Calendar of Events

ON-GOING MEETINGS

WGRAC Discussion meetings ~ every Friday, 12pm, 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!

For more information contact: Melissa.Richard@trincoll.edu

SECS - Students Encouraging Consensual Sex:  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 Thursdays,5pm WGRAC Lounge , 2nd floor, Mather Hall.

For more information please contact: Viridiana.Medina@trincoll.edu or Mercedes.Ward@trincoll.edu

12-STEP GROUPS

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.

If you want to talk with someone on campus with knowledge about 12 -step programs, please email: Patricia.Maisch@trincoll.edu, or Laura.Lockwood@trincoll.edu. Trinity College's Counseling Center is also an excellent resource.

WGRAC FALL PROGRAMS

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Feminist Film Festival:  Films By and About Women*

Thursday, September 18th, Torp Theater, CCSU, New Britain
1:00 p.m.    Girlcott/Film Festival Kick-Off Press Conference
1:40 p.m.    I Am A Girl, A documentary about girls’ lives in six countries. 

Panel discussion will follow

 

Friday, September 19th, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
7:00 p.m.      Middle of Nowhere by Ava DuVernay 

A Sundance Film Festival winner, this film portrays a woman’s journey of self-discovery while her husband is incarcerated.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211890/

Admission Charged

 

Saturday, September 20th, Real Art Ways, Hartford

3:00 p.m.      Trinity Men Take a Stand: Fight to End Sexual Assault
by Bettina Gonzalez ’16, Trinity College

Aliens Arrive 
by Associate Professor of Computer Science, Madalene Spezialetti, Trinity College

3:20 p.m.      Strong!
by Julie Wyman

“America’s top Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Hayworth’s chronicles her journey to defend her champion status, and the consequences & possibilities of having a body that does not fit America’s ‘ideal.’”   http://strongthefilm.com/

Sponsors: Girlcott, WGRAC, UHA Women for Change, YWCA of Greater Hartford, Charter Oak Cultural Center, CCSU

Need a ride? More info?  Contact: laura.lockwood@trincoll.edu

 

Chasing Forgiveness: Abortion, a Life Sentence; A Collection of Poetry, Neiima Rose Edwards

Friday, September 26, 12:15pm, location: TBA

Join our weekly WGRAC discussion with Neiima Rose Edwards, author of “Chasing Forgiveness,” daughter of Denise Best, former Director of Graduate Studies and Special Academic Programs at Trinity. A young girl in love with her dreams ahead of her makes a critical and painful decision to have an abortion her senior year in college. Pizza provided. http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Forgiveness-Abortion-Sentence-Collection/dp/0989140369

 

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Wednesday, October 8th 7:30 p.m., Cinestudio, Trinity College campus

Filmed in ten countries this documentary introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficulty circumstances imaginable, and fighting bravely to change them. This remarkable film reflects viable and sustainable options for women’s empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation and change. Discussion will follow

Sponsors: WGRAC, Sociology Department, TCBWO, International Studies Program (INTS), SARAL

http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

 

Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow: Educating Girls Worldwide
Thursday, October 9th ,  6:00 p.m.-8:00p.m., Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall

Discussion, Dinner and Film!   Please RSVP: laura.lockwood@trincoll.edu

Fundraiser for Mali Girls School, via Fatty al Ansar, ’17 & Pathways to Togo;

Donations welcomed!

Sponsors: WGRAC, Pathways to Togo, SARAL

https://www.facebook.com/pathwaystogo

https://www.facebook.com/tilwalteschool

 

Izzatnagari Ki Asabhya Betiyaan “The Immoral Daughters in the Land of Honor”
Wednesday, October 15th,    7:30 p.m., Cinestudio, Trinity College campus

Women take on the powerful male and upper caste dominated community courts or the “Khap Panchayats” and confront “honor” crimes, injustice and social boycotts. Discussion will follow.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsors: CT NOW, WGRAC, Trinity College Hillel, Political Science Department; Women, Gender & Sexuality (WMGS);  International Studies Program (INTS)

http://www.timeoutbengaluru.net/film/features/gag-order

 

The Red Flag Campaign (RFC), October 23-October 30th. This campaign will be launched Thursday evening with a display of red flags in Gates Quad and posters around campus. Students will table outside of Mather this week and ask students, faculty and staff to pose for photos holding RFC statements. These photos will be displayed on a banner in Mather. Family and Inauguration weekend was chosen to maximize visibility.

http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/

National Day of Action: Carrying the Weight Together, Thursday, October 29th. Campus members around the country will be carrying mattresses and pillows in a collective action to support survivors and an end to sexual violence and the culture that enables it. This action is inspired by survivor Emma Sulkowicz at Columbia University, who is carrying her mattress with her as long as her assailant remains on campus. SECS encourages students, faculty and staff to carry a mattress or pillow on October 29th to demonstrate their support.  SECS will erect a few mattresses in visible spots around campus with signs explaining their significance.

http://www.carryingtheweighttogether.com/faq/ 

Know Your IX: October 30th, 7pm, McCook: The Red Flag Campaign and the National Day of Action segue well into this event. Two speakers from the campus activist organization, Know Your IX, will discuss how to end campus “rape culture” and explain students’ Title IX rights.  Dana Bolger, ’14, co-founder, initiated the It Happens Here campaign at Amherst.  John Kelly, a senior at Tufts, testified as a survivor at the senate hearing for legislation proposed by Senators Claire McCaskill, Kirsten Gillibrand and Dick Blumenthal.

www.knowyourix.org

If you have any questions about these events please contact Laura.Lockwood@trincoll.edu or SECS Co-Coordinators Viridiana.Medina@trincoll.edu and Mercedes.Ward@trincoll.edu.

A Voice of Feminist Resistance in Honduras
Karla Lara, Honduran Political Activist and Feminist Singer & Speaker

Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00 p.m., Washington Room, Mather Hall

Honduran feminist, political activist and singer Karla Lara will speak and perform with Hibridos Jazz. Karla Lara is a member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, which participates in the Meso-American Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders. She is also a member of Artistas en Resistencia.  Karla and Hibridos Jazz will sing on behalf of Human Rights in Honduras.  

http://womensrightsandthemedia.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/march-2013-karla-lara-the-voice-of-maquila-women-by-gloria-santos-pejic/

Sponsors: History Department, WGRAC , SARAL, INTS, Amnesty International, African Development Coalition, Educational Studies