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CROW Past Events 2008

2008

February 16, 6:30 p.m

Hands of Hope Gala & Auction benefiting The Exchange Club Family Center, Hilton Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are $125 and tables of 10 are $1100.Dress is semi-formal. Call 276-2200 x 106 or return this email for tickets.

February 17, 3:00 pm

Public Issues Forum, panel on the Family Court.Learn more about how Family Courts can deal with such problems as domestic violence, child abuse, and many others. Benjamin Hooks Library.

February 19, 7:30 p.m

Lecture by Libby Larsen, one of America's most prolific composers and a Grammy-award winning producer, will present The Concert Hall That Fell Asleep and Woke Up as a Car Radio--The Effects of Transportation On Classical Music in America,Rhodes College, McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center. Free. 843-3775.

February 20, 2:30 p.m.

Feminist reading group led by students in UofM Philosophy Department meets Wednesdays at Uof M Bookstore. This term's selection is Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. All are welcome to join.

February 22 & 23, 8 p.m.

Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler's play about sexual assault and domestic violence. Theater on the Square, 619-1724. Friday night is pay what you can.

February 23, 3 - 5 p.m.

Girls for Change, Leadership Training Series, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis,1900 Union Ave. Girls for Change offers girls ages 13-17 a time and place to talk about shared problems, learn how to articulate issues, draw on research and organize or collaborate with others to take action and make change. 678-2642

February 27, 2:30 p.m.

Feminist reading group led by students in UofM Philosophy Department meets Wednesdays at Uof M Bookstore. This term's selection is Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. All are welcome to join.

March 5

YWCA 11th Annual Benefit Luncheon, $100 per plate, to benefit Abused Women Services, Child Care - Child Development Program, and Non Traditional Training/Employment Program; Holiday Inn , University of Memphis, Contact Kathy Ivey, 458-2550

March 10

Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis Region presents "It's All About Me!" Mothers or caretakers of girls aged 12-18 are encouraged to attend this informative event. Topics to be discussed: reproductive cycle, hygiene, first gynecological exams, and parent-child communication. First Congo Media Co-op, 1000 South Cooper. Contact 725-3014 or ataylor@ppms.org

March 12, 11:30 a.m.

The University of Memphis Adult and Commuter Student Services Office and the College of Communications and Fine Arts will present a Women in the Arts panel discussion. Location TBA. For info call 678-2644.

March 12, 2:30 p.m.

Feminist reading group led by students in UofM Philosophy Department meets Wednesdays at Uof M Bookstore. This term's selection is Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. All are welcome to join.

March 19, 2:30 p.m.

Feminist reading group led by students in UofM Philosophy Department meets Wednesdays at Uof M Bookstore. This term's selection is Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. All are welcome to join.

March 20-22 (also playing March 26-30).

"The Magnificence of the Disaster" by Rebecca Fisher. This autobiographical play is about a 1995 murder in Midtown Memphis. Theater Works 274-7139

March 21, 1:00 p.m.

Panel presentation Abortion Past and Present,sponsored by University of Memphis Women's Studies and Center for Research on Women. Topics and speakers will include Elokin CaPece, MA (Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis): the early history of abortion in America; Jennifer Marshall (Memphis Center for Reproductive Health): abortion as it was experienced before Roe v. Wade; Nikole Gettings (Memphis Center for Reproductive Health): the current political climate around abortion rights and medical aspects of abortion. University of Memphis, Clement Hall room 417. 678-2770.

March 25, 2 p.m.

Open forum: African American Women in Academia. University of Memphis, Panhellenic Bldg., 2nd Floor. For info contact 901.412.1940.

March 26

Women's Studies Student Symposium, Rhodes College, Orgill Room. For info contact Leslie Petty, 843-398, pettyl@rhodes.edu.

March 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

2nd Annual Women's Studies Symposium, University of Memphis. Keynote speaker, Kirsten Dellinger, Associate Professor & Interim Chair of Sociology, University of Mississippi, contact Dr. Wanda Rushing for information 678-2525. UofM, Clement Hall room 409.

March 26, 2:30 p.m.

Feminist reading group led by students in UofM Philosophy Department meets Wednesdays at Uof M Bookstore. This term's selection is Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. All are welcome to join.

March 27, 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Lynda Sagrestano, Director of the Center for Research on Women and Deborah Clubb, Executive Director of the Memphis Area Women's Council, discuss Girl Power at the College of Arts & Sciences fundraising dinner "Great Conversations." The University of Memphis Holiday Inn, 3700 Central Avenue. Business Casual Attire. This year, wine and a buffet meal will be served, followed by dessert, coffee, and lively conversation. More info...

March 27, 7:00 p.m.

Film Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies, & Alcohol, Memphis Media Co-op at First Congo Church, 1000 S. Cooper. Panel discussion immediately following film. Call Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, 901-274-3550 x. 16

March 28-30

"The Magnificence of the Disaster" by Rebecca Fisher. This autobiographical play is about a 1995 murder in Midtown Memphis. Theater Works 274-7139

March 29, 3-5 p.m.

Girls for Change, Leadership Training Series, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Girls for Change offers girls ages 13-17 a time and place to talk about shared problems, learn how to articulate issues, draw on research and organize or collaborate with others to take action and make change. Sponsored by Center for Research on Women and Memphis Area Women's Council. 678-2642.

March 30, 4-7 p.m.

Women of Achievement 2008 Awards Celebration, Holiday Inn University of Memphis, presentation of seven awards honoring local women for community activism followed by reception, $20. More info.

March 31, 2 p.m.

Open forum: Defining "Strong Black Women." University of Memphis, Panhellenic Bldg., 2nd Floor. For info contact 901.412.1940.

April 2, 6 p.m.

Angela Davis speaks on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Global Civil Rights. UofM Rose Theater. 678.2690 for information.

April 3, 12 noon

In Remembrance There Is Life. Lecture sponsored by the National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis at the First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper. Rev. C.T. Vivian, longtime civil rights activist who marched shoulder to shoulder with Dr. King and worked with him as an advisor and strategist, will share his memories of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Cynthia Griggs Fleming, professor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and civil rights scholar, will join Rev. Vivian to discuss Dr. King's evolution in philosophy throughout his career.

April 3, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: National Day of Action. Look for booths around the UofM campus with free info, key chains, highlighters, T-shirts, etc.

April 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

University of Memphis Women's Academic Network meets for lunch at the UofM Holiday Inn on Central Ave. Come meet new colleagues and join in a discussion of the mentoring and professional development needs of UofM women faculty. $11 per person plus tax and gratuity. RSVP by April 1 to 678-2770. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women.

April 5, 8:00 p.m.

She Said /She Says, a multimedia education program highlighting some of the important achievements and music by women that includes composers, arrangers, instrumentalists and vocalists in Jazz music spanning from the 20th century to present-day. Headliner: Miss Nancy Wilson, Cannon Center, presented by the Cultural Development Foundation of Memphis. 312-9787.

April 8, 7-9 p.m.

Sexual Assault Anonymous meeting sponsored by Empowered Men of Color (EMOC) and Professional, Assertive, United Sisters of Excellence (PAUSE). University of Memphis, Brister Hall 220.

April 9, 2008 4 p.m.

Sexual Assault and the Law, presented by University of Memphis Pre-Law Society and Criminal Justice Student Association. UofM Panhellenic Bldg.

April 12, 2008 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Public Forum: Community Response to Child Sexual Abuse, U of M Holiday Inn. For more information, call Shelia Tankersley 327-0233 ext.102

April 15, 11:30 - 1:15 p.m.

The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis holds its 10th Annual Tribute Luncheon "Celebrating Women, Amplifying Voices and Raising Hope." The Memphis Cook Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 255 North Main Street. Keynote Speaker is Gloria Reuben, actress, singer and activist. More info...

April 15, 3-5 p.m.

Human Trafficking & Sexual Slavery, lecture by Dr. David L. Richards, Asst. Professor of Political Science. University of Memphis. Mitchell Auditorium.

April 15, 2008 6-8 p.m.

Shelby County Crime Victims Center (CVC) Annual Victims Rights Dinner held in honor of Crime Victims Rights Week, UofM Holiday Inn. For tickets contact Tara Lomax @ 545-4357

April 16, 6-7:30 p.m.

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: The Legacy of Incest, panel discussion. University of Memphis, Mitchell Auditorium.

April 17, 6 p.m.

Men's Symposium on issues surrounding sexual assault. Sponsored by the University of Memphis Inter-Fraternity Council. Panhellenic Ballroom.

April 17, 6:00pm

Annual Candlelight Vigil, Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center. For more information, call Shelia Tankersley 327-0233 ext.102

April 22 (rain date April 24th)

CASA of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. hostsLight of Hope (LOH) Candlelight Vigil, Front lawn of Juvenile Court, 616 Adams A ve.

April 24, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Elena Maslia Marks, Director of Health and Environmental Policy for the City of Houston, Texas, and Chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, gives a lunch time talk at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. Lunch is free to the first 150 people to respond. Call 678-2770 by April 18. Read more...

April 25, 2008 6:30 p.m.

Take Back the Night5K run/walk sponsored by Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center, 2675 Union Ext.Call 678-2770 to register as part of the UofM team.

April 26, 8am-2pm

Shelby Alliance of Faith-based Efforts Against Sexual Assault (SAFE) Spring Conference, UofM, Holiday Inn, Christ Community Health Center, call Robin Newsom (901) 260-8505.

April 26, 8 a.m.

The Exchange Club Family Center hosts "5K Race for Hopes and Dreams", www.exchangeclub.net or call 276-2200

May 1, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

UofM Women's Academic Network meets for year-end cocktails at the Grove Grill Restaurant, 4550 Poplar Ave. Cash bar, light refreshments provided.

May 1

Go Red for Women. Luncheon & Fashion Show, Peabody Hotel, Go Red luncheons feature activities and topics aimed to educate women about cardiovascular disease, risk factors, and their heart-health. For information contact: Charlotte Noel 901-383-5412.

May 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

CROW co-sponsors the opening of an exhibit by feminist artist Babette Shaw at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 1500 Union Ave. Entitled Women's Work: Words and Images from the White Linen Journals, the show combines black and white photographic images with poetry.

May 29, 7 p.m.

Film - "Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Videos". Memphis Media Co-op at First Congo Church, 1000 S. Cooper. Film at 7:00pm, panel discussion immediately following. Call Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, 901-274-3550 x. 16

June 19-20

Women Business Owners Opportunities Conference. SW Tennessee Community College, Macon Cove Campus, Memphis. Contact Deborah Reed at 333-4592 or email dreed@southwest.tn.edu for info on registration, sponsorships, and exhibit booths.

September 10, 1 - 2 p.m.

Hooks Institute for Social Change Open House, Rose Theater Lobby, University of Memphis. For info call 678-3974.

September 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

"Hostile Hallways: Sexual Harassment in Middle and High Schools," free public forum presented by CROW and the Domestic Violence Council. Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Ave., Memphis. Free parking on site. Pre-registration not required. More info call 678-2770.

September 18, 7 p.m.

A Race is a Nice Thing to Have, talk by Janet Helms, Ph.D. Part of the Rhodes African American Studies Fall Lecture Series. A guide to being a white person and understanding the white persons in your life. Rhodes College, room 051 Barret.

September 19, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Women's Academic Network, University of Memphis. Holiday Inn, Central Avenue. Buffet $12.20 per person. RSVP to 678-2770 by Sept. 16. More info

October 1, 4:30 p.m.

Slavery Didn't End with the Civil War: Contemporary Human Trafficking. Patrick Atkinson, Director of the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP) speaks at the UofM Law School on the historical and modern reality of international human trafficking. Free and open to the public. Humphreys School of Law, Room 250.

October 2, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Community Rally Against Family Violence, and preview of the new Family Safety Center. The Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Ave. Presented by the Memphis Area Women's Council, Memphis Area Legal Services, the Family Safety Center, Shelby County Crime Victims Center, and the Shelby County Domestic Violence Council. For info call Deborah Clubb at 678-2642.

October 2, 11:30 a.m.

Welcome Back Luncheon for CROW Faculty Affiliates, Holiday Inn. RSVP to 678-2770.

October 2, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Women's Research Forum, "Critical Climate: Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Harassment in High School," by Alayne J. Ormerod, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University of Memphis, Room 409, Clement Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women. Call 678-2770 for info.

October 6 - 10

The Clothesline Project. part of UofM's Student Activities Council's Domestic Violence Awareness Week. A clothesline will be hanging in the UofM Library featuring T-shirts made by students representing different aspects of domestic violence. For more information...

October 6, 7 p.m.

Feature film "Fried Green Tomatoes." part of UofM's Student Activities Council's Domestic Violence Awareness Week. Panhellenic Bldg. Ballroom, University of Memphis.

October 7, 2:30 p.m.

Self Esteem Workshop, part of UofM's Student Activities Council's Domestic Violence Awareness Week. Panhellenic Bldg. Ballroom. University of Memphis.

October 8, 1 p.m.

Healthy Relationships Workshop. Part of UofM's Student Activities Council's Domestic Violence Awareness Week. Panhellenic Bldg. room 104.

October 8, 7 p.m.

Kelly & Becca: Let's Talk About "IT." Lecture by national speakers Kelly Addington and Becca Teider, who speak on sexual empowerment and how to live a safe and smart sex life during college. Part of UofM's Student Activities Council's Domestic Violence Awareness Week. For more info...

October 9, 6 p.m.

Domestic Violence Survivors Panel. Part of UofM's Student Activities Council's Domestic Violence Awareness Week. Panhellenic Bldg. Room 104, University of Memphis.

October 10, 8 p.m.

1776: Celebrating freedom and five years of the Memphis Area Women's Council, Circuits Playhouse, 1711 Poplar Ave., $50 per person. See Circuit Playhouse's production of 1776 and support the Memphis Area Women's Council, committed to local policy change to benefit women and girls. Ticket purchase includes intermission reception and 2009 membership in the Women's Council. Call 678-2642 for info.

October 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reception Honoring Local Women Legislators, sponsored by Memphis Women's Political Caucus, Memphis Area Women's Council, and Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 1500 Union Avenue. RSVP 901.568.2080.

October 17-18

5th Annual Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking, Christian Brothers University. Register online or contact Allison Glass at the MidSouth Peace and Justice Center for more information at 901.725.4990.

October 18, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Expanding Your Horizons, Workshops in Math, Science, Engineering and Computing for Girls in Grades 7 & 8. Herff College of Engineering, University of Memphis. Registration $10 per student, includes lunch. To register go to www.engr.memphis.edu/EYH. For info contact srmoses.memphis.edu.

October 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Women's Academic Network lunch and meeting, University of Memphis, Johnson Hall room 005. $12 per person, or participants can bring their own lunches. Either way, please RSVP to 678-2770 by October 22.

October 27, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Nashville

5th annual Economic Summit for Women, sponsored by the Tennessee Economic Council for Women, Marriott Airport, Nashville, TN. Visit www.tnwomensummit.org for more info.

November 3, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

CROW Faculty Affiliates Brown Bag lunch, Rm 333 Clement Hall

November 5, 4 p.m.

Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee - Memphis, planning meeting for Feb. 24th, 2009 Memphis screening of America the Beautiful. McAlister's Deli, 7710 Poplar Ave., Germantown. For more info call 615-831-9838 or email bmacnealy@edct.net.

November 17, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Women's Academic Network meeting. Coffee, sodas & light refreshments $4 per person. Johnson Hall, room 005, University of Memphis. RSVP to 678-2770 by October 22.

November 18, 7 p.m.

Profit and Loss: White Privilege and its Consequences for Racial Equity & Justice, talk by Tim Wise. Part of the Rhodes African American Studies Fall Lecture Series. Rhodes College, BCLC.

November 19-21

Annual Minority Health Summit - Rescheduled for Spring 2009. For more info Tennessee Dept. of Health website.

November 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Memphis City Schools Healthy Choices Week Health Fair, Pink Palace Museum.

Free health information and activities for families.

December 1, World AIDS Day

Annual World AIDS Day Press Conference, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Booker T. Washington High School HIV/AIDS Testing, MLK Center 2 - 4 p.m. Free HIV/AIDS Testing from 1-5 p.m. at the Pyramid Recovery Center in Southgate Shopping Center (corner of S. Third & Belz Parkway), 1833 S. Third Street, Memphis

December 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Women's Academic Network lunch and meeting, University of Memphis Holiday Inn restaurant. Buffet $12.20 per person. RSVP to 678-2770 by December 10.

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