Student Affairs programming council takes on gender, sex and women’s issues for Spring 2003
Student Affairs programming council takes on gender, sex and women’s issues for Spring 2003February 17, 2003Michele M. Jachimmmjachim@syr.edu
From a three-show presentation of The Vagina Monologues to discussion sessions and interactive workshops, students have the opportunity to participate in several programs that will address gender identity, women’s empowerment, gender-based violence prevention, and promoting sexual health during the Spring 2003 semester thanks to the planning efforts of the Student Affairs Programming Council and collaborations with numerous groups on campus.
“These programs are essential to help break down gender stereotypes and to energize students to stop the perpetuation of sexual violence and discrimination,” said Dessa Bergen-Cico, associate dean of students and chair of the Student Affairs Programming Council for Spring 2003. “These programs have received positive feedback in the past, and we are expecting many students to participate in this semester’s programs.”
Events began Feb. 14 and 15 with three presentations of “The Vagina Monologues” to the campus community. The productions, sponsored by the Student Affairs Programming Council and the Committee on Women and Art, addressed issues related to women’s health, violence prevention, sexual assault prevention and sexual diversity.
Other upcoming events include:
- Feb. 19A presentation and panel discussion on “Ending Gender Stereotypes,” featuring Riki Anne Wilchins and Patricia Ireland, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Watson Theater. This collaborative campus effort includes support from the Committee on Women and Art, the LGBT Resource Center and the Student Affairs Programming Council.
- March 31-April 2The Student Affairs Programming Council and the Team Against Bias (TAB) will present a violence prevention program series. This educational opportunity will feature Don McPherson, former Syracuse University All-American quarterback and the founder and executive director of the Sports Leadership Institute at Adelphi University. McPherson educates young men to change the culture that promotes domestic abuse. Topics for discussion will include violence prevention and gender roles.
- April 10The annual Take Back the Night Vigil and March will educate the campus community about violence prevention.
For more information on these events or the Student Affairs Programming Council, visit http://sa.syr.edu/events or call 443-4424
The Student Affairs Programming Council was created in 2001 as a result of the 2001-2006 Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan and the Division’s commitment to student development and satisfaction by supporting and enriching the student learning experience.