The Emily Program; The Junior League of Duluth; Duluth's HOTDISH Militia; and V-Day UMD

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • 50% of all women murdered in the United States are killed by a spouse or acquaintance.
  • 25-30% of adolescent relationships are abusive.
  • A woman is beaten every 9 seconds. One out of every 2 American women will be battered or physically abused by a partner in her lifetime.
  • Every 6 hours a man batters a woman partner to death.
  • Every day, 4 women are murdered by boyfriends or husbands.
  • 2/3 of all marriages will experience domestic violence at least once.
  • Family violence kills as many women every five years as the total number of Americans who dies in the Vietnam War.
  • There are 1,500 shelters for women experiencing domestic violence in the United States. There are 3,800 animal shelters.

Cell Phone Donation Program

Is your old cell phone collecting dust in a drawer? Put it to good use and donate it to Safe Haven Women's Shelter.

Your old phone will be refurbished and re-programmed with wireless emergency services and phone numbers and placed in the hands of a domestic abuse victim.

Drop it off at WRAC or MPIRG

Past Events

2001-2002

Fall Semester

Title
Description
Date
WRAC Presentations
Interns Mary Bue, Maggie Cho, and Heather Hamilton presented information on WRAC to Women's Studies classes.
September 9th - 13th
WRAC Open House
Refreshments, relaxation, and information with a musical performance by Haley Bonar
September 13th
Informational Table
WRAC information presented at the Kirby tables.
September 19th, 20th
Volunteer Signup
Recruitment of WRAC volunteers.
September 27th
Library Display
Throughout the month of October, WRAC displayed literature relating to domestic violence in the Library Interior.
October
The Clothesline Project
Bearing witness to violence against women... borrowed from the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
October 1st - 4th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Sexual Assault and Date Rape
Information and prevention of sexual assault and date rape... presented by Saprina Matheny of the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault
October 3rd
Silent Memorial
Honoring Native American Indian women killed by their intimate partners... the silhouettes came from Mending the Sacred Hoop
October 7th - 11th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Legal Aid
Attorney Brenda Denton answered legal questions about domestic abuse, restraining orders, orders of protection, harassment, single parent rights, and many others.
October 8th
Sharon Sayles Belton:
"Looking Back, Moving Forward"
Sharon Sayles Belton is the former mayor of Minneapolis. Her lecture was part of the Spectrum Lecture Series; WRAC cosponsored the event.
October 9th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Dynamics of Abusive Relationships
Presentation about the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships... presented by Lisa Radzak of Safe Haven Shelter
October 17th
Parish Masks
Masks displayed to represent victims of sexual assault... borrowed from Safe Haven Shelter
October 21st - 25th
Film:
A Woman's Place
In honor of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month... borrowed from the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
October 22nd
Making Women's History Now!
WRAC was a cosponsor of this campus and community forum on the state of feminism in the Twin Ports.
October 25th
Brown Bag Lunch:
The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children
Lisa Radzak of Safe Haven Shelter discussed the impact of domestic abuse on children and preventative measures.
October 29th
Informational Table
Get Out Her Vote!
October 29th, 31st; November 4th, 5th
Women in the Weightroom
A collaboration with the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. A two hour strength training seminar to learn the fundamentals of strength training.
November 6th
Susan Griffin:
War, Gender, and the Environment
Susan Griffin spoke about the interconnections between war, gender, and the destruction of the environment... cosponsored by WRAC.
November 11th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Women's Spirituality and the Role of Story
Presentation by Pamela Barbour, ordained United Methodist minister, organizational trainer, and collector of stories.
November 19th
Self-defense Workshop
A free self-defense workshop by Kim Campbell of On-Alert Self-defense
November 21st
Celebrating Women and Art
Art displayed by UMD folks and music by Mary Bue and Sara Softich.
December 6th
Holiday Open House
Relaxing before finals with refreshments and holiday cheer.
December 13th

Spring Semester

Brown Bag Lunch:
Stop the War in Iraq Protest... UMD Was There
A debriefing from students and faculty who attended the protest in Washington DC also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
January 27th
WRAC Presentations
Interns Mary Bue, Maggie Cho, and Heather Hamilton presented information on WRAC to Women's Studies classes.
January 27th - 31st
Informational Table
WRAC information presented at the Kirby tables.
January 28th - 30th
WRAC Presentation
Intern Heather Hamilton presented the history of Women's History Month to a graduate sociology class.
January 28th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Eating Disorders and Women's Body Image
Actors from Stage II's play The Most Massive Woman Wins and Jean Baribeau-Thoennes from UMD Health Services discussed eating disorders and women's body image issues. Cosponsored by WRAC.
January 31st
Brown Bag Lunch:
Get Your Grandma into Action!
A presentation by the Northland Chapter of Grandmothers for Peace International...also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
February 3rd
Dr. Kevin Leicht:
The Future of Affirmative Action
Dr. Leicht brought into focus the core issues of the Affirmative Action debate... cosponsored by WRAC.
February 7th
Film:
The Rosa Parks Story
We celebrated Black History Month by presenting this film by director Julie Dash, featuring an Emmy-nominated performance by Angela Bassett.
February 17th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Doulas, Midwives, and Supportive Birth
Presentation by Jane Studelska... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
February 24th
Brown Bag Lunch:
The History of the American Association of University of Women
A discussion of feminism in the Twin Ports, given by Terri Griffiths, the president of the American Association of University Women... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
March 3rd
Informational Table
WRAC information presented at the Kirby tables.
March 4th
Brown Bag Lunch: Hearing the Voices of Women from Nicaragua
A presentation at the Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery by Lynn Clark Pegg... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department.
March 6th
Judy Foreman presents College Women and Health Issues
As part of the Spectrum Lecture Series, Judy Foreman, a writer for The Boston Globe, discussed health issues facing college women today... cosponsored by WRAC.
March 6th
International Women's Day
Celebrating International Women's Day in the Kirby Lounge.
March 7th
Brown Bag Lunch:
The History of the Chester Creek House
Presented by Linda Estel... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
March 10th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Keeping Yourself Safe on Spring Break
A discussion of dangers on spring break and how to keep yourself and your friends safe... presented by Saprina Matheny of the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault
March 12th
Informational Table
WRAC information presented at the Kirby tables.
March 13th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Women Beware of Dangers to Your Reproductive Rights
Tina Welsh, the director of the Women's Health Center, discussed dangers to reproductive rights.
March 24th
Informational Table
WRAC information presented at the Kirby tables.
March 25th

Brown Bag Lunch:
NOW and then... Is Activism a Lost Art?

A discussion of feminism in the Twin Ports given by Joyce Benson, president of the League of Women Voters...also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
March 31st
Films: "Dream Worlds II" and "Tough Guise"
WRAC and the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault presented these two movies toe address the media's role in gender violence and the way gender stereotypes influence sexual assault.
April 6th
Informational Table
WRAC information presented at the Kirby tables.
April 8th
Self-defense Workshop
A free self-defense workshop by Kim Campbell of On-Alert Self-defense
April 8th
Mock Rape Trial
An awareness-raising event during Sexual Assault Awareness Month... cast included the Honorable Judge Gerald Martin, Attorneys Ben Stromberg and Heidi Murtonen, and Saprina Matheny of the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault.
April 10th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Geography on the Masculinist Construction of Germany in the Love Parade
Presented by Olaf Kuhlke... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
April 14th
Informational Table
WRAC information presented at the Kirby tables.
April 17th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Women ROCK! History of Women in Mountaineering
Presented by Kaija Webster of the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
April 21st
Informational Table
WRAC information presented at the Kirby tables.
April 22nd
Brown Bag Lunch:
Painting the Piano... Norwegian Sister Harriet Backer and Agathe Backer Grohndahl
Presented by Alison Aune and Jeanne Doty... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
April 23rd
Take Our Children to Work Day
This was WRAC's first year sponsoring the event (it was previously run by the Human Resources Department). It was also the first time that boys, as well as girls, were invited. Several different departments on campus hosted workshops to demonstrate professions available in their field.
April 24th
Take Back the Night
Rally and speak out about violence against women... cosponsored by WRAC.
April 24th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Communication- Women's Experiences with Abusive Communication in Organizations
Presented by Diane Sloane... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
April 28th
Brown Bag Lunch:
Feminist Mothers... An Open Round Table Discussion
Lead by Beth Bartlett... also sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
May 5th
International No Diet Day
Informational table in Kirby.
May 6th

 

2001-2002

Clothesline Project

7 Moons Concert

Brown Bag Lunch: Legal Aid

Clothing Drive

Silent Memorial

Brown Bag Lunch: Keeping Yourself Safe on Spring Break

Brown Bag Lunch: Dynamics of Abusive Relationships

International Women's Day

National Young Women's Day

Sheila Bland

Film: Defending Our Lives

Women's History Month

Brown Bag Lunch: Mary Hayes Grieco

Brown Bag Lunch: Body Image

Self-defense Workshop

Brown Bag Lunch: Men As Peace Makers

Brown Bag Lunch: Date Rape Drugs

Brown Bag Lunch: Date Rape

Celebrating Women in the Arts

Film: Summer Story

World AIDS Day

Take Back the Night

Holiday Open House

Women's Music Program

1999-2000

SERVE Carnival

Clothesline Project
Parish Mask Display

Annie Humphrey Concert
"Night in the Bullpub"

Magdalen Hsu-Li
Women's Health and Sexuality

Community Women's Health
Informational Tabling

Holiday Open House
FYE Newsletter

Presentation to RA's
Sexual Assault Presentation

"Aesthetics of Beauty"
International Women

Following Sprit's Flight
Celebrating Women Open House

National Women's Teleconference- Twin Cities Campus
Flower Sale to Benefit PAVSA

Hands Off!! Let's Talk!
Date Rape Play

Take Our Daughters to Work Day
Take Back the Night
 

Contact Us

Women's Resource and Action Center University of Minnesota Duluth Kirby Student Center 266 1120 Kirby Drive Duluth, MN 55812-3085 (218) 726-6292 wrac@d.umn.edu

Office Hours

Monday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

If you need emergency assistance, please contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward in Kirby Student Center 233, (218) 726-8444, or swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

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