In addition to our weekly meetings, we also host periodic campus gatherings and attend community events as a group. There is also a list of our past meeting discussion topics at the bottom of this page.
|Wednesday, April 25, 2012|
|12:00-2:00 p.m.||National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Commemoration Ceremony|
This event is put on annually by the Crime Victims’ Rights Compliance and Enforcement project at the Oregon Department of Justice, to honor victim advocates and others who are involved with protecting and supporting the rights of crime victims in Oregon. WUMAV is co-sponsoring the event, so come out and show your support! More info: http://www.doj.state.or.us/victims/rights_week.shtml
|Tuesday, March 20, 2012|
|6:30-9:30 p.m.||Film Screening: "Miss Representation"|
Salem Grand Theatre
This film explores the narrow media depictions of women, and how it continues to limit the potentialities of women in our society. Screening followed by presentations by Oregon women in public office. $8 student admission. For more info: http://www.missrepresentation.org/ http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20120316/UPDATE/303160017/-Miss-Representation-film-women-power-show-Tuesday
|Thursday, March 15, 2012|
|6:00-7:00 p.m.||Joint S.H.E/WUMAV Meeting|
Women's Resource Center, UC 3rd floor
|7:00-8:30 p.m.||Latina: A Women's History Month Event|
Cat Cavern, UC 2nd floor
Presented by Alianza. More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/285005544904415/
|Thursday, March 8, 2012|
|6:30–9:30 p.m.||Film Screening: "Five Friends"|
Salem Grand Theater
This film combines sociological analysis of men’s friendships with an exploration of how men can be in meaningful, emotionally invested relationships with other men. Discussion to follow, with guest speakers Kelley Strawn (Associate Professor of Sociology, Willamette University), Jade Aguilar (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Willamette University), and Tim Buckley (author and communication consultant) presenting. More info: http://fivefriendsmovie.com/about http://www.salemprogressivefilms.net/
|Thursday, February 29, 2012|
|7:00-9:30 p.m.||Film Screening: "Pariah"|
This film explores the experience of an African-American teenager embracing her identity as a lesbian, analyzing the intersections of race, gender, and sexualities. More info: http://focusfeatures.com/pariah http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R0fZOxAcljQ
|Friday, November 4, 2011|
|6:00-8:00 p.m.||Film Screening: "Te Doy Mis Ojos" (Take My Eyes)|
Smullin B-17 (basement)
In cooperation with the Spanish and Women's & Gender Studies departments, we will be screening "Te Doy Mis Ojos", a film about domestic violence with a discussion to follow. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_doy_mis_ojos; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0350193/
|Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28, 2011|
|Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fundraiser|
UC 1st floor
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. To increase awareness of this issue, we will be selling purple lightbulbs, light strands, and yard signs (purple is the color of domestic violence awareness). Proceeds to benefit Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service.
Past Conversation Topics
In roughly chronological order...
- The role of men in the Vagina Monologues
- Can women be sexist?
- The truth about Thanksgiving (colonization and dominant narratives)
- How to be a healthy and helpful ally to survivors of domestic assault
- "If Men Could Menstruate" by Gloria Steinem (hegemonic masculinity, gender roles)
- Masculinity, fatherhood and intergenerational violence
- "Everyday Male Chauvinism" (nonphysical forms of violence/oppression)
- Expressing individual masculinity vs. perpetuating patriarchy
- Sexual education in the United States
- Is male violence an individual or social issue?
- "Theory as Liberatory Practice" by bell hooks (connecting academia to activism)
- The state of manhood at Willamette
- If we're against violence, what are we for?
- "Fraternities and Rape Culture"
- The pressures of masculinity
- "The Red Zone" (increased perpetrations of sexual assault on college campuses in the first six weeks of the academic year)
- What happens in all-male spaces?