February

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence against Women!"  (Women's Center) 

Date: Monday, February4
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

Militarism remains a key source of violence for women.  As an ideology that creates a culture of fear, militarism supports the use of violence, aggression, and military interventions for settling disputes and enforcing economic and political interests.  The impacts of militarism run deep, with material, institutional, cultural, and psychological impacts on all of our communities.  It privileges violent forms of masculinity, and presumes that violence is an effective way to solve problems.  Mimlitarism often has grave consequences for the safety and security of our society as a whole, including women, children, and men.  From sexual violence in conflict to the proliferation of toy guns for children, militarism influences how we view women and men, our families, neighbors, public life, and specific countries (Center for Women's Global Leadership. 2011. "Intersections of Violence Against Women and Militarism Meeting Report."). For more information,  contact Ebony McClease at 203.392.5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Zumba Red (Fitness Center/Wellness Center/Women's Center) 

Date: Monday, February 4
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 
ASC Ballroom

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Men's Group: Socialization and Privilege (Men's Initiative)

Date
: Wednesday, February 6
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

The second session of Men's Group will focus on issues of socialization and privilege as it pertains to issues of gender, race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, ability, age, weight, relationship status, as well as how upbringing and social circumstances affects our view points. We welcome you to join us for this discussion.

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Women of Color Roundtable (Women's Center) 

Date: Monday, February 11
Time:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 
Adanti Student Center 303

Come and join the conversation about the current state of Women of Color locally, nationally, and globally. What are the issues that you face? What are some of the problems that you see? This conversation is open to all students of Southern Connecticut State University. For more information contact Ebony McClease at 203.392.5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Black History Month Informational Table (Men's Initiative)

Date: Monday, February 11
Time
: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level table

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Yoga Red (Fitness Center/Women's Center/Wellness Center) 

Date: Monday, February 11
Time:
7:00 p.m.
Location:ASC Ballroom

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Heart Health Luncheon (Women's Center/Fitness Center/Wellness Center) 


Date:
Tuesday, February 12
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center 201

We would like to invite you to a Heart Healthy Luncheon being held on Tuesday, February 12 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Adantii Student Center Room 201. Ms. Charlotte Hickey, Director of Yale's New Haven Hospital's Women's Heart Program will be presenting tips to keep your heart healthy.

We hope that you can join us for a healthy delicious lunch and information to keep your heart healthy. Space is limited so please contact Ms. Ebony McClease at 203.392.5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu

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Men's Group: The Rules of Consent (Men's Initiative)


Date
: Wednesday, February 13
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

The focus of the third session of Men's Group will be the rules of consent in regards to sexual activity. We will discuss what it means to give consent, under what conditions consent can be given, and the law. We welcome you to join us for this discussion. 

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Heart Health Fair (Wellness Center/Fitness Center/Women's Center) 


Date:
Tuesday, February 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 
Adanti Student Center 201

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One Billion Rising

Date:
Thursday, February 14
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Adanti Student Center Plaza

Why We Rise! On this day, ONE BILLION women and those who love them from around the globe are invited by Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues) to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women.

SCSU and the Women & Families Center is joining in this global effort by participating with Connecticut advocacy centers, universities, and legislators across the state in a variety of activities that show support to the end of violence against women. Our contribution (a surprise event) will occur at noon at the Adanti Student Center Plaza. Be there to show your solidarity and to support this Rising to end the violence.

If you would like to be a part of this event or to get further information, please contact Ms. Ebony McClease, Women's Center, at (203) 392-5786 or mccleasee1@owls.southernct.edu. 

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FILM SCREENING ~ Dream Worlds 3: Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Videos (Men's Initiative)

Date:
Thursday, February 14
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Farnham Programming Space

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Clean Birth (Women's Center) 

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 
Adanti Student Center Plaza Level

CleanBirth.org aims to reduce infant and maternal mortality.We believe that women and infants should not die because they lack medical care, birthing supplies and education.  Yet, each year millions of mothers and babies worldwide die needlessly from birth-related causes.  One mother dies every minute.  CleanBirth.org seeks to prevent these deaths in Laos. For more information contact Ebony McClease at 203.392.5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Dead Mum Don't Cry Film Screening (Women's Center) 

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time:
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:
Adanti Student Center room 311

Dead Mum Don't Cry documents one woman's remarkable struggle to stop mothers in her country from dying from one of the most joyous experiences of life: Child Birth. She's Grace Kidindo-an, obstetrician in the poverty-stricken central African country Chad. Come and find out some of the issues and complications that are associated with child birth and the higher rates of death. For more information, contact Ebony McClease at (203) 392-5786 or at mccleasee1@southernct.edu.

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Men's Group: Introduction to Sexual Assault (Men's Initiative)


Date
: Wednesday, February 20
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

During this discussion, we will learn the terminology and definitions of sexual assault, and explore how masculinity is linked to sexual assault. We will look at gender pressures, types of sexual assault, and other forms of sexually motivated violence including stalking. We welcome you to join us for this discussion. 

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FILM SCREENING ~ Tough Guise (Men's Initiative)

Date:
Wednesday, February 20
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Farnham Programming Space

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Men's Heart Health Informational Table (Men's Initiative)

Date: Monday, February 25
Time
: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level table

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Men's Group: Interpersonal Violence (Men's Initiative)

Date: Wednesday, February 27
Time
: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location
: Adanti Student Center Room 309

During this discussion, we will look at how interpersonal violence is imbedded in the lives of men. We will discuss how male violence affects women and men, as well as take a close look at domestic violence and sexual assault.