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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Women's Council Meetings
Wednesdays at 9pm in the Union, room 441

April 2, 2008
Discussion of Rape Culture and Sexual Violence Laws

April 9, 2008
Transgendered People and the Feminist Community

April 16, 2008
Women and the Media (Meeting led by new e-board members!)

April 23, 2008
Come say goodbye to your WC friends and relax with us pre-finals!

"Words of Hope and Healing"
Thursday April 3 @ Wonders Kiva on MSU's campus
Friday April 4 @ Creole Gallery

Both shows start at 7:30pm
FEATURING Barb Barton and Jim Noble, singer/songwriters
Suggested Donation: $10, more if you can, less if you can't

About the show:
In conjunction with Take Back the Night, Survivors of domestic and sexual violence take your through their journey of healing.
Find the wisdom and hope in their inspirational words.

Take Back the Night: It's STILL Everyone's Issue
A daylong series of action and awareness events dedicated to eradicating sexual and domestic violence. MSU's event is organized and sponsored by many organizations, including Women's Council.

When: 10 am - 10 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Where: Beaumont Field--unless otherwise specified (near Beaumont Tower along West Circle Drive on Michigan State Campus)

Schedule of the Day's Events:

10:00-6:00 Silent Silhouettes Display (MSU Union)

This moving display shares the stories of women affected by domestic violence and demonstrates the silence surrounding this issue.

10:00-Dusk Clothesline Project & Resource Tables
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women and children through the creation of T-shirts by survivors or people who care about them.

12:00-1:30 Community Forum (13A Student Services)
A representative of Senator Debbie Stabenow will be present for a discussion of the role of government and community in addressing violence against women.

2:00-3:00 Drum Making Workshop—by Paloma Rosales (All supplies provided)
Come decorate a bucket drum to use in the evening march to the courthouse.

2:00-4:00 Poster Making
Create a poster to carry during the march.

3:00-4:00 LBGTQ Safe Space Discussion (441 Union)
A place to discuss how domestic and sexual violence affect the LBGTQ community. Open only to those who identify as LBGTQ.

4:00-5:45 Speak Out
Featuring performances by e5m & spoken word artist, Staceyann Chin
All are welcome to speak out at the open mic about sexual and domestic violence.

5:45-7:00 Candlelight Vigil (Women -identified only space)
A space for women-identified people to share their experiences and celebrate survivors.

5: 45-7:00 Men’s Forum (MSU Museum)
Facilitated by Terry Brock of the MSU Counseling Center's Sexual Assault Program.
An opportunity for men to learn about issues of sexual violence.

7:15-8:00 Pre-March Rally
Led by spoken word artist and political activist, Staceyann Chin

8:00-9:00 Take Back the Night March
Join us as we march across campus, along Grand River Avenue, and through downtown East Lansing chanting anti-violence slogans, carrying beautiful posters, playing our new drums, and reclaiming the streets!

9:00 Post-March Rally (54-B District Court)
Wrap up the day to the sounds of a feminist musician.

*Stop by at any point during the day and check out the event to learn more.
Rain Plan! All daytime outdoor events will be held at the MSU Museum in case of rain or snow, except: the drum workshop and poster making will take place in the Union rm. 441, and resource tables will move to the Union concourse area.

Email msuwomen@msu.edu if you have ideas for book or movie or CD recommendations, suggestions for the fall, or any other questions/comments you have.

There's always more on the horizon!  
If you'd like to see an event that you're doing on campus here, please contact us.

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