Women's Center - Division of Student Affairs
312 Campus Center
Phone: 974-7306; Fax: 974-7306
Calendar of Events - Spring 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010: "The Vagina Monologues"
UH Hilo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm
One-night only benefit performance of Eve Ensler's award-winning play. UH Hilo continues to join this global movement to raise funds and awareness towards ending violence against women.
Tickets: $7 Students & Seniors, $12 Adults, available at the door, the Performing Arts Center Box Office, the Women's Center, Basically Books, CD Wizard, or from any of the actors.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010: 21 Days to Optimum Health
UCB 111, 6:00-7:30 pm - Free!
A self-help guide to living clean in a toxic world presented by Nancy Gardner, Ph.D.
Gardner has a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Clinical Research. Additionally she has ten years post-graduate training in nutrition at the American College of Advancement in Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Thermology (since 1998) and has been practicing Thermography for more than 15 years. She is the CEO and director of the Optimum Health Clinic Inc. The Optimum Health Clinic opened its doors in Marin County over 27 years ago and has been on the cutting edge of preventative medicine ever since. Dr. Gardner has just published a self-help book to living clean in a toxic world called Detoxification for Optimum Health - A Self Help Guide to Living Clean in a Toxic World.
Thursday, March 4, 2010: "Becoming the subject of your own story - rather than the object of another's gaze!"
Campus Center Dining Hall at 7:00 pm - Free!
This spoken word performance by Kimberly Dark uses humor and first-person storytelling to uncover the various ways that women (and men) cheat the world of their fabulous human potential by focusing too often on appearance, sweetness and popularity, rather than living full lives. The show does not preach or instruct. Rather, audience members discover their own empowerment through Kimberly's funny and personal tales. Dark also offers five suggestions that can help anyone develop greater personal sovereignty and start becoming a more vibrant participant in life.
Thursday, March 11, 2010: "Can I Kiss You?" - Date Safe
Campus Center Dining Hall at 6:30 pm - Free!
Join Mike Domitrz, a leading authority on healthy dating, as he takes you on a journey from hilarious laughter to hard-hitting questions and then provides the answers you can use in your own life. Through his role-playing with audience members and his portrayal of intriguing characters on stage, Mike turns what is often labeled as a “silent” issue into an engaging and thought-provoking event. While most people simply “make their move” on a date, Mike shows why “Asking First” makes all the difference! You'll be given skills to instantly use in your own relationships. Plus, you'll discover how to “Be a Friend” by appropriately intervening in potentially dangerous situations with your peers (especially when alcohol is involved).
Thursday, April 1, 2010: "Open Window"
UCB 113, 6:00-8:00 pm - Free!
Join us for a showing of this 2006 movie which won Best Picture at the Reel Women Film Festival. Engaged professionals Peter and Izzy have always been there for each other. But when Izzy is brutally raped in the couple's home, she begins to fall apart emotionally, leaving a helpless Peter to watch her spin out of control. As time passes, Izzy struggles to piece her life back together with the help of her parents and therapist. Popcorn and a post-movie discussion will be provided.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010: "The Dating Doctor"
Campus Center 301, 7:00-9:00 pm - Free!
David Coleman, "American's Real-Life Hitch," is known nationwide as "The Dating Doctor." He has been honored 12 times as the National Speaker of the Year: 9 times by Campus Activities Magazine and 3 times by the National Association for Campus Activities. He is a highly sought-after speaker, author, entertainer, radio and television personality whose presentations are energetic and entertaining. His book Making Relationships Matter has completed its second printing run and his previous works, Date Smart! and 101 Great Dates are well-respected and continue to impact lives worldwide. His publications and presentations are filled with anecdotes, strategies and ideas to help expand one's relationships and potential. His CD, Prescriptions for Life and Relationships, is a humorous, challenging and candid resource that examines the subtleties and complexities surrounding dating, relationships, romance and sex. David also had a story featured in the national bestseller, Chicken Soup for the College Soul. David has been featured in publications such as Us Magazine, Celebrity Living, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He has been featured on CNN as well as on all major television networks and on hundreds of radio stations nationwide.
Visit www.DatingDoctor.com for a video preview and more information.
In order to share the Aloha of Hawaiʻi’s diverse women’s community and to ensure equality and safe access to educational and work experiences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, the UH Hilo Women's Center serves as a focal point for issues relating to gender equality, leadership, safety, and the empowerment of women.
To accomplish our mission, we provide
Educational programming on issues of women and gender that supports the university's academic mission and well-being of students:
- The UH Hilo National Women’s History Month Celebration
- Sexual Assault Awareness Week
- Take Back the Night
- The Clothesline Project
- Films, lectures, trainings on gender communication; preventing sexual harassment in the classroom; peer harassment; human trafficking; myths of masculinity; risk reduction for rape/date rape, and sexual assault
- Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues
- Collaborative programming with other UH Hilo departments and programs
Direct services and resources
Direct services and resources for students dealing with domestic violence, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and hate crimes:
- Providing a “safe space” where students can talk story about their lives
- Support in obtaining a TRO for victims of domestic violence and stalking
- Advocacy and information for students with sexual harassment complaints
- Support and advocacy for students, faculty, and staff regarding hate crime complaints
- Referrals to counseling, shelters, and victim assistance programs on campus and in the community
- Brochures on Sexual Harassment, Rape, Date Rape and Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence
- Reference and lending library, videos, DVDs, and reference materials relating to women, gender, men’s studies, and GLBT lives
- Community partnerships with agencies such as the YWCA, Turning Point for Families, and the Hawaiʻi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Leadership to support awareness and encourage policies regarding gender equity and the advancement of women in higher education through alliances with:
- UH Commission on the Status of Women
- UH Commission on the Status of LGBT Equality
- Safe Zone Training
- ACE/OWHE Hilo Chapter
- UH President’s Emerging Leaders Program
Opportunities for students to work in a feminist, collaborative, and egalitarian environment and to develop leadership and professional skills:
- Employment at the UH Hilo Women’s Center in positions such as Office Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Safe Zone Coordinator, Sexual Assault Support Services Coordinator; Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator; Librarian, Publications, & Web Page Coordinator
- Placements for interns and practicum students
- Participation in local, regional, and national conferences including the National Women’s Studies Association; National Conference for College Women Student Leaders; UH LGBTIQ Conferences; and the UH Hilo Cultural Diversity Symposium
For more information about our programs or activities please come by our office in Campus Center, Room 312 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 808-974-7306.