Building a Safe Community

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Join in Oct 22 through 29th for a week-long focus on 
Building a Safe Community!
"Private Violence"
film showing and panel discussion
Wed. Oct 22th 5:30-8:00pm
UAF Reichardt Building, Room 202
Building a Safe Community
Domestic Violence Awareness/Action Month Event
food, activities, freebees &
community tree project
Saturday Oct 25th 2:00-5:00pm
UAF Wood Center Mall 
"Sin by Silence"
film showing and panel discussion
Wed. Oct 29th 5:30-8:00pm
UAF Reichardt Building, Room 202
Events sponsored by:
Alaska Native Social Worker's Association (ANSWA)
Organization of Student Social Workers (OSSW)

Other participants include:
Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living
UAF Green Dot
UAF Women's Center


AAUW Fall Membership Meeting Saturday, October 18th

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You Are Invited to the
AAUW Fairbanks Branch
Fall Membership Brunch
Saturday, October 18th 10:30am
Fairbanks Resource Agency
805 Airport Way

What is this all about?
  • The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation's leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls
  • The Fairbanks Branch of AAUW has been here, in Fairbanks, working for equity and education since 1936
  • The membership brunch features a presentation about AAUW, a casual potluck, and a drawing for prizes

UAF Women's Center is a University Member of AAUW, which means
  • Free e-student affiliate memberships for all undergraduates/community college students enrolled at UAF
  • Priority for educational project grants and leadership development opportunities for students
  • Advocacy for federal public policy that supports education
  • Access to AAUW student internships in Washington D.C.   
Come to the AAUW Fairbanks Branch Brunch
Find out about AAUW's activities, events, scholarships, and opportunities
Driving directions to Fairbanks Resource Agency (FRA)
From Airport Way turn south on Gillam Way
Take the first right onto 14th Ave, and then turn right at the 2nd driveway
Visit AAUW's website for further details


Burning Times * Documentary Film & Discussion * Tue Oct 28 6pm

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Join us for our Halloween Week *Docs with the WoC* documentary film and discussion:   "Burning Times,"    a documentary about old, and new witches.

Burning Times
Tuesday, October 28th 6:30pm
@ Arctic Java, UAF Wood Center

Witch hunts, loathing, and persecution of those who are different...

False accusations and witch trials through the ages have led to massive torture, burnings at the stake, and ultimately to destruction of organic and earth centered ways of life.

Can widespread violence against women and neglect of our environment be traced back to the bigotry and bias of witch hunts? 

You'll want to be with us in Arctic Java for this documentary and discussion!


Ally Week Oct 13-17

FULL week of activities & events for Ally Week @ UAF Oct 13-17!

Hope to see you at these two events, hosted by the Women's Center, as well as at all of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance / Nanook Diversity Action Council Ally Week Events.
See our Women's Center Calendar for a full listing of Ally Week events
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 Q-Word Dialogues
(a dialogue about Q-words)
Tuesday, October 14th 1-2pm
E/F (2nd Floor) Wood Center

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  Passionate Politics
(documentary film & discussion)
Tuesday, October 14th 6:30 pm
Arctic Java in the Wood Center

See our Women's Center Calendar for a full listing of events & happenings

Docs with the WoC Tue Sept 30th

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Join us @ Arctic Java in the Wood Center
Tuesday, September 30th @ 6:30 pm
for a screening and discussion of
the award winning documentary
American Revolutionary: 
The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

"Talking About A Revolution . . ." 99 year old Grace Lee Boggs is a Chinese-American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, Grace Lee Boggs challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively, and redefine revolution for our times.

Come, join in the discussion!

The Making of an Insect Curat♀r

Lisa Schon Jodwalis photo of Dytiscus fasciventris beetle
Interested in insects, field work, museum work, and/or

a career in science & academia?
Join us in the *NEW Women's Center location* for
The Making of an Insect Curat♀r
(At Least This One)
by Dr
. Margaret Thayer
Curator Emeritus, ​Field Museum of Natural History 
Monday, September 15th  * 3:30 pm *

* UAF Women’s Center * NEW LOCATION *

* Wood Center Room 130 * Across the hall from The Pub *


Top of the World * Adventure in High Places

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Join Kit DesLauriers, Ski Mountaineer,
(first to ski off the highest point on each of the 7 continents)
Wednesday Sept 3rd @ UAF

2PM * 5k Fun Run
Meet at the Climbing Tower
Refreshments and access to Climbing Tower, 
gear and instruction after the run.
More info: Jamie Shorey - UAF Outdoor Adventures
907-474-6027 *

7PM * Presentation
Finding Adventure in Wild Places
@ Davis Concert Hall
Door prizes; commemorative poster to first 200 attendees.
More info: Jen Reed - Arctic Refuge
907-455-1835 *   

All activities are free and open to the public.
Kit's visit sponsored by US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, University of Alaska, and Alaska Alpine Club, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.


Out of Darkness Into Light: 5th Friday Aug 29th

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August 29th 5-8pm (one night only)
Fifth Friday Fundraiser
Out of Darkness Into Light
by Dianne Renee' Shilling
Phillips Studio & Gallery
1222 Well Street
Fairbanks, AK

100% of art sales to benefit
Interior Alaska Center for Non Violent Living

In The Well & Good Studios building, 
north off Phillips Field Rd 
onto Driveway Street, Left on Well Street


2014 Really Free Market Sat May 17

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A few short days left to clean out your closets, sheds, and garages ... bring the things you don't want, need or have use for to the REALLY FREE MARKET, Saturday, May 17th, Patty Building Parking Lot. 

Drop off items between 8am to 10am
Take what you want from 10am to noon

(you'll have already cleaned out your closets, sheds, and garages, right, 
so you'll have plenty of space for your new treasures ;-)

By sharing we sustain each other and our community!

Do arrive by 10am for treasure hunting!
The good stuff disappears quickly!


Seats Remain in MUS 401 for Fall 2014

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Register now for MUS 410 W / WGS 410 W Fall 2014
You know how quickly W courses fill! 
Enroll now while seats remain! 
Learn about women musicians throughout history while scoring upper division writing intensive credits, WGS minor credits, and/or Music credits!

Not Alone

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President Obama proclaimed in January, 2014 "we need to keep saying to anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: 
you are not alone. We have your back."
On April 29th the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released its first report, "Not Alone." 
Not Alone is built upon the national conversation the Task Force initiated with those committed to 
ending sexual assault. 

In "Not Alone," the Task Force offers their first set of action steps and recommendations.

You can access the "Not Alone" report (20 pages of MUST READ information, recommendations & links for those who care about creating and maintaining safe campuses) at this link: 
In addition, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released "Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence". These questions and answers clarify the legal requirements and guidance articulated in the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) that was issued by the DOE Office of Civil Rights on April 4, 2011.

You can access the Questions and Answers document here:

Read these documents

 Check out the Task Force's website 
This Not Alone website provides resources, tools and connections to help all of us turn the tide on sexual assault and violence.