Upcoming Event!Presidential Debate Discussion: Where do the candidates stand on gender issues? Sponsors: WWC, co-sponsored by SPA Date: October 3, 2012 Time: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: Mulberry Conference Room Contact person or website if applicable: www.wagnerwomenscaucus.com Description: Join us for a roundtable discussion about the position of the current presidential candidates on issues related to gender, such as reproductive rights, workplace discrimination, and gay marriage. Lunch will be served; please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. RSVP: Megan Johnston: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your plans for this winter break? We hope you'll be having fun, spending time with friends and family, and, oh, practicing for your Vagina Monologues' audition!
The Domestic Violence Advocacy Project at NYU Law School will be producing The Vagina Monologues
and is looking for cast and committee members. The production, which will take place in February, is open to students from all NYU grad schools
this year, including Wagner, Stern and Silver. Last year, one Wagner student participated and this year we want even more Wagner Women to be involved!
The 2010 inaugural production raised more than $3,000
for Sanctuary For Families
and their “Adopt-A-Family” program, which supports victims of domestic violence. Last year, the amount increased to $4000
! In addition to Adopt-A-Family, part of our proceeds this year will go to the 2012 V-Day Spotlight Campaign: The Women and Girls of Haiti
.Auditions for cast members
, which will consist of short readings from the monologues, will be held on:
- Thursday, Jan. 19
- Friday, Jan. 20
- Sunday, Jan. 22
The production team is also looking for crew members and committees for:
For both cast and crew, no previous experience is necessary – just an enthusiasm for the project and a dedication to the mission to end violence toward women.
- Technical production support
- Ticket sales
- Organizing awareness-raising panels
Lastly, the team is also looking for submissions for the official NYU Graduate Women 2012 Vagina Monologues Logo which will likely be used on our t-shirts, programs, and promotional materials. If you would like to submit something, please email your design or questions to email@example.com. Watch your inboxes in early January for details about how to get involved! Until then, keep practicing...
Check out these links for additional information about The Vagina Monologues
and Eve Ensler’s V-Day
movement more generally.
By Mary Robbins, Mary Robbins is a first-year MPA student specializing in international development and a member of the Wagner Women's Caucus, who assisted in the launch of the Global Women's Network.
With thousands of fantastic organizations working around the world on issues related to women and girls, it can be overwhelming when looking for opportunities to volunteer, work, or just another group dedicated to issues you're passionate about. The Global Women's Network
(GWN), launched this past summer, offers a one-stop-shop for organizations dedicated to women and girls, serving as an online space to connect, collaborate, and create change at the local, national, and global level. Set up as a "wiki" site, GWN welcomes entries, edits and comments from readers, referred to as "wiki activists."
After learning that just 13 percent of wikipedia editors are women, founder Angie Peltzer hoped to create an easy-to-use platform that would encourages more women to participate in these online communities. To check out the site or learn how to contribute, visit http://www.global-womens-network.org
. You can also find GWN on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GlobalWomensNetwork
and Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/gwnwiki
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it out last week to Women in Public Service: Taking on Education!
Several of our speakers promised to send along resources based on the conversations they had with you.
Penny Abeywardena suggests:
Dr. Marcia Kropf passed along a factsheet for those interested in Girls, Inc.’s programs and how they help girls become “strong, smart, and bold.” Click here to download
Do you love posting factoids up on Facebook, writing up engaging e-mails, and communicating to make your community a better informed place? Yes? Then we want you!
Because of an unforeseen scheduling conflict, we’ve lost our wonderful Social Media and Communications Chair and are looking for someone just as dynamic to fill her shoes.
The Social Media and Communications Chair is responsible for taking meeting minutes, growing WWC's list-serve and Facebook community, and maintaining the website, www.wagnerwomenscaucuscom
. This role includes creating marketing plans for upcoming events, writing one blog post a month, and updating Facebook up to twice a week.
We’re committed to gender equality and serving the Wagner community and hope you are too! If you’re a doer with a lot of initiative and a collaborative spirit, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
one- to two-paragraph answers for the following questions by Friday, Sept. 30
- Why do you want to be a part of the WWC Board? How do you see yourself contributing to the board?
- Do you have any other experiences or expertise you think are relevant to your candidacy for the WWC Board?
We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for taking the time to check us out! We hope that across your time at NYU and beyond, you'll find this website a helpful resource for plugging into the gender and policy resources the Wagner community has to offer.
The fall is going to be an exciting time abuzz with activity. We hope that in between the exams, group projects and happy hours, you'll make time to take advantage of us! Here's a few tips on how:
- Attend our events to meet some of the most exciting people in gender and development, like Women for Women International's Zainab Salbi. There's a lot more to come here!
- Come registration time for spring classes, check back in and use our NYU gender-related courses list to find courses on gender and health, leadership, and politics.
- Read our bios and see if there's something we've done or are doing that you'd love to hear about. We've spent the last year learning about what Wagner offers when it comes to gender. We'd like to pass that along so that we can get busy using those resources as well as figuring out how to build new ones.
Again, welcome to an exciting new year of learning with Wagner and Wagner Women's Caucus!