Swarthmore Women’s Week 2013

OASIS Spoken Word Workshop with Ruba Ahmed

MECS Confessionals

Red, White and Blue Tea Party with Swat Democrats and Swat Conservatives

Hillel presents Women and Water: Change and Continuity in the Jewish Tradition

OASIS presents Sucker Punching the Audience: Spoken Word Workshop with Franny Choi and Fatimah Asghar

OASIS presents Franny Choi and Fatimah Asghar Spoken Word Performance

Latinas in the Media: Screening and Discussion of “Real Women Have Curves” with Enlace

Health Insecurity: Food insecurity and poor health in female-headed households (Global Health Forum)

Period Party with WRC and SHC

Celebrate Your Favorite Swarthmore Alumna with WRC

i20 presents Women In Transnational Media discussion panel

All-Campus Women’s Luncheon with WRC featuring a capella performance by Grapevine

Friday,  3/22

4pm
OASIS Spoken Word Workshop with Ruba Ahmed
Venue: Hobbes
Ruba Ahmed, the former InterCultural Center Program Assistant, is an established poet from Philadelphia who has been working with OASIS every Friday since last semester to foster skills in technique and structure. She has offered to focus on female poets for this week’s meeting.

9pm- 12 am
MECS Confessionals
Venue: WRC
We are the middle eastern cultural society and as part of women’s herstory month, we bring to you a testimonial booth for people to privately talk about their experiences as women or with women, allowing us to create an audio/visual montage of the feedback we receive. Please feel free to turn off the camera and/or audio according to your comfort. This is an ongoing event throughout the weekend.

8pm
Red, White and Blue Tea Party with Swat Dems and Swat Conservatives
Venue: WRC
Swarthmore College Democrats and Swarthmore Conservatives invite you to snack and chat with us about extraordinary women political figures and activists in the US and abroad.

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Saturday 3/23

Noon
Hillel presents Women and Water: Change and Continuity in the Jewish Tradition
Venue: WRC
We will look at both traditional and contemporary Jewish women’s ritual related to the element of water, focusing on the ways in which ritual can both liberate and limit us as women. We will also share personal stories, song, reflections, and a light lunch. Please RSVP to Hannah Armbruster at harmbru1@swarthmore.edu by 3/20.

4:30pm – 5:30pm
OASIS presents Sucker Punching the Audience: Spoken Word Workshop with Franny Choi and Fatimah Asghar
Venue: IC Big Room
Franny Choi and Fatimah Asghar are two female spoken word poets who attend Brown University. Their work spans many topics as they seek to spread their art around the country as well as the world. Franny Choi is a Southeast Asian poet whose work explores the collisions of identities, the volatile nature of language, and the haunting relationship between an artist’s body & her body of work. She has been running poetry workshops, coaching spoken word artists, and touring around the country for the past three years. Fatimah Asghar is a poet, performer, photographer, writer, and thinker who is almost always in-between two places. Fatimah enjoys using different artistic mediums to play with traditional storytelling. Her literary work hovers between prose and poetry, examining fact through a lyrical lens, and uses the page as a stage and the body as a page.

6:30pm – 8:30pm
OASIS presents Franny Choi and Fatimah Asghar Spoken Word Performance
Venue:Lang Presser Room in the Lang Music Building

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Sunday 3/24

8pm
Latinas in the Media: Screening and Discussion of “Real Women Have Curves” with Enlace
Venue: WRC
We will be exploring the representations, both acTcurate and inaccurate, of Latinas in the Media and to discuss how they differ from our experiences in real life through screening “Real Women Have Curves.” Snacks and refreshments are provided.

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Monday 3/ 25


4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Health Insecurity: Food insecurity and poor health in female-headed households (Global Health Forum)
Venue: Sci 199


7-9pm
Period Party with WRC and SHC
Venue: WRC
Calling all menstruators! Sick of the binary?! Tampons vs. Pads is not the only decision. Come see what’s out there! Learn about alternative menstrual products, interesting facts about your cycle, and possibly even win a FREE Diva Cup! Food, fun, music, and friends. Come celebrate with us! A WRC and SHC collaboration.

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Tuesday, 3/26

7:30pm-9pm
Celebrate Your Favorite Swarthmore Alumna with WRC
Venue: Parrish Parlors
Swat women have been kicking butt and taking names since Helen Magill White went on from Swat’s first graduating class to becoming the first woman to receive a PhD. From handling the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA to being  suffragists to Daily Show correspondents, Swat alumna represent! Come learn about Swat’s women history, enjoy yummy snacks, and help us design cards for Swat alumna to remind them of how cool they are.

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Wednesday 3/27


4:30- 5:30 pm
i20 presents Women In Transnational Media discussion panel
Venue: SCI 101
Imagining media as a transnational arena, we ask how transnational media has shaped identity and representational politics of women in transnational contexts and vice versa. Each panelist will show a short media clip of 3 to 6 minutes, talk about it, and the floor will open to questions.
Speakers:
1. Sibelan Forrester, Russian
2.Farha Ghannam, Sociology and Anthropology
3. Tariq al-Jamil, Religion
4. Pallabi Chakravorty, Music and Dance

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Thursday 3/28

12 noon- 1:30 pm
Women’s Luncheon with WRC featuring performance by Grapevine
Venue: Scheuer Room
What does “having it all” mean? Can women really have it all, or is it time to bust this myth? Come talk with students, faculty and staff over lunch during our all-campus women’s luncheon. Feel free to invite your favorite women-identifying professors, staff or a member of the Swarthmore community!
A variety of food options will be available, including vegetarian.

Please RSVP by 3/25 to Elizabeth Durning (edurnin1)

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