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Celebrate the Contributions of Women during Women's History Month

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2/28/2011 —

 Penn State Brandywine’s Commission For Women cordially invites you to join us in celebrating reflection, resilience, and connection.

March 1
“Perfection in an Imperfect World: Body Image and Size Acceptance”

Join Karrie Bowen and bring your lunch as we take an in-depth look and have a frank discussion about the idea of body image, fat acceptance, and sizeism in a media driven culture that has a specific and powerful definition of beauty.
Brown Bag Lunch Campus Forum
Karrie Bowen, Instructor of Communications
Commons Building Lion’s Den, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

March 3
Irish Step Dancers

Presented by the Office of Student Affairs
101 Main, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

March 15
“Inside Human Trafficking”

Guest speaker Ron Chance has a 20-year career in law enforcement, serving with the U.S. Department of Justice to address organized crime and racketeering. As National Intelligence coordinator he created a system to investigate major criminal activity, particularly human trafficking.
Campus Contacts: Thomas Yannuzzi, tjy11@psu.edu and Laura Guertin, uxg3@psu.edu  
Tomezsko 103, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

March 17
“The Kids Are Alright”

Two teenaged children conceived by artificial insemination get the notion to seek out their birth father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-defined again.
Presented by the Office of Student Affairs 
Commons Building room 203, 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.

March 21
“Real Talk Seminar: Shadeism” - POSTPONED

Join Ronika Money and 30 faculty, staff, and students as we have a real discussion, no holds barred, about the impact of skin tone on society. Some critics argue that shadeism is worse than racism, and that anytime members of the same community tear each other down based on the tone of skin color, we do more harm than someone outside of the community. What do you think?
Facilitated by Assistant Director of Student Affairs Ronika Money

March 22
"Inside Courtney’s House: Saving The Victims of the Sex Trafficking Industry"

Guest speaker Erin Neff is the assistant project manager at Courtney's House. She has worked with many non-profit organizations that focus on civil and political human rights. She interned with Amnesty International, The Carter Center, as well as local partner organizations of the Human Rights Campaign. She was a corps member in Americorps NCCC Class 15, and she has traveled to Nairobi, Kenya where she volunteered at a shelter for girls.
Campus Contact: Jennifer Zosh, jmz15@psu.edu 
Tomezsko 203, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

March 24
"What Henrietta Lacks Could Have Done as a Penn State Employee"

Join Diane Disney, professor of management, as she takes a personal and in-depth look at the Penn State Brandywine campus read, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Campus Contact: Patricia Hillen, pah14@psu.edu 
Tomezsko 103, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

March 25
Congratulatory Reception for Deb Ousey and Myra Goldschmidt

Hosted by Brandywine Learning
Vairo Courtyard
Rain location: outside Brandywine Learning, Vairo Library lower level, 12:30- 1:30 p.m.

March 29
Women’s Commission Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Sarah J. Glover, Philadelphia Daily News

Glover's journey as a young black girl with a camera to an award-winning photojournalist for the Philadelphia Daily News will inspire you. In a career dominated by men, she's an anomaly. She's navigated her career and mommy-hood with laughs and a fervently good attitude. There's been highs and lows along the way; tag along for the journey of her lifetime to date. Sarah's story will inspire you to obtain your goals despite your circumstances.
Tomezsko Lounge with presentation to follow in Tomezsko 103, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Ongoing Events All Month Long

February 14-March 31
Heart for Herat

Help Penn State Brandywine students in their efforts to support women’s rights in Afghanistan. Purchase bookmarks for $1 or cards for $3 and help the Voice of Women Organization in its fight for social, political, and economic justice for the women of Afghanistan.

March 14-25

The Penn State Brandywine Honors Program will host an awareness program on campus to call attention to modern-day human trafficking and slavery. Inspired by the campus' common read this semester, The Slave Next Door, the honors scholars want to engage others in conversation about this important topic. Knittany Lion Needleworks will join the effort by knitting and crocheting blue and white scarves. The blue and white not only represents Penn State's official color, but blue is the international color for raising awareness of human trafficking and slavery and white is to proclaim that we are a united front, a light for those trapped in darkness. The scarves may be any length and any style--we just ask that both blue and white be used in the scarf. Please bring your scarves to Diane Shorter in the Student Affairs Office no later than Friday, March 25.
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