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The Purity Myth

Join the Women’s Center for the final in SIUC Film & Discussion Series during Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2012. This event will take place in the Illinois Room of the SIUC Student Center.

This session will feature “The Purity Myth: The Virginity Movement’s War Against Women” featuring Jessica Valenti. For more information about this event, contact Jenn Freitag at or 618.549.4807.


Taste of Asia Spring Festival

Shryock Auditorium, Front Steps

Come out to Shryock for fun in the sun, food, games, and live performances in this celebration of Asian Cultures. It’s not only a fitting end to Asian American Heritage Month but also the school year. Kickoff a great summer vacation with SIUC!

Understanding Hookup Culture

Join the Women’s Center for the fourth of five events in our SIUC Film & Discussion Series during Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2012. This event will take place in the Illinois Room of the SIUC Student Center at 7:00pm.

This session will feature “Understanding Hookup Culture: What’s Really Happening on College Campuses,” a lecture by Paula England of Stanford University.


Earth Day

Student Center

The Student Center is hosting the annual Earth Day celebration! Events will include a Green Fair, live music, speakers, gardening, and awards ceremonies. Come join the festivities!

You Can Call Me Sexy Without Being Sexist: A Discussion

Join the Progressive Masculinities Mentors today from 7:00pm until 10:00pm for this special discussion in the SIUC Health Center Auditorium.

For more information, contact Megan Jones at or 618.549.4807 x235.

Spring 2012 #speakersforum

Lesar Law Forum, 7pm today

Spring 2012 Speakers Forum Panelists
Clayton Zamudio
Mercedes Alvear
Mohanad Ajina
Miguela Marzolf
Cate Alber

Obsessed with social media?
Intrigued by civic engagement?
Want to get involved in public discourse?

This semester the topic is “Strategizing Social Media: Democracy, Censorship, & Civic Engagement”

With the rise in social media users we question how our tweets, messages, and wall posts participate in democracy, censorship, and civic engagement. We ask:
* Is social media really “social?”
* Is social media inherently democratic?
* Can “tweeting” really enact revolutionary change?
* Is there a place for censorship on social media websites?
* When does protection of intellectual property become censorship?
* Do we censor ourselves on social media sites?
* What are SOPA/PIPA & ACTA and what role do they play in democracy?
* Should corporations be held accountable for their participation in social media?
* Should corporations be held accountable for the ways they enact (or limit) civic engagement?
* Does the rise of the internet as a public civic space correlate to the decline of physical public places of civic engagement?
* How effective is social media as a site or producer of civic engagement?
* Looking at places like Syria and Egypt, or the SIU strike last semester, was social media helpful or hurtful to the overall cause?
* Does posting a youtube video constitute civic engagement?

TWEET YOUR THOUGHTS on this semester’s topic using #speakersforum

Located in the Lesar Law Auditorium, the Speakers Forum is an event that happens once per semester. As a public forum, SIUC students come together to give public presentations on the topic of the semester. The intent of the Speakers’ Forum is to provide students an arena to publicly present their perspectives in public speaking arena and practice/engage in public dialogue. Panelists present to an audience of approximately 150-200 people. Moderators will introduce and sometimes summarize speeches. After the panelists give their formal presentations, the forum is then opened up to the audience for brief impromptu speeches, either responding directly to issues brought up by the panelists, or to the topic itself. Every year the forum is held in the Lesar Law Auditorium, followed by an informal reception with punch and cookies. This forum is sponsored by the Society for Civil Discourse and the Department of Speech Communication and is open to the public.

Sex & Secularism: What Happens When You Leave Religion?

Today, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, in Lawson 141, Dr. Darrel Ray discusses his groundbreaking research on the sex lives of secular people. The results are funny and surprising. Over 10,000 secularists answered 69 questions about their sex lives. What they revealed tells us volumes about the differences between religions with respect to sex, and what happens when people leave religion behind.

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