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Spirit Day 2020: Queer Youth Fest Events, 10/15-10/18

Queer Youth Fest Lineup (text reproduced below)

October 15-18 – We Are Family Presents: Spirit Day 2020 Queer Youth Fest 

We Are Family is celebrating Spirit Day this year with an amazing lineup of virtual events! See below (and attached) for an overview of what’s coming up… 

  • Thursday, October 15 – “From Coming Out to Showing Up: Storytelling & Panel with Cecilia Gentili & Friends” – from 6:00-7:00 
  • Friday, October 16 – “No Pride without Spirit” Open Mic Night – from 7-8:30 
  • Saturday, October 17 – “For Which it Stands” Town Hall with the Gibbes Museum of Art at 12:00 and “Queers & Zines Making History” Workshop from 6:30-8:00 
  • Sunday, October 18 – “Representation Matters: LGBTQI+ Movie Marathon” from 3:00-8:00 

10/16 – WHRT Presents: “Addressing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in African Americans: Population Health at Work!”

addressing maternal health flyer

October 16 at 1:00pm – Women’s Health Research Team presents “Addressing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in African Americans: Population Health at Work!” featuring Nancy Muller, PhD, MBA – 

The Women’s Health Research Team (WHRT) is delighted to host a conversation with Nancy Muller, PhD, MBA on Friday, October 16th at 1pm. We will learn more about “Addressing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in African Americans: Population Health at Work.” Dr. Muller is the Director of the Lowcountry Graduate Center and the co-chair of the Maternal and Infant & Child Health Committee of the Tri-County Community Health Initiative. (flyer attached) 

  • RSVP for this webinar (http://tiny.cc/7uvxsz). Once you have registered, a Zoom link will be emailed to you two days prior to the event. We are thrilled to open our WHRT meetings this semester to any faculty and students who may be interested in learning more about women’s health.  

Saturday, September 26 @ NOON – “Art & Agriculture: Black Farming and Foodways” – Gibbes Museum of Art (virtual event)

Farming and Foodways Eventbrite Screenshot

Art and Agriculture: Black Farming and Foodways – September 26 @ 12:00pm – part of the Gibbes Museum of Art “For Which It Stands: Virtual Town Hall” series

What defines the American experience? What makes a community? Inspired by the exhibition Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman, this three part series invites participants to a town hall-style Zoom with local artists and community stakeholders where we’ll address these and other questions as we grapple with the effects of a global pandemic and a renewed reckoning with racial injustice.  

FRIDAY, September 18 – EPIC’s International Equal Pay Day!: Building Back a Better Future of Work by Ensuring Pay Equity

Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

FRIDAY, September 18 – Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)’s International Equal Pay Day!: Building Back a Better Future of Work by Ensuring Pay Equity

On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day, and in the midst of the fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is hosting a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labor market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of recovery efforts worldwide. Panelists for this virtual event include Thorsteinn Viglundsoon (former minister of social affairs and equality, Iceland), Megan Rapinoe (Captain of the US National Women’s Soccer team), Samira Ahmed (BBC journalist), Kristen Skogen Lund (CEO of Schibsted ASA Norway), Iris Bohnet (academic), and Nadia Soubat (Executive Bureau Member from CDT Morocco). Moderated by Nozipho Tshabalala. This virtual event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, and International Sign language.  

Book Launch Zoom Discussion: Erin Hatton’s “Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment”

coerced flyer

September 16, 3-4pm – Coerced by Erin Hatton book launch & zoom discussion with Adia Harvey Wingfield and Victor Ray –

Join us for a zoom discussion of Erin Hatton’s new book, Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment (Univ. of Calif. Press, 2020), featuring Adia Harvey Wingfield (Wash U in St. Louis) and Victor Ray (University of Iowa), who will share their brilliant takes on the book’s central question: What do incarcerated workers, workfare workers, student athletes, and graduate students all have in common? 

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Census Week: Count Me In!

census infographic

April 1st is Census Day!

The census is a survey by the statistical federal Census Bureau that counts EVERYONE currently residing in the states at the time of response, regardless of race, age, gender, OR immigration status and is confidential. This data will decide where $800 billion in federal funds like Medicare, WIC, bus routes, etc, go for the next 10 years. It is mandated by the US Constitution is also used to draw district lines and allocate representatives. Essentially, it determines our future! Don’t miss out on the count.

College students should report with their normal college address they would be at this moment if we didn’t have the COVID-19 madness. This means your parents or whoever you are with at this time do not need to claim you under their address if this isn’t where you’d normally be.

You can report online, via phone, or mail. For online, go to 2020census.gov. You may have been mailed a code to use, but if not, no worries, you can report without out it (that option is under the box for the code)! If you can’t report by April 1 they have extended the response time to mid August. But, it’s quick and easy and important, so let’s do it!

Email ppgacofc@gmail.com for more information or volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

(3/9) Healing Workshop: Exploration of Trauma, Personal Wellness, and Healing Practices

healing flyer

March 9 – Healing Workshop: Exploration of Trauma, Personal Wellness, and Healing Practices – 6:00-7:30pm, Stern 205 –

Join mother-worker-activist Dru McDaniel as she guides us on a journey of self-exploration, personal resiliency, and emotional liberation. She holistically approaches this work from the intersections of social activism and spiritual empowerment in efforts to provide us with the tools to author our own healing. (flyer attached) 

GSEC’s Gender Equity Week Schedule (3/2-3/7)

GSEC’s GENDER EQUITY WEEK is THIS WEEK! 

GEW Schedule
Here are some event highlights: 
  • Wednesday, March 4 –  “Including Trans Women in Women’s Sports” Dr. Veronica Ivy – 2:30-4, EHHP Alumni Center 
  • Thursday, March 5 –  SafeZone training for students, faculty, & staff – 3:30-5:30, Stern 205 
    • “Looking for Equity” Panel Discussion, presented by GSEC & the Black Student Union – 6-7:30, RSS 235 
  • Friday, March 6 –  Fight Back Open Mic & Closing Celebration, 5:30-7:30, ECTR 118 
  • Saturday, March 7 –  BE WELL Expo – College of Charleston’s 2nd Annual Be Well Expo is 26 days away! Join us for a FREE day filled with tailored workshops, physical activities such as Zumba, HIIT and Yoga, and lunch provided by Panera Bread. Learn ways to manage stress and seek community so you can thrive on campus. 
    • Register today by either scanning the QR on the flyer or by clicking here

BE WELL Expo – 3/7

be well expo flyer

March 7 – BE WELL Expo – College of Charleston’s 2nd Annual Be Well Expo is 26 days away! Join us for a FREE day filled with tailored workshops, physical activities such as Zumba, HIIT and Yoga, and lunch provided by Panera Bread. Learn ways to manage stress and seek community so you can thrive on campus.  

  • Register today by either scanning the QR on the flyer or by clicking here

GSEC & WREN Event: “Collective Day of Action for Bodily Autonomy” – 2/19

Collective Day of Action poster

GSEC is partnering with WREN for the Collective Day of Action for Bodily Autonomy at the SC Statehouse, Feb 19th. WREN will provide bus transportation and lunch for a CofC team of students, faculty and staff who want to spend the day in Columbia. We will have the chance to observe the legislative process, meet lobbyists and community activists from across the state, and raise our voices for reproductive justice and trans-inclusive health care! Email gsec@cofc.edu to get information about transportation, and register here bit.ly/scdayofaction2020so that WREN can get an accurate lunch count!

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