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Empowering Women of Ohio Week begins Feb. 24


The Empowering Women of Ohio (EWO), a group focused on the celebration of womankind, will sponsor "Empowering Women of Ohio Week," Feb. 24-28.

This is a week of events designed to celebrate the rights of women and celebrate their differences and the good they have brought into the world.

"I hope participants learn something new, discover or continue to be inspired to explore their passions and become advocates for a cause that is important to them," said Lacey Roberts, one of the event coordinators.

On Monday, Feb. 24, The Center for Law Justice & Culture and the Students for Law, Justice and Culture student organization, will present a panel discussing gender, protest and new media in a global context. The panel will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in Baker University Center room 231.

The panel will feature Pashmina Murthy from Kenyon College, discussing protests of rape culture in India, Ashley Currier from University of Cincinnati discussing LGBT organizing in Namibia and South Africa, and Nihal Said from Ohio University discussing street and sexual harassment in Egypt.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the musical comedy team, "The Reformed Whores", will be performing in Athens during their tour of the United States at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Theatre.

"I am most looking forward to 'Reformed Whores.' I'm all about finding new and creative ways to educate people about often serious/discomfort-inducing issues and I think a comedy duo of ladies dressed up as Southern Belles to do this will be well received by Ohio University," said Rogers. Space will be limited and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26 The LGBT Center will host a presentation by Miss Northwestern Ohio Kara Mitchell, about coming out as a lesbian in the pageant world. The presentation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center 1804 Lounge.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, The Women's Center will be host their weekly brownbag lunch discussion from noon to -1 p.m. The topic is "Women in Comedy: Gender, Feminism and Vagina Jokes," and will focus on famous comedic women in the entertainment industry.

Also on Feb. 27, Sandra Fluke, the keynote speaker for EWO Week, will talk from 7 to 9 p.m. in Baker University Center 240. For more information, please visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/632238880145406/.

On Saturday, Feb. 28, The Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program will sponsor the "Support Our Survivors Walk." The goal of this walk is to welcome survivors of all varieties (sexual abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, hate crimes, etc.) to come together and be empowered through a walk and rally of support. EWO will host an after party at Jackie O's after the race from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided.

For more information regarding Empowering Women of Ohio, please visit http://www.ohio.edu/womenscenter/.