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Empowered Woman’s Week offers variety of events  

Feb 11, 2009  
By Katie Ronske  

Junior Lacey Rogers believes that life choices should instill empowerment and accomplishment and that students should dig deep to find motivation to make a difference both locally and globally on social issues.

In hopes of inspiring students, Rogers has organized the second-annual Empowered Woman’s Week to educate students and to showcase the unique talents of women. As president of the student group Empowering Women of Ohio, Lacey hopes that activism efforts will open student’s eyes to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues and women’s and civil rights.

“We mostly hope that people learn something new from our week and are motivated to go out and make a change,”  Rogers said “It's really important that people realize that great change takes time, but every step towards it counts. We also hope people will enjoy our events and perhaps be interested in being a part of EWO in the future.”

Here is a line-up of events:
 

Saturday, Feb. 14, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Valentine’s Day Dance, Casa Nueva, 4 W. State St. The theme is Valentine’s Day; attendees are asked to wear red, pink and white. In recognition of Empowered Woman’s Week, a variety of female artists will be showcased. 

Sunday, Feb. 15, 1 to 4 p.m.  

Members of women’s club sports teams talk about their sport of choice at the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center and how it empowers them in “Women in Sports.”   

Monday, Feb. 16, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

“Relaxing the Stress Away” in Gordy Hall Room 109. Relaxation techniques will be taught. 

Tuesday, Feb. 17, Noon to 1 p.m.  

Mickey Hart discusses intergenerational feminism with local feminists at the LGBT Center, Baker University Center 354. Pizza and drinks will be served. 

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8 to 10 p.m.  

What is Feminism open-door discussion, United Campus Ministries, 18 N. College St. 

Thursday, Feb. 19, Noon to 1 p.m.  

Brown Bag Lunch with Rabbi Danielle Leshaw, The Women’s Center, Baker 402. 

Friday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Gender equity bake sale, first floor of Baker. Proceeds benefit My Sister’s Place. 

Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 to 11 p.m. 

Women in Music, Front Room Café in Baker. Performances by Jenny Owen Youngs and Erica Boehnlein. The show is free. 

Sunday, Feb. 22, Noon to 2 p.m.  

“Bitchin’ In the Kitchen,” United Campus Ministries, 18 N. College St. Brunch with  women’s groups on campus.

 

 

Related Links
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center:  http://www.ohio.edu/lgbt/ 
  
  

Published: Feb 11, 2009 12:55 PM  



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