Monthly Archives: March 2011
So, if you have not seen the photo-documentary, Dragline, and you are a proponent for the ending of Mountain Top Removal coal mining, the first thing you need to do after reading this blog is log on to Appalachiawatch.org.
The exciting part of all of this is that Antrim Caskey is coming to ETSU on April 11th to present her work. While she is here she will also participate in a concioussness-raising event whereby student leaders from ETSU will gather to share their experience as activists- while learning from Antrim’s visionary work on Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining.
I will post details as they become available. Special thanks to 2 programs on campus that are making this presentation possible: Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies, and The Women’s Studies Program
While many ETSU students were relishing in the final days of Spring Break our Women’s Studies students were busy learning about and engaging in feminist activism at the 7th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation. Students partnered with the campus group, The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance , and attended the weekend conference in Washington D.C. from March 11 through March 13.
During the duration of the weekend students learned about issues ranging from the intersections between feminism and Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) activism, to issues about women of color and reproductive justice, to how social media can be a tool for feminist activism, and more. Students were also able to speak with feminist activists from around the world who have secured incredible careers by pursuing their passion for social justice. Additionally, amazing women such as U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the former Minister for Women’s Affairs of Iran Mahnaz Afkhami, and many more addressed the student attendees of the conference with powerful and inspiring speeches.
At the close of the weekend, Women’s Studies students were ready to head home and get to work on feminist activism within our own ETSU community; so keep an eye out for great events, speakers, and workshops that will be hosted by our Women’s Studies student leaders!
We are putting together a Women’s Studies team for the Take Back the Night 5K. This is a race to promote awareness of violence against women and all proceeds will benefit the Johnson City Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner’s Program. The race will take place on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. and will go through the Historic Tree Streets neighborhood and the ETSU campus. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the race. If you would like to join the team, you will need to fill out an individual registration form and pay the registration fee—$12 if you pay before March 18th or $15 after March 18th. After you register, contact Veronica Limeberry at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the team roster.
Individual forms need to be mailed to:Katelyn Kivett ETSU Counseling Center P.O. Box 70724 Johnson City, TN 37614
Make checks payable to:
ETSU Take Back the Night
Please sign up and help us support this good cause!