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Breast Cancer Awareness Note Card Writing

Monday, Oct. 7th

9 a.m.– 4 p.m, SDWC

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms for women starting at age 40.

On Monday, October 7th, stop by the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center lounge (26 Benevolent Street) anytime between 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and write a letter to your mom, aunt, or grandmother reminding her to schedule a mammogram.

*Note cards, suggested scripts, and postage will be provided.

Sponsored by the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and Brown Health Education

Intersections Grad Discussion Group

Intersections is a graduate student discussion group that welcomes individuals who are interested in discussing the many ways race, gender, sexuality, capitalism, war, nationality and other social forces structure society, lives, and experiences. The group talks about how these forces play out in current events, popular culture, local and national politics, and in our own experiences as students and teachers at Brown and residents in Providence.

To view the group's wordpress site, click here.

Interested graduate students should contact Sara_Matthiesen@brown.edu or Majida_Kargbo@brown.edu with questions and/or to be added to the google group.

Women of Color Dessert Social

Wednesday, October 9th

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., SDWC

Please join us for delicious deserts and great conversation. Get to know the center and see what we have to offer as resources.  Connect with your fellow women of color on Brown's campus!

Contact Radhika_Rajan@brown.edu if you have any questions.

Consent Day Fair

Wednesday, October 9th

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Main Green

The Consent Day Fair is a collection of fun activities designed to teach students about sexual consent.  Through games like the condom water balloon throw and the dildo ring toss, as well as trivia and scenario-based thought exercises, we educate Brown students about what constitutes sexual consent, and what doesn't.  After completing the activities, students receive a bright pink t-shirt saying "Consensual Sex is Hot!"

Sponsored by the Sexual Assault Peer Educators, Health Education, and the Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (CASARA)

If you have any questions, please contact Mia_Stange@brown.edu

ON EXHIBITION October 14th – Nov 8th: "Natural Formations" by Megan Moore

New Dates and Times:

Exhibit Opening Reception:  Sunday, October 13th, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

"Hybrids" Collage-Making Workshop:  Monday, October 14th, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

So that we have a head count for the workshop, please RSVP here.  RSVP appreciated, but not neccesary to attend.

Moore, a printmaker based in Alabama, makes delicate collages of flora and fauna that reward extended viewing. These fragments of the natural world come together into new formations with a life of their own—if you look closely, though, they begin to deconstruct into their parts, which range from clippings of mandalas, biology textbooks, Victorian wallpaper, and microscope slides. Rewarding for anyone who likes art, nature, and collecting.

Masculinity Series: The Starting Point

Thursday, October 17th

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Location TBA*

*If you would like to receive an e-mail announcement once the room is confirmed, please fill out the google doc here.

"Masculinity Series: The Starting Point," an opening event for a series on masculinity, will be a panel discussion focusing on the concept of masculinity and its expressions within modern society. Most importantly, the panel will examine why there is a need to have dialogues about masculinity and how to start them.

The Masculinity Series will work to create a space to engage in dynamic dialogues surrounding the concept of masculinity.  From panels to workshops and performances, from domestic to international and personal, from present to history and future, the series will aim to provide different perspectives for participants to conceptualize, dissect, challenge, and reframe the notion of masculinity within their lives.

Sponsored by the Sarah Doyle Women's Center.

If you have any questions or are interested in being involved, contact Yen_Tran@brown.edu

Family Weekend Open House at SDWC

Friday, October 18th, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 19th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Sarah Doyle Women's Center invites visiting families for tea and light refreshments. While you are here you can also take a tour of our building, see our newly renovated patio and lounge, and view the art in our gallery.  On display will be a show of work by printmaker Megan Moore entitled, "Natural Formations."

Feminist Coloring Book and Zine Making Extravaganza!

Tuesday, Oct 22nd, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., SDWC

Come take a break and color outside the gender-normative lines with the Sarah Doyle Women's Center!  Drop in any time 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  All are welcome!  Snacks will be served.

We will also have zine-making supplies handy!  A typical zine (from "magazine") is a DIY booklet that uses collage, handwriting, and various photo-copied textures for expression not found in mainstream media.

*Thank you Bluestockings Magazine for the feminist coloring book recommendations!  To check out Bluestockings, a Brown student-run and feminist-minded publication, click here.

To join the Facebook event, click here.

Clothesline Project

Friday, October 25th

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Main Green

Break the silence, stop the violence! Come help the Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (CASARA) air some dirty laundry with the Clothesline Project!  This installation includes T-shirts with the stories of survivors of relationship abuse and sexual assault in order to engage the campus community in a dialogue about these issues.  For more info about the history of the Clothesline Project, click here.

If you would like to create your own shirt with a message to be included in the installation, please attend the workshop on Sunday 10/20, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Sarah Doyle Women's Center Lounge.

Sponsored by the Coalition Against Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASARA).  For questions about the Clothesline Project at Brown, please contact Devon_Reynolds@brown.edu