Brave Miss World Documentary * Friday, Feb. 27th Schaible Auditorium

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Join the UAF Women's Center and the Farthest North Jewish Film Festival for a special screening of the award-winning documentary

Friday, February 27th, 7pm
Schaible Auditorium, Bunnell Building, UAF

This film speaks to one of the most critical issues of our times. Former Miss Israel and Miss World, Linor Abargil, was the victim of a violent stabbing and rape weeks before winning the Miss World crown. Brave Miss World documents Linor's fight to convict her attacker; her own struggle to heal when her serial rapist comes up for parole, her stability is shattered, and she reaches out to the rapist's previous victims to convince the parole board to keep him behind bars. Ultimately, Linor’s refusal to be silenced triumphs, as she journeys from teenage rape survivor ... to Miss World ... to speaking out as an activist and an empowered lawyer.

The UAF Women's Center recognizes the importance of facilitating conversations about sexual violence that focus on the ways in which UAF and the Fairbanks community can support survivors while promoting an end to sexual assault and violence. Join us at this BRAVE MISS WORLD film screening and join the discussion about what we can do to free UAF, Fairbanks, and the world of sexual assault and violence.

FREE admission for Students 
Suggested Donation $10 for non-students

Visit www.BraveMissWorld.com for further information on the film and for a preview.


The Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth * Documentary Film and Discussion * Tue Feb 24 6:30pm

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Sojourner Truth was perhaps the most famous African-American woman in 19th century America. For over forty years she traveled the country as a forceful and passionate advocate for the dispossessed, using her quick wit and fearless tongue to fight for human rights.
Join us for the documentary that tells her story:
"Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth"
Tuesday, February 24th 6:30pm
Arctic Java in UAF Wood Center

As with many historic American figures of the 19th century, Sojourner Truth’s story is incomplete and somewhat mythical, a fact compounded by her having been born a slave. This detailed program traces the lifelong odyssey of a woman who literally walked out of bondage, changed her name in 1843, and traveled the country as an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. Along the way she would meet Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and be further cast into fable by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Interviews with scholars and dramatic readings from Truth’s speeches and autobiography conjure more clearly a picture of this truly heroic woman.

Watch her arguably most famed speech, "Ain't I a Woman" (1851) performed by actress Kerry Washington here. The reading was performed as part of the Voices of a People's History of the United States in Los Angeles, California (October 2005).


AAUW @ UAF Wood Center Sat Feb 21

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Students, faculty, staff, community, join the Women's Center and AAUW (American Association of University Women) for a program on: The Evolution of Title IX
Saturday, February 21st 11:00 AM
Meet in the Women's Center, Room 130, UAF Wood Center

In addition to the "Evolution of Title IX" program by Ana Richards, Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity, and Keith Mallard, UAF Chief of Police,
this gathering will provide a special opportunity to learn about the many benefits of AAUW!
++You learn a lot inside and outside of the classroom. But college doesn't reach you everything you need to know. That's where AAUW comes in. AAUW has leadership programs and resources to prepare you for the real world, and to help you change the world for the better. The Women's Center is an AAUW college/university partner member, which means students can become an AAUW E-student member for FREE+++

Here are our top six reasons to join.

1. You can make an impact on your campus and in your community.
2. You gain access to a network of leaders, mentors, and friends.
3. You develop leadership skills.
4. You can find your voice.
5. You join a legacy of women who have changed and will change the world.
6. Enjoy the perks!

Learn more about AAUW online and join us for this AAUW & UAF Women's Center event. Meet local AAUW members and learn about the Evolution of Title IX.


Submissions for (re)Presenting Woman accepted Feb 23 through 25

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One week remains on our call to students to submit your art portraying Woman, (inclusively defined) for our (re)Presenting Woman art exhibit. Have you picked out the work you will submit? All 2-dimensional forms are welcome, including but not limited to drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, collages, flat sculpture.

Artwork will hang in Arctic Java, Wood Center, UAF throughout the Month of March, and will be featured @ our First Friday event March 6, 2015.

Submit your ready-to-hang entries to UAF Women's Center February 23rd  through 25th.

 Here are the guidelines for submission for Arctic Java exhibits:
  • All artwork much have a finished appearance suitable for display
  • All work must be wired and ready for hanging. Two-dimensional artwork must be framed and wired
  • Art will be displayed for one month
  • A title card may be displayed with each piece if the artist desires.
  • Artists may provide a bio or artist statement to display.
  • Artist must remove art on the final day of the show.
Looking forward to your artwork submissions (re)Presenting Woman!


Call to Artists for (re)Presenting Woman Exhibition

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UAF students, you are cordially invited to submit your works of art (drawing, paintings, prints, photographs, collages, or other ready-to-hang entries) for inclusion in our "(re)Presenting Woman" exhibition which will hang in the Arctic Java coffee shop at UAF throughout the month of March. 

Our "(re)Presenting Woman" theme, in honor of Women's History and Culture Month, seeks to gather presentations, representations, (re)Presentations, reflections, and or (re)imaging/imaginings of the concept "Woman."

Submit ready-to-hang entries to UAF Women's Center (Room 130 Wood Center) between February 23 and February 25th.

Selected artworks will be exhibited in the Arctic Java coffee shop in the Wood Center throughout March.