Women's Center in the News
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Why You Should Participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Oshkosh
From the Advance Titan:
'According to Vice President of Membership Development for the Inter-Fraternity Council Tyler Volkert, although Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is new to UWO, it is a pre-existing international campaign against sexual violence.
“By signing up for this walk, men, who are the target audience to participate, are pledging to help bring an end to gendered violence, sexual assault and rape,” Volkert said. “What started out as a small group of men daring to totter around a park has grown to become a worldwide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation program.”'
For more reasons to get involved, please read the Advance Titan article.
Women's Center and Diversity and Inclusion Programs film series included 'Miss Representation'
From the Advance Titan article:
'“I think that there is a cultural perception that things are getting better,” [Dr. Caryn] Murphy said. “A film like this asks you to question that premise that more outlets doesn’t necessarily mean better representation.”'
Panels on Popular Culture: Let's Talk Roller Derby!
From the Advance Titan article:
'“It is important for us to think critically about popular culture,” Geneva Murray, director of the Women’s Center, said. “Roller derby, for example, may be seen as empowering for women. However, how does the media represent roller derby? Who is included in popular presentations of the sport? These panels on popular culture help us to understand the role of popular culture in affirming, changing, transforming gender stereotypes - sometimes in very contradictory ways.”'
Panels on Popular Culture covered by campus paper
Interested in finding out more about our panels on popular culture? You can read the Advance Titan's coverage of our 50 Shades of Grey panel here.
Women's Center Director facilitated discussion following Journalism students' showing of Finding Kind for community members
More information about this event can be read about here.
Women's Center participates in campus response to Daniel Packard
Some students left Daniel Packard's talk feeling uncomfortable with how they interpreted his presentation as reinforcing gender norms, heteronormativity, and derision of women. Read more about student reaction here.
Women's Center makes International News as part of One Billion Rising
The Women's Center worked with numerous groups on campus, as well as with Reach Counseling, to bring a One Billion Rising event to campus on February 14th, 2013. More information here. Want to see the flash mob? You can watch it here; thanks to IMC and Alex Hummel!
Dr. Murray's "Crucial Conversations" at the Women's Center is covered by the Advanced Titan
From the article: “It’s so interesting to see how she got here and it’s interesting to know what other people think about [women’s studies],” Birenbaum said. “She’s someone from our generation and it’s cool to see what they can do and what other girls can do.” Read more here!
Dr. Murray Interviewed by Fox 11 about Gender Inclusive Toys
Director of the Women's Center, Geneva Murray, was interviewed by Fox 11 News on gender inclusive toys. Click here for the story.
New Director Featured in UW Oshkosh Today
The new director of the Women's Center was featured in UW Oshkosh Today. Take a moment to read the story here. And come by the Women's Center to learn more about the new director, as well as what the Women's Center can do for you!