30 Saturday / March 30, 2019

2019 Women’s Leadership Development Event

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Showers City Hall
https://bloomington.in.gov

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women will host a free women’s leadership event with the theme “Women. Power. Progress.” with a keynote address by Keyandra Wigfall and a presentation of the Emerging Leader Award to Bridgett DiVohl.

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3 Wednesday / April 3, 2019

We’ve Come a Long Way…Maybe? Women, Justice and Equity

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weve-come-a-long-way-maybe-women-justice-equity-tickets-57744510385

Join CJAM on April 3rd at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts for an evening of conversation and raising funds for CJAM’s education and training programs. The event includes a lively panel discussion with local attorney, Amelia Lahn (Lahn Law, LLC), Erick Oliphant, Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, Deborah Widiss (IU Maurer school of Law), Jody Madeira (IU Maurer School of Law). Reception with appetizers and cash bar. Questions: 812-336-8677

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4 Thursday / April 4, 2019

Middle Way House Spring Luncheon: Survivors’ Journeys: Unheard Stories

11:30 am to 01:00 pm
Alpha Chi Omega House, 1000 North Jordan, Bloomington
https://middlewayhouse.org/events

Trigger Warning (TW)/Content Warning (CW):  Discussions will include experiences and topics related to sexual violence, including intersecting layers of oppression experienced by survivors from marginalized communities. We recognize these topics may be triggering for some individuals. On-Scene Advocates will be available to provide support.
Phone: 8123208307

Join us in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Middle Way House serves and empowers survivors who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Four distinguished experts will help us understand how we all can play a role as activists, advocates, and community members to combat sexual violence with informed sensitivity.

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5 Friday / April 5, 2019

Opening Reception + Artist Talk | Oliver Klink

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Pictura Gallery @ FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
http://www.picturagallery.com

Pictura Gallery is exhibiting Cultures in Transition, a series of documentary stories photographed with awareness and artistry by Oliver Klink. The show focuses on three different communities who balance the growing tension between the cultural diversity of the past and the homogenized present, looking into the lives of those who wish to preserve tradition.
Photographs span the remote regions in the Sichuan Mountains, to the eagle hunters in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia.

ARTIST TALK:
Friday, April 5, 7pm

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, April 5, 5 – 8pm

ON VIEW:
April 5 – June 1

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8 Monday / April 8, 2019

Monroe County NOW Film Screening and Discussion: Period. End of Sentence.

06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
https://www.facebook.com/events/1439224116212375/

Join members and friends of Monroe County NOW for a special film screening and discussion on Monday, April 8!

We will watch Academy Award-winning documentary Period. End of Sentence. Afterward, we will have an engaging discussion with Sudha Rana who grew up in a neighboring village, Akrauli, in the town of Hapur in India.

To see a trailer of the film, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KocJP8dG1OA.

The film and discussion will take place in the MCPL Auditorium.

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9 Tuesday / April 9, 2019

YPB Lunch and Learn: How to be a Board Member

11:30 am to 01:00 pm
El Ranchero: 2100 Liberty Drive Bloomington, IN 47403
https://web.chamberbloomington.org/events/YPBLunch%20%20Learn%20%20How%20to%20be%20a%20Board%20Member-1381/details

Have you been interested in becoming a board member for a nonprofit organization but don’t know how to go about it? Join us for our next YPB Lunch & Learn and let our panel of experts help answer your questions, soothe your fears, and get you started on the right track!

This event will be hosted at El Ranchero on the West side of Bloomington and will feature a taco bar with options for all dietary restrictions. Sign up today, space is limited! Doors will open at 11:30a with our speakers beginning at noon sharp.

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12 Friday / April 12, 2019

MFA Thesis 2 Gallery Talks

12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/upcoming/2018-08-24-out-of-easy-reach.html

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions. These exhibitions feature work created by graduating Master of Fine Arts students in the School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University and represent the culmination of each student’s graduate research in the arts. Each exhibition features student work from a variety of studio areas: ceramics, digital art, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles. MFA students also give gallery talks about their work the first Friday of their thesis exhibition.

MFA 2 features the work of Jana Anderson (Painting), Su A Chae (Painting), Kate Houlnè (Photography), Gabriel Mo (Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design), Catherine Mulligan (Painting), Skyler Pham (Printmaking), Joann Quiñones (Textiles), Erin Ryan (Ceramics), and Kelly Webeck (Photography).

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13 Saturday / April 13, 2019

Faces of ACEs – A Mental Health & Wellness Community Expo

09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fairview Elementary School, 627 W 8th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/396594694218216/

ACEs are abuse, neglect or traumatic experiences that occur to children under age 18. These stressors in a child’s life can lead to both physical and mental health risks for them as adults. Learn what this means for you and your family. Learn how to build resiliency in yourself and others. AND have fun learning some fun new coping skills brought to you by the IU School of Social Work students!
This event is FREE and open to the public! It will offer Arts & Crafts, Music, On-Site Mental Health Therapists, Coping Skills toolboxes, and Resource Tables where you can find someone to help. This event is being presented by your Monroe County Systems of Care, a partnership of local organizations collaborating for the purpose of improving quality and access of mental health services in Monroe County.

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22 Monday / April 22, 2019

Year of the Woman Fit Screening and Panel Discussion

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
IU Cinema, 1213 E. Seventh St. 47405
https://www.facebook.com/events/429984007540622/

Poet, activist, and journalist Sandra Hochman and an all-female crew documented and participated in the radical interventions of the Women’s Movement at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. These activists and filmmakers challenged media anchors, including Walter Cronkite, on the limited coverage of African-American Democratic Presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm. This rarely screened, recently restored film is a celebration of female filmmaking and feminist political action and includes appearances by Gloria Steinem, Liz Renay, Betty Friedan, Flo Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, Shirley MacLaine, and many others.

A post-screening discussion organized by Monroe County NOW will follow the film. Panelists include IU professor of political science Jean C. Robinson and Rudy Professor of sociology Pamela B. Walters.

This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

This program is sponsored by IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, Lilly Library, the National Organization of Women, and IU Cinema.

https://www.facebook.com/events/429984007540622/

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26 Friday / April 26, 2019

MFA Thesis 3 Gallery Talks

12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/upcoming/2018-08-24-out-of-easy-reach.html

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions. These exhibitions feature work created by graduating Master of Fine Arts students in the School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University and represent the culmination of each student’s graduate research in the arts. Each exhibition features student work from a variety of studio areas: ceramics, digital art, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles. MFA students also give gallery talks about their work the first Friday of their thesis exhibition.

MFA 3 features the work of Rachel de Cuba (Digital Art), Jacob Hanson (Sculpture), Luke Huling (Ceramics), Thomas Kennedy (Painting), Alexander Landerman (Printmaking), Song Li (Photography), Nathalie Maiello (Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design), and Victoria J. Ridgeway (Photography).

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