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Speakers: Fall 2017 Schedule

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Pens to Pictures

"Art with a Purpose: The Use of Film-Making in Social Justice" 
Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 PM, Schoonover 450


Film Screening:
Five inaugural short films created with women in Dayton Correctional Institution in 2016
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:30 PM, Athena Cinema

Pens to Pictures is a film-making collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. During its inaugural year in 2016, five films were made in partnership between women in Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI) and the Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania artist communities.

Join founder Chinonye Chukwu and two of the inaugural participants (Jamie Ochs and Beverly Fears) for the workshop and film showing at the Athena. The five short inaugural films will be shown on September 19th. Please note that some of the shorts include scenes of drug use and sexual assault.

Co-sponsored with the Women's Center; Cutler Scholars Program; the Multicultural Center; Making and Breaking the Law Theme; Center for Law, Justice & Culture; the LGBT Center; the College of Fine Arts Film Division; Ebony Minds; BSCPB; Diversity Studies Certificate; Interdisciplinary Arts; Honors Tutorial College; the Multicultural Faculty In-Residence; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and in partnership with the Athena Cinema.




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Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path with JJ DiGeronimo

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:00 PM, Schoonover 450

In this interactive roundtable discussion, JJ DiGeronimo will share some of her action-based strategies from over two decades in tech-based roles and companies. Many professional women aspire to advance their career. Yet many encounter a sea of obstacles because they don't have "the playbook" to navigate corporate cultures and industries. Join us as JJ discusses a series of proven initiatives that high-impact women and men leverage to accelerate their professional paths. Through personal anecdotes, examples, and stories from those who have stumbled, fallen and succeeded, JJ will share this playbook with you so that you can focus on specific actions to maximize your talents and make your professional goals a reality.

Co-sponsored with the School of Information and Telecommunication Studies; Women in Information and Telecommunication Studies; the Women's Center; Scripps College Diversity Committee; Women in Information Systems; Society of Women Engineers; and AAUW - Student Group.

Please register in advance of this event at




The Monument Quilt

Aerial view of the Monument Quilt

A Guide to Upsetting Rape Culture: Lecture

Thursday, October 12. 2017
7:00 PM
Schoonover 145

This lecture is presented by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and will be an overview of how they have used art in their activism to end sexual violence.

Closeup photo of a Monument Quilt square inscribed "Stand With Survivors: Rape takes away a person's voice. It is time we recognize that we need to give them back the right to be HEARD"

Quilt Display

Friday, October 13, 2017
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Peden Stadium
Rain Location: Indoor Tennis Courts (106 S Green Drive)

Speakers on topics of sexual assault will be incorporated in the quilt showing at 9AM, Noon, 3:30PM and 6:30PM .



The Monument Quilt: a public healing space by and for survivors of rape and abuse. Organized by Force: Upsetting Rape Culture, the Monument Quilt is an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, our stories are displayed in city and town centers to create and demand public space to heal. The quilt resists the popular and narrow narrative of how sexual violence occurs by telling many stories, not one. The quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.

Co-sponsored with the Women’s Center; Multicultural Center; LGBT Center; BSCPB; Center for Law, Justice & Culture; Diversity Studies Certificate; Division of Student Affairs; Department of Social and Public Health; United Campus Ministries; Cutler Scholars Program; Honors Tutorial College; Multicultural Faculty In-Residence; Ohio Athletics; College of Fine Arts; Political Science; Psychology; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Between Love and Hate Theme.


Volunteers for the Monument Quilt should apply here: Faculty wanting a sign-in sheet for their class at the quilt showing should submit this form:

Departmental Social Media

College of Arts & Sciences