Wednesday, November 2, 2011

TONIGHT’s Film Showing: Cruel and Unusual

F.O.R.C.E. proudly presents the
Fall 2011

TONIGHT’s Film Showing: Cruel and Unusual

A post-film discussion
will be held with Read between the Bars

Wednesday, Nov 2
7pm in Gallagher Theater (Student Union)
free admission

In collaboration with Pride Alliance and LGBTQ Affairs

Most states separate prisoners by genitalia alone, so pre-op, transgender women are placed in men’s correctional facilities, where they find themselves vulnerable and preyed upon. Cruel and Unusual is a frank, often unsettling documentary, that portrays the challenges faced by these women.

See you there!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

TONIGHT: free Belly Dancing Workshop!

Interested in dancing and having fun?
Always wanted to learn how to belly dance, but never got the chance?

Now’s your chance!

Join F.O.R.C.E. for a fun introduction to the art of belly dancing!

Thursday, October 20 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presidio Room – SUMC

See you there!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

TONIGHT’s Film Showing: Commune

F.O.R.C.E. proudly presents the
Fall 2011

TONIGHT’s Film Showing: Commune

Katrina Running, doctoral
candidate in Sociology, will be
speaking after the film.

Wednesday, Oct 19
7pm in Gallagher Theater (Student Union)
free admission

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Meet the Interns: Tylee

Hi everyone! My name is Tylee Mougeot and I'm currently a senior at the U of A. My major is Microbiology and I will be starting a PhD in Pathobiology next fall. After I finish my degree I plan on working for the CDC and/or WHO based out of an International office (hopefully Barcelona!).

I am a music downloading junkie and I love to dance. My spare time is spent watching soccer (Visca el Barca!) and planning my next adventure abroad. The current escapade in the works is a 3 month summer motorbike trip through Southeast Asia, namely Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. 

This is my first semester as a F.O.R.C.E. intern for the WRC. I am currently one of the two co-chairs for the Health and Sexuality Committee. I've really enjoyed working on the Health and Sexuality Committee so far and am excited for the rest of our upcoming events this semester!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Meet the Interns: Laura

Hi everyone! My name is Laura Neff and I am a junior at the U of A. I am majoring in Environmental Science with a focus in policy and minoring in Gender and Women's Studies. I am a returning intern from the Spring semester and proud to call myself the co-chair of the F.O.R.C.E film series.

To start off, I was born and raised in Phoenix and lived there through high school. In Phoenix is where I learned of the wonders social justice, though I didn't refer it to that until later. Starting in middle school I worked with a group called Stand & Serve that is based in Tempe. This group was focused on building a more respectful community by teaching youth about the idea and practice of primary prevention (stopping the problem before it happens) to end oppression. This is where I got my start and I continue to work with the youth in this group when I am able to.

How did I get started here do you ask? My freshman year a group of friends and I would make it a point to go to any free movies in the Galleghar when we could and the WRC film series just happened to fit into that category. I loved most, if not all, of the movies that we went to and I continued to go to them even when a few of my friends did not. My sophomore year I decided to sign up to intern with the WRC and loved it, so I decided to continue! F.O.R.C.E has shown me that feminism is not a narrow point of view when it comes to social justice. It can intersect with almost any aspect of human life and I continue to learn more about just how relevant it is in today's society.

With this experience and my major, I plan to become an educated activist in the new environmental justice movement by being an advocate for fair environmental policy that not only helps the environment, but helps people as well.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Leah Eager- Introduction

Hi Everyone!

My name is Leah Eager and I am a junior at the University of Arizona. I am majoring in Economics and minoring in Sociology. I grew up in San Francisco, CA in an apartment and I currently live just 15 minutes north of the city. I have no brothers and sisters and the rest of my extended family lives on the east coast so I primarily spend all of my time with just my mom and dad. Because I grew up in an apartment I always had weird pets while growing up. I was not allowed to have a cat or a dog, so my mom and I got creative and I always ended up having a strange pet. My worst decision was to bring home crayfish that we were studying in my elementary school and keep them in a plastic tub in my room. My mom and I eventually ended up throwing them down the garbage shoot a couple of days later.

When I was younger I was a bit of a tomboy and my favorite possession was a skateboard. I did have a couple of dolls but I always loved my skateboard. One of my favorite things to do is to travel. When I was in elementary school I traveled to Italy with my family for six weeks, we went around Tuscany and the coast. Since then I have returned to Italy twice more and hope to go again sometime soon. I have also been to Jamaica and Israel (this past summer). Israel was amazing and I would love to go back sometime, although I did pick up some Hebrew it was very difficult to communicate in the country.

During my free time, I love to just relax and hang out with friends. School is very stressful and its nice to just have a couple of hours to yourself where you don't have to worry about your next assignment. I also love to horseback ride and I have been riding since the age of five. I haven't found many places out in Tucson to ride but it is something I want to make more time for. I also enjoy hiking out here and I would like to camp on Mt. Lemmon at some point. Since I grew up in a city, I have never gone camping and this is something I would like to do. After college I want to go to the east coast, preferably New York city, and begin working at a corporate job.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011