April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join us for a Screening and Discussion of Brave Miss World, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 6-8 pm in 1030 CASL Building. Miss Israel, Linor Abargil, was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. Watch the trailer to this very powerful documentary: http://vimeo.com/78157498 Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Jewish Student Organization and Hillel of Metro Detroit.
Pay Equity Panel and Discussion, Thursday, April 10 from 4-6 pm in Fairlane Center North, room 110. Panelists will share stories relating to “Pay Equity” and will share how they came to reach their respective positions. It will be a discussion of the challenges and successes they have faced, and any advice they may have for women who wish to follow a similar path. The panel will be moderated by Debbie Dingell, President of D2 Strategies and includes Janet Watkins, President AAUW-MI; Dr. Sally Barnett, AAUW-Dearborn, former president of the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, former head of human resources at HFCC, and who retired as the Acting President of HFCC; Professor Susan Bergeron, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at UM-Dearborn. Welcome remarks will be provided by Stanley E. Henderson, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Life. Sponsored by AAUW Student Organization, Women in Learning and Leadership, Student Organization Advisory Council, and the Women’s Resource Center.