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Gender on Film - Matrubhoomi: A nation without women

The film, set in India, shows the results of a nationwide preference for sons, the resulting trend of sex-selective abortions and India's subsequent gender imbalance.

WOW, WGSGO, LSU's WGS department, and the LSU Women's Center present the Gender on Film movie and discussion series. 

Monday, November 12th 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

LSU Women's Center 

 

The Newcomb Institute presents "Unveiling Secrets: Rape Culture on College Campuses"

The symposium will focus on topics ranging from theories of sexuality to the role alcohol and drugs play in sexual assault. Join WOW as we carpool to this event to support other Louisiana feminist programs and learn how to bring an end to rape culture! For more info:  http://www.newcomb.tulane.edu
Friday, November 9th
Meet at the Women's Center at 7:30 am to make the trip to New Orleans
Tulane University

 

Period Power Party!

A culmination of our FEMmenstruation: Period Power week. Celebrate your period and the power it brings! We'll wear red pajamas, eat red velvet cake, and try making our own period bracelets. An all-around fun time!

Tuesday, October 30th

8:00 p.m.

Private Home - contact us for the address!

 

Gender on Film: Carrie

In honor of FEMmenstruation: Period Power!, WOW will join forces with the Women's and Gender Studies Department to present a free screening of Carrie, followed by a lively discussion on how menstruation is portrayed in the media and everyday life.

 Thursday, October 25th

6:00-8:00 p.m.

LSU Women's Center

 

FEMmenstruation: Period Power!

A week-long celebration of our menstrual cycles. Be ashamed no longer! Embrace your womanhood! October 24th-31st - Join us for a film screening, tabling with alternative menstrual products, and a Period Party! 


 

Feminist Majority Foundation Leadership Summit

Explore how failed government policies affect women, people of color, and the poor around the world. From Katrina to Iraq to global warming - these issues affect women!

Saturday, October 6th

Tulane University, New Orleans

Register at www.feministcampus.org/leadership

 

Take Back the Night March

Candlelight vigil and empowerment march in honor of sexual violence victims.

Sunday, October 14th

6:00 p.m.

Baton Rouge High School


T-Shirt Decorating for the Clothesline Project!

Stop by the Women's Center to decorate a shirt in honor of a sexual or domestic violence victim. Shirts and paint will be provided, but donations of either one are welcome!

Monday, October 8th

3:00-7:00 p.m.

LSU Women's Center


Clothesline Project at LSU
 In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, there will be a clothesline display in front of the Women's Center the week of October 8th-14th. Each shirt represents a victim of sexual or domestic violence.

 

Gender on Film Series

Women Organizing Women, in conjunctiuon with the LSU Women's Center and the department of Women and Gender Studies at LSU, hosted the "Gender on Film" series.  The film series allowed students to view and critically deconstruct popular images of femininity and masculinity across different genres of film.  The films included: Thelma and Louise, Blood Moon, The Education of Shelby Knox, Fight Club, Beauty Academy of Kabul, Abstinence Comes to Albuquerque, Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement, North Country, Dreamworlds II,  and Fish and Elephant .

 

 

 Take Back the Night March

On October 15, 2006, the Baton Rouge comminity joined together in the annual Take Back the Night March.  Comminuty members had the oppurtunity to take a stand against domestic and sexual violence by taking to the streets and protesting to stop violence against women.  WOW members helped out with the festivities, which included live music, poetry reading, and testaments from survivors of domestic violence.

 

 

The Clothesline Project

In order to raise awareness about domestic andsexual violence on campus, WOW sponsored a Clothesline Project event where we encouraged students to make t-shirts to protest violence against women.

 

The Safe House for Battered Women and Thier Children

In an effort to give back to the greater Baton Rouge community, WOW members volunteered at the Safe House for Battered Women and Children.  WOW sponsored a campus-wide donation drive for the shelter, and also spent time a the shelter, organizing and sorting the donated items.