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Our Programs

Below you will find descriptions of our annual programs. However, we host many other programs throughout the school year! Please see our Calendar of Events for dates and times.  If you are interested in participating in any of these events in any capacity please contact the Women’s Center at 270-809-3140 or by email at msu.womenscenter@murraystate.

 

 

WALK the WALK: Walk the Walk is a fundraising event held on National Suicide Awareness Day with the goal of raising awareness about depression and suicide among college students.  Teams of three sign up to walk for 1 hour on a treadmill.  Registration is $20 per team and organizations may register more than one team to participate.  The Women’s Center partners with the Counseling Center to provide students with information, handouts, and resources related to depression and suicide.

 

Students Fight Back: "Students Fight Back is Girls Fight Back with a shorter section on “How to Be a Bad Victim” because, let’s face it, a lot of men have one up on women in terms of being a hard target. We add to this program, “How to Be A Good Bystander” to emphasize the importance of taking action on all fronts, not only if you are the one being attacked or threatened. Get involved and make it your business, make the choice to be a good bystander. Other than that, it’s the standard kick ass presentation per usual. We just want to make it campus/funding friendly by including all students, even though men are absolutely encouraged to attend and often sponsor the standard Girls Fight Back program." See the promo video here http://kirklandproductions.com/ARTISTS/Girls_Fight_Back-bio.html

 

The Female ‘O’: Join us to laugh and learn about the "big O!" Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot. Whether you want to learn how to have your first orgasm, how to have better ones, or how to help your girlfriend, we'll cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment. Are you coming?

 

Stache’ Bash: In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this annual event raises money in support of breast cancer research.  Come by our booth in the Curris Center to get a pink mustache to show your support, to make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and to pick up our other awareness items!

 

Crazy in Love Exhibit: Crazy in Love is an interactive, walk-through program that sheds light on the issue of domestic violence. You follow a college couple from when they start dating and follow their story as their relationship progresses. This program helps communicate the signs of an unhealthy relationship, and how important it is to know and understand what a healthy relationship is and what it is not. 

 

Not My Life Film: See the film trailer here: http://notmylife.org/film-synopsis

 

Microaggressions Film:  This film addresses microaggressions based on race, disability, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, and religion using everyday life examples. The narrators provide discussion surrounding these microaggressions and address the ways people might correct these occurrences.

 

Stalking Forum: This program consists of a panel of faculty and staff from the university speaking on the issue of stalking specifically on college campuses and how it pertains to college students. The Stalking Forum discusses the issues of how technology plays a role in stalking, what steps to take if you are being stalked, and legislation that refers to stalking. 

 

Take Back the Night: Take Back the Night is an annual program that will be held in the spring this year! It is a rally that joins together the campus, community, student organizations, and Greek organizations to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault. This program consists of musicians, testimonies, poetry, and speakers. 

 

Clothesline Exhibit: The Clothesline Exhibit is a program that confronts the topic of interpersonal violence (i.e. rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, and stalking). Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to create shirts that tell their story by decorating the shirt in whichever way is beneficial for them. 

 

Celebrate Women Luncheon: This annual event occurs in the month of March which is Women's History Month. We honor women, past and present that have made advancements for women everywhere. Each year we gather together as a campus community and celebrate that journey that has been made for equality for women. We celebrate with musicians, speakers, and we also present awards to faculty and staff members that have improved the life of women on our campus. 

 

One Day without Shoes: One Day without Shoes is a program that raises awareness about the issue of poverty and AIDs in Africa. During this day in April we go without shoes in support of the thousands of men, women, and children in Africa that are forced to go without shoes everyday and subject themselves to diseases and infections. To us, shoes are something that we take for granted, however, in other countries they are few and far between and have different affects on the lives of people every minute of every day. Visit www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/ for more information about this movement!

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