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Dress for Success Sale – TODAY – 3/16/13

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Women’s New Moon Service – TOMORROW! (3/12/13)

Women’s New Moon Service
Tuesday March 12 8:00-9:15pm
At the Women’s Center (34 South Williams Street)

Come Celebrate the New Moon!
Though many of us never heard of Rosh Chodesh as a women’s holiday when we were growing up, we now understand that like so much of our inheritance as Jewish women, the fact that we did not know about it doesn’t mean it didn’t exist. Many of our great-grandmothers probably did observe Rosh Chodesh, either by reciting a special techineh (woman’s prayer) or by refraining from certain kinds of work.

Come to honor the traditions of our mothers and grandmothers. Traditions lost and traditions still being recovered.

We will enjoy the company of one another through a service followed by enjoying some delicious desserts 🙂

Hosted by
Rabbi Jordie Gerson, Erin-Kate Escobar, Sophie Case, and Aviva Gottesman
Please contact Erin-Kate for further information
ekescoba@uvm.edu

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LECTURE/DISCUSSION – Studying Quiet: Some Thoughts On Reading Black Culture

Kevin Quashie Lecture on Quiet - March 21stSTUDYING QUIET:
SOME THOUGHTS ON READING BLACK CULTURE
WITH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KEVIN QUASHIE
FROM SMITH COLLEGE’S
(DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES & PROGRAM FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN AND GENDER)
For more than a decade, I have been interested in how a notion of quiet might change the common ways we understand black American culture. This question has been prominent in my teaching at Smith College and is considered in a book published last summer, The Sovereignty of Quiet. In this informal conversation, I will talk about this idea of quiet, and how it has gained meaningfulness through my work at the college.

DATE: Thur, March 21st
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: UVM Women’s Center – 34 South Williams Street Burlington VT

Questions don’t hesitate to email Candace at ctaylor02@gmail.com

This event is sponsored by the VT Smith College Club with support from the UVM Women’s Center.

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Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

THIS is a great opportunity to look at the intersections of social justice, environmental sustainability and spirituality (however you define that for yourself). This experience is a powerful, interactive, transformative experience that will stay with you forever. Be apart of the change our world needs. Start with you.

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Where: UVM Women’s Center – 34 South Williams Street, Burlington VT

Time: 11am – 2pm (with a break for lunch)

RSVPs BY: Thursday, April 18th — fill out this form to RSVP — https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lDyyxbJCCB7Ro4GDoVIhZsOdOKQWBF72k8GLPiLRFbE/viewform 

What is Awakening the Dreamer? – http://www.pachamama.org/about

Light snacks and refreshments provided. Please indicate any dietary needs in your RSVP. This is not an a la carte experience, we ask that you stay for the entire symposium. If you are in need of accommodations to make that possible for you please let us know in your RSVP. THANKS!

Mission: To empower indigenous people of the Amazon Rain Forest to preserve their land and culture and using insights gained from that work to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.