SPRING 2013 EVENTS
|Tuesday January 22||7:30 PM||Wall Building Auditorium|
Roe vs. Wade Anniversary Movie: The Abortion Diaries
The Abortion Diaries is a documentary about 12 women, of all ages, who discuss their experiences with abortion. The movie itself is 30 minutes, but there will be a panel discussion afterwards. The panel will include Sloane Whelan of Planned Parenthood of South Carolina, Deborah Breede from Communications at CCU, Julinna Oxley from Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies at CCU, and Keira Williams from Women and Gender Studies and the Honors program at CCU. There will also be free pizza.
|Wednesday January 30||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Womens Resource Center, Wall Bldg Room 313|
SAGE Meeting (Students Advocating Gender Equity)
The semester’s first SAGE meeting will be held in the WRC. Any student interested in gender-related issues is encouraged to attend.
|Saturday February 2||10:30 AM - 4:00 PM||Wall Building Boardroom Room 222|
Elect Her – Campus Women Win?
This is a program that encourages and trains young women to run for student government on their campuses and, ultimately, for elected and leadership positions following graduation. This 4-year-old program is a collaborative effort between the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the nonprofit organization Running Start.
According to the Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics, South Carolina ranks last in the nation for the percentage (8.8 percent) of women elected to serve in the state legislature (Colorado leads the nation with 41 percent). In the current S.C. legislature, there are no women senators and only 16 women serving in the House of Representatives. The Elect Her Campus Women Win initiative aims to close the long-standing political leadership gender gap by empowering and training women to run for office at all levels, including leadership positions at colleges and universities.
Registration is free and open to CCU students, but space is only available for the first 50 students who sign up. Registration is coordinated through the Office of University Activities and Leadership. For more information, contact the office at 843-349-2301.
|Thursday and Friday February 7 & 8||Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center|
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Conference
Our Conference and Celebration theme is "Lead the Change.” The programs are designed to enhance women's personal and professional skills and encourage community involvement as well as to honor women for their outstanding achievements. The roster of notable speakers and honorees from the fields of entrepreneurship, business, media, the arts, politics and more are experienced professionals with an incredible passion for their work. Each session has been carefully planned so that you may obtain valuable information to enable you to become your personal best. You will leave with a renewed commitment to give voice to your vision and make a difference in your community.
The Women's Conference is a wonderful opportunity for women to gain knowledge and skills while building lasting relationships. Networking opportunities are planned for attendees that will allow you to make the most of your conference experience. From the opening speaker to awards gala dinner, you will renew old friendships and make new friends from across the state and beyond.
|Thursday February 14||Prince Lawn|
One Billion Rising
This is an event which raises awareness about the billions of women who will experience sexual assault within their lifetime. One Billion Rising is sponsored by V-Day and hope to start a revolution by bringing this topic to people’s awareness.
|Friday February 15||3:30PM - 5:45PM||Wall Building Boardroom/Auditorium|
Theatre for Social Change: Brent Blair
Brent Blair, professor at University of Southern California and former Fulbright Scholar, will give a talk on “Theatre and Collective Trauma: Rwanda and Elsewhere Around the Globe”, at Coastal Carolina University's Wall Auditorium on Friday, February 15, from 4:45-5:45 p.m. A reception will take place before the talk from 3:30-4:30 in Wall 222. The event, part of the Nancy A. Smith Distinguished Visitors Series, is free and open to the public.
The presentation will be based on Mr. Blair’s work using theatre with trauma survivors in Rwanda, as well as his work with crime victims’ and perpetrators’ families in Los Angeles, and will likely reference additional experiences in the U.S. and other countries.
|Saturday February 16||9:30 AM - 3:30 PM||CCU Myrtle Beach Education Center|
Brent Blair Workshop
Mr. Blair will lead a participatory workshop for a select number of CCU students (up to 40 students). The workshop will focus on justice through the lens of the collective trauma of gender violence, sexism, homophobia, racism, and - most extremely felt these days - poverty. Students from any major or program are encouraged to participate in the workshop. There will be a break for lunch. To register for the workshop, contact Gwendolyn Schwinke in the Department of Theatre: firstname.lastname@example.org or 349-6412
|Monday February 18|
This is a day when people all over campus will be encouraged to not look in the mirror. There will be signs placed over mirrors reminding people that they are beautiful, no matter what they think about what they see in the mirror. This event is held in order to promote healthy body image.
|Wednesday February 20||10:00 AM - 2:00 PM||Prince Lawn|
Nutrition and Well Being Fair
Our theme this year is “Change. Stick With It!” The fair will include activities and games, t-shirts, free eating disorder screenings for students, a live remote by campus radio station WCCU, contests, featured exhibitions from Zumba! instructors, appearances by Chauncey and others and chances for students to sample healthy snacks and win prizes. The fair is sponsored by the CCU Wellness Coalition and the Coalition members hope that students will attend and take advantage of this fun opportunity to learn more about nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyles.
|Monday March 4||4:30PM||Wall Building Johnson Auditorium|
Women’s History Month Speaker- Dr. Keira Williams
“Susan Smith and the Mommy Myth: Infanticide and the Politics of Gender"
In 1994, Susan Smith of Union, SC, captured the world's attention when she reported her two young sons kidnapped by an African American male carjacker. She made even more headlines nine days later when she confessed to their murder by rolling her car, with the boys strapped safely in their car seats, into a local lake. Smith was national news, trumping even the O.J. Simpson case, for the better part of a year; legal experts, psychiatrists, politicians, and journalists speculated widely about what could drive a mother to commit this most heinous crime. In this talk, Dr. Williams places the Smith case within the historical context of the changing politics of gender at the end of the twentieth century.
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket)
|Tuesday March 26||4:30PM||Wall Building Johnson Auditorium|
On April 18, 2007, Erin Davies' Volkswagen Beetle was tagged with the words "fag" and "u r gay" on the driver's side and hood of her car. Rather than get it fixed, she decided to embrace what happened by keeping the graffiti on her car for one year to evoke a dialogue with the general public about homophobia. Not only did she want America to see the spray painted words, she wanted help coming up with a solution. Erin planned a 58-day cross-country trip in her car now known worldwide as the "Fagbug" and produced an award winning documentary about the adventure that is now on Netflix, itunes, Hulu, and in libraries all around the country. After driving the car for a year, Erin decided to give the car a makeover.
She now tours with her rainbow Volkswagen Beetle speaking at Universities across North America. She's been to over 150 schools (including Yale and Cornell University) to bring awareness about hate crimes and to confront homophobia. Erin's been a guest on NPR, received sponsorship from VW of America & HD Radio, has been featured on ABC News, Newsweek, BBC and Vanity Fair.
FALL 2012 EVENTS
|Friday August 24||5:00-7:00PM||Home of Dr. Julinna Oxley|
Women's and Gender Studies Welcome Back Party
|Tuesday September 18||5:00-7:00PM||Women's Resource Center|
Gender and Sexuality Club Meeting
|Tuesday October 2||7:00PM||Spadoni Park|
Take Back the Night
|Wednesday October 17||10:00AM-2:00PM||Student Center Wood Deck|
Love Your Body Day