Tribute to Women of African Descent

Date & Time 
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:30 to 14:00

The goal is to give a voice to the alums of African descent and provide a safe place for women

to network and share experiences of transitioning from student to a member of the workforce

or graduate school.

The event will include a delicious lunch and a panel discussion. There will be a Q &A portion

where you can talk to SMC alumni and other women of African descent about issues in the

work place, transitioning from school to the work force, struggles women face in terms of

racism and sexism.

V-DAY: Until the Violence Ends

Date & Time 
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 20:00 to 22:30

V-Day is a worldwide movement to stop violence against women and girls. It also promotes

creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-

violence organizations.

Using monologues from Eve Ensler's famous play, 'The Vagina Monologues', SMC's V-Day will

bring inspiring, heartbreaking, hilarious, and eye opening stories to the stage for the 10 th year in

a row.

V-DAY: Until the Violence Ends

Date & Time 
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:00 to 17:30

V-Day is a worldwide movement to stop violence against women and girls. It also promotes

creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-

violence organizations.

Using monologues from Eve Ensler's famous play, 'The Vagina Monologues', SMC's V-Day will

bring inspiring, heartbreaking, hilarious, and eye opening stories to the stage for the 10 th year in

a row.

Speaker Connie Sobczak, Founder of The Body Positive

Date & Time 
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 18:00 to 20:00

In 1996, Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, founded The Body Positive because of

their shared passion to help people cherish their bodies in order to lead healthier and more

meaningful lives. Together, they developed a series of innovative educational materials

and workshops to teach people of all ages the common sense tools and creative strategies

necessary to become free from body hatred and self-destructive eating and exercise

behaviors. The Body Positive works with adults and youth in a variety of settings to support

The Alternative College Experience: Being a Student and a Parent

Date & Time 
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 12:30 to 14:00

Being a student is a big responsibility, but being a student and a parent at the same time is

an even bigger responsibility. Members of this panel will share their experiences navigating

the responsibilities of school and parenting at the same time. They will talk about some of the

obstacles that they encountered along the way, some of the resources that helped them cope,

and will candidly share some of the things they learned from balancing the important roles of

student and parent.

Celebrating Latinas: A Tribute Luncheon

Date & Time 
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 12:30 to 14:00

This program will serve as a platform for Latina alums of SMC to share their experiences

transitioning out of college and into the workplace, while in some cases, also balancing

important roles within their families. It will also serve as a place for undergraduate Latinas and

alums to network, ask questions and share experiences. Everyone is welcome.

Changing Perceptions: Stories from the LGBTQIA Community

Date & Time 
Wed, 10/31/2012 - 12:30 to 14:00

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Women’s Resource Center and partners are

presenting a lunchtime panel discussion called ‘Changing Perceptions.’ We have invited an

ethnically diverse group of SMC students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA Community to

share stories, experiences, rewards, trials, and challenges. This program will have an emphasis

on the unique experiences of LGBTQIA students of color.

LUNAFEST Film Festival

Date & Time 
Thu, 01/17/2013 - 18:00 to 20:00

The Women's Resource Center, the Intercultural Center, and the Health and Wellness Center are partnering to bring you the fourth annual LUNAFEST® film festival and fund raiser. This eye opening event is dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. It highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers.

Women's Self Defense Workshop

Date & Time 
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 10:00 to 17:00
The WRC is hosting a day long women's self defense training in partnership with Public Safety, Sausalito PD and RAD (Rape Aggression Defense). The workshop will include discussion about topics such as awareness and assertivenes...s, rape culture, myths, boundary setting, and risk reduction strategies. It will also include an extensive physical technique portion that will conclude with students getting to fight a padded attacker from RAD.

Wo/men's Conference: Wo/men Engaging in Change

Date & Time 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 09:00 to 17:00

Why a focus on engaging in change? The Catholic tradition has a long history of social teaching to promote social justice as a “constitutive dimension of the practice of faith” (E1:6.1 Justice in the World, 1991). Our Catholic heritage charges us to “defend the goodness, dignity, and freedom of each person, and to foster sensitivity to social and ethical concerns,” which are principles evident in the mission of Saint Mary's College of California.

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