For this blog post, some of the interns at the Women’s Center decided to share our personal history with feminism. We have all had different experiences and there isn’t a singular theme among our stories, but we hope that our experiences encourage others in the Duke community to explore what feminism means to them.
From Colleen O’Connor (Community Building and Organizing Intern): `
This blog was written by Laura Neubauer ('13).
There are those who talk and there are those who do. WHO (Women's Housing Option) does. This living group has set themself apart as more than just a place for women to live. Concepts like "safe space", "social advocacy" and "community efficacy" come to mind when looking at the stirring and dynamic new campaign that was launched last week. Body image issues are a reality in many of our lives. The statistics that support this truth are alarming as words are spoken with little or no thought given to the lasting psychological impact that is left in the wake of commentaries on women's bodies. It is encouraging to see that, with the photo expertise of Ashley Tsai, this group of women has created space to invite conversation, expand thought provoking images and develop the tools to initiate positive change. All of our lives are affected when even one life is disrupted by the inability
Good "cyber hygiene" is increasingly important. This October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Duke's IT Security Office is kicking off a campaign to remind Duke faculty, staff and students to make sure their computers stay healthy.
Many folks around the nation have embraced the “Eat Local” movement, in regard to meat, produce and dairy, but not much attention has been paid to fish. EAT LOCAL FISH DAY on Tuesday, 9/25 will introduce you to sustainable seafood.
Please join Duke Dining and Bon Appetit Management Company at the Marketplace on East Campus on Tuesday, 9/25 at lunchtime, for the Eat Local Fish Challenge. Helpful apps, recipes and extensive research will be available to all and sustainable fish populations will be highlighted.
Please join Duke Dining as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Au Bon Pain, located in the Bryan Center, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
The day will be filled with raffles, samplings and give-a-ways with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:45. Enter the raffle by 2:15 to have a chance at winning an Au Bon Pain gift basket. Gift baskets will be raffled at 2:30 and 3:00.
The new academic year is upon us, and the Student Affairs staff and many others have been working all summer to be ready for you. We expect an exciting year of construction, renovation and many new initiatives including the start of the Duke House system. The site for the Event Pavilion behind the Bryan Center has already been cleared and we invite you to join us for the launch event on the BC Plaza on Wed, Aug 29 at 4 pm. You can follow the West Union/Bryan Center/Pavilion plans at sites.duke.edu/westunion. Also, watch for announcements of open ‘town meetings’ where we’ll share more details about the plans ahead.