January 2015 Events
The Wyandotte-Downriver Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) invites the public and members of the campus community to join them for a showing of the documentary film “Miss Representation”. The film will be shown at the Trenton Village Theater (2447 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI.) on Sunday, January 11 at 2:00 pm. A donation of $5.00 is suggested. “Miss Representation” combines stories from teenage girls with interviews from notable women (including: Katie Couric, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, and Margaret Cho) to provide an inside view of the media and its influence on women and girls’ ability to obtain leadership positions and reach their full potential.
Free HIV/AIDS/STI Testing offered monthly. Testing provided by ACCESS in the InCLUDE office, 2122 UC. Dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, and April 14. Time: 12-4 pm. Sponsored by the InCLUDE and the Women’s Resource Center.
The Women’s Resource Center and Commission for Women present the film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs on Tuesday, January 20 at12 pm in the University Center (Kochoff Hall A), and at 6 pm in the Union (House of Maize and Blue). “What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution will surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future.” (http://americanrevolutionaryfilm.com/about-the-film/). This film is being shown as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Celebration (http://umdearborn.edu/mlk/).
Join the Women’s Resource Center for a special event on Human Trafficking in Detroit. Wednesday, January 28 at 6 pm in Kochoff Hall A (University Center). For National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Deena Policicchio, Director of Outreach & Education Services for Alternative for Girls, will educate the community about sex trafficking in Detroit. Alternative for Girls helps “homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.” (http://alternativesforgirls.org/).
The cast and crew of V-Day University of Michigan-Dearborn 2015 is having a bake sale on Wednesday, January 28 from 9 am - 5 pm on the first floor of the University Center (promotions table by CIViC). Pick up some baked goods, and support local organizations who are working to end violence against girls and women in our community. Save the date: Performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues will be February 12 & 13.