3/6/14 Meeting Minutes
Two SGA tickets came at the beginning of our meeting to campaign for office and get the Center's ideas on what can be improved at Appalachian. To see a list of all the running tickets, click here. Voting begins March 19th.
FEMINIST COMING OUT DAY
Get in contact with Erin Martin if you'd like to help in the advertising or planning or Feminist Coming Out Day!
BREAKING THE SILENCE
The committee needs help with advertising the event. Contact Amelia Thomas for more information about helping out. Tell your friends! Breaking the Silence will be held on March 26th.
WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
This year, Women of Influence in the student, faculty, staff, and community member categories will be nominated through the Women's Center website via a GoogleDoc. Winners will be announced through various campus newsletters and social media instead of an actual event. The Women's Center will host the winners at a coffee/snack social on a busy day in the Center so we can chat and socialize with them about their awesomeness. The form to nominate a woman of influence will go up March 7th and the deadline to submit is April 11th. If you'd like to help out with this event, contact Mary Pearce.
VAGINA MONOLOGUES ART SHOW
This year, the Center will be collaborating with Third Place Gallery off King Street to host a Sex Trafficking/One Billion Rising Art Show the first Friday of April. Art has already been donated, but if you'd like to donate a piece contact Mary Pearce. The Center will need volunteers during Art Crawl on April 3rd to serve food and wine (21+ only!) to patrons walking around the bar. The art will remain up for the month of April with the hopes that people will buy it. Proceeds will be split between the Vagina Monologues' One Billion Rising campaign and an anti-Sex Trafficking group.
Two Center volunteers will speak on March 15th about why they would like to be the SGA Representative for the Women's Center. Representatives speak on behalf of the Center and present new issues on campus life.
EQUALITY IN ACTION CONFERENCE
FRIDAY (3/7) is the last day to sign up for the Equality in Action Conference! Registration is $18 when you sign up with the Center. For more information, contact Ryan Horne or Maddie Majerus.
WONDER WOMAN DOCUMENTARY
A Center volunteer proposed bringing the documentary Wonder Women to Appalachian to educate campus about the role of women in history and strong women. A showing date is TBA
JSPOT: A Sex Educator Tells All is happening March 25th - invite your friends to the best-reviewed speaker at App!
Natalie Pierzga or Ryan Horne will announce a date soon for a Center viewing and discussion of the popular film, MissRepresentation. It covers women and their role in the media.
One of our volunteers, Nina, is doing her fellowship on the prevention of sex trafficking and asked the Center for money to support her cause. Her goal is to get programs in place in Boone that teach Boone Police the signs of sex trafficking and how to help victims get out of the system. She, Suzette, and Melanie will discuss logisitics and get back to the Center soon.
T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!!!!!!!! IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR 20 HOURS OF SERVICE, COME TO THE MARCH 15TH MEETING TO PICK UP YOUR WC T-SHIRT! They are super-cute. :)