Oakland University to hold Women’s Issues Fair Feb. 14

By |2005-02-10T09:00:00-05:00February 10th, 2005|Uncategorized|

ROCHESTER – Oakland University in Rochester will be holding a Women’s Issues Fair on Monday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the school’s Women’s Issues Forum, a feminist, pro-choice, pro-diversity student organization allied with the Gay Straight Alliance on campus.
The fair will be a chance for student and non-profit organizations to meet, interact and network. In addition, there will be speakers, entertainment, and free food.
This is the second year that WIF will be holding the Women’s Fair. Last year WIF won Outstanding Student Organization of the Year from OU’s Student Programming board and additionally won an award for the Women’s Fair.
Organizations that will be attending include Triangle Foundation, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, TransGender Michigan, Haven, AIDS Partnership Michigan, Planned Parenthood, S.P.I.C.E. and Alternatives for Girls. OU’s Gay Straight Alliance will also be at the fair.
Selvy Hall from APM will discuss HIV/AIDS Issues with a special focus on the impact of this disease on women in the African-American community at 11 am.
Triangle’s Victim Advocate, Crystal Witt, will discuss Homophobia in People of Color Communities at 1 pm.
In addition, there will be an Open Mic performance. Rachel Crandall from TransGender Michigan will read some of her poetry about her experience as a transwoman. Members of the Women’s Issues Forum will also exhibit their talents.
The Women’s Fair will be located in the Gold Rooms from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information email [email protected] or [email protected]. For directions and info about OU visit http://www.oakland.edu.

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