1/30/14 Meeting Minutes
On February 7th - 9th, there will be a Residence Hall Conference on App's campus. If you're interested in volunteering passing out papers or nametags and giving directions, contact Brittany Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATORS
If you're interested in social justice across the nation and the world, consider attending Social Justice Educators meetings on Thursdays at 6:30.
Nina is a representative of IgniteNC, an organization that combats racial profiling and voting holds at the polls in North Carolina. There is an event called HK on J going on this coming Saturday, February 8th all day in Raleigh. It is a social justice march that expresses public and youth disdain for bills and laws being passed in North Carolina. If you've got an issue you are passionate about or you'd just like to be part of a protest, get in touch with Nina Rhoades.
ALTERNATIVE SERVICE EXPERIENCE
Looking to serve others in another state or country? Consider an Alternative Spring Experience through the ACT Office. If you want a slot on the trip, the lottery is this coming Monday, February 3 at 8a.m. You can also apply to go on a trip after the lottery.
EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK
The Counseling Center is hosting Eating Disorders Awareness Week beginning February 23rd along with schools and counseling centers across the nation. If you're interested in putting on an activity or volunteering for a contact/outreach table, get in touch with Lindsay Deidrich. You can also usher for the speaker that's coming to talk that week.
WOMEN'S CENTER BOOK CLUB
If you'd like to join the newly-formed Women's Center book club, contact Ariel Malec. The book club is still in its infant stages, but it's sure to involve feminist literature and coffee!!
New t-shirts are being ordered for volunteers who've completed their 20 hours of service. The t-shirts will be purple and grey baseball-style with the word "Volunteer '98" written on the back.
VAGINA MONOLOGUES ART SHOW
Mary Pearce has volunteered to head up this year's Vagina Monologues Art Show in April. If you're interested in helping out or want to know more, contact her. The Vagina Monologues Art Show is a follow-up to the Vagina Monologues that encourages people to celebrate and honor women through art.
Bevin Robinson and Erin Martin were elected our historians for the 2014 Spring Semester. YAY!
FEMINIST COMING OUT DAY
Feminist Coming Out Day was set for April 16th. Erin Martin will be heading up the event, which features a contact table on Sanford, a banner asking people why they love feminism, feminist literature, and games.
WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
This year, we are going to partner with another organization to put on our annual Women of Influence Awards. Mary Pearce is going to talk to the ACT Office and touch base with us next week.
Effy is going to be our semester representative for President's Roundtable, which meets Fridays at 3pm to discuss MSD events and possible improvements. If you're interested in being her backup representative, get in touch with her.
BREAKING THE SILENCE
Amelia is in charge of this year's Breaking the Silence Panel: An Open Discussion About Sexual Violence and Trauma. If you're interested in helping out with the panel or being on it, there are envelopes in the Center that you can write on and submit to Amelia. The event will take place in the evening on March 26th.
VAGINA MONOLOGUES POSTERS
VM posters are here! Walk in the Center and ask Melanie where else we need to hang them to advertise.
VAGINA MONOLOGUES CONTACT TABLE/SHOW NIGHTS
Because the VMs are less than two weeks away, we are asking anyone who can to sign up to man the contact table and help out during show nights, If you'd like to sign up for a contact table, you will be selling buttons and chocolate vaginas and getting people hyped about the show; you'll also direct people to the info desk to buy tickets. If you'd like to sign up to help the nights of the show, you will be taking tickets, holding doors, ushering, and making sure people are off their phones during the performance. Please wear all black if you are helping out the nights of the show!
MUSIC THERAPY GROUP
A graduate student is looking for people aged 18-65 to be in a group that uses music and expressive arts therapy to heal from sexual abuse, trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, cancer, etc. Her goal is to explore the connection to the body and mind and promote internal healing. The sessions will meet once a week for eight weeks for an hour and a half per session. It's FREE! If you're interested, Melanie can direct you to the right person.
If you have an idea for a social event, contact Natalie Pierzga. Some suggested ideas have been Bo's Bowling and Arcade, movie night, and Art Crawl.
This week on February 5th, the Center is hosting an event titled "Men Talking About Women" as a precursor to the Vagina Monologues and an educational opportunity that explores communication among genders about women. It's a free event that takes place from 7-9p.m. in the Three Top Mountain Room of the PSU.