Elect Her 2015

Elect Her 2015
Denison will be hosting its fourth Elect Her training on Saturday, February 28, 10:30am-3:30pm. Elect Her is a national program designed to help reduce the gender gap in political representation. Denison is one of fifty colleges hosting this training. This workshop is designed to empower female leadership on and off campus. You will gain valuable skills through interactive sessions, guest speakers (Professor Suzanne Condray, the Honorable Yvette McGee Brown, and current members of DCGA), and a networking event! The deadline for applications is February 20.

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Exploring Mindfulness

We invite you to join Denison Religious Understanding at their weekly dinner/discussion to talk about “The Significance of Place” with special guests Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe.

Larry and Peggy currently live in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1994, Peggy and Larry received Dharma Teacher Transmission from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

They offer Mindfulness retreats in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Larry received his Christian ordination in 1972 and is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at the University of the West with a Buddhist emphasis, and now works at the American International School of Bangkok.

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Women in Media

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What does media tell women and young girls about themselves? What does media tell young boys and men about how they should treat the women in their lives? If our media resources were the last surviving representation of our nation, what would others deduce the worth of a woman to be by our society’s standards?

In order to tackle these questions and more, the Center for Women and Gender Action, Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and the Golden Z Club Chapter bring to Denison University The Representation Project’s 2011 documentary MISS Representation.

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From Dream to Practice

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Please follow this link to see a trailer of Girl Rising: http://www.girlrising.com/take-action/about-film/?id10x10=undefined

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrity writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. By using powerful storytelling, the Girl Rising film wants to deliver a simple, critical message: Educate Girls and you will Change the World.

On September 19th in Slayter Auditorium, the inspiring documentary was shown at Denison.

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Building Community, Practicing Solidarity

M. Jacqui Alexander

M. Jacqui Alexander, is a Professor of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Pedagogies of Crossing: Feminism, Sexual Politics and The Sacred, The Third Wave: Feminist Perspectives on Racism, and a co-editor of Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! Feminist Visions for a Just World and Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures. To learn more about Dr. Jacqui Alexander check out this short video (click here).

On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, Dr. Jacqui Alexander came to a lunch workshop at the Center for Women and Gender Action at Denison University.

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