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Ruthe Boyea Women's Center

Spring 2013

 

 Our hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 - 5PM in the Student Center, Room 216. 

Please call us at 860-832-1655.

 

February

 Thursday, February 7                     1:45pm       Davidson Hall Torp Theatre

Black History Month Civil Rights Speaker

Mayor A.C. Wharton, City of Memphis, TN, will speak on the city of Memphis and the civil rights movement, talking candidly about the City’s role, the struggles and racism faced by African Americans in the 1960's during their struggle for equality.

 

February 11, 2013                                       12:00PM             Student Center, Blue and White Room

Rising to the Top Series: Professional Etiquette Workshop

Dining for Business Professionals is one of the most popular workshops. This workshop walks you through each course of a meal and provides proper etiquette skills for all aspects of business. Topics also addressed include business attire, netiquette, business card etiquette, and networking etiquette.  

Presenter:Karen Thomas, a Certified Etiquette Coach teaches at numerous colleges across the State of Connecticut and trains corporate executives in the tri-state area. Karen is the co-host of the radio show Kommunity Konnections on WAPJ 89.9 FM, Torrington. You may have seen her on tv - Better Connecticut - Channel 3 WFSB or caught one of her many radio segments on WPLR 99.1 FM - Chaz and AJ Morning Show or WDRC 610 AM - The Mary Jones Show. Her clientele includes IND Corporation, Rotary International, WFSB-Channel 3 and many others.

 

 February 21, 2013                 7:00PM        Davidson Hall, Torp Theatre                                

Vagina Monologue

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES (performance) The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works.

NO Tickets Needed: Monetary donations will be accepted to support violence against women’s issues.

 

 February 26, 2013          1:00 PM Women's Center Lounge , Student Center Room 215

Rising to the Top: Professional Webinar| Dealing with Difficult Conversations at Work

There will almost certainly be a time when you need to have a difficult conversation with a subordinate, a peer, or even your boss. The stakes can be high. Are you fully prepared? In this webinar, we’ll cover real-life examples, do’s and don’ts, and communication tools for handling tough conversations gracefully and effectively.

Guest speakers: Betty Chan-Bauza, Vice President, Product Management, Identity Theft 911 and Erin Chapple, Group Program Manager, Microsoft.

 

 Thursday, February 28, 2013                    12:15- 1:30PM                 Student Center, Alumni Hall

Dr. Peggy McIntosh: Lecturer & Writer on White Privilege, Male Privilege and Equitable Curricula

Peggy McIntosh,Ph.D., is an American feminist and anti-racist activist, a world-renowned lecturer, the Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on WomenCenters for Women. and the founder and co-director of the National S.E.E.D. Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity).

Dr. McIntosh is the author of many influential articles on curriculum change, women's studies and systems of unearned privilege. She is best known for authoring the groundbreaking article "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies”. This analysis and its shorter form, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”, have been instrumental in putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of gender, race and sexuality. The essay set forth the concept of white privilege, a theoretical construct that has since significantly influenced anti-racist theory and practice as well as other activist movements.

 March

 

 Tuesday, March 5, 2013  

Ruthe Boyea International Women’s Day Film Festival- THE GENDER AGENDA: GAINING MOMENTUM

Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women's equality.

FILM: QUEST FOR HONOR       10:50AM              Student Center, Philbrick Camp                                                  

QUEST FOR HONOR, investigates the still prevalent practice of honor killing in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. The alarming rise in the heinous act of men killing daughters, sisters and wives who threaten “family honor,” endangers tens of thousands of women in Iraq, Turkey, Jordan and adjoining countries. The Women's Media Center of Suleymaniyah, Iraq, has joined forces with Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to end this practice. The film follows Runak Faranj, a former teacher and tireless activist, as she works with local lawmen, journalists and members of the KRG to solve the murder of a widowed young mother, protect the victim of a safe-house shooting, eradicate honor killing and redefine honor.

 

FILM: SAVING FACE                      12:20PM             Student Center, Philbrick Camp                                                        

SAVING FACE is a harshly realistic view of some incredibly strong and impressive women. Every year in Pakistan, many women are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, with numerous cases going unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, typically a husband or someone else close to the victim, receive minimal punishment from the state. SAVING FACE also depicts a Pakistan that is changing -- one where ordinary people can stand up and make a difference and where marginalized communities can seek justice.

FILM: Africa Rising: The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation   1:40PM                               Student Center, Philbrick Camp

Every day, six thousand girls are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). With little more than fierce determination and deep love for their communities, brave African activists are breaking the silence and leading a formidable and fearless grassroots movement to end five thousand years of this human rights violation. Traveling through remote villages in five African countries, this extraordinary film presents an insightful look at a quiet revolution taking the African continent by storm.

 

 March 13, 2013                             10:50AM                                         Student Center, Alumni Hall

Judy Richardson: Civil Rights Activist, Filmmaker and Producer- The Movement, Its Values and Relevance to Issues We Face Today

Ms. Richards was a staff member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960's. She worked on SNCC projects throughout the South, first in SNCC's national office in Atlanta, and then in Mississippi, Alabama and Southwest Georgia. In 1964 she moved with the national office to Greenwood, Mississippi, during "Freedom Summer."

Ms. Richardson is co-producer of the Eyes on the Prize series and author of the recently released book Hands on the Freedom Plough: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC. The civil rights activist is also the director of the documentary Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968. An organizer of a residential freedom school which brought together young people from civil rights struggles in both the North and South in order to talk about common concerns and strategies.

She has also appeared on "Nightline" (ABC-TV), "Nightwatch" (CBS-TV) and various other news shows in opposition to the image of the African American community and the Movement portrayed in such films as Mississippi Burning.

 

 March 14, 2013                 12:00pm           Connecticut Room, Memorial Hall

CCSU Women’s History Month Luncheon                          Speaker: Dr. Margaret W. Rossiter

Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

 Margaret W. Rossiter is an American historian of science, and Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, at Cornell University. Rossiter coined the term Matilda effect for the systematic repression and denial of the contribution of women scientists in research, whose work is often attributed to their male colleagues.

Meal Choices: Beef Tenderloin Gratin, Pan Seared Salmon with Dill Butter, Chicken François or Vegan Entrée. Please contact Centix to purchase your tickets, 860-832-1989 or visit Centix, Student Center Inofrmation Desk.                                              Ticket cost is $20.00pp.

Sponsors: Committee for the Concerns of Women, the Ruthe Boyea Women's Center, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Student Affairs, CCSU History Department

 

 March 18, 2013               5:00pm                             Memorial Hall, Connecticut Room

Rising to the Top Series: Professional Etiquette Workshop

Dining for Business Professionals is one of the most popular workshops. This workshop walks you through each course of a meal and provides proper etiquette skills for all aspects of business. Topics also addressed include business attire, netiquette, business card etiquette, and networking etiquette.  

Presenter:Karen Thomas, a Certified Etiquette Coach teaches at numerous colleges across the State of Connecticut and trains corporate executives in the tri-state area. Karen is the co-host of the radio show Kommunity Konnections on WAPJ 89.9 FM, Torrington. You may have seen her on tv - Better Connecticut - Channel 3 WFSB or caught one of her many radio segments on WPLR 99.1 FM - Chaz and AJ Morning Show or WDRC 610 AM - The Mary Jones Show. Her clientele includes IND Corporation, Rotary International, WFSB-Channel 3 and many others.

 April

 

 April 12, 2013- Girls and STEM

 

 Tuesday, April 16, 2013                              6:30PM                             Student Center, Semesters

2013 Take Back the Night March

Take Back the Night March has inspired both women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, violence against children and violence against women. The unifying theme throughout these diverse topics is the assertion that all human beings have the right to be free from violence, the right to be heard and the right to reclaim those rights if the are violated. The Take Back the Night March is an opportunity for victims and survivors to come together, share music, poetry and begin the road to healing.

 

April 17, 2013                                 TBA                      Student Center, Alumni Hall

Martine Rothblatt: Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination

Dr. Martine Rothblatt, is responsible for launching several satellite communications companies including the first nationwide vehicle location system (Geostar, 1983), the first private international spacecom project (PanAmSat, 1984), the first global satellite radio network (WorldSpace, 1990), and the first non-geostationary satellite-to-car broadcasting system (Sirius, 1990). As an attorney-entrepreneur she also was responsible for leading the efforts to obtain worldwide approval, via new international treaties, of satellite orbit/spectrum allocations for space-based navigation services (1987) and for direct-to-person satellite radio transmissions (1992). In the 1990s, Dr. Rothblatt entered the life sciences field by leading the International Bar Association’s project to develop a draft Human Genome Treaty for the United Nations (submitted in 1999), and by founding a biotechnology company, United Therapeutics (1996). Dr. Rothblatt is the author of books on satellite communications technology(Radiodetermination Satellite Services and Standards, Artech, 1987), gender freedom (Apartheid of Sex, Crown, 1995), genomics (Unzipped Genes, Temple University Press, 1997) and xenotransplantation (Your Life or Mine, Ashgate House, 2003). She is also cyberscripted and produced one of the first cybermuseums, the World Against Racism Museum.

 

 April 22, 2013                                 12:00pm             Memorial Hall, Connecticut Room

Rising to the Top Series: Professional Etiquette Workshop

Dining for Business Professionals is one of the most popular workshops. This workshop walks you through each course of a meal and provides proper etiquette skills for all aspects of business.   Topics also addressed include business attire, netiquette, business card etiquette, and networking etiquette.  

Presenter:Karen Thomas, a Certified Etiquette Coach teaches at numerous colleges across the State of Connecticut and trains corporate executives in the tri-state area. Karen is the co-host of the radio show Kommunity Konnections on WAPJ 89.9 FM, Torrington. You may have seen her on tv - Better Connecticut - Channel 3 WFSB or caught one of her many radio segments on WPLR 99.1 FM - Chaz and AJ Morning Show or WDRC 610 AM - The Mary Jones Show. Her clientele includes IND Corporation, Rotary International, WFSB-Channel 3 and many others.

 

 Thursday, April 25, 2013                            Constitution Room, Memorial Hall

2013 Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day -Work In Progress

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® helps girls and boys across the nation discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work, family life, and community. This national public education program connects what children learn at school with the actual working world and encourages girls and boys across the country to dream without limitations and to think imaginatively about their family, work, and community lives.

Please contact the Ruthe Boyea Women's Center at 860-832-1655 to register for the 2013 Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work Day . T-shirt orders must be in by Friday, April 5, 2013.

 

 Tuesday, April 30, 2013               1:00pm               Student Center, Women's Center Room 215

Rising to the Top: Webinar-Building an Influential Brand with Social Media

Your online presence is a powerful tool for both networking and strengthening your personal brand. In this webinar, you’ll learn to position yourself online as a thought leader, to develop an online brand that supports your career goals, and to manage your digital footprint. We’ll cover the new etiquette of online networking and ways to leverage social media to create an influential network.

Guest speakers: Liz Brenner, Senior Director of Talent Marketing, SAP and Margaret Resce Milkint, Managing Partner, The Jacobson Group.

 June

 

 June 5 - 6, 2013                                           Central Connecticut State University, Welte Hall

The 17th Annual Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference: Broken Silence .... Sounds of Survivors

Melanie Ilene Rieger, a college student, was murdered by her boyfriend on May 24, 1994. The conference was established in her memory with the hope that others would avoid such tragedy. Among scheduled speakers: TINA MEIER, Megan Meier Foundation, whose 13 year old daughter Megan was a victim of cyberbullying; JAMES HOLLER, speaking on "Behind the Mask of a Child Rapist"; CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON, PETER PELULLO & AL CHESLEY discussing the many aspects of male sexual abuse generated by the Penn State scandal; DENISE BROWN, wife of former CT Lottery Chair Otho Brown, speaking about her "15 Years to a Brand New You: Accepting the Gift of Time in the Aftermath of Violence", Many national & state crime victims and survivors will speak on their tragedies and    how they survived to accomplish some amazing deeds in support of other crime victims & survivors.

REGISTRATION FORMS: Registration froms will be mailed late February, early March. CEU’s and CEC’s will be awarded. FOR INFORMATION, please Contact Dr. Sam Rieger through the contact form available on our site, http://melanieriegerconference.com/common/

Sponsors: CCSU Women's Center, and the CCSU Department of Social Work; The Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Foundation,The Connecticut Department of Correction, Office for Victims of Crime (Washington), CT Department of Children & Families, CT Judicial Branch: Court Support Services Division, CT Office of the Chief State's Attorney, CT Office of the Victim Advocate, CT Office of Victim Services, CT Board of Pardons and Parole, Survivors of Homicide,

 

 Tuesday, June 18, 2013               1:00pm Student Center   Room 215

Rising to the TOP: Webinar-| Leading Meetings

Whether you’re presiding or attending, meetings are an often-overlooked opportunity to showcase yourself as an effective leader. In this webinar, we’ll deconstruct the key elements required for purposeful, productive meetings. Learn how to take charge, when to speak up, and how to get things done.

Guest speaker: Luann Pendy, Vice President, Global Quality, Medtronic.


Ongoing Support Groups

Latina Students' Support Group
Every Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30PM Women's Center Lounge, Student Center Room 216

The Latina Students' Support Group goal is to support participants to successfully adjust to college life and effectively use their college experience to obtain their educational and career goals. Getting together as Latina women is an ideal way for group members to help one another to address the unique challenges faced while completing a higher education. Group discussion will explore family issues/pressure, peer pressure, interpersonal relationships, social vs. academic life, social stigma and stereotypes. The group will be a safe place to bring your concerns in a supportive and caring environment.

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