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‌Women's History Month: MARCH 2017

Observed each year during March, Women’s History Month recognizes and celebrates the diverse and historic accomplishments of women. In collaboration with campus partners, the Gannon Center hosts a variety of programs and events to commemorate Women’s History Month.

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
Women in Politics: Past and Present
7 p.m. • Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor • Lake Shore Campus
A panel discussion featuring Illinois politicians.
Additional details forthcoming.

Sita and Surpanakha: Indian Womanhood in a Tholu Bommalata Ramayan
6 p.m. • LUMA (Loyola University Museum of Art)
In this talk Loyola Art History Professor Sarita Heer will be contextualizing Indian womanhood in other forms of Indian visual culture to demonstrate how the Sita and Surpanakha puppets of a Tholu Bommalata Ramayan educate women on correct conduct.
RSVP to luma@luc.edu or 312.915.7630

Loyola Women's Day Conference 2017: "Faith in/& Feminism."

The third annual Women's Day conference, taking place at Loyola University Chicago's Lakeshore Campus in Damen Student Center 

  • Start with a kick-off event of performances on Friday, March 24 at 7 pm in Damen Den.
  • Include keynote speakers and workshops, with brunch and dinner, Saturday, March 25 in Damen.




Event Descriptions


We can all use our voices to change the culture to prevent sexual violence. Prevention requires addressing the roots causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist. This April, we're calling on groups whose influence can play a critical role in changing the culture.


March 31-April 5 Consent Doors


LSC and WTC campus
This campaign consists of placing approximately 10 life-size doors throughout the Lakeshore and Water Tower campuses to represent sexual consent and display messages related to Loyola's Community Standards definition of consent.


Saturday, April 1st, 7pm Men’s Volleyball Wear Teal Game Day


Gentile Arena
Support the Men’s Volleyball team as they take on Grand Canyon University. On this day and throughout April, Loyola athletes will wear teal shoelaces to raise awareness about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Throughout April Can I Have a Kiss?
Damen Student Center
Stop by our “kissing booth” and learn more about consent. We’ll also offer photo booth props promoting consent where passersby can take pictures of themselves holding speech bubbles asking for consent.


Wednesday, April 5th, 7pm Trivia Night: Netflix & Chill
RVA Event
Fatpour Tap Works
2005 W. Division St.
Hosted by Rape Victim Advocate’s amazing volunteer committee, this trivia night about sex in the media benefits the NO MORE Challenge. Visit https://www.crowdrise.com/rape-victim-advocates-nomorechallenge/fundraiser/rvatrivianight for advance tickets.


Thursday, April 6th, 6pm The Mask You Live In
Information Commons, 4th Floor
The Mask You Live in is a documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Popcorn and candy will be provided with a discussion to follow the movie screening.


Thursday, April 20th, 7pm Breaking the Silence: Open Mic Night 


Old Irving Brewing Co.
4419 W. Montrose Ave.
This open mic night will feature poets and artists who are resisting rape culture and amplifying stories of survival!
The night will be emceed by Mojdeh Stoakley. Mojdeh is an award winning artist and educator. She's performed in front of thousands, she’s represented Chicago multiple times in National and International poetry competitions, and lead slam teams to finals stages. Featured poets include Maggie Queeney, Jack Santy, and Emily Yoon.


Monday, April 24th What Makes You a Real Man?


Damen Student Center
Stop by this interactive art installation to create a picture of what makes Loyola men “real men.” Through a real-time data map, men can share their thoughts and feelings on this important question.


Tuesday, April 25th, 6pm Holy Sex Talk: A Conversation about Faith and Intimacy
Damen Den
Join Campus Ministry for a discussion about the intersection of faith and intimacy. Representatives from the Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim faith traditions will be present to answer questions after the panel discussion.


Tuesday, April 25th, 6pm Reclaiming Intimacy After Sexual Assault
RVA Event


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Sexual intimacy, including trust, closeness, sensuality and eroticism, can be complicated by past experiences of sexual violence. This presentation by Trauma Informed Sex Therapist Asya Brodsky, LCSW, CADC, and following breakout discussion, is open to and inclusive of survivors of sexual violence and their sexual partners of all genders, sexual orientations and preferences. The impact of cultural constructs around sexuality, coping with triggers during sex and communication with sexual partners about needs and boundaries will be explored.


Wednesday, April 26th, 6pm Survivor Ally Training 


Cuneo 311
Come join us for this training on how to be a supportive friend/partner to a survivor of sexual assault. Attendees will learn skills to respond to and support a friend who discloses that they have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.


Friday, April 28th, 12pm-1pm Standing Silent Witness
RVA Event


Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington St.
In a visual demonstration of the silencing of survivors of sexual violence, participants gather silently for one hour wearing t-shirts that bear stories and messages protesting rape. T-shirts will be provided.


If you attend any Loyola events and share a picture or status on social media, please use the hashtag #LUCSAAM2017 Contact Mira Krivoshey at mkrivoshey@luc.edu or (773) 508-2188 for more information.
For more information on Rape Victim Advocate events, please visit http://www.rapevictimadvocates.org/get-involved/saam/