Weekly Newsletters, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Immigration Film Series in December

CSULB Campus Progressives Collective
Immigration Film Series

in the Multicultural Center

Films include:
Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary
Milton and Nayo embark on the riskful journey North, leaving Nicaragua and their families. Their disadvantage is not having the legal documentation to travel. With much sacrafice, they go in search of the “American Dream.”
December 4th, Tuesday
@ 7 p.m.

A Day Without a Mexican
This satire addresses questions such as: If illegal immigrants are such a problem in our country, what would happen if they all disappeared one day? Furthermore, what if all Latinos were to disappear? How would it affect our economy and personal lives?
December 11th, Tuesday
@ 7 p.m.

In the Long Island suburb of Farmingville, hate-based attempted murder of two day laborers made headlines. This documentary blends the stories of day laborers and town residents, revealing how our national policies has created violence, racism, and fear.
December 12th, Wednesday
@ 3 p.m.

For more information, contact: progressives-discussion@lists.riseup.net

Friday, November 9, 2007

Transgender Awareness Week 2007

Tuesday (11/13)
3pm at the LGBT Resource Center (FO4 #165)
Movie screening: "Ma Vie En Rose" (My Life in Pink) with
discussion to follow after the movie showing.
Hosted by the LGBT Artist Collective
LGBT Artist Collective will be showing the movie "Ma Vie
En Rose" (My Life in Pink) at the LGBT Resource Center at
3pm with discussion to follow after the movie.

Wednesday (11/14)
1:30pm - 2:30pm at the LGBT Resource Center (FO4 #165)
Transgender Awareness Workshop presented by Jeff Spafford.
Hosted by Delta Lambda Phi

Thursday (11/15)
5pm - 7pm
Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
Location: Speaker's Platform/Friendship Walk.
Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center

For more information or if you are in need of special
accommodations, please contact Matt Cabrera

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center
California State University, Long Beach
Faculty Office 4, Room 165

FORCE Meeting Minutes 11/6/07

-Wandie is in charge of organizing the new feminist words of the week
-members will take turns defining and posting feminist-oriented terminology on campus
-ideas for words may also be emailed or posted to the blog or message board

-Zine updates (theragzine@gmail.com)
-ideas due by email by Friday 11/9
-submissions due Tuesday 11/20
-for questions, email address above or contact Wandie, Desiree, or Mariana

-Spring fundraising idea
-use gallery to host exhibition of art by students and local artists
-either have FORCE art/craft table or accept donations at the door
-planning for end of February

-Teach-in on global women’s issues
-First week of December at Friendship Walk/Speaker’s Platform?
-Coalition with Campus Progressives, LGBT center, ethnic organizations, Multicultural Center, NOW
-Representatives from each organization will discuss various issues concerning women
-ex: FGM, femicide, Darfur, Juarez, gender in birth preference, rape as a weapon of war, honor killing, etc.
-Everyone needs to make contact with other organizations and take charge planning this event from start to finish

-Diane Hayashino from CaPS has expressed interest in working with FORCE so we can also plan workshops or facilitated consciousness-raising sessions

Monday, November 5, 2007

WOCA Summit!

Saturday November 17, 1:00 PM - 6:00 P.M.
Cal Poly Pomona University Recital Hall.
3801 West Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone:(909) 869-7659
1:00 - 6:00 pm

Its a Saturday afternoon celebrating California NOW and the WOCA Summit with an array of women, students, NOW members and community leaders.

scale $15 - $30,
students free
Speakers, workshops, panels and World Cafe.
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Women of Color & Allies Summit

The Southwest Region of the National Organization for Women is proud to host The Women of Color and Allies Summit. This coalition of California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah NOW is joining together to acknowledge and discuss critical issues that affect women of all colors and their social environments.

The WOCA Summit includes speakers, panels, workshops and a World Café Conversation. Guests will join with hosts and presenters in discussions to deepen understanding between all people of all colors and economic circumstances with a focus on social, political, economic, health, reproductive justice and equality. We hope that this afternoon of community will address issues of difference, discover common ground and result in an informed agenda of working together to further the cause of equality for women, men and families in our region, states and local communities.


* Global EcoFeminism
* Empowering Women
* Eliminating Racism
* Environmental Justice
* Immigrant Rights
* Feminist Activism
* Domestic Violence
* Reproductive Rights

Ultimately we shall discuss the illusion of disparity, the commonality of diversity and the joy of unity.
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Dorinda Moreno
Activist, author, director, founder of Hitec Aztec Communications, , Founder of Concilio Mujeres, Elders of 4 Colors 4 Directions, 'We Are The Ones That We Have Been Waiting For' Global campaign.

Linda M. Perkins
Associate University Professor & Director of Applied Women's Studies, Claremont Graduate University

Mitsuye Yamada
Poet, feminist, teacher, humanitarian. Founder of the Asian Pacific Women's Network, and her local chapter of Amnesty International.
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Make your reservation today at http://www.canow.org/woca.php.

For information contact:

Christina Gonzalez, vpdiversity@canow.org
V.P. Diversity CA NOW,
Co-Chair WOCA

Heather Frederick, eloquent_blonde@hotmail.com
Co Chair WOCA
(619) 988-5934

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Valerie Plame Wilson at the Carpenter Center

Co-sponsored with the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Services, the Division of Administration and Finance, the Division of University Relations and Development, the President's Commission on the Status of Women, Student Life and Development, Associated Students, Inc., the Department of Political Science, and the Women's Resource Center

Who: Valerie Plame Wilson
What: Lecture

When: Monday, November 5, 2007 @ 7:00pm
Where: CSULB Carpenter Center

Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, have served our country for over a combined 43 years. Valerie Plame joined the Central Intelligence Agency at the age of 22, and it has been widely reported that she worked undercover on several overseas assignments in areas related to counterterrorism and on counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

In July 2003, Ambassador Wilson spoke out against the Bush Administration’s false claim that Iraq had sought nuclear material in Africa, which had been a primary justification for going to war with Iraq . To punish and discredit Wilson and intimidate others who might come forward, senior Bush administration officials leaked to reporters the name of Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, and her classified CIA status – destroying her career and jeopardizing national security.

Following the leak, the CIA requested that the Justice Department conduct an investigation into whether the White House violated federal laws by revealing the identity of one of its undercover employees in retaliation against Ambassador Wilson. The Justice Department responded with the appointment of a special counsel, Patrick Fitzgerald. Evidence collected by Mr. Fitzgerald has shown that at least two Bush administration officials, Karl Rove and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jr., discussed Mrs. Wilson’s employment at the CIA with reporters. Last October, a grand jury indicted Mr. Libby, former Chief of Staff and assistant for National Security Affairs to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, on charges of obstruction of justice, perjury, and making false statements. (Taken from the Joseph and Valerie Wilson Legal Support Trust web site)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Minutemen Project Founder Jim Gilchrist Will Lecture at CSULB


Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, will lecture and have an open panel on the "Costs of Illegal Immigration" at the Beach Auditorium, in the University Student Union at 12pm. Tuesday, November 13th, 2007. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and Operation Generation.

Jim Gilchrist, established the Minuteman Project and supports the prevention of illegal immigration across the U.S.'s southern border. Gilchrist holds a B.A. in newspaper journalism, a B.S. in business administration, and an MBA in taxation. He is a former newspaper reporter and a retired California CPA (Certified Public Accountant). Gilchrist is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and recipient of the Purple Heart award for wounds sustained while serving with an infantry unit in Vietnam, 1967 - 1969. Gilchrist advocates increased border enforcement and apprehension of illegal immigrants.


If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Jim Gilchrist, please call Jason Aula at (818) 602-6815 or email at jaula@csulb. edu. Also the CSU(Conservative Student Union) would like to extend an invite to two professors willing to debate with Jim Gilchrist.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Environmental Film Series

Hey All,

It’s El, my Energy and the Environment professor is welcoming the student body to a film series focused on the environmental crises. A new film will be shown each Friday in ECS 105 and it’s completely free. I’m especially interested in Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers which will screen Friday, November 9th at 2:00pm.

* Friday, November 2 @ 2:00 pm A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (Basil Gilpe, 2006)

* Friday, November 9 @ 2:00 pm Iraq for Sale (Robert Greenwald, 2007)

* Friday, November 30 @ 2:00 pm The China Syndrome (Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, 1999)

* Friday, December 7 @ 2:00 pm The Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore, 2006)

* Friday, December 14 @ 2:00 pm Guns, Germ, and Steel (Jared Diamond, 2006)

Feminist Love,

-Feminist Organization Reclaiming Consciousness and Equality

Thursday, October 25, 2007

From the blog maintainer


I do apologize for spacing out this last week. I totally forgot to check my inbox, and as a consequence, missed some of the events and e-mails being sent out to F.O.R.C.E..

I'm trying to catch up this week. ^^;;

If there's anything missing that you think should be here, feel free to message me on AIM: arrozc0nleche, or you could keep trying to e-mail me.

Enjoy your respective days!


Inga Muscio!

Who: Inga Muscio
What: Feminism, Racism, and the Death of Democracy
When: October 30, 11-12:15
Where: Multicultural Center

More info to come. Please save the date and tell your students, friends, and

Inga Muscio is the author of Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil: My Life and
Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society and Cunt: A Declaration of

Muscio is an internationally recognized author and public speaker on the topics of feminism, environmentalism,
anti-racism, queer
and trans politics — and how these are all intricately connected. Muscio also addresses how
cultural violence is related to racial,
sexual and family violence.

She is most recently an invited speaker at the 2007 Festival of Women Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Muscio has
also appeared at Dartmouth, New Mexico State
University, Drake University, Western Michigan University,
and other venues.

- Feminist Organization Reclaiming Consciousness and Equality

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Free movie this Thursday!

Come to a Love Your Body Day screening of Real Women Have Curves! There will be snacks! Don't be shy, come to share your reactions to the film and other topics such as: body image, media, sexuality, and more!

What: Real Women Have Curves
Where: Los Alamitos Lounge
When: Thursday, October 18
Time: 8:00 pm

This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana.
- from imdb

Monday, October 15, 2007

'Zine submissions needed!

FORCE will be putting out another zine this semester and submissions of all kinds are welcome. We want feminist essays, artwork, and everything in between on all topics. If you would like to submit something then email theragzine@gmail.com or contact, Wandie, Desiree, or Mariana.

On an unrelated note, this Wednesday is Domestic Violence Awareness Day and there will be a Clothesline Project display from 9am-5pm so if you would like to volunteer please let us know what times you are available as soon as possible.

Megan Adams

Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Hi all –

A quick reminder about CSULB’s

Domestic Violence Awareness Day

on Wednesday, October 17, 2007

from 10am-2pm

on the Southwest Terrace of the USU


The Clothesline Project

on lower campus near the PE building, Criminal Justice/Social Work, and Engineering

From 10am-2pm on the Southwest Terrace there will be

· Community and campus resource and information tables

· A “Pledge to end Domestic Violence” photo exhibit

· Beverages and snacks

· An ice cream vendor (Yum!)

At 11:45am ASI Women’s Commissioner Sarah Noone will introduce the Program Council’s noon concert with



And at 1pm Sarah will introduce the program honoring survivors of domestic violence

and the people and agencies who support them, beginning with CSULB President Alexander

Special guests at this program include Assemblymember Betty Karnette,

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, and many other community members who can connect you with

ways to become involved and assist yourself and others.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the event, or in preparing for the event, please contact us at the WRC ASAP because Wednesday is almost here!

This program is a collaboration between the Women's Resource Center , Interval House, the Long Beach Sexual Assault Crisis Agency, University Police, Long Beach Police Department, Associated Students Inc, Program Council, and all the shelters and service providers in the Long Beach area.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

F-Word Discussion on 10/09/07

Hello FORCEers!
I just wanted to confirm with everyone that this Tuesday, October 9th we will be having an F-Word discussion!
"F-Word" is a facilitated discussion addressing issues surrounding feminism. We will be de-bunking myths about what a feminist is, what we talk about, what we want, ext. The current president of the Long Beach chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women), Yvonne Moore, has agreed to facilitate this discussion and I anticipate it to be very exciting.
One of the purposes of this event is to have it be in a public environment. We will be having the discussion on the grass in the Fine Arts Quad. There will be posted signs around the location with quotes, images, questions, ext to perk interest of students walking by so that they may want to sit down and join the conversation. As you all know, feminists have gotten a bad wrap on this campus due to the imagination of The Union, so this is one way to spread truth.
Again, the Info is
F-Word Discussion
Tuesday, October 9th

Fine Arts Quad, on the grass
Look for the signs and Yvonne Moore from NOW
Peace & Feminist Love,
Katie Sipes & Megan Adams
ANYONE who can swing by the WRC and pick up fliers to post around campus will be greatly appreciated in our hearts!!! We have bought some large construction paper to make the signs to post on the grass during the discussion and if you want to come by and make one, PLEASE DO!!! again, our hearts would melt for you. who dosn't want that?


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Light Up Our Nights: Student Rally October 4th

Speak Out on Campus Security
Long Beach, CA – Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) will be hosting “Light Up Our Nights,” a rally and town hall meeting intended to create a safe setting for students and take a proactive stance on campus security issues.
“Light Up Our Nights” will be on Thursday, October 4, 2007 from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Speaker’s Platform by the University Bookstore.

“Light Up Our Nights” is an opportunity for students to address many of the concerns regarding campus security, such as the correlation between lack of street lights and the incidents and attacks on campus. ASI Public Defender Catherine Pittet, the organizer of the event, is adamant about raising awareness on students’ safety and believes that more lights would not just decrease predatory attacks but create visibility for bicyclists and pedestrians. “This is our campus,” Pittet said. “We are a community, and we want to be active in protecting each other.”

The rally will include a march, which starts in front of the University Bookstore, go up toward the University Library and down to east side of campus and conclude at the Speaker’s Platform. Speakers include 3 rd District Councilman Gary DeLong, Chief of Campus Police Jack Pearson and University President F. King Alexander.

As a response to the vehicle thefts and sexual assaults on campus, the 2006/2007 ASI Senate requested immediate installation of security cameras on campus in areas of high criminal activities, such as parking lots and structures; heightened campus security with the University Police Night Escort Program; and urged City of Long Beach for lighting installations in poorly lit areas on campus, primarily along Bellflower Boulevard between Seventh Street and Atherton Street, along Atherton Street between Bellflower Boulevard and Palo Verde Avenue and along Palo Verde Avenue between Atherton Street and State University Drive.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Campus Crime Alert!

Dear Campus Community,

Last evening, an incident occurred on campus that should be brought to your attention.

At about 7:45 p.m., a female student was getting an item out of her car in Parking Lot 14C near the residence halls when a male suspect jumped out of a car and grabbed her by the arm. When she pulled away and made eye contact with the suspect, he let go of her, returned to the car and left the scene.

The female student immediately went to her residence hall and reported the incident to her R.A., who then contacted University Police. As soon as the report was called in, the determination was made to increase the number of police officers and CSOs on campus, and the Long Beach Police Department was notified. Additionally, information about the incident was provided to supervisors in the residence halls so that it could be shared with campus residents.

The suspect is described as a male of light skin tone in his mid-20s; between 5’5” and 6’ in height and of stocky build; with light-colored eyes and dark hair with a grown-out buzz cut; and with a mole on the right lower cheek and either acne or razor burn in the neck and chin area. The car in which he was a passenger is described as an early 1990s black Honda Civic.

If you have information helpful to this case, please call Detective John Leyva with the University Police at 562-985-4101.

While last evening’s incident ended quickly without injury to the victim, and even though Cal State Long Beach has an overall reputation for safety, it is important that we all remember to look out for our personal safety at all times.

Please, do not walk alone on campus. If you are alone in the evening, call for an escort at University Police or by using one of the Code Blue telephones on campus. Take a moment to program your cell phone with the number for University Police, 562-985-4101. If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem right, call that number. Stay focused and observant on everything and everyone around you.

By looking out for each other, as well as for ourselves, we can keep CSULB a safe campus for all of us.


Jack Pearson
Chief of Police


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

We need your help!

Hello FORCErs!

We need to know what your
favorite feminist movies, books, magazines, CDs, graphic novels, recipes [you get the picture] are.

Wandie and I have decided to add a list of feminist media suggestions for anyone who wants to surround themselves with feminist love, or is simply new to F.O.R.C.E.. We've added some great stuff to an Amazon list in the form of a wishlist, but you by no means have to buy anything.

I'm also looking for any glossary words you'd like to add to the F.O.R.C.E. blog.

A link to the media list and glossary can be found on the right sidebar.
However, if you want to add your genius contributions to the lists, simply go to http://forceclub.proboards57.com/

When you get there, go under F.O.R.C.E. news, and click on "Glossary words and media contributions".

...and while you're at the message board, make an account, and reply to other threads too. :D

Feminist love!

- Mariana & Wandie

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

OUTlist 2007!

There’s a new way to celebrate you… whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, fluid, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, queer, questioning – or a heterosexual ally of an LGBT friend or family member!

To recognize you and other LGBT/ally individuals at Cal State Long Beach, the LGBT Resource Center is taking out a full-page ad in the campus newspapers on Thursday, October 11, 2007 featuring OUTlist 2007. This list is a way for CSULB students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends to come out as LGBT or heterosexual allies of LGBT individuals, should they choose to do so. This is our way of honoring out and proud LGBT individuals and their allies in the CSULB community.

The full-page advertisement will include the following introduction to explain OUTlist 2007:

“We are students, professors, coworkers, roommates, teammates, alumni/ae, friends, and family, and we are just a few of the intelligent, creative, and supportive lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals—or allies of LGBT individuals—who are part of the diverse Cal State Long Beach community. We invite you to join us in celebrating National Coming Out Day.”

Following this statement will appear hundreds of names of LGBT or ally students, staff, faculty, and alumni/ae who have chosen to be on OUTlist 2007.

We totally get that not everyone feels comfortable coming out, especially in the school newspaper! So if OUTlist 2007 is not for you… no worries, just forward this email to someone else who may be interested and stay tuned for our other events.

For those of you who do want to be on OUTlist 2007 this year, know that your courage inspires other students.

If you are a student, please send an email to lgbtrc@csulb.edu (or reply in this thread) with the following information:

• First Name:
• Last Name:
• Verification Phone #:
• Verification Email:
• Affiliation with CSULB (student, faculty, staff, alum,
or friend of the LGBTRC):
• Major/Department/Office:

If faculty, staff, and alumni/ae would like to join OUTList 2007 and are able, a donation of $5 to help offset
the cost of the full-page ad is appreciated. Online donations are accepted at https://karl.papubs.csulb.edu/giving/index.cfm. Be sure to designate the LGBT Resource Center as the recipient. Please remember to email your contact information separately so your name is included in OUTlist 2007.

The submission deadline is October 1, 2007.

In the spirit of other activist organizations, please send this email to 10 of your friends… even if you think they
are already on this email list.

Thanks for all your help in making OUTlist 2007 a success!

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center
California State University, Long Beach
Faculty Office 4, Room 165

Sign up for OUTlist 2007!
Visit www.csulb.edu/centers/lgbtrc for more information.

Join us for the Fall Open House...
Thursday, September 20th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

F.O.R.C.E. Minutes 9/18/07


I. Reports

II. Old Business

_A. F Word Event

__1. Oct 2nd @ 3:30 PM

__2. Possible speakers

___a. Tarrant

___b. Musto

___c. Moore

___d. Abbott

II. New Business

_A. Coming Out Day

__1. Added names to list a. Published in Newspapers (49er and Union)

_B. FORCE Shirts/Banner/Pamphlet

__1. DIY Parties (later dates announced at meetings)

__2. Budget

___a. Katie and Megan to do paperwork

____i. Apply

____ii. Book-keeping skills, more accurate accounting on reimbursements

_C. Love Your Body Project

__1. Oct 18th a. Film Screening/Discussion @ 7 PM

___i. "Real Women have Curves"

___ii. Nicoal to ask about Uni. Theatre

___iii. Look for speaker iv. Permission (if outside) for projection

_D. Feminist Rag--Zine

__1. Academic vs. Fun? [who's to say academia isn't fun? ^^;;]

__2. Need more contributors

__3. Once a semester

__4. Conact Wandie or Desiree about submissions/help-out

_F. DIY Festival

__1. Nikki/Katie to table Sept 29th

___a. Earlier time (Katie to LA that night)

_G. Inga Musico

__1. Speaking Oct 23rd 11 AM -12:15 PM

III. Announcements

_A. DIY Festival Benefit show this Sat. (sept 22)

_B. DIY Festival Sept 29th (next weekend) Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Thanks Nicoal!

Monday, September 17, 2007

D.I.Y. Festival in Santa Ana

Everyone should come out to the D.I.Y. festival on the 29th. It promises to be an awesome learning and sharing experience, as well as an opportunity for anyone who wants to be more self-sufficient to meet other like-minded people.

F.O.R.C.E. will be there doing a workshop, alongside other amazing people who will teach you about self defense, D.I.Y. Crafts, Deep Earth/Radical Ecology, Food Not Bombs, and so much more!

FOR MORE info please visit


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Changes to the FORCE group e-mail

Hello FORCErs,

As you all know, having FORCE as an open email list has been problematic in terms of spam and messages unnecessarily sent to all 100+ members. For this reason, we have decided to change the group settings so that only the moderator can send emails to the entire list. If someone has an announcement or event or anything related to FORCE or feminism, please send it to force4change@ yahoo.com and after checking it for relevancy (i.e. making sure it is not spam) we will then forward it to the entire group. While we don't want it to seem as though we are policing the group messages, we want to ensure that people are not bothered unnecessarily to the point that they begin ignoring all FORCE emails.

So again, if you have something you would like the entire group to know about, send us an email and include your contact information if necessary and we will be sure to forward it as soon as possible. We are still working out the glitches but we will give this a try for a while and hopefully this will greatly improve the email system. Also, we will be maintaining the MySpace page, Facebook group, blog, and message board so you all pretty much have your choice of preferred form of communication.

Thanks for your patience as we try to make things as efficient as possible. And don't forget to stop by the FORCE meetings in the WRC Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm.

Megan Adams & Katie Sipes
Force4change@ yahoo.com

Monday, September 10, 2007

The official meeting time!

By popular demand, this fall semester FORCE will be meeting in the WRC on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Come to our first meeting next week to discuss Week of Welcome, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, revamping the email list, the zine, and lots more. If you are available to volunteer any time for tabling during Week of Welcome, which is next Monday through Thursday from 11am to 2pm, please email me directly or let Katie know in the WRC.

Megan Adams

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Meeting Times

**** this is originally from the yahoo groups email, so please respond that way! *****

Hello FORCE !

Welcome the a new year of FORCE :) Megan Adams and I (Katie Sipes) are Co-Chairing this year and are very excited about seeing you all again.

So it's time to decide when our meetings should be. I know it's hard to get everyone's schedule to match up and it's possible that not everyone will be able to attend these meetings, but we're going to do our best. Minutes of the meetings will be posted on the FORCE myspace page [and blog] every week (or just about!), and I work in the Women's Resource Center most of the time so if you miss something, just ask me!

The choices for the new meeting time for this semester are:
Mondays @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesdays @ 3:30 - 4:30pm
Thursdays @ 3:30 - 4:30pm
Fridays@ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We can only have one meeting time this semester, so please email me back by this Friday the 7th and let me know what works for you. We will pick the time that works for the most people.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all this year!

Katie Sipes
Megan Adams

Sunday, September 2, 2007

F.O.R.C.E. is here!

Hello FORCE Womyn!

It’s that time again! Time for million page articles, thousand page papers, no sleep, and too much caffeine. It’s also time for us feminist womyn to get together and make our mark in this movement.

I would like to have a meeting sometime in the first week of classes. This first meeting is for, but certainly not limited to, the womyn that will be serving as officers in this organization. We will be deciding a meeting time for the fall semester, as well as talking about Nicoal’s DIY festival, and Week of Welcome. I am in the WRC most of the time, excluding Tues/Thurs from 2pm on. Please let me know what a good time for you would be to meet this next week.

I also just want to put it out there that even though I am serving as Co-Chair of FORCE, I am determined to keep this group inclusive, non-hierarchical, and welcoming to all.

Take Care,

Katie Sipes

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

First post!

Good morning!

Today shall mark the debut of the new F.O.R.C.E. blog, allowing for questions and discussion not only by F.O.R.C.E. members, but anyone who would like to take a look at our recent events and ideas. The idea behind using blogspot is the ease of discussion on individual posts, while keeping the page up to date with the latest happenings. As the veteran F.O.R.C.E.rs know, the mailing list wasn't doing so hot, and was horribly inconvenient if you didn't have a yahoo mail account.

As of yet we're using a generic template, but I plan on getting to work on a new header and maybe customizing it a bit further than that.