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June 2014 Newsletter Now Available

The June 2014 issue of the Women's Resource Center newsletter is available online. Click the link above or the image below to access the newsletter. 


June 2014 cover page for WRC Newsletter


Highlights of the June 2014 issue of the WRC Newsletter include: 


  • Tuesday, June 17 –  "Gardening for Climate Change" A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar with Kathleen Moore, director of sustainability in the ETSU Department of Facilities Management. 


  • Tuesday, July 22 –  “Living the First 100 Years of Your Life in Style” – A Women’s Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with Greg Schrader, D.C., chiropractor with Jones Chiropractic Clinic in Johnson City, Tenn.  


  • Wednesday, July 30 –  “Laying the Foundation for Your Creative Dream A Women’s Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar with Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and self-awareness guide.  Reservations are required .   



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Women’s Equality Day Celebration Event  
August 26, 2014
A Women's Studies Program sponsored event.


  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Iron Jawed Angels - Film showing
  • Location: Burleson Hall, room 203
  • 5:00 p.m.

 Iron Jawed Angels film cover



Celebrate Women's Equality Day!

The Women's Studies Program will be sponsoring a showing of the 2004 HBO film Iron Jawed Angels  on Tuesday, August 26th.  Start time is 5:00 p.m. and location is Burleson Hall, room 203. 

IMDb summarizes the film:  "Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the vote."  The film stars Hilary Swank as Alice Paul and Anjelica Huston as Carrie Chapman Catt.  It depicts the turbulent last few years of the fight for suffrage, culminating with the 19th Amendment's on-vote win in the Tennessee legislature.  You will be moved by these women's courage. 

Dr. Hilary Malatino will lead a discussion following the film viewing. 


History of Women's Equality Day

At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”

The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full   equality.  Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.



Love to Read?  So do we! 

Join us for the next WRC Book Review Group!


  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • The Invention of Wings
    by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Noon
  • Location: Campus Center Building, room 220 


The Invention of Wings book cover

Join us on Wednesday, September 17th when the WRC Book Review Group meets to discuss The Invention of Wings  by Sue Monk Kidd.

The Women's Resource Center's Book Review Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon.  Location is the Women's Resource Center conference room, Campus Center Building, Room 220.  We provide drinks and snacks - feel free to bring your lunch and join us!  New readers always welcome!

For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center at (423) 439-5772 or email .  (If you're joining us from off-campus and would like a Visitor Parking Pass, please contact us. We will be happy to email you a pass that you can print and place in your vehicle to avoid a parking ticket.)


Book Review Group Selects New Titles 

The  Women's Resource Center's Book Review Group  has selected the new titles for discussion for June through November 2014:

Book cover for "Still Life with Bread Crumbs" Book cover for "The Midwife of Venice"   Book cover for "Return To Tradd Street" Book cover for "The Invention Of Wings" Book cover for "The Museum of Extraordinary Things"   Book cover for "Goldberg Variations: A Novel"

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The Book Review Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon in the Women's Resource Center's conference room, Campus Center Building, Room 220.  We provide drinks and snacks - bring your lunch and join us!  New readers always welcome! 

For more information, contact us at (423) 439-5772 or email  .


Programs & Services

The Women's Resource Center facilitates programming dealing with an extensive variety of issues and concerns affecting women. Our goal is to enrich and enlighten women on the issues confronting them. The Center is dedicated to providing seminar and lectures series that explore a wide spectrum of concerns.

Although programs are designed to enrich and enlighten women, they are not limited to this group. Many seminars and lectures will interest the entire campus, community, and regional populations.

Core Programs



Signature Programs

    • Women's History Month

      Nationally designated as Women's History Month, the month of March is dedicated to keynote lectures and programs highlighting the accomplishments of women, both regionally and nationally.

      Photo of SARK during 2011 Womens History Month lecture
      Best-selling author and artist, SARK, is keynote speaker during ETSU's 2011 Women's History Month.

    • Women Making History Lecture Series
      This lecture series, held annually in March, is designed to highlight regional women who have made significant contributions to the region through their respective careers, along with personal and community accomplishments.

      Past guest speakers include:

      Penny White,
      ETSU alumna and associate professor of law at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville
      The Honorable Jean Stanley,
      First Judicial District Circuit Court judge
      Anne Darden,
      local author and editor
      Dr. Susan Gentry Williams,
      ETSU alumna and Belmont University professor of management
      Dr. Wilsie S. Bishop, ETSU vice president for Health Affairs and university chief operating officer
      Karen J. Kemp,
      former Lady Buccaneers head basketball coach at East Tennessee State University

    • Take Back the Night
      Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil and Take Back the Night 5K Road Race/Walk
      are nationally recognized programs the Women's Resource Center co-sponsors with the Counseling Center at ETSU. Both programs highlight and provide insight on the domestic and sexual violence issues surrounding women today. These programs are scheduled for March of each year.


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