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Women's Center to host Take Back the Night Week and other great events

The Ohio University Women's Center, which is located on the fourth floor of the Baker University Center, is featuring several keynote speakers as well as distinguished events and programs this quarter for OHIO students, faculty, staff and Athens community members.

Noteworthy events include Take Back the Night Week, Ohio University's 33rd annual celebration that addresses topics such as sexism, sexual violence and assisting survivors of sexual violence.

Coordinated by Ohio University's Student Senate's Women's Affairs Commission, the Women's Center, SAC, the Survivor Advocacy Program, PAGE, the Sexual Assault Prevention Club, and the Office of Off-Campus LivingBeginning, the celebration will begin on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Front Room.

Take Back The Night Calendar of Events

Monday April 16: TBTN Kickoff : 7-8 p.m. Baker Center Front Room
Clothes Line Project: Baker 237, 8 p.m.

Tuesday April 17: Assault, Hate, & the LGBT Community: Baker 341, 7-8 p.m.

Name Burning: McCracken Field, 8 p.m.

Wednesday April 18: Men's Event: Baker 231, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Bystander Intervention: TBD, 7 p.m.

Miss Representation Film Screening: Walter 135, 8-9:30 p.m.

Thursday April 19: March & Rally: Scripps Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
After Party: Buffalo Wild Wings, 9:30 p.m.

Friday April 20: Personal Safety & Self Defense Workshop: Women's Center, 7 p.m.

Other upcoming highlight events include Glidden Visiting Professor Shira Tarrant. A political scientist and professor of gender studies at California State University, Long Beach, Tarrant is the author of "Men and Feminism," "When Sex Became Gender," "Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power" and "Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style." As the Glidden Professor, she is teaching one class and a colloquium and will deliver a public lecture on Thursday, April 26.

Additional events sponsored by the Women's Center include:

Thursday, April 12, noon-1 p.m., Women's Center
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: "Queer Citizenship" with special guest Professor Nancy Naples

Thursday, April 12, 3 p.m., Multicultural Center
The English Department presents Joyce Ann Joyce, a professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University. In addition, she was the 1995 recipient of an American Book Award for Literary Criticism as she is an author and editor of several books and articles. Joyce will give the speech "The Critical Reception of Sonia Sanchez."

Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m., Walter Hall Rotunda
Professor Nancy Naples presents a special lecture titled "It's not Fair: Discursive Politics, Social Justice, and Feminist Praxis."
Friday, April 13, 2:30-4:30 p.m., McKee House
Survivor Advocacy Program Open House. Meet the new coordinator, Brenda Strickland and kick off Take Back the Night Week.