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Ain't No Party Like a Feminist Party!

Wednesday, Apr 29, 4 pm
The University of Akron Student Union room 310

Take a break from studying for finals and come party with LiP! We'll have pizza and desserts for your de-stressing purposes! We'll also be holding elections for next year. If you'd like to hold a leadership position or have a say in who's on the exec board for the 2015-2016 school year, be sure to stop by!

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Race, Masculinity and Feminism

Wednesday, Apr 22, 4 pm
Student Union room 310

Nick Keaton will be talking to us about the "hard truths of race and masculinity pertaining to black males" from a feminist perspective. We'll also be going over the officer positions available for the 2015-2016 school year. Come see if any of them appeal to you---elections will be held April 29th! You are free to leave early, arrive late, bring a friend, or bring 10 friends! See you tomorrow!

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What are Microaggressions?

Wednesday, Apr 15, 4 pm
Student Union room 310

     This week, the amazing Dr. Kara Kvaran from the UA women's studies department will be teaching us about microaggressions. Whether you're already familiar with the term or it's totally new to you, you'll be sure to learn something from this great feminist academic. 

We will also be discussing all of the activism events we have coming up, including the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser for the Rape Crisis Center, the Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser for Cleveland Preterm, and the...

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Heike's Story: Overcoming the Impossible

Wednesday, Feb 25, 4 pm
Ayer Hall room 19

Please join us this week for a much-anticipated event: a motivational speech by Heike Roberson, a domestic violence and burn survivor. There will be time for Q&A afterwards. Invite your friends!!

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What is Mental Health and Why Should We Care?

Wednesday, Feb 11, 4 pm
Ayer Hall room 112

Hello Everybody,     We will have our meeting on Mental Haelth Awareness and Activism tomorrow in Ayer Hall room 112. We will not be in the Student Union tomorrow. If you need to arrive late or leave early, it's cool. Please read the disclaimers below. See you then!

Jess and John will present some of the facts on mental health, challenge cultural stigmas against people with mental illnesses, and discuss mental health activism.

While engaging students in discussion about...
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Inter...what? Intersectionality, inclusivity, and the Importance of Sensitivity

Wednesday, Feb 4, 4 pm
The Student Union room 310

Dani Jackson will be teaching us about intersectionality...a very important third-wave feminist concept and theoretical framework! We'll also be learning about how to be welcoming and accepting of people of all identities in feminist spaces. This is going to be a great meeting for anyone new to the movement. Tell your friends!

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Shannon McKenna

Would love to come, but have to work.

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX!!

Wednesday, Jan 21, 4 pm
Student Union room 335

Join Liberation in Progress for our first meeting of the spring semester, where we'll be discussing our upcoming plans, talking about sex, and possibly eating snacks. A sure-to-be enjoyable time for all!

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Feminist Music Video Analysis

Wednesday, Nov 5, 4 pm
University of Akron Leigh Hall room 308

We will be reviewing popular music videos for their depictions of sexuality, gender roles, and feminist or anti-feminist messages. As always, you can come late, leave early, bring a friend or bring 10 friends :)

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LIP/SSA Halloween Party

Wednesday, Oct 29, 4 pm
University of Akron Leigh Hall room 308

We will be joining our friends from Secular Student Alliance to have a Halloween party. Costumes are not required but strongly encouraged. Free Chipotle!!

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7 Things No One Tells You About Domestic Violence

Wednesday, Oct 1, 4 pm
The University of Akron-Leigh Hall Room 308

Our own VP Jess Balishin will be educating us on domestic violence. An especially relevant topic in light of recent events *cough* NFL *cough*. Hope to see you there!

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LIP Welcome Back Game Night!

Tuesday, Feb 4, 5 pm
Student Union Room 314

Join us for a fun night with friends! Bring a game if you like!

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The Dirt on Charities

Tuesday, Nov 12, 5 pm
Gallucci Residence Hall room 154

We all want to help the needy this holiday season but are all charities created equal? Do some charity organizations discriminate based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity? And are some organizations exploiting a worthy cause for a profit? Find out as we investigate local and national charities that receive funding this holiday season. Free pizza!

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Which LIP meetings would you like to see this spring?

Poll Results

Body Positivity and Masturbation
1
12%
BDSM (Discussion on Bondage, Domineering, Sadism, and Masochism))
0
0%
Female Genital Mutilation
1
12%
Reproductive Freedoms and Obamacare
1
12%
Women In Politics
1
12%
Mental Health Awareness Meeting
0
0%
50 Shades of Gay (LGBTQPIA Defined)
1
12%
A Brief History of Feminsm
0
0%
Male Perspectives on Feminism
0
0%
Undie Run (Runners can be clothed or in undies, but donate clothes to the Access Homeless Shelter)
0
0%
Taking Back the B- Word
0
0%
Gender Stereotypes in Popular Culture
0
0%
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness
1
12%
Human Sex Trafficking
1
12%
Short Film Project on Sexual Assault
0
0%
Bringing Youtube's Lacie Green to Campus
1
12%
Other-please comment with your proposed topic
0
0%
Total Votes 8

Jessica M Balishin updated the event LIP and SSA Halloween Party

Save the Tatas!

Tuesday, Oct 22, 5 pm
The University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences room 130

This week, we're talking about breasts! Learn how to identify your risk for breast cancer, how to perform a self-breast exam, and learn more about the meaning behind the pink ribbons movement and other breast cancer charities. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Jessica M Balishin updated the event Let's Talk About Sex!

Jessica M Balishin updated the event Feminism and Religion

Christine Cox commented on the event Feminism and Women of Color

Christine Cox commented on the video The Everyday Sexism Project

Christine Cox

You think you'll scream at someone or strike out at them when they violate you this way, but when it actually happens, the shock of it silences you in that moment. Don't be afraid to scream and strike, and don't be ashamed if you are silent.

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