Women’s Week brings Awareness and Appreciation of Womanhood
Clover Cheng | University Relations | 6 August 2012
Beginning Monday, August 6, through Sunday, August 12, the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding is hosting a project comprised of activities and events supporting and celebrating womanhood. The purpose of the project is to drive understanding, peace, and the general well being of women to students and members of the broader community. It will also give the opportunity for wholesome social interaction between women from diverse backgrounds.
Kaylee Huchendorf, project leader for the women’s week, is a junior in Intercultural Communications Studies from Idaho. As one of the students who put the activity together, she said she has “a deep belief in the power of women in creating peace at home, in their community, and in the world.” She hopes that through the project, women on campus and in the community might be empowered and strengthened.
“I hope when people hear about the activities, they won’t feel there is discrimination toward men,” said Huchendorf. Women and men are welcome to participate in all of the activities; and she specifically recommends the activities on Thursday and Sunday for men to attend since issues addressed will focus on understanding women and challenges they face. “We would appreciate the men’s support,” said Huchendorf.
Women’s Week details:
Monday: booth display with schedule of events in the Aloha Center (all day)
Tuesday: “Mix-n-Mingle” women’s social (7-8 PM, Ballroom)
Wednesday: free yoga lessons (7:30-8:30 PM, Dance Studio, Old Gym)
Thursday: academic forum on special topic in women’s studies (11 AM-12 PM, Little Theatre)
Friday: free movie night (7-11:30 PM, Little Theatre)
Saturday: community service project (location and time TBA)
Sunday: fireside entitled “Lessons Learned from Women in the Scriptures” (7:30-8:30 PM, campus Stake Center Chapel)
For students who are interested in learning more, there will be a series of lectures about women’s studies in Fall semester that have been organized by Andrea Henson, a junior majoring in International Cultural Studies. Activities and lectures will address contemporary issues concerning women as individuals, in families and in career situations.