Oct. 5, 2022 | Volume 4, Issue 4

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Afraid of the Dark

by: Heather Shea, Women*s Student Services Director

To be sure, all fear -- like our fear of the dark -- has some basis in reality. Perception of safety is as important as actual safety. And, a threat of violence in general can be all too real. One in four (or one in five, depending on the source) women will be sexually assaulted during their time on campus. And yet, we contend, a fear of the dark isn’t necessarily the cause (nor will staying only in the light guarantee to keep us safe). Click here to read more
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Oct 6, 3-5pm, MSU Union

On Thursday October 6th from 3-5pm, stop outside the MSU Union to get a free pronoun pin and some cider! Our goal is to start bringing more awareness about the importance of pronouns and importance of gendering people correctly!
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Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Student Services Building Room 014

Planning on attending the Women's Rally on October 8th? Stop by our office to pick up a free sign! We have pre-made signs, or supplies for you to make your own sign!
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EVERY THURSDAY, 6-7:30pm, Room 110 Student Services Building

NEXT WILD WORKSHOP, OCTOBER 6! Join us for our WILD Workshop series, a leadership development workshop for the planning committee of the WILD Conference! If you have any questions, email us at See you at 6PM this Thursday in Room 6 of the Student Services Building!
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Every Tuesday, 12pm-1pm, Student Services Building Room 014 

Join the staff of Women*s Student Services in watching a popular TV show every Tuesday, then debriefing! Bring your lunch and some ideas of shows to watch!
EVERY Tuesday starting August 16th and ending on December 8th, 12PM-1PM, Women*s Student Services Office, Student Services Building Room 014
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Wednesday, October 5th, 1-1:30pm, Student Services Building Room 110

Join us for Wellness Wednesday. The first Wednesday of every month from 1 - 1:30 in room 110 of the SSB with a capstone finals week event in December.
Come and join us for a time to relax, destress, and take care of yourself with the stressors of the academic year
Crafts, meditation, coloring, yoga, all supplies included but pls feel free to bring your own crafts/things to help you destress/relax if you would like.

Wellness Wednesdays will be on:
  • 10/5/22
  • 11/2/22
  • 12/7/22
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Thursday, October 13th, 3pm-5pm, Student Services Building Room 013

Join our staff for a feminist fall Crafternoon on Thursday, October 13th from 3-5PM in the Student Services Building Room 013. We will be decorating pumpkins and cider will be provided!
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Monday, October 17th, 7pm-9pm, Brody 134

Join W*SS and Campus Center Cinemas in a movie screening of Twilight for our new Bestseller to Movie Event! We will discuss what the Bechdel Test is and how this movie passes 3 layers of the test, and color bookmarks while we watch. 
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Wednesday, October 12th, 6pm-8pm, Holden Hall C131

Mujer a Mujer (Womxn to Womxn) will be on September 14th, October 12th and November 9th this year (6pm-8pm for all). These are workshops for female identifying students where they can meet others, build community, and discuss both school and personal topics.
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Friday's, 1pm-3pm

Program Mission
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network programming was created to bring men, male, and masculine identified students together to explore and unpack the intricacies of their identities as a community. To challenge gender-based violence in the community by creating increased understanding and knowledge about the role of masculinity in gender-based violence. Reframing the views, beliefs, social constructs, and expectations regarding masculinity.What is it?
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network is a programming consisting of a cohort series and campuswide events meant to explore masculinity, men’s and/or masculine privilege, connecting the intersections of masculinities, comprehending masculinities as they pertain to gender-based violence, and how to utilize masculine privilege to serve as a change agent.Why should I join? 
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network is a great way to dive deep into different aspects of masculinity, working through the ways it personally impacts us on a personal level, and how it fits into the larger gender-based violence narrative. This space will also help reframe the narrative and unrealistic expectations restrictive masculinity creates.How do I join?
Participants can fill out an interest form, be nominated by someone on campus, or reach out to Garrett McAlister at  for more information.What is the time commitment?
The Spartan Men and Masculinity Network cohort series is a 6-week long program. Each session will be 2 hours and cover a range of different topics pertaining to masculinity. This time will be Friday's from 1-3PM.CLICK HERE FOR INTEREST /NOMINATION FORM - form to indicate interest closes on September 29th!
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Monday, October 10th, 9am-4pm, Student Services Building Room 110

Beginning on October 10 and through Election Day (November 8), please visit one of these satellite offices for one-stop help on all things voter engagement:

  • register to vote
  • ask questions
  • sign up for an absentee ballot
  • pick up an absentee ballot
  • vote in advance of Election Day
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Tuesday, October 11th, 6:30-7:30pm, STEM 2202

During the month of October, MSU Safe Place will be hosting workshops to deepen community engagement surrounding relationship violence. These workshops will cover a variety of topics highlighting skills that are essential to supporting survivors, changing narratives about relationship violence, and reflecting more deeply about yourself and the relationships in your life. These October events are open to MSU community members. Please join us for any or all of the events! #Every1KnowsSome1

- Supporting Survivors of Relationship Violence: Mon. October 3rd, 2022
- Healthy Relationships: Wed. October 5th, 2022
- Virtual & Cyber Safety: Tues. October 11th, 2022 (in partnership with POE)
- Relationship Violence in Minoritized Communities: Mon. October 17th, 2022
- Self-Care Strategies: Mon. October 24th, 2022
- Identifying Relationship Violence and Resources: Wed. October 26th, 2022

All sessions will be head at the same location and time on each date.
Location: STEM 2202
Time: 6:30-7:30pm

To register for sessions click the following link:
*Registration is not required for attendance”

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Saturday, October 8th, 9am-1pm, Room 6 Student Services Building

Link to register for Helping Women Period on Saturday, October 8th from 9am-1pm:

Saturday, October 8th, 11am, 204 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910

Link to register to make sugar skulls and paper cempasuchil flowers with Casa de Rosado on Saturday, October 8th at 11am:

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Thursday, October 13th, 7pm, CommArts & Science Building, Room 145

Hosted by ChiLA! Join WKAR and JSRI for Latnix Movie Night. There will be a screening of A Song for Caesar.

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The Center for Gender in Global Context and Women*s Student Services are hosting a call for nominations for the 2022 Inspiration Awards.

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The MSU Police Department is spreading awareness on sextortion, a drastic concern in our community. 


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