Spring 2010 Events

Spring 2010

Tri-Iota Induction Ceremony
Tuesday, April 6th.  More details to come.

Women's Health Seminar: "You Were Born to be Healthy"
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM in meeting room 6 of the DP Culp Center.

Film: "Sin by Silence"
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM in Brown Hall Auditorium, Room 112.

"Sin By Silence" is a film about women who were imprisoned for killing their abusers.  Despite prison walls, these women change laws and lives for those dealing with abuse.  The women share their knowledge about the warning signs of abusive relationships and make it very clear--we are all responsible and cannot stay silent about abuse.

Click here for the movie website.

Speaker: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Meeting Room 6 of the DP Culp Center.  Teresa Proffit is a trained nurse who will be giving more information about her work.

Vagina Monologues
April 8, 9 and 10, 2010.

The Women's Studies program will be presenting The Vagina Monologues in April 2010 as part of VDAY ETSU.  This award-winning and world-renowned play is presented at ETSU as a fundraiser for Safe Haven Center in Jonesborough.  This event is a collaboration between Women's Studies, Division of Theatre and Dance, and the OASIS program.

Click here for more information: www.VDayETSU.com

Relay for Life
Friday, April 9th, 2010, 6:00 PM-6:00 AM in the ETSU Mini Dome.

Lecture: "Breaking the Silence: Talking about HPV and the Cervical Cancer Vaccine
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM in the DP Culp Center.

Folkarama Festival 2010
April 1-14, 2010.

Film: Absolutely Safe
Thursday, April 15, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, 1st floor of the Centennial Hall, a viewing of the film Absolutely Safe which "takes an open-minded, personal approach to the controversy over breast implant safety.  It is the story of everyday women who find themselves and their breasts in the tangled and confusing intersection of health, money, science, and beauty."  A discussion will take place after the film.

National Women's Studies Association
Deadline for submissions for the conference is March 1, 2010.

The Conference will be held on November 11-14, 2010 in Denver, CO. The main topic is "Difficult Dialogues."  Themes: Indigenous Feminism; Complicating the Queer; The Politics of Nation; "Outsider" Feminisms; and the Critical and the Creative. 

Clothesline Project
March 22-26th, 2010 in the DP Culp Center.

Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, March 24th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the outdoor amphitheatre (outside the DB Culp Center).  Rain location: Cave Patio.

Film: When the Mountains Tremble
Thursday, March 25th, 2010, 5:00 PM in Rogers Stout Room 428.

Speaker: Naomi Tutu
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at Northeast State University.

Naomi Tutu (author/activist/economist) is the daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  She will present her lecture "What Gift Do You Bring" at 1:30 PM in the Auditorium at Northeast State University.

Her lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact 354-2554 or

March 26, 27, 28th, 2010.

Click here for more information about WindieFest

Speaker: Julie Helwich

Friday, March 26th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the East Tennessee Room, DP Culp Center

Julie Helwich is owner and operator of community outreach.

Click here for more information and Julie Helwich and her company.

Take Back the Night
Saturday, March 27th.  Registration begins at 7:30 AM in the DP Culp Center Cave, Race begins at 8:30 AM.

International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 30th, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the 2nd floor of the DP Culp Center at the booths. 

Women's History Month Essay Contest.
Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 30th, 2010.

The theme for this year's contest is "Writing Women into History."  The essay contest is open to women ages 12-18.  Each essay should be a 250 word story on the author's mother, grandmother or great-grandmother and the challenges she faced. 

This event is sponsored by the Homepsun Storytelling Guild and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. 
Vandana Shiva
Monday, April 5th, 2010, 7:00 PM in the Culp Auditorium.

**Free tickets available March 24, 25, 29, and 30th in the Culp Center from 9 AM to 3 PM.