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AARC Event Listings

Our services include workshops and informational sessions, and many advertised events throughout the year

Also you can call 215.898.0104, come by AARC @ 3537 Locust Walk, Suite 200, or check us out on Facebook to find out about upcoming programs and events.

Notice: "We value academic freedom and open expression.  The views and opinions expressed by presenters are those of the speakers during programs listed on this calendar and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Pennsylvania or the African-American Resource Center."

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, April 16

African-American Resource Center and Women of Color at Penn
Noontime Network Lunch Series: "I Am In It to Win"

When times get tough, do you behave like a champion by staying engaged in the race and continuing to perform at a high level, or do you stick your head in the sand and quit? This workshop will provide long-term benefits for years to come, in your personal and professional life. We guarantee the experience and knowledge you’ll acquire will be extremely valuable.  Professor Theresa Daniel will focus on principles for winning in life; qualities’ that champions possess--how to bounce back after a setback. You will leave equipped with the: courage to make it happen; confidence to do it now and not procrastinate; and clarity to see that it's possible.

Time:                    Noon - 2:00 pm
Location:             Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk
Access:                Free and open to the public
Contact:              AARC @ 215.898.0104

 

Friday, June 20

African-American Resource Center and Women of Color at Penn
Queen's Tea

Come out to celebrate us!

Time:                    Noon - 2:00 pm
Location:             Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th Street
Access:                Free and open to the public
Contact:              AARC @ 215.898.0104

 

 

events for the Week

 

 

Monday, April 14

Graduate Student Center
Meditation Circle -- Weekly on Mondays

Start off your week relaxed and rejuvenated! Join your fellow graduate students for an hour of mindfulness and meditation. Register for one (or more...or all!) sessions! Sandi Herman, M.S., Health and Wellness Educator at Student Health Service will lead weekly group sessions featuring: guided seated meditation, moving meditation (qigong), self-massage, and other mind-body practices.

Time:                    Noon - 1:00 pm
Location:             Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Access:                Free and open to the Penn Community
Contact:              pdev2@gsc.upenn.edu

 

Tuesday, April 15

Graduate Student Center
Qigong Tuesdays

Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) literally means "energy work and incorporates slow, meditative movements with deep abdominal breathing. This meditation event led by Sandi Herman will provide time for you to slow down, get in touch with your body, and become whole.

Time:                    Noon - 1:00 pm  
Location:             Basement, Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Access:                Open to the Penn community
Contact:              215.746.6868 or pdev@gsc.upenn.edu

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Group Meditation

This is a drop-in group to improve concentration, decrease anxiety, improve your edge, and decrease procrastination--- so come as often or as little as you like. No need to sign up and most of all newcomers are always welcomed.

Time:                    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  
Location:             Level M, 133 S. 36th Street
Access:                Open to the Penn community
Contact:              Ella Ray, Ph.D @ 215.898.7021 or elray@upenn.edu

Penn Women's Center
1 - in - 4

A men's group that uses peer-education to combat sexual violence.  1 in 4 presents a one-hour program, "How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do," to groups of their peers including sports teams, residence hall students, student organizations, fraternities, and off-campus groups. 1 in 4 also presents to coed audiences when requested. 

Time:                   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Location:             Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk
Access:                Open to the Penn community
Contact:            Jeremy Pincus@jpincus@sas.upenn.edu

Wednesday, April 16

African-American Resource Center and Women of Color at Penn
Noontime Network Lunch Series: "I Am In It to Win"

When times get tough, do you behave like a champion by staying engaged in the race and continuing to perform at a high level, or do you stick your head in the sand and quit? This workshop will provide long-term benefits for years to come, in your personal and professional life. We guarantee the experience and knowledge you’ll acquire will be extremely valuable.  Professor Theresa Daniel will focus on principles for winning in life; qualities’ that champions possess--how to bounce back after a setback. You will leave equipped with the: courage to make it happen; confidence to do it now and not procrastinate; and clarity to see that it's possible.

Time:                    Noon - 2:00 pm
Location:             Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk
Access:                Free and open to the public
Contact:              AARC @ 215.898.0104

Penn Women's Center
ASAP

A group of undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence on campus. ASAP hosts weekly discussions that include topics ranging from feminist and political theory to the media and US culture. ASAP also hosts documentary screenings, speakers and other events. In the Spring, ASAP plans and sponsors Take Back The Night, a campus-wide protest of sexual violence and a survivor vigil

Time:                   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
Location:             Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk
Access:               Open to the Penn community
Contact:              Nicole Grabowski @ nicolelgrabowski@gmail.com

 

Center for Africana Studies
Brave Testimony featuring Brenda Marie

Celebrating poetry of the African Diaspora--Brenda Marie Osbey is an author of poetry and prose non-fiction in English and French.

Time:                   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
Location:             Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk (Locust Walk is a pedestrian street between and parallel to Walnut and Spruce Streets)
Access:               Open to the public
Contact:              Center for Africana Studies @ 215.898.4965 or africana@sas.upenn.edu

 

Thursday, April 17

Graduate Student Center
Guided Imagery

Learn to relax with techniques led by Sandi Herman.

Time:                    Noon - 1:00 pm  
Location:             Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Access:                Open to the Penn Community
Contact:              215.746.6868 or pdev@gsc.upenn.edu

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
PennDesign Fine Art Lecture

Hear directly from artist Dawoud Bey about the processes, ideas, and obstacles that inform his work. Through resonant photographs of peoples within marginalized communities, Bey’s work raises the questions of who is represented or not, and how.

Time:                    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
Location:             ICA, 118 South 36th Street
Access:                Free to ICA members
Contact:             ICA @ www.icaphila.org