2014

Sept. | Oct. | Nov.

2014

September

  • Sep 19
    (Local Event) Human Trafficking: Recognizing the signs of trafficking and how to take action. 1:00PM

     

    Location: Alpha Women’s Center of Grand Rapids, 1725 Division Ave S.

    A presentation by Andy Soper of the Manasseh Project
    Sept 19 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
    RSVP with Lori Potter at 269.838.5865 by Sept 12.

  • Sep 23
    Young, Single, & Pregnant in Hong Kong: Giving Girls Choices - Phyllis Marwah 6:30PM

     

    Mother's Choice

    Location: Meeter Center

    The Speech Pathology Program along with Off Campus Programs invite you to join us as we welcome Phyllis Marwah, co-founder of Mother's Choice in Hong Kong, for a public lecture on Tuesday, September 23 at the Meeter Center.

  • Sep 24
    The Trafficker Within: What we do—and who we hurt—when we use pornography - Kristyn Komarnicki 8:00PM

     

    Kristin Komarnicki

    Location: CFAC Recital Hall

    Everyone is against human trafficking. Fighting the global trade in human flesh has become a popular cause. But without knowing it, many of us are deeply implicated in human trafficking because of our relationship with pornography… Say what? Join us for a dot-connecting conversation.

    Kristyn Komarnicki is the editor of PRISM Magazine, a publication of Evangelicals for Social Action—which means she gets to tell lots of wonderful stories. Passionate about relational wholeness, Kristyn writes and speaks about both sexual justice and sexual exploitation. In 2011, she won Christians for Biblical Equality’s Micah Award, which “honors those who exhibit courage, creativity, and tenacity in opposing abuse and advancing justice for women and children in Christ’s name.” Helping Christians understand that pornography is hate speech and that it is directly linked to human trafficking is a particular concern of hers.

  • Sep 25
    Sexual Justice: Why what we do with our bodies matters - Kristyn Komarnicki 7:00PM

     

    Kristin Komarnicki

    Location: Chapel

    We were created out of the eros of God, who planted within us a love of beauty, a hunger for touch, and a longing for intimacy. What would our sexuality look like if we kept that truth uppermost in our minds? How would we treat ourselves and others?

    Kristyn Komarnicki is the editor of PRISM Magazine, a publication of Evangelicals for Social Action—which means she gets to tell lots of wonderful stories. Passionate about relational wholeness, Kristyn writes and speaks about both sexual justice and sexual exploitation. In 2011, she won Christians for Biblical Equality’s Micah Award, which “honors those who exhibit courage, creativity, and tenacity in opposing abuse and advancing justice for women and children in Christ’s name.” Helping Christians understand that pornography is hate speech and that it is directly linked to human trafficking is a particular concern of hers.

Kristin Komarnicki

Kristyn Komarniki

Mother's Choice

Mother's Choice

October

  • Oct 1
    (Local Event) Webinar: Domestic Violence and the Role of the Church 12:00PM

    Domestic violence, or relationship abuse, is a hidden problem with devastating consequences for individuals and families. If not addressed, abuse tends to escalate, leading to physical and sexual violence and to hundreds of deaths each year. Well intentioned, but uninformed, responses may increase the risk of harm. The body of Christ has parts that, because of relationship abuse, are not able to fully function. This webinar is designed to help us understand the problem, so that we can recognize it and respond in practical and effective ways. Please download these handouts (Power & Equality Wheels » and DV Tool for Continuum of Christian Care ») when you register.

    Register for this event.

    Presenter
    Bonnie Nicholas, LMSW is currently serving as director of CRC Safe Church Ministry, a ministry dedicated to equipping churches in abuse awareness, prevention and response. Before taking this position, she worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence, bringing a voice of faith to the table as she worked collaboratively with other organizations dealing with domestic and sexual violence in Ingham and Eaton Counties.

    CRCNA Webinars »

  • Oct 16
    “The Man Event: Men on Friendship, Dating, and Marriage” 7:00PM

     

    Location: Library Lobby

    A men’s “ask me anything” panel focusing on a range of relationships and the ways we navigate them. Root beer and snacks provided. Come hear from other guys in fire pit of the library lobby! Moderator: Richard France-Coe

 

November

"It's Not My Fault"
A student-led program that will focus on awareness, education, and bystander intervention. Come support the team and be a part of the prevention process!

11/4, 9:00PM BHT
11/4, 10:00PM RVD
11/6, 9:00PM SE
11/6, 10:00PM BV
11/11, 8:00PM KHvR
11/11, 9:00PM BB
11/13, 6:30PM NVW
11/13, 9:00PM KE
  • Nov 11
    Women’s Life Choices discussion panel 2:30PM

     

    Location: Meeter Center Lecture Hall

    Daunted by the options you face regarding career, education, service, marriage, and family? Women of all ages wrestle with these realities and how they shape our lives. Come and hear the stories of women whose lives have followed different paths, whether by choice or by circumstance. Ask hard questions, and explore your own hopes and possibilities for the future. Panelists include Michelle Loyd-Paige and Linda Naranjo-Huebl.

    Sponsored by the Mentoring Office, cosponsored by the Sexuality Series.

  • Nov 11
    Half the Sky: Turning Oppression in to Opportunity for Women Worldwide (film). Part 1 7:00PM

     

    Indian Girl

    Location: Commons Lecture Hall

    The first part of the Half the Sky documentary focuses on gender-based violence, sex-trafficking, and girls’ education.

    Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s groundbreaking book, Half the Sky takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century: the oppression of women and girls worldwide. Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/activists and New York Times journalist Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope. You will be shocked, outraged, brought to tears. Most important, you will be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the capabilities of women and girls to realize their staggering potential. Half the Sky is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world’s women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Out future is in the hands of women, everywhere. Featuring actress/activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde.

    Watch the trailer

    Cosponsored by International Development Studies, Sociology and Social Work, Gender Studies, Voices Against Human-Trafficking, Gender Equity Now, Social Justice Coalition.

  • Nov 12
    Should Love Hurt? 7:00PM

     

    Location: Knollcrest Room at Commons

    Join us for a workshop on relationships entitled “Should Love Hurt?” by Tara Aday from Safe Haven Ministries. Topics addressed will be healthy and unhealthy dating relationships, abusive behaviors, warning signs, and action steps. If you are a student living off-campus or if you don’t have a meal plan, meal tickets will be available free of charge in order for you to enjoy a meal (6:30 p.m., Uppercrust) prior to the workshop. Please send a message to Renee De Vries (rd25@calvin.edu) if you’re interested.

    Sponsored by SAPT, Sexuality Series, and Campus Ministries.

  • Nov 18
    Half the Sky: Turning Oppression in to Opportunity for Women Worldwide (film). Part 2 7:00PM

     

    Indian Girl

    Location: Commons Lecture Hall

    The second part of the Half the Sky documentary focuses on maternal mortality, forced and generational prostitution, economic empowerment.

    The first part of the Half the Sky documentary focuses on gender-based violence, sex-trafficking, and girls’ education. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s groundbreaking book, Half the Sky takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century: the oppression of women and girls worldwide. Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/activists and New York Times journalist Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope. You will be shocked, outraged, brought to tears. Most important, you will be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the capabilities of women and girls to realize their staggering potential. Half the Sky is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world’s women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Out future is in the hands of women, everywhere. Featuring actress/activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde.

    Watch the trailer

    Cosponsored by International Development Studies, Sociology and Social Work, Gender Studies, Voices Against Human-Trafficking, Gender Equity Now, Social Justice Coalition.

Indian Girl

Half the Sky