TAKE BACK THE NIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT


This week marks our final major event of Spring 2011 and that event is HUGE. Next Thursday night, join us for our annual Take Back the Night rally! What is it?

It is a night of coming together to support survivors of sexual assault, violence and abuse.
It is a night to come together and share experiences.
It is a night to come together and create change.
Take Back the Night.

There will be a speaker, music, open mic, candle light vigil and ways to get involved.

Time: April 21st, 7pm-9

Location: Plaza of the UNO student center (We have a back-up indoor location in case of rain)

See you there!


SLAM POETRY NIGHT NEXT THURSDAY!

Slam Poetry Night is upon us like a wolverine.

Join us Thursday night, April 7th  for Slam poetry and FREE food!

When: 7pm–Open mike and Food

              8pm–Slam Poets Perform

Where: Fireplace Lounge of the UNO student center (6001 Dodge street)

A word from our fearless director, Colleen: “There will be a brief intermission, where you will learn where you can get tested for STI’s AND there will be a raffle. The fun never ceases!”

Woo!


Another Planned Parenthood Event!

Keeping Sex Safe

Date:         Thursday, 03 March 2011
Time:        5.30 to 7pm
Place:       Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Administrative offices
3105 N. 93rd Street
Omaha, NE 68134

(parking lot on west side of building)

Please join the Friends of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland for an interactive educational event about sexual health.   Dr Tina Flores (UNMC) and Lisa Schulze (Health Educator for PP Heartland) will talk briefly on prevention of STIs and pregnancy in all communities, the importance of taking care of your sexual health, and their own professional observations and insights as sexperts in the field! .
This is about you!!  The format is audience driven so please come with questions. Wondering about that female condom? How to talk with your partner about safer sex? How do I get over being embarrassed? We strive to create a safe space to discuss these critical issues.  It’s not just public health, it’s YOUR health.

This will be an informational presentation as well as a candid and enjoyable discussion about keeping sex safe and your body/mind healthy!

You will also have a chance to win prizes as well as learn more about the efforts of the Friends of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland!

Please RSVP to Michelle Zych at michelle.zych@ppheartland.org.

 


Lobby Day 2011

Hello! The UNO WRC would like to invite you to join their crew for Lobby Day 2011!

Join fellow activists and supporters on our annual trip to the Capitol to talk with legislators about pressing issues on reproductive health care, family planning assistance programs and prevention programs.

DATE Thursday, March 24, 2011
TIME 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION Lincoln High School Cafeteria (use north entrance)
2229 J St., Lincoln, NE; and the
Nebraska State Capitol

Please contact us if you are interested! Email: codoherty@unomaha.edu


Bitch: It’s our word now

The UNO Women’s Resource Center welcomes photographer Teresa Prince as she presents her photo series, “Bitch: It’s our word now.”

Her description of the project:
Women and men have used this word negatively for years to describe people who are not sticking to traditional gender roles. Women who are tough, opinionated and fearless should be celebrated. So should men who are sensitive and creative. That is what this project is doing – turning this word on its head and honoring the men and women who are leaders, strong-willed, fierce, tough, confident, ambitious, opinionated, resilient, adventurous, sexy, smart and so much more.

The photos will be on display in the UNO student center’s fireplace lounge March 8th and 10th, 12-6pm.
The photographer will speak 12-1 on both days and there will be FREE FOOD.


‘Milk’ and Cookies Movie Night

Hello, all! Mark your calendars for February 3rd!

The Collective Unconscious Theatre will host a social justice movie night with a showing of the movie Milk at Mammel Hall at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Thursday, Feb. 3rd, at 7 p.m.

Food will be provided, and UNO Department of Theatre Chair D. Scott Glasser will lead a brief discussion following the film.

 There is a suggested donation of $3 for students and $5 for adults. Donations will be put toward applying for non-profit status.

The Collective Unconscious Theatre is preparing to produce a show in spring 2011. The first show generated by the Collective was invisibles by Joseph Fogarty, which ran July 28-31 at UNO.

According to IMDb, Milk (2008) is: “The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.”

Hope to see you there!

For more information on the event or the Collective Unconscious Theatre, please visit its website at http://collectivetheater.org/ or Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cutheater.


What do you want to see the WRC do in the future?

We are currently planning the Spring semester and looking towards future programming. Some things are already being planned, but we want to hear from people for this spring and the future. What do people want to see the WRC do? What topics/problems are of interest to you all?

Here is a list of activities/topics from the past. What would you like to see again? What are some new ideas?

-A “how to” session on car maintenance.

-The Vagina Monologues

-a Women’s Health fair

-an Eating Disorders Awareness day

-Take Back the Night

-”Let’s Talk About It” (small group discussions on various topics)

-R.E.S.P.E.C.T.2 theater troupe performance

-Marathon screenings of movies (like “Iron Jawed Angels”)

 

Looking forward to hearing from people!


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