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This is the last LAS Chalk of the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline for the next issue of Chalk is noon on Thursday, August 21. Good luck with finals and have a great summer!

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April 28-May 4, 2014

Dish It Up—FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture Plus Building a Movement to End Violence Against Women Guests in Residence
Monday, April 28, noon
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Presented by Rebecca Nagel and Hannah Brancato, the duo behind Playboy’s Guide to a Consensual Time and Victoria’s Secret PINK Loves Consent hoax, will spend the lunch hour speaking about their projects, rape culture, and consent. Enjoy a complimentary meal. Each Dish It Up program offers vegan and vegetarian food options. Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.
Molly McLay,
Dangerous Intersections: Critical Race Perspectives on Men of Color and the Fight Against Sexual Violence
Monday, April 28, 7-9 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Hot Topics Dialogues is hosted by the Women’s Resources Center and the YWCA on campus. Hot Topics seeks to provide a space for dialogue on gender and other social identities and social justice. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Gender Action Network and the Champaign-Urbana Chapter of the American Association of University Women. Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Rachel Lauren Storm,
Speak Out: Black Women and Sexual Assault
Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Did you know that over 60 percent of black women have experienced sexual assault before reaching the age of 18? Perhaps the reason why so many of these cases go unreported is because of our culture’s acceptance of the stereotypes that surround black women’s behaviors, bodies, and sexuality. These pervasive beliefs are inhibiting black women from seeking the help they need, and are silencing them. Workshop has been designed to take a more critical look at these archetypes that are so commonly accepted in our culture, and help participants develop ways to avoid perpetuating them.
Molly McLay,
Test Anxiety: Examining Your Exam Worries
Tuesday, April 29, 7-9 p.m.
405 Illini Union
Are you ready to examine your exam worries? Well this interactive workshop may be the one for you. Test Anxiety: Examining Your Exam Worries will allow participants to assess what is the source for their particular stressors surrounding exams, what internal or external reasons we may also have test anxiety, and finally some ways that may help combat feelings of test anxiety. We hope to see you all there!
Controversial Dead Conference
Wednesday, April 30, 5-6 p.m., and Thursday, May 1, 2-7 p.m.
1000 Lincoln Hall (Wednesday) and 124 Burrill Hall (Thursday)
Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy is pleased to announce its next annual conference. The topic is “The Controversial Dead.” The event begins with an inaugural lecture on Wednesday with Mattias Frihammar, of Stockholm University. The event continues at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The keynote speaker is Dr. Roger White (Senior Lecturer, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham, UK). Other international colleagues as well as campus faculty will participate. See the website below for details.
Helaine Silverman,
Art Donations Needed
Submissions accepted until Wednesday, April 30, 5 p.m.
Front desk of the University YMCA
Calling all artists! Alternative Spring Break is hosting their annual Art Auction on Friday, May 2. All proceeds will go toward sending service trips that help communities in need all across the country. This will be an excellent opportunity to get your name out while helping a great cause. Any and all art will be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the University YMCA by April 30!
Connor Wilson,
Saying No More to Violence: Latino/a Student Activist Panel
Wednesday, April 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada, Urbana
Come hear Latino and Latina students at Illinois speak about their experiences as sexual violence prevention educators and activists on campus and in their communities! In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Latino/Latina Month at Illinois.Sponsored by Campus Acquaintance Rape Education, La Casa Cultural Latina, and the Women’s Resources Center.
Molly McLay,
SYZ’s Fourth Biannual Charity Dinner
RSVP now for reduced ticket price. Event is Wednesday, April 30, 6-8 p.m.
Asian American Cultural Center
Too tired from studying? Too lazy to cook dinner for the night? Don’t worry, the Ladies of Sigma Psi Zeta is bringing back our biannual dinner! One in four women is a victim of domestic violence, and it’s time to make a change! Every semester we host our charity dinner to help raise awareness about domestic violence and donate all proceeds to our local women’s shelter, Center for Women in Transition. Dinner will be prepared, cooked, and served by yours truly and is $7 if you RSVP and $10 at the door. A prize for a lucky winner for dinner’s riddles is also in store!
JoJo Hsu,
Disable the Label: A Dialogue on Ableism
Wednesday, April 30, 7-8 p.m.
1024 Lincoln Hall
This free workshop examines how disability is defined by our day-to-day social, cultural, and physical spaces. Participants will learn to identify ableism and explore how they can be an ally for individuals with disabilities. The workshop is facilitated by Social Justice Paraprofessionals from Diversity and Social Justice Education, a subunit of The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations.
Teryl Brewster,
Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Second Floor, Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright, Champaign
Come talk with other guys about masculinity, male gender roles, and issues that affect men today! Topics include male friendships, work / life balance, dating and sex, sports and fitness, and anything else you’d be interested in!
Rachel Lauren Storm,
Jenny and Tyler Benefit Concert
Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
The Loft, 605 W. Green, Champaign
Come see Jenny and Tyler live at the Loft! This event is a benefit concert for The Wells Project, an Illinois RSO dedicated to bringing clean water to all parts of the world. Any donations would go towards building deep water wells for those who lack access to clean, safe water. Free Admission!
Taylor Shattuck,
Unicef UIUC Hunger Banquet
RSVP required. Event is on Thursday, May 1, 6:45 p.m.
IKE Seminar Room 2003
UNICEF UIUC is proud to present our annual Hunger Banquet: A Taste of World Hunger. It is no ordinary banquet. At this interactive event, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. The world produces more than enough food to feed everyone on the planet, but nearly 1 billion people suffer from hunger. Free admission and food but RSVP is required. Come find out how your dinner goes!
Campus Recreation Party at the Pool
Thursday, May 8, 1-5 p.m.
ARC Outdoor Pool and MP7
Take a break from your Reading Day studies, and come to Campus Recreation’s party at the pool! Spin in the sun while DJ Karol spins some songs on the pool deck. Service dogs, free sunglasses, snacks, and other surprises are also in store. Sign up for an outdoor cycling class and come party at the pool!
Dump and Run Collection Days
Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright
In May, the University Y collects reusable items from move out and spring-cleaning. So when in doubt, don’t throw your used items out! Bring them into the University YMCA in May! Here is a schedule of the collection days: May 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 15, 22, and 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For the list of accepted items, visit the website below. For furniture pick-up, call Alicia at (217) 337-1500 to schedule a time.

Opportunities to Plan For

Pink Illini Executive Board Applications
Due Monday, May 5, by 11:55 p.m.
Pink Illini attempts to reduce risk and promotes the early detection of breast and ovarian cancer while providing support for high-risk female students at the University of Illinois. We are currently seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals interested in making an impact on this campus and community through their leadership abilities. We highly encourage you to apply!
Pink Illini,

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