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Hey folks —

THIS IS HAPPENING!! Today, even!  So here’s the text from the Wordsmith’s FB event:

“By this point, we’re certain you already know what we’re all about: putting on free poetry events for the campus community while mobilizing the student body to take part in social justice advocacy! We also run the slam team! This weekend is about bringing those things together in harmony and treating you all to an unforgettable set of shows. So, if you want more details about the slam itself, visit our tumblr page (http://uncwordsmiths.tumblr.com/). Otherwise, here’s the breakdown:

TONIGHT!! Friday Night: workshop with nationally-renowned poet and spoken word artist Theresa Davis (sponsored by Feminist Students United)  7 PM

Campus Y Seminar rooms 207 and 208

FREE

Light refreshments will be served

***Sign up at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bytum-_pDWTz5ICrwDnjddl6OUc7uaplV3wfDFeeYeM/viewform***

Saturday night: IT ALL GOES DOWN! The entire slam season comes down to this one final Grand Slam to decide which 5 student poets will compete on the UNC slam team that will represent the University at Nationals in Colorado.

Doors open at 7 PM

Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium (information about directions and parking here: http://ssw.unc.edu/about/directions)
(Grand Slam is co-sponsored by Feminist Students United)
FREE FOR ALL, suggested donation of $5

You read right: IT’S ALL FREE!! Don’t miss out!

This is our way of thanking you ALL for supporting us and the causes we’ve championed in the past, and those to come in the future. So please come enjoy this weekend with us!”

 

So what are you waiting for?!?!?!  You’d better sign up on that Google Doc for the Theresa Davis workshop and click here for the FB EVENT PAGE!!!

The Peculiar Kind

Hey everyone – Just a friendly last minute reminder that producers of the documentary/webseries THE PECULIAR KIND are COMING to UNC!!

What am I even talking about?? Here’s a little snippet from their page:

TPK premiered on February 16th, 2012. Our first episode explored women’s safety with the help of Right Rides and featured “Our News” brought to you by Elixher. Since then, we’ve come a long way. We’ve done episodes on gender roles, safe sex, queers in the media, unemployment, and the experience of being queer/gay in various cultures.

The event will take place in Chapman 201 @6:00pm today.  Join us for a free screening of the documentary and q&a with the producers.

Details:The FB Event PAGE – FSU Presents TPK

For more on the Peculiar Kind: Check out the SITE

Did you know that you can help keep this web series alive? Contribute to their IndieGoGo to keep the magic happening!!

Join VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Feminist Students United, the LGBTQ Center, and Interactive Theatre Carolina for a day long workshop on reproductive justice!

The goal of this training is to allow participants to gain an understanding of what reproductive justice in the US means, the roles and services of Planned Parenthood, the conflicting messages that pregnant people face when confronted with the possibility of abortion, and the specific challenges that LGBTIQ individuals in the US face in the arena of reproductive justice.

Free lunch will be provided!

We would greatly prefer if you would register for this event so that we can know how much food to order, but if you show up without registering, we won’t turn you away!


To Register for this workshop: Click Here

For more information, check out our  Facebook Event Page

Good news, everyone: VOX is making a ZINE! That being said, a ZINE is no simple feat, so we are looking to you, feminists!

The theme of this zine will be, quite generally, Reproductive Justice & Freedom!

This collection of awesome will be a celebration of SEX, Sexualities, Women’s Rights, and anything else you dream up.  Have you been searching for a way to vent your frustrations with recent attacks on said rights? Here’s your chance!! Do you want to express your opinion or share an experience with how our legal and social norms limit these rights? We want YOU!

That means:

  • Art work
  • Poetry
  • Stories
  • Information
  • Anything your heart desires!

About:

  • Contraception
  • Education
  • Periods
  • Sexualities
  • Stigma
  • Social Norms and how/why they suck
  • Pregnancy
  • Abortion
  • Exams
  • Health care
  • Sexual Experiences

In addition, we are looking specifically for short anecdotes surrounding sex education, Planned Parenthood, sexual relations and the like.

Tell us: What went wrong? What went right? How did being educated impact this experience – OR – how did this experience demonstrate the importance of sexual education?  Have a notable experience with PP?  We want to hear about it!!

The deadline has yet to be set, but we welcome submissions immediately and will keep everyone updated.

Email your submission as an attachment to: uncfsu@gmail.com and be sure to include your name and any other relevant personal information so that we can give proper credit.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with an questions OR if you would like to be added to the VOX listserv! 

Follow us on Twitter @VOXforPP or join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2200126824/

Peace and Solidarity,

VOX!!

FSU has voted to co-sponsor this event organized by campus maintenance workers.

This Thursday April 7
9am: Join workers for an all-day sit-out in front of South Building!
12 noon: Major Rally of Workers and Students!

Join campus workers from 9am-5pm on Thursday April 7th on the steps of South Building to protest attacks on workers rights! There will be food, speakers, conversation, performances and community.

…It’s important to be there all day, or as much of the day as you can. Skip class, rearrange appointments, ask off from professors. But, if you can only make part of the day, the most important part will be from 12 noon to 1pm, when workers and students will rally and speak out to the media.

Facilities workers from around campus have decided to take vacation time and sit on the steps of South Building next Thursday to protest unfair schedule changes by management. They and other workers are courageously standing up for their rights and for a voice on the job in this time of budget cuts, tuition hikes, and other attacks on workers and students.

It’s essential that we as students support them and sit-out with them! With the climate of fear and intimidation that workers face constantly from management, it’s a risk to speak out as a worker on this campus, let alone to protest publicly. These unfair schedule changes that workers are facing are just another example of the administration trying to balance the budget on the backs of workers and students, and we’ve all got to unite to fight these attacks. As workers, they face retaliation, increased health care costs, unfair schedule changes, intimidation, and decreased benefits.

We gotta work together to fight for justice on the job and dignity in the workplace for campus workers!

 

hi! welcome to feministstudentsunited.org – the official website for feminist students united (fsu) at the university of north carolina at chapel hill (unc-ch). we are just getting started with the website, so thanks for your patience as we get used to this new venue. look forward to a calendar of events, updates about what we are up to, and pertinent news articles about the fight against sexism.

remember, we meet Wednesdays at 7:30pm in Dey 301!

Feminist Students United (FSU) is a progressive feminist organization which affirms that no form of oppression can be overcome until all aspects of racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism are dismantled. We acknowledge intersecting identities and strive to be mindful of these intersections in all our work. We endeavor to create an environment which is non-hierarchical and supportive in nature, and we work to bring about change in our community through education, outreach, direct action and community organizing.

Weekly Meetings

Spring 2015: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in Murphey 202

For a better look at events, check out FSU's Calendar

Feminist Students United Twitter

contact us

uncfsu AT gmail (dot) com