Just in case anyone is interested this is the current OED online dictionary's definition for victim:
1. a. A living creature killed and offered as a sacrifice to some deity or supernatural power
b. Applied to Christ as an offering for mankind.
2. a. A person who is put to death or subjected to torture by another; one who suffers severely in body or property through cruel or oppressive treatment.
b. One who is reduced or destined to suffer under some oppressive or destructive agency.
c. One who perishes or suffers in health, etc., from some enterprise or pursuit voluntarily undertaken
d. In weaker sense: One who suffers some injury, hardship, or loss, is badly treated or taken advantage of, etc.
There's a fascinating article about Justice Harry Blackmun and women's rights in this week's New York Times Magazine. (I think you may need to log in to view it, but it's well worth your time.)
The Women and Politics Book Group will be meeting Wednesday March 23, 5:00pm, in the Freeman Commons, at Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs to discuss The F Word: Feminism in Jeopardy, Women, Politics and the Future, by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner.
Professor Sally J. Kenney, director of the Center on Women and Public Policy, and Mary Rosenthal, DFL Education Foundation, founded the Women and Politics Reading Group in the spring of 2003. Since then, the group meets every other month to discuss books on women and politics aimed at a general audience. We welcome all men and women, students, faculty, and staff, elected officials, community activists, and voracious readers. You may pick and choose among the topics that interest you or come every time. For more information visit our web site.
KFAI's Womanist Power Authority is devoting the month of February to examining the "Prism/Prison of Privilege."
This Sunday, February 27, host Pat Nelson will convene a spectacular panel of community activists to delve deep into the oppressive contours of white privilege - what it means, how it originated and how it exploits and oppresses both peoples of color and people of European descent.
Tune in from 9:00 - 10:30 pm February 27 at 90.3 fm in Mpls and 106.7 fm in St. Paul to hear:
Chris Spotted Eagle
and Pat Nelson
The Women’s Student Activist Collective Presents:
“Pain, Passion and Profit” film screening
Thursday, February 24
Discussion to follow
Pain, Passion and Profit is an inspirational look at women entrepreneurs
through the eyes of Anita Roddick, the founder of the Body Shop who has
always maintained a strong commitment to the idea of “profits with
principles”. Several women in Africa who have successfully developed
small-scale business enterprises in their own communities provide a focus
for Roddick to pose questions about how the role and status of women
affects their enterprises and how those enterprises provide a means of
community and economic development for women. Pain, Passion and Profit
gives an in-depth look at global feminism and economic development as well
as a personal and spirited view of the connections between the experiences
of women entrepreneurs in the First and Third Worlds. 49 Minutes
This film is part of WSAC’s “Learning to be an Ally” series, and is
co-sponsored by the Office for University Women
The Women's Student Activist Collective
Coffman Union, Suite 202
300 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612.625.1611, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tc.umn.edu/~wsac
10th Annual International Women¹s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Coffman Memorial Union
University of Minnesota
Join us as we celebrate Beijing & ten years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the strength and diversity of Minnesota women.
Presented by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights and the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota
Plenary sessions, workshops, music, dance, film, and display tables from over 50 co-sponsoring organizations
Free and open to the public
Special thanks to the Women¹s Foundation of Minnesota and the following University of Minnesota groups for their generous support:
For more information and updates on IWD 2005, see www.mnadvocates.org.
You are invited to our opening session of the Spring 2005 Feminist Studies Colloquium series as we explore collaborations with the arts organization Intermedia Arts in conversation with Artistic Director, Sandy Agustin. Please join us!
What: Meet Sandy Agustin, Artistic Director of Intermedia Arts
When: Monday Jan 31, 2005 3:15-5
Where: 400 Ford Hall (Geiger room)
Why: to brainstorm and plan collaborations between Intermedia Arts and
the students and scholars at the U for 2005.
Intermedia Arts' mission is to be a catalyst that builds understanding among people through art. Their focus in current programming in Immigrant Status, and their important and exciting program Home, Land, Security continues through January. Next year's focus will be Women. While some of you may already know and work with Intermedia Arts, this informal meeting will be a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty in our programs and classes to get involved in supporting the artistic, educational, and social change goals we share with the organization.
For further information about Intermedia Arts, including its mission, events, educational programming, community and artistic collaborations, go to: