2014-2015 Programming and Events
For the most up-to-date listing of our programs and events, please visit the calendar on our homepage!
LUNCH LECTURE SERIES
The Women’s Center’s annual Lunch 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. Please bring your lunch. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, October 2- "Bystander Intervention: A Solution to Injustice"
With Jennifer McCary, Assistant Dean of College Life, Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, & Director of the Women's Center
CUB 260, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, October 6- Panel Discussion: “Taking Back the National Conversation about Domestic Violence and Sports: A Focus on Victim Blaming"
CUB 260, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, October 16- "The Cervix and What You Need to Know about Keeping it Healthy"
With Susan Herman, C.R.N.P., Nurse Practitioner at Gettysburg College Health Services
McCreary 101, 11:30 am- 1:00 pm
October 28- Panel Discussion: "Online Feminism: Using Social Media to Advocate for Gender Justice and Social Change" with
Gretchen Natter, Executive Director, Center for Public Service & Assistant Dean of College Life
Shawna Sherrell, Senior Assistant Director of Creative Services, Communications and Marketing
Jessie Pierce, '14
CUB 260, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Every other Monday evening at 7pm at the Women's Center: September 8, September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17
Healthy Relationship Discussion Groups (HRDG) are small, student-led forums to frankly talk about intimate partnerships, define what a healthy relationship looks like (in any type of adult partnership), raise awareness about issues of control and abuse in dating relationships, and learn basic skills about how to be assertive in confronting unwelcome behaviors. You do not need to be in a relationship to come! Learning how to assert yourself, define boundaries, and and identify the characteristics of healthy relationships are invaluable life skills for all people.
WOMEN NOW! DISCUSSION GROUP
Women's Center, 4pm-5pm: September 15, September 29, October 16, October 27, November 10, November 24
Women Now! is a bi-weekly discussion group where students discuss the way that women are represented, and chose to represent themselves, in the media.
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
Every other Tuesday at 7pm in the Norris-Wachob Alumni House Living Room: September 9, September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18
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 call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.
To learn more about V-day and One Billion Rising, visit their website.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Join Gettysburg College and the Women's Center in our annual student performance of the Vagina Monologues on Thursday, February 19 & Friday, February 20, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom! Tickets cost $8.00 at the door, and all proceeds benefit Survivors, Inc. of Gettysburg. T-shirts will be for sale for $8.00.
"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 (TBTN) 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.