Current Events


Women on Wednesdays: Creating LGBTQ Systems of Support
Wednesday, 1 October at noon in Dining Room 3 (Culp Center). Drs. Rebekah Byrd and Janna Scarborough (Counseling & Human Services) and Dr. Stacey Williams (Psychology) will lead a roundtable discussion. Light lunch provided.

Breaking Through: Out of the Closet, Into the Halls of Power (2012) Documentary Film
Thursday, 2 October at 7 p.m. in the Amphitheater; Rain Location: The Cave.
Breaking Through
An examination of the lives of openly LGBTQ politicians—from local to national levels—and how they struggled with heterosexism as well as sexism, racism, and classicism on their paths to living authentic and meaningful lives. 84 min. Discussion panel follows. Light refreshments provided.

“State of Hate and Intolerance in America: Intersectionality of Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia”
Monday, 6 October at 7 p.m. in Rogers-Stout Room 102.
Lecia Brooks
H.E.R.O.E.S. hosts Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center for a discussion of current events and initiatives fostering tolerance, diversity, and social justice. Discussion follows. Light refreshments provided.

" Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture in Women’s Health"
Tuesday, 7 October at noon in the D. P. Culp University Center's East Tennessee Room.
A Women's Health Series Lunch Break Seminar with N. Anton Borja, D.O., MATCM, assistant professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Clinic for the Department of Family Medicine, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine will be the guest speaker. Borja will discuss how integrative medicine--a healing-orientated approach emphasizing the whole person using evidence-based treatments, including acupuncture--can be used in the overall health care of women. See the article on page 2 of the Women's Resource Center's quarterly newsletter!

Sexual Orientation Panel
Wednesday, 8 October at 7 p.m. in Brown Hall Room 364.
Sexual Orientation Panel
Fusion of performance art and informative slideshow (developed and presented by LGBTQ students in H.E.R.O.E.S.). This one hour should convey the range of both sexual orientation and gender. Grow the next generation. Give voice.

Coming Out Day Celebration
Thursday, 9 October beginning at noon in the Amphitheater; Rain Location: The Cave (Culp).
Coming Out Day
Campus Pride March begins at 12:30 vicinity of the Cave Patio. 12:00-2:30 Squash Blossoms performance interspersed with musical performance spoken word event showcasing the wonders and despair of Coming Out. Light refreshments provided.

Book Review Group
Wednesday, 15 October at noon in the Women's Resource Center, room 220 in Campus Center Building.
Participants will meet to discuss The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. New readers welcome.

LGBTQ in the Academy
Friday, 17 October 11:00-3:00 in East Tennessee Room and Meeting Room 6 (Culp Center). An opportunity for ETSU (and nearby universities, such as MTSU, ASU, and UT-K) students and faculty researching LGBTQ issues and communities to present to the greater university community. Afternoon includes an opportunity for LGBTQ and allies faculty, staff, and grad students to come together socially and discuss issues, such as coming out during interviews and pro/con of selecting LGBTQ research topics, that would facilitate mentoring and growing the next generation of activists and LGBTQ professionals.

Stop Intimate Partner Violence
Monday, 20 October at noon in Meeting Room 6 (Culp Center). October is LGBTQIA History Month as well as domestic violence awareness month. In honor of both of these, FMLA, OASIS, and HEROES host an event on an area of intimate partner violence that gets forgotten: queer relationships. The sexual assault program director for Crisis Center Inc of Bristol will lead a discussion on the difficulty of lgbtqia reporting, how to train first responders, the statistics, how to help survivors, and other relevant topics.

"Laying the foundation for Your Creative Dream: Playing with the Powerful Energy of YOUR INNER CREATOR" - A Women's Personal Enrichment Lunch Break Seminar.
Wednesday, 22 October at noon in the Women's Resource Center, room 220
in Campus Center Building.
Facilitated by Pam Murray, B.A., M.B.A., local artist and creative coach, Murray's workshop shines the light on your Inner Creator. Each person will be creating a type of container for the energy of your Inner Creative Wisdom. Reservations are required . See the article on page 2 of the Women's Resource Center's quarterly newsletter!

“Legislate Away the Hate” Tennessee Equality Project Tri-Cities
Wednesday, 22 October at 7 p.m. in Rogers Stout Rm 401.
Legislate Away the Hate
Amy Williams, Chair of the Tennessee Equality Project Tri-Cities, presents a discussion of legal rights. Light refreshments provided.

Goth Prom and Drag Show featuring Eureka O’Hara and Special Guests
Friday, October 24th 6:00-8:00 p.m. in The Cave (Culp Center).
Goth Prom
Join us for a night of music, dancing, and live entertainment hosted by Eureka O’Hara. Celebrate Halloween and compete in the couple’s/group or single’s costume contest. Light refreshments provided. Part of Freaky Fright Fest Weekend. Point of Contact: Eureka O’Hara; .

Difference in the Workplace
Monday, 27 October at 6 p.m. in Rogers-Stout 118.
Difference in the Workplace
Clifford Koen, Professor of Business Law discusses the state of legal issues surrounding disability and gender rights in the workplace. Light refreshments provided.


Sept. 30 - Women’s Personal and Professional Enrichment Lunch Break Series presents guest speaker ETSU Public Safety Officer Amanda Worley. The National Self-Defense Institute's S.A.F.E. Program is an initiative to stop violence Against Teenage and Adult Women. This educational awareness, crime-prevention program provides teenage and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence. Find out more here !

Sept. 26 - Reception and Gallery Talk for “Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America From Warhol to MAP(ing) Contemporary Native American Artists” – An Art Exhibit Special Event. The exhibit explores the diverse representation of the indigenous American from various lenses. The exhibit opens from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in Ball Hall, Slocumb Galleries on September 15, 2014, and runs through October 3, 2014.

Sept. 23 - The Red Flag Campaign's Relationship/Sexual Violence Awareness Lunch Break Seminar.
In collaboration with the ETSU Counseling Center's OASIS Program, the Women's Resource Center is co-sponsoring the presentation of Jackson Katz's videos, TED Talk About Gender Violence and Bystander Intervention. A discussion segment will follow the videos. Start time is noon in the East Tennessee Room. This event is free and open to the public! Learn more here !

Sept. 17 - WRC Book Review. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Join the discussion in the Women's Resource Center in the Campus Center Building, room 220, at noon! New readers welcome! Click here  for details!

Have you heard about FemSex?  FemSex is for women by women! 
It is a safe space for women to learn their about bodies, explore sexuality & relationships, and expand their understanding of social and cultural influence and diversity.  It is also a great experience for students wanting to work specifically with women’s issues, individual women, couples, or in marriage and family therapy – many people graduate without learning how to comfortably talk with clients about sexuality, which is a very important tool when working with those populations.

If you have not signed up, there’s still time! Click for an application or the syllabus!  For more information, email Kate Emmerich at Oasis: .

Do something just for you this semester, sign up for FemSex today!!!!

September 5 : Women’s Studies Welcome Back to School Party
Welcome back! The Women's Studies Program would like to extend an invitation to join us for a Welcome Back to School potluck! We'll use this time to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and gear up for the semester ahead! Come join us at Dr. Malatino's house on Friday, September 5th at 6:00pm! For more information, call 423-439-4125 or email

September 3 : Women on Wednesdays Lunch & Lecture Series will feature Brandi Teetor speaking on Women and Technology

Scholarship deadline approaching—Sept 1 st

The Women’s Economic Council Foundation will once again provide three $1000 scholarships for women who are non-traditional students with at least a 5 year gap between high school and college. The award will be presented at the Economic Summit for Women on October 19 & 20.  Dr. Katie Baker, GA Brandi Teetor, and Dr. Phyllis Thompson will be attending, and the winning student may drive down to Nashville with them.  The link for more information is .


Professor Katie Baker, Graduate Assistant Brandi Teetor, and Dr. Phyllis Thompson to attend the 2014 Economic Summit for Women and ATHENA International Conference!
The Tennessee Economic Summit for Women have been helping women in Tennessee become economically self-sufficient since 2004, informing women on topics such as medical costs, financial planning and literacy, business ownership and development, and political participation. This year, partnering with ATHENA International, the Summit will honor women leaders and present the Global ATHENA Leadership Award. Click here for more information!

August 26 : Celebrate Equality Day with a screening of Iron-Jawed Angel
"Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the vote." -IMDb


See the story of the turbulent last few years of the fight for suffrage, culminating with the 19th Amendment's one-vote win in the Tennessee legislature. We're showing the film on Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the official addition of the amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You'll be moved by these women's courage. Come to  Burleson Hall, room 203, at 5 pm for the film, and stay for discussion with Dr. Malatino!

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