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Monday, February 24, 2020
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Multicultural Women plus Allies Support Group for Faculty, Staff and Coaches, Gray-Jones Room
This is a safe zone group for women with diverse backgrounds and interests to support, collaborate with, and help each other.   Allies are very welcome!   We have a free lunch together and have a good time. We also plan events to do together off campus such as a cooking class, dining,  dancing or going to the theater. 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Craftivism: Merging Science, Art and Policy for Global Change, Olin 101

Dr. Katharine Owens will give an interactive talk about how change-makers can merge science, art, and policy to effect change on environmental issues of global importance. Dr. Owens has carried out numerous projects to collect and communicate data related to environmental issues to shape public policy. Her talk at Wofford is informed by her experiences in collaborative and participatory environmental advocacy with students and communities in the US and in India.

Dr. Owens is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Economics, and International Studies and Director of the University Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of Hartford. She has undergraduate degrees in biology, anthropology, and studio art and a masters degree in environmental studies from the College of Charleston and a PhD in governance and sustainability from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. In 2015, working under a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, she created a open source college course on marine debris called Shore to Statehouse. In this experiential course, students used scientific methods to collect and catalog debris from Connecticut’s shoreline, and then shared the results with state-level policy makers. In 2019, Owens spent six months in Thiruvananthapuram, India, with the Fulbright Nehru program. In her time there, she collaborate with students and faculty at the University of Kerala to gather and communicate local data about the global issue of marine debris with politicians and policy makers. Under the auspices of a National Geographic Explorer grant, she also brought one hundred teachers from across India to Kerala for a training workshop in these experiential teaching and policy-advocacy methods. 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tae Kwon Do Club, Richardson Dance Studio
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Afrobeat, Richardson Dance Studio
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Campus Union Meeting, Olin 101
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Lizzo Listening Session, RSRCA Room 112
Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as we analyze the influence of musical artist Lizzo’s lyrics on how we perceive blackness, fitness and traditional standards of beauty. Come and enjoy great food, music, and conversation!
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cardio Dance Blast Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio