Wednesday, Mar 6th, 2013, 11.00 AM - 2.00 PM
Student Union Ballroom
On Wednesday, March 6, we will be holding the fifth annual UMass Amherst White Ribbon Campaign event at the Student Union Ballroom. Speakers will highlight men’s role in challenging and ending abuse; men and boys will then join in a public pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about men's violence against women. All members of the campus community and beyond are encouraged to attend, and we specifically want to invite you to take part.
The White Ribbon pledge will be led by Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan. A 1981 graduate of UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management, Sullivan is active in abuse and violence prevention initiatives including the Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Center and the Northampton Domestic Violence-Free Zone committee.
Information tables from various campus organizations will be set up from 11:00AM – 1:30PM. Speakers will take the stage from 12:30-1:00PM. Please join us to take a stand against men’s violence against women. We invite you to take part in a variety ways, taking the pledge, spreading the word, and having representatives from your organization having an information table that highlights your organization and how it intersects with this issue.
The UMass Amherst event is sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion, the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, the Office of Fraternities and Sororities and the Center for Women and Community.
CWC Provides on-site support to Amherst College students
ongoing beginning in Jan 2013 - May 2013
CWC is providing on site support for Amherst College students and staff who have experienced sexual or relationship violence. For the spring semester, CWC is collaborating with Amherst College to provide outreach, education and rape crisis services on campus. A CWC Crisis Intervention Specialist has been meeting with Student Affairs staff, Coaches and Athletic staff and students working in Residential Life to provide information and education regarding CWC Rape Crisis Services. The Crisis Intervention Specialist is available on site two days a week to provide free confidential crisis intervention, peer counseling and advocacy to members of the Amherst College community. CWC Community Educators will also be developing and implementing specific prevention and awareness raising activities on campus during the semester.
Week of Action to End Rape Culture
Thursday, Feb 28th, 2013
UMass, Various Campus Locations
The Coalition to End Rape Culture (CERC) would like you to join us from February 25th through March 1st for our Week of Action Against Rape Culture - five days of community events against sexual violence. Check out our postering campaign, film screening, workshops, community art project, and rally throughout the week. We hope this week of action will be the start of a thriving movement to challenge rape culture on our campus, in our community, and beyond.
CERC is a group of organizations and individuals engaging the UMass campus around the issue of rape culture. Our mission is to inspire critical discourse around the issue of sexual violence, change social norms, educate the community, and demand that the administration implement programs to better address and combat the culture of violence that exists on this campus.
Calendar of Events:
Monday, February 25 - Information blitz: facts, statistics, and ideas will be distributed throughout campus.
Tuesday, February 26 - Screening of Flirting with Danger: Power and Consent in Heterosexual Relationships. Thompson 102. There will be free pizza at 6:30PM, the film will start at 7:00, and a Q&A session with professors Lynn Phillips and Sut Jhally will follow the screening.
Wednesday, February 27 - Community Art Project: Recognize Reality, Create the Future. 10:00AM - 4:00PM on the Campus Center Concourse.
Thursday, February 28 - Sexual Violence Prevention Workshops with Educator-Advocates from the CWC
- Workshop One: 12:00pm-2:00pm Campus Center Room 165
- Workshop Two: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Campus Center Room 165
Friday, March 1 - Rally Against Rape Culture. Gather at the Student Union Steps at 4:00 or join a marching group in the designated residential meeting place (to be listed soon).
40th Anniversary Gala
Friday, Feb 22nd, 2013, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
The Center for Women & Community (CWC), formerly known as the Everywoman's Center, has been providing leadership and advocacy to the
University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Five College, and Hampshire County since 1972.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, music and performances. Representative Ellen Story will discuss her experiences as one of the first female legislators in Massachusetts and author and inspirational speaker Valerie Young who will sign copies of her new book 'The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women'. CWC will also be presenting its Leadership and Advocacy Awards to four recipients.
Ticket Prices: General Admission: $40, Student Admission: $20. Proceeds from this event with benefit CWC’s programs and services. If you are unable to attend, donations are welcome. This is a ticketed semi-formal event, with limited seating, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
For more information visit our website www.umass.edu/ewc or call (413) 545-0883
Please share this invitation with your colleagues, family, and friends.
Vagina Monogloues 2013
Feb 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2013, 7.00 PM
Be a part of the global movement to help end violence against women by attending a performance of UMass’ 2013 production of The Vagina Monologues, on Friday, February 15, 2013, Saturday, February 16, 2013 or Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7PM. The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play is based on playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the play celebrates women's sexuality and strength.
Tickets will cost $5 for students and $10 for the general public. They can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center (UMass Amherst) in person, by calling 413-545-2511 or 1- 800-999-UMASS (outside the local calling area) and online at https://fac.umass.edu/Online/defaultP.asp. Excess tickets will be sold the night of each show at the door. The funds raised by the production will be used to benefit the Center for Women and Community and the V-Day Foundation. For more information visit VDay.org, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.