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International Women's Coffee Hour

Please join the Women's Center for our International Women's Coffee Hour, an opportunity for international women and their allies to meet others, discuss current events, play games, practice English and other languages, and listen to music from all over the world. Co-sponsored by International Student and Faculty Services.

Fall 2019 Schedule
 

August 27, 4:00PM - 5:00PM, Baker 403. Join us for an open discussion about the start of the new academic year and settling in to Athens.

September 24, 4:00PM - 6:00PM, Passion Works (20 East State Street): Whether or not you identify as an artist, this is the program for you! Join us for a collaborative art session as we create art for the International Women's Exhibit in March 2020! If you're not sure about where to go, you can meet us at the Women's Center at 3:40 to walk to Passion Works together!

October 29, 4:00PM - 5:00PM, Baker 403: Come in costume (for Halloween), or in your usual clothes, as we discuss different holiday traditions from around the world! (Wondering about appropriate costumes? Read CNN's article on Ohio University's Students Teaching About Racism in Society's poster campaign "We're a culture, not a costume": https://www.cnn.com/2011/10/26/living/halloween-ethnic-costumes/index.html)

November 26, 4:00PM - 5:00PM, Baker 403: Join us for a relaxing coffee and conversation near the end of the semester. Use this community to support one another as we prepare for finals and other upcoming events!

 

Spring 2020 Schedule

 
January 28, 4:00PM - 5:00PM, Baker 403: We look forward to seeing you again to get the semester started with community and support! 
 
February 25, 4:00PM - 5:00PM, Baker 403: Join us to talk about women leaders from our own cultures and home countries! Afterwards, we encourage attendees to eat together before joining us for the film showing of Mankiller with director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl at the Athena Cinema (on Court Street) at 7PM.
 
March 31, 4:00PM - 6:00PM, Passion Works (20 East State Street): This session will be a workshop on girlhood, entitled Exploring Girlhood Around the World.  We encourage participants to reflect on their own ideas of the transition between girlhood and womanhood that is reflected in their own cultural practices. Whether or not you identify as an artist, this is the program for you! This workshop will lead into collaborative art for the International Women's Exhibit in March 2020! If you're not sure about where to go, you can meet us at the Women's Center at 3:40 to walk to Passion Works together!
 
April 21, 4:00PM - 5:00PM, Baker 403: Join us for an end of semester celebration and support as we move into finals, returning home, and wishing to stay connected over the summer. 

Note to faculty and professional staff: While we always appreciate the offer of extra credit to attend our programs, or using our programs to improve one's knowledge of diversity, we recommend encouraging your students to attend a different event for intercultural knowledge or global perspective learning outcomes (such as speakers, Thirsting for Knowledge Thursdays, or other events) rather than the International Women's Coffee Hours. This program is most beneficial to international students, ESL students, those who wish to work with international students, or domestic students who want to be social and support international students on campus.