Programs & Events

2014-2015 Programs and Events

For the most up-to-date listing of our programs and events, please visit the calendar on our homepage!

 

GRAND OPENING OF THE CENTER

January 23, 2015 4pm-6pm (Apple Hall, first floor)

Check out photos from the Grand Opening on Gettysburg College's Flickr page! 

  

LECTURE SERIES

The Women’s Center’s annual Lecture Series offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to come together to learn from guest speakers on topics relevant to women, gender, equality, and related subjects.

   

"Women's Sexual Health and Decision Making" 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 11:30am – 1pm in CUB 260

During this lunch lecture, Susan Reynolds, Health Service Medical Director at Gettysburg College Health Services, will discuss the facts and fictions about women’s sexual health and STI prevention, and provide an overview of services offered on campus. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.


"A Saga of Power, Money, and Sex: Title IX's Impact on Women in Intercollegiate Sports" with Dr. Amy Wilson

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 7:00 pm in Mara Auditorium (Masters 110)

Amy Wilson is an Associate Professor of Education at Illinois College where she teaches sport-related courses and serves as the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) and chair of the Athletics Committee. Amy completed a PhD in Health and Sport Studies with a concentration in Athletic Administration at the University of Iowa in spring, 2013. For the past decade, she has worked closely with nationally recognized Title IX expert Dr. Christine Grant on equity issues in intercollegiate athletics. In 2012, Amy completed a report for the NCAA’s Women’s Committee on Athletics, “The Status of Women in Intercollegiate Athletics as Title IX Turns 40,” that is available on the NCAA’s website. She is currently writing the second edition of this report that will be released in spring 2014. Amy has given numerous Title IX presentations around the country, and she is currently serving on the NCAA’s Gender Equity Task Force. This event is in coordination with Sophomore Resources and Residence Life, the Women’s Center, LGBTQA Advocacy & Education, College Houses, WGS Department, the Eisenhower Institute, and Athletics.

  

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Every other Monday evening at 7pm at the Women's Center; January 25, February 9 & 23, March 16 & 30, April 13.

Join fellow students in exploring strategies to develop and maintain healthy relationships of any kind. During this one-hour group discussion, participants will learn how to identify issues of power and control in unhealthy relationships, and will acquire skills to communicate more assertively, resolve conflicts, and problem solve relationship concerns. All are welcome! You do not need to be in a romantic or intimate relationship to attend.

   

WOMEN NOW!

Discussions held in The Center (Apple Hall, first floor)

Women NOW! is a discussion group for students to talk about current issues that affect women and the representation of women in our society.

February 2, 4-5pm: Redefining 'Classic Beauty': The Changing Face of America's Leading Women
March 2, 4-5pm: Cat Calling: The Thin Line Between Harassment and Annoyance
April 6, 4-5pm: Understanding Sex Positivity

  

COMMON GROUND

Discussions held in The Center (Apple Hall, first floor)

This lunch discussion group will explore the intersection of gender and sexual/romantic orientation through topics relating to popular culture and current events. It seeks to bring together students who identify as queer, as women, or as both, as well as any student who wishes to learn about and discuss the issues relevant to both these communities. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

February 23, 12-1pm: Identity Politics and Online Communities
March 23, 12-1pm: Pornography and Fetishization
April 20, 12-1pm: Maximizing Inclusivity in Queer and Feminist Spaces

 

WOMEN'S CENTER CUB TABLE

Visit The Women's Center CUB table on Fridays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the CUB Lobby.

 

SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP

Spring 2015 dates & times TBD.

The Survivors Support Group at Gettysburg College is facilitated by professionals from Survivors, Inc. of Gettysburg, PA. This support group is intended to help survivors of sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking gain an understanding of the impact these experiences have on their lives, and how to develop healthy coping skills. In a supportive and confidential environment, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as give and receive support to other group members.

 

ONE BILLION RISING

Friday, February 13, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom.

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global campaign to end violence against women, rise for justice, and promote gender equality. The campaign was initiated by playwright and activist Eve Ensler (known for her play The Vagina Monologues), and her organization V-Day in 2012. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, or about one billion women. In 2012, the One Billion Rising campaign culminated in the biggest mass global action to end violence against women ever with tens of thousands of events held in more than 190 countries.

ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION is an energy, a platform, a global movement, a catalyst, a worldwide decision to end violence against women, a demand for justice, a paradigm shift, an invitation, a gathering of the ready, housed everywhere, housed in our hearts, you, us, REVOLUTION.

Please join Gettysburg College in rising on Friday, February 13, 2015. This event is free and open to the public.

  

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Thursday, February 19 & Friday, February 20, 2015
7:00 p.m., College Union Building (CUB) Ballroom
All proceeds benefit Survivors, Inc. of Gettysburg.

 

Tickets: $10.00
T-shirts and tanks: $12 each
Ticket/shirt combo: $20
No reservations. All tickets sold at the door and at CUB Tables throughout the week (see calendar).

  

What are the Vagina Monologues?

"A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery.

"Celebrated as the bible for a new generation of women, The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement--V-Day--to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.

"Based on interviews with over 200 women about their memories and experiences of sexuality, The Vagina Monologues gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. It is witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise. 'At first women were reluctant to talk,' Ensler writes. 'They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them.'" (Random House 2014)

 

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Junction.

Take Back the Night is an international program to make people aware of the sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and sexual abuse against women and people of all gender identities. Please join us in shattering the silence and stopping the violence this year by attending this annual event. This event is free and open to the public.