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Below are the 6 most recent journal entries recorded in UB Women's Center's LiveJournal:

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
7:14 pm
Welcome Back
Hello Womyn's Center!

I want to welcome everybody back to the community and to the upcoming semester. Our group is still small, unfortunately, but turnout was very good for freshman orientation this year and we're hoping to have a large group of new members. Just to recap, elections from this past spring turned out as follows:

President: Alison (endless_gypsy)
Treasurer: Jacqueline (hollow_voice)
Secretary: Matt (nomadmatan)

We are still willing and eager to train a vice president if there is someone interested who is willing to make the time and work commitment. In fact, all positions are trainable at this point as this is all of the officers' last year at UB. Of course, for our group positions and titles make little difference... we all tend to do the work collectively with a  more communal rather than hierarchical structure... but we are required to have them to remain an SA club. (Sorry, useless rant)

In any case, we are hoping to get in a fresh new bunch of womyn and womyn's rights activists and to watch the group grow. There is a lot of room for change this year, so if anyone has any new ideas for activities, fundraisers, and community-nurturing events please do not hesitate to bring them up!

Our first order of business is to decide meeting times for the coming semester. If everyone interested could send their availabilities to ubfeminist@yahoo.com it would be a great help! Also, we're thinking of doing a coffee (tea, cocoa, etc.) get together, possibly at "Perk's" in ellicott for the first or second week of school.

Good to have you all back!

WC treasurer

Current Mood: bouncy
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
12:56 am
Shameless club end-of-semester plug
There are only a couple of things left for the Women's Center as the semester closes, so any and all help and attendance would be very much appreciated. Over the summer we will most likely be doing community events or just getting together, so we'll keep you posted!

Health Fair - Mon. April 23rd, 10am-4pm. Flag Room
We are still tabling at this and could really use some help! Please email ubfeminist@yahoo. com or even the listserv at this point if you can table. Even just an hour of your time would be great.

Renaissance Fair: Fri April 27, 12pm-12am. Student Union Activities Field
Women's Center has collaborated in putting together, paying for, and running this event. We are setting up a table to sell t-shirts and could use people to help with it whenever they are free during the day. Also, we are doing a Ren Friend Auction to help raise money. It's going to be a fantastic, fun time so please come!

HerStory: Sunday April 29th @ 2pm, POTLUCK
This will be at the second co-op house near elmwood and north downtown. (Bird, if you could refresh me on the exact address.) It will be womyn only this time and we will provide rides to those who need it. Let me know.

Seneca Falls: May 2nd or 3rd, tentative day trip
Again, those interested in going please let us know and what dates are better for you. We provide food and we carpool for transport. All tolls and gas are reimbursed.

Nominations will be taken at the next Thursday, April 26th general meeting. Any and all interested parties are welcome to run at this point. Send us an electronic message if you can't come to the meeting, but we do ask that you be at the meeting for elections, which will be the week after.
I am willing to help and train anyone interested. We just want to see the club go on after this semester.

Hope all is going well with papers and finals!
Friday, April 6th, 2007
1:12 pm
Just in Case...
No One Reads the LJ Front Page and You Would be Interested in This:

Last Exit Before The Highway Deadline

The deadline for LJ's first writing contest is coming up this weekend! In honor of National Women's History Month, the contest challenge is to write an essay about how women's issues and/or women's history have affected you personally. We're awarding grand prizes of $500 each to two winners -- one chosen by us, and one chosen by the community from a set of finalists chosen by us -- and we'll also donate a $500 prize in the winners' name to one of four charitable organizations.

Beyond the cold hard cash, though, you'll have a chance to have your writing read by tons of people, get bragging rights about being our first contest winners, and a nice line item for your resume, college application, or even your LJ profile. Our judges have been really impressed with the submissions so far, but the time's not up yet.

Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, on Saturday, April 7th, 2007. For legal reasons, the contest itself is only open to US residents (of states other than Arizona) age 18 or older, but even if you're not eligible, there's a showcase competition that comes with the bragging rights. Read all the details, and the official rules, in lj_contests.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
3:25 pm
Courtesans and Hookers
What do you think? Is being a courtesan a reputable career? Are you objectifying yourself or are you merely making use of one of your assets (something you would do in any job)? Are you taking control of your life, being strong in your sense of sexuality and your freedom to use it/express yourself through it in any way you wish - selling sex as art? Or are you accepting money to allow other people to use you and abuse you?

Thoughts? Opinions?
3:23 pm
deFranco Quote
"When we too are armed and trained, we can convince men that we have hands, feet, and a heart like yours; and although we may be delicate and soft, some men who are delicate are also strong; and others, coarse and harsh, are cowards. Women have not yet realized this, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow."
--Veronica Franco
Saturday, March 31st, 2007
10:15 pm
Inauguration of our Internet Community!
I'm hoping that this can be a space where we can share with and get to know better the members of our UB feminist community. Please post news, insights, thoughts, rants, poetry, links to related sites, etc.

When you join please post a brief introduction of yourself so we can better know each other -where you're from, beliefs, major, whatever you feel comfortable sharing...

Keep in mind that no hurtful/deliberately offensive material will be tolerated.

This is exciting! Thanks for your co-operation folks.
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