WGRAC Discussion/Business meetings ~ every Friday, 1:15pm, WGRAC Lounge, 2nd floor, Mather! All are welcome!
PHAB~ Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body: A student-led group that raises awareness and educates the campus community about eating disorders and body image issues while promoting active living, self-acceptance, self-respect and appreciation of size diversity. Programming this year will include: Love Your Body Day Walk/Run, Girlcott, healthy cooking classes, Health & Wellness Week, and more! All are welcome and meetings are held every Friday @ 2:15pm in the WGRAC Lounge (2nd floor Mather, behind the Washington Room).For more information contact: Mia.Schulman@trincoll.edu.
SASA~ Students Against Sexual Assault: A student-led group that organizes activities and programs to raises awareness of sexual and relationship violence on campus perpetrated against women and men: i.e. The Red Flag Campaign, Voices Raised in Power, The Vagina Monologues, Take Back the Night, and more! All are welcome to come! Meetings are held on Mondays, 7pm, WGRAC Office (behind the Washington Room).
For more information please contact: Mary.Taliafero@trincoll.edu; Mia.Schulman@trincoll.edu
If you feel you may have a problem with alcohol, drugs, or food, and are interested in finding a recovery program in the Hartford area, please visit these web sites:
- Alcoholics Anonymous: www.ct-aa.org
- Overeaters Anonymous: www.connecticutoa.org. OA is for anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively, binge-eaters, bulimics, anorexics, and compulsive exercisers.
- Narcotics Anonymous: www.ctna.org
- Al-Anon: www.ct-al-anon.org/meeting/meetings.htm. Al-Anon is for anyone with a friend or relative who is an alcoholic.
WGRAC’s Spring 2013 Programs
Women & Gender Resource Action Center
Mather Hall, Trinity College
All Programs Are Free* & Open to the Public
One Billion Rising (OBR) “Flash Mob Dance” Led by Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP)
Legislative Office Building, Lobby 12:30pm
One Billion Rising (OBR) is a global event calling on one billion women & those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up & demand an end to violence against women. Download flash mob video here: https://vimeo.com/57719767.
Rehearsal: Tuesday, February 12,6-7pm, Rittenberg Lounge, Mather
For transportation contact: Laura.Lockwood@trincoll.edu
Thursday, February 14
The Vagina Monologues & One Billion Rising Dance Party
Washington Room, Mather Hall
Fundraiser: Interval House, Hartford’s battered women’s shelter
Tickets for TVM: $ 5 students; $ 10 non-students
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.
And after the play…..
OBR Dance Party: 8:30pm-11:30pm, Washington Room
Dance is free! Drink, Food, & DJ Jordan Green, ’14!
Saturday, February 23
Female DJ Dance Party with La Voz Latina (LVL)
10pm-2:00pm, Hamlin Hall
DJ Lovher, Sounds Good Entertainment
DJ Lovher (Pronounced luv-er), born and raised in Hartford, grew up exposed to different genres which fueled her love of music. "As far back as I can remember I've loved music. When I was younger I used to listen to my parents cassette tapes of old soul singers and jazz artists. I also used to listen to my older brother's tapes which is how I got turned on to hip-hop and R&B. Today my love for music has expanded across many genres. To be able to transfer that love to other people brings me great joy. “In 2008, DJ Lovher began her company Sounds Good Entertainment.
Thursday, March 7
Women, Slavery and Abolition
Rittenberg, Mather Hall
Dr. Joan Hedrick, Trinity College & Dr. Lois Brown, Wesleyan University
Common Hour, 12:15-1:30pm
Charles A. Dana Professor of History Joan Hedrick, Ph.D. and Lois Brown, Ph.D. Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, African American Studies Program and Department of English are featured in PBS’s American Experience series, The Abolitionists. http://video.pbs.org/video/2274405136/
Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to make a more perfect union. These passionate antislavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. http://video.pbs.org/video/2274405136/
Thursday, March 13
The Thick Chronicles: A Body Image Story
Created by: Tracy “Mind.Evolution” Caldwell
Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall
A compilation of first person accounts, poems & skits about our bodies, be it positive or negative. The ensemble cast of men and women features actors, poets and members of the community from the areas of Hartford, New Haven and Springfield. Sponsored with the Trinity College Black Women’s Organization (TCBWO).
Wednesday, March 27
Killing Us Softly 4-Movie Screening & Panel Discussion: Girlcott
Reception: 6:30PM – 7:00PM
Film: 7:00PM – 7:45PM
Panel: 7:45PM – 8:15PM
This documentary examines how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity, challenging viewers to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence. Girlcott is a movement of women who will go ‘make-up free’ in March to raise awareness around the misrepresentation of women in the media and encourage conversations among women around body image and unrealistic standards of beauty. Participants will donate the money spent on cosmetics to the Girlcott Fund to benefit women and young girls in war-torn countries and in Hartford. YWCA of the Hartford Region CEO, Deb Ullman will be the panel moderator. Invited panelists: PCSW Executive Director, Teresa Younger; former and current Hartford Courant columnists Helen Ubiñas & Susan Campbell ; Charter Oak Cultural Center Executive Director, Donna Berman .
Week of April 8
Health & Wellness Week
April 4th (Tentative)
Take Back the Night
7:00pm, Cave Patio
Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA) will host their annual rally to raise awareness of the incidence of sexual violence on campus and to call for an end to the culture that permits it. Student speakers and performances will highlight the event.