UAH

Women's Studies Fair

Upcoming Events

SPRING 2014

 

January 29, 7:30 p.m. Lecture, "Human Trafficking 101." Patricia McCay. Shelby Center Room 107.

Patricia A. McCay, Chair of the Huntsville-Madison County Human Trafficking Task Force, will give a lecture entitled “Human Trafficking 101” on Wednesday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m. in UAH’s Shelby Center (room 107). January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Women’s Studies invites the campus and community to learn more about this growing problem and what can be done to help.

An estimated 27 million people are enslaved worldwide today, over 80% of them women, and over half of them under the age of 18. Human trafficking, very often for the purpose of sex bondage, is the second highest criminal activity in the world. A conservative estimate puts 200,000 people in bondage in the United States, and the problem affects our own community. In 2012, five people were arrested in an FBI sting on a Madison hotel, where a 15 year old girl was being held captive for forced prostitution, and in 2013, two adults (later arrested) trafficked a Huntsville teenager to Louisiana for forced prostitution.

Pat McCay is a member and past chair of the Madison County Coordinated Community Response Taskforce Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She received the FBI Director’s “Community Leadership Award” in 2011 and graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy in 2012. She holds a business degree from UAH and is President of The Consulting Group, Inc. In 2013, she was a recipient of the UAH “Alumni of Achievement Award.”

This event is free and open to the public. For information, call (256) 824-6210. Visit the task force website at stnow.org.

 

March 21, 6:00 p.m. Coffeehouse Writers Series, The Coweeta Poets. Salmon Library Art Gallery.

Women’s Studies and the Salmon Library are continuing the popular Coffeehouse Writers Series with programs featuring local writers reading their work. All programs last about an hour and are held at the Salmon Library art gallery near the ChargerBrew coffee shop.

The Coweeta Poets return with staged readings of their quirky, sometimes dramatic, often collaborative poems. Poets are Debbie West, Erin Reid, Evelyn Hurley, Margaret Vann, Monita Soni, Rose Norman, Rosemary McMahan, Susan Guthrie, and Susan Luther.

Admission is free and open to the public. Library parking has moved to the lot next to the Nursing Building on Ben Graves Drive near the Holmes Drive intersection. For information,contact Marylyn Coffey at (256) 824-6114 or email coffeymt@uah.edu


April 5, 7:30 p.m. "Spirit of the Dance." Huntsville Feminist Chorus Spring Concert. Chan Auditorium, Business Administration Building.

The Huntsville Feminist Chorus (HFC) will offer its annual spring concert at UAH on Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Chan Auditorium of the Business Administration Building. The concert’s theme, “Spirit of the Dance,” brings together song, rhythm, and movement in a joyful celebration of life and worldcommunity.

This will be the 19th HFC spring concert at UAH, honoring women’s history. HFC was formed in 1993 and sang its first UAH concert in March 1996. The chorus’ mission is to “open hearts and minds through song.”

As always, the concert will be free and open to the public. Women’s Studies will host a reception following. For more information, call (256) 824-6190.

 

April 17, 6:30 p.m. Coffeehouse Writers Series, Best Writing Friends Forever (BWFFs). Salmon Library Art Gallery.

Women’s Studies and the Salmon Library are continuing the popular Coffeehouse Writers Series with programs featuring local writers reading their work. All programs last about an hour and are held at the Salmon Library art gallery near the ChargerBrew coffee shop.

Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.Best Writing Friends Forever (BWFFs) return with poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Readers from this Huntsville writing group include Betty Clemens, Brooke Bullman, Erin Reid, Deidre Moore, Heather Kilgore, Marylyn Coffey, Susan Gorrell, and Susan Phelan.

Admission is free and open to the public. Library parking has moved to the lot next to the Nursing Building on Ben Graves Drive near the Holmes Drive intersection. For information,contact Marylyn Coffey at (256) 824-6114 or email coffeymt@uah.edu

 

April 4, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Alabama Women Student Leaders Conference (ALA-WSL). Wilson Hall Theater (room 001).

ALA-WSL is a FREE one-day leadership conference held on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville on Friday, April 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in Wilson Hall Theater. Members of the Huntsville Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women), in partnership with several UAH students, faculty, and staff, as well as students from other area colleges and universities, are coordinating ALA-WSL. ALA-WSL is inspired by AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL, or “nick-whistle”), held in the DC area every summer.

The keynote speaker for ALA-WSL is women’s fair pay activist Lilly Ledbetter, the inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Ledbetter is coming to Huntsville for the AAUW State Convention, held from April 4-6, at the Marriott in Huntsville. Students from around the state who are attending the AAUW State Convention as members of the Student Advisory Council will attend ALA-WSL for their pre-convention student leadership training, and they will also enjoy a private dinner with Ledbetter. (Click here for more info about AAUW State Convention.)

ALA-WSL is open to all students attending Alabama colleges and universities. Participants may attend for all or part of the day. Registration deadline is March 21, 2014!

To register for ALA-WSL, click on this link!

Preliminary Event Schedule (still subject to revision):

  • 8:45 – 9:00 am: Registration
  • 9:00 – 11:00 am: Resume Writing Workshop
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Luncheon, featuring talks on “Diversity and Leadership” and on “Multi-Generational Dynamics” (held in the University Center Exhibit Hall)
  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm: True Colors Workshop (on identifying your personality and leadership styles)
  • 2:30 – 3:15 pm: AAUW 101 Workshop (on AAUW programs for colleges and universities, led by Kate Farrar, AAUW’s Vice President for Campus Leadership Programs)
  • 3:15 – 4:00 pm: Mind Mapping as a Leadership Tool
  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm: Stress Management and Relaxation
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Keynote Lecture by Lilly Ledbetter (open to the public)

ALA-WSL participants are also invited to attend the 7:30 pm showing of the 2011 award-winning documentary, Miss Representation, exploring the relationship among women, the media, and politics. UAH’s Association for Campus Entertainment is showing the film in the theater of Charger Union. There is no registration necessary to attend this film.

The ALA-WSL Conference is made possible by support from the UAH Office of Diversity and UAH Women’s Studies Program, as well as from the UAH Colleges of Business and Engineering, who are helping to bring Lilly Ledbetter to Huntsville.

For a copy of our ALA-WSL promotional flyer to pass along to your fellow students and friends, please click here. For links to a UAH Campus Map, click here.

Please direct questions to Dr. Molly Johnson at ALAWSL.AAUW@gmail.com or to the UAH Women’s Studies office at 256-824-2566.




 

 


 

If you have any questions about our upcoming events, please contact the Women's Studies Program Office at 256-824-6190 or womensstudies@uah.edu.