GET INVOLVED in UVM’s One Billion Rising Event

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Looking for ways to get involved and support or volunteer for UVM”s One Billion Rising Event?!  Its pretty simple… check out the info below and contribute to making this event a huge success!

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For More Info about UVM’s event AND Frequently Asked Questions Look Below!

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Where? UVM Davis Center Atrium & Bailey Howe/Davis Center Green

When? Thursday, February 14th (12-1pm)

WEAR RED or PINK

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Frequently Asked Questions — FAQ’s

Q. Why dance?

A. When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2013, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness.  Dancing insists we take up space. It has no set direction but we go there together. It’s dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive.  It breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It’s free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It’s contagious and it spreads quickly. It’s of the body. It’s transcendent.

Q. Why should I join?

A. To show the world that we want to end violence against one billion women and girls! By being a part of One Billion Rising we will all discover our solidarity and the scope of this issue. We will come to know that ending violence against women is as important as ending poverty, or Aids or global warming. We will come to see that it is not a local issue or particular to any culture or religion or village or age. We will come to see what is possible. When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2013, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness.

Q. Why 14 February?

A. 14 February 2013 is V-Day’s 15th anniversary. When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women. Though we have seen many victories over the years, violence against women and girls is still prevalent. One Billion Rising is an appreciation, amplification and an escalation.

Q. Is it OK if I rise alone?

A. Yes, whether you are alone, with a friend or with hundreds of thousands more, you’re making a difference. On our campaign website you will be able to find all One Billion Rising events in your area and join the ones that interest you.

Q. Can men join?

A. Yes, of course. Violence against women and girls is not only a woman’s issue; it’s a human issue.  When we say everyone should join the campaign we mean EVERYONE.

The Body Project – from UVM Living Well Office

Please share with the UVM Community!
The workshop is designed to promote Body Acceptance and Prevent Eating Disorders. Participants will discuss the origins of the thin ideal, explain how the thin ideal is perpetuated in the media, and identify ways to be healthier. It is a four week, one hour a week commitment in ( Living Well, 1st floor Davis Center)
Starting Monday, February 4 -February 25 5pm-6pm. We will be meeating (2/2, 2/11, 2/18 & 2/25).
Please email acressey@uvm.edu for more information

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Call for Nominations!! Women’s Awards Banquet 2013

11th Annual

Women’s Awards Banquet

Call for Nominations

 

The Women’s Center

January 16, 2013

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

The Women’s Center is excited to announce the call for nominations for this year’s Women’s Awards!  At our annual awards ceremony, we will be celebrating those women, and community members as allies, who actively promote, support and encourage inclusion of women at all levels of university life.

 

This year’s Awards Banquet will take place on Monday, March 18, in the Silver Maple Ballroom at the Davis Student Center.  The evening includes fantastic music, several guest speakers, delicious food and honoring community! Last year, over 100 campus and community members joined in the celebration. 

 

The “Call for Nominations” is early this year in order to provide more time to nominate the many outstanding women and allies on campus who are actively engaged in the community.  We would love the opportunity to recognize their important work as part of Women’s Herstory Month Celebration!  Please take a moment to review the list of categories.

 

We invite nominations for the following categories (descriptions are attached).

 

  • Faculty Woman Award
  • Student Activist Award
  • Staff Woman Award
  • Social Justice Activist Award
  • Athlete Award
  • Ally Award

 

All nominations must be received at the Women’s Center by February 8, 2013. Nomination forms are attached, and available on-line (preferred method)http://www.uvm.edu/~women/?Page=prog_events/awardnomination.html&SM=prog_events/sub_menu.html

For more information, please contact the Women’s Center (656-7892).

 

Sincerely,

Women’s Center

 

LuAnn Rolley                        Candace Taylor                    Sarah Warrington

 

Mira Fakirananda                Judy Rickstad