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Women's Center Presents Fall Programs

August 25, 2009

The Cal State Fullerton Women's Center is offering myriad presentations, from veteran's services to avoiding sexual assault, this fall. All are scheduled to be held in Room 205 of University Hall, unless otherwise noted. Here is what’s planned:

Sept. 8 and 9

Noon-3 p.m.
Veterans Open House
This event welcomes new and continuing student veterans and informs them of the resources and services available for veterans on campus. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Sept. 15

12:30–3:30 p.m.
Adult Reentry Center Open House

Sept. 16

Noon-3 p.m.
Women’s Cultural Resource Centers’ Open House

Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 and 9

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Community Outreach Training
This is a four-day training session for students interested in becoming community outreach volunteers. To register, call 657-278-3928.

Sept. 22

Noon-1 p.m.
Study and Exam Tips Seminar
Catherine VanRiette of the Women’s Center provides students with techniques that help in retaining and remembering information at exam time.

Sept. 23

Noon-1 p.m.
“Sexual Assault Perpetrators: Fantasies and Fetishes”
Take a peek into the mind of a sexual predator and examine the role fantasies and fetishes play in a sex offender’s mental processing.

Sept. 23

6-9 p.m.
“Don’t Get Left Behind: Your Education Is on the Line”
Young Black Women’s Dinner
Portola Pavilion A, Titan Student Union
Sistertalk hosts this early in the semester dinner to give women the opportunity to engage in positive interaction with their peers and mentors. New and returning students, faculty and staff members are welcome to network and share resources. The theme is “Education and Empowerment for African American women.” Attendees of the event will be treated to dinner and those who RSVP by Sept 17, will receive a special gift. Free to Cal State Fullerton Students. To make a reservation, call 657-278-3928.

Sept. 29

Noon-1:30 p.m.
“Self-Esteem: Mapping Your Future”
Barbara McDowell leads a discussion self-esteem and developing a better understanding of one’s reputation within the individual.

Sept. 30

Noon-1 p.m.
“Educational Realities for Women in Iraq”
Sandra Morgan, founder of Lydia’s House in Athens, Greece, discusses her summer information-sharing trip to Iraq. Morgan will share the need to give voice to those without a voice: women who are victims of abuse and violence and information on women's rights as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 7

Noon–1 p.m.
“Financial Literacy for Women”
A workshop led by Jacqueline Lauder, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program director for the Council on Aging - Orange County. Program will offer insight into the financial vulnerability faced by many women and will share tips on how to take control of the situation.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Noon-1 p.m.
“The Equal Sharing of Responsibilities Between Women and Men”
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women recently met in New York with participation by Iranian and Afghan gender activists who spoke of their hopes and challenges. Elahe Amani, technical services director in Student Affairs, will talk about the pressing issues that were at the center of the program’s agenda.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 (THIS DATE MAY CHANGE)

Noon-1 p.m.
“Sexual Assault: Legislating Prevention”
Dawn Foor, supervisor of Community Service Programs Sexual Assault Program and a member of the California Department of Public Health’s Rape Prevention Education Planning Board, will discuss her participation on a statewide committee that looks at California’s approach to perpetrator prosecution, sexual assault prevention and survivor services.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Noon-2 p.m.
Sistertalk’s 4th Annual Noon Tea
Garden Café, Titan Student Union
Sistertalk holds annual tea as a social gathering for women to come together to learn etiquette and elegance. To reserve a spot, call 657-278-3928 by Friday, Oct 9.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

11:30a.m.-1 p.m.
“Sin by Silence: Prison Is Safer Than With the Love of Your Life”
(50 min. video)
This 50 minute video reveals the lives of extraordinary women who advocate for a future free from domestic violence. Elizabeth Leonard of Vanguard University will discuss the research involved in the production.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Noon-1 p.m.
“Verbal Aggression in Sitcoms: Understanding the Comedic Frame”
Jeanine Congalton, associate professor of human communication studies, will discuss the nature of sitcoms and the viewers’ tendency to overlook verbal aggression.

Thursday, Oct. 22

Noon-1 p.m.
“The Sociocultural and Ethnic Issues in Intimate Partner Violence”
Julie Stokes, professor of Afro-ethnic studies, will speak on the attention given to the experiences of ethnic minorities on violence against women. The influence of structural inequalities and culture in creating victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence will be explored in the view of African American and Latino cultures.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Noon-1 p.m.
“Women and the Jeopardy of Ageism”
Valerie O’Krent, lecturer in child and adolescent studies and secondary education, will discuss ageism as a prejudice. What does this discrepancy represent for women, especially since women outlive men?

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Noon-1 p.m.
“Men Who Batter: Characteristics and Treatment”
Marriage and family therapy counselor Leroy Thompson shares evidence-based information on intimate partner violence in the U.S. He will explore effective interventions, from a clinical perspective, with men who batter.

Fridays, Oct. 23 and 30 and Nov. 6, 13 and 20

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Community Outreach Training
A five-day training for students interested in becoming community outreach volunteers. The training will offer basic education on sexual assault, healthy relationship and examine them through the lens of gender and culture. Limited seating. To register or for more information, call 657-278-3928. All five days must be completed to receive a certificate.

Nov. 3

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
“Femicide: The War in Chihuahua”
Raphael Luevano of Chapman University will offer a theological reflection on the cases of missing and murdered women of Juárez-Chihuahua, Mexico. He will give a brief description of the social, political and economic conditions that have fostered violence against women in Northern Mexico.

Nov. 4

Noon-1 p.m.
“Mars, Venus or Planet Earth? Michael Kimmel on Gender“
Workshop and video about men and women in the new millennium.

Nov. 5

Noon-1 p.m.
Dream Catcher Workshop
Anna Tiger, president of the Inter Tribal Student Council, will discuss the history and significance of dream catchers in the Native American culture. Her presentation will include a lesson on how to make an urban dream catcher.

Nov. 9

Noon-1 p.m.
“I Didn’t Know I Was a Victim!”
Sherri Harris, director of Network of Emergency Trafficking Services-Orange County, presents a workshop on the psychological aspects of victimization involved in human-trafficking cases.

Nov. 10

Noon-1 p.m.
“What Veterans Face Coming Back to College”
Joseph Chang, coordinator for Veterans Student Services, will discuss the transition issues, adjustment concerns, anxiety and a new and unfamiliar civilian environment that veterans face. He also will provide information about the university’s support services for veterans.

Nov. 17

Noon-1 p.m.
“Cattle or Cash: The Symbolic Structure of Lobola?”
Astrid Friedrich of the University of Cape Town will explore Lobola, a traditional Southern African custom of the groom’s family compensating the bride’s family for her hand in marriage. Criticism of this custom will be explored and discussed. It is argued that practicing Lobola leads to treating women as commodities, the spread of AIDS and the trapping of women in abusive relationships.

Nov. 18

Noon-1 p.m.
“Transition to College”
Sue Sy, assistant professor of psychology, will discuss the influences of family support on female students’ transition into college, particularly among Latinas and Asian Americans.

Click here for more information about the Women’s Center and its programs, or call 657-278-3928.


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