Reflections for Students

Depending on the class, students have the opportunity to complete reflection assignments for class credit and/or for extra credit.

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NorthEast Stairwell in Campbell Hall (Photo by A.Parker, April 2014)

Not a Student?

  • Unless there are special circumstances, no minors (individuals under 18 years of age) are permitted in my classroom.
  • If you wish to attend an event in one of my classrooms, you must contact me first to obtain permission if you aren’t one of my students.
  • If  you were previously a student, you are welcome to return but you should contact me first to secure a seat if one is available.

My Gumball Machine (Photo by Anita Parker, Spring 2014)

My Gumball Machine (Photo by Anita Parker, Spring 2014)

Students:

Please pay attention to the parenthetical note under each opportunity which alerts you to WHICH classes can benefit from attendance at WHICH events.

  • Instructions on what kind of paper or reflection is required for credit in your class will be given to you in that class’s Carmen site.
  • You are certainly welcome to attend a speaker or event for NO credit.
  • Don’t wait until the end of the semester to take advantage of events.

If the event is held in one of my classrooms:

  • Seating will be limited and you should be prepared to grab chairs from elsewhere, sit on the floor, perch on a windowill, etc
  • There is no fee
  • There may be a request for donation of item (when the food bank speaks in a class, for instance, I may request that you bring a food donation… if a domestic violence shelter comes to present, I may request that you bring a donation of toothpaste or shampoo)

Front Doors-Campbell Hall (Photo by Anita Parker, Spring 2014)

Front Doors-Campbell Hall (Photo by Anita Parker, Spring 2014)

If the event is held elsewhere:

  • It is up to you to check applicable websites for information about cost, transportation, parking, restrictions, start and end times, and rain dates, etc.
  • Remember that you represent not only yourself and your family as you move about in the world, but when you attend events… you represent OSU. Behave accordingly.
  • NEVER arrange to attend an event that requires your presences (volunteer shift, police ride along, etc) unless you know you will BE THERE. These community members devote a great deal of time and energy to setting up these events and we don’t want to waste their time.
  • If alcohol or other similar substances are present at an event, you should not partake. You are doing a class project and you need to be focused on that.
  • You may not phone this in. You must GO… attend, view in real time, participate, experience this!  It is considered academic misconduct to read about an event or view news coverage of it and then pretend as if you attended.


ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:


VIEW “30 Days on Minimum Wage”
(Morgan Spurlock)

(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)

You must obtain the television show in its entirety and view it all. Follow the same prompts to complete the reflection). You may find it on Netflix or check on HULU. I cannot provide the film for you. You MUST view film. To simply look up online reviews and descriptions is academic misconduct. Period.


 ONGOING: VIEW one of the following films

(Applicable: HDFS 3440 Online Course Only)

Brokeback Mountain

Kinsey

You must obtain the movie and view it in its entirety. These movies are readily available at local libraries as well as online at hosting sites (some to which you may already be a member).  I cannot provide the film for you. You MUST view film. To simply look up online reviews and descriptions is academic misconduct. Period.

Using your prompts, treat the viewing of the film you choose the same way you’d treat an in-person experience. Answer all prompts accordingly.


ONGOING

POLICE RIDE-ALONG

Must be registered for this no later than 30 calendar days before the last day of classes in the semester (except for Summer students who should discuss scheduling with the instructor).  This deadline imposed by your instructor.

(Applicable: HDFS 5440, 2400, 2367)

Police Ride-Along with Columbus City Police Officer (entire shift preferred, half shift may be negotiated)

Ride-Along may take place any time before due date of reflection, but you must apply before the mid-point of the semester in Spring or Autumn Semesters.

Student Info Sheet for Ride-Along


Ongoing

THE FREE STORE
(Applicable: HDFS 2367 only)

In Morgan Spurlock’s “30 Days on Minimum Wage” he and his (then) fiancé visited the FREE STORE here in Columbus to get help with household items.

For this reflection, you will TAKE A DONATION or DO A VOLUNTEER SHIFT at the free store and then write a reflection using the reflection prompts provided to you in Carmen. Below is the information available on their website as of July 2013. Verify this information by visiting their website before heading out!

Store Hours

Tues. & Thurs. & Sat. 10 am-12:30 pm Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm Friday, 3-5:30 pm

Donation Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Sat. 8:30am-12:30pm Wednesday 12pm-3:30pm Friday 1pm-5:30 pm

Volunteer Hours
Monday Tue, Thur, Sat., 9am-1pm 

Wednesday 1pm-4pm 
Friday 1pm-6pm
Please call 614-443-1713 or 614-445-7342 to  volunteer

 Ways You Can Participate

  • Volunteer as sorters, counter staff and hospitality hosts.
  • Community Service opportunities available for Work Experience Program, court, schools, or agencies.
  • Charitable Contributions are needed for operations and for special events. All monetary donations are used to fund special events (outreach) such as Back to School and Christmas Shop.
  • Donate clothing and household goods. Items can be dropped off  in the rear of the store during Free Store hours.

Weekly Events

  • Dinner is served every Friday afternoon at 3:15 pm
  • Breakfast is served every Saturday at 9:15 am
  • Other food ministries occur throughout the week, such as Wednesday Sandwiches served on the first Wednesday of each month
  • Social Worker and Nursing Services are offered most Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm and Thursdays from 10 -11:30 am
Back to School
It’s “Back to School time again at the United Methodist Free Store! We will be partnering with our neighborhood schools again this year to provide school supplies for the students at four of the local elementary schools. The parents and teachers were very grateful for the support provided last year and they are very eager for the event, this year.
We will be packing the school supplies August 12-August 14. Clothing for all school age children is appreciated. New underclothes, socks, and uniforms (dark pants and skirts and white tops) are needed. Shopping list is below:
Jumbo Crayons, Jumbo Pencils, Blunt Scissors, Binders, Colored Pencils, 24-Count Crayons, Erasers, Folders (3 prong, 2 pocket) Glue sticks, Highlighters, Ink Pens, (Black/Blue), Markers, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, No. 2 Pencils, Rulers, Spiral Notebooks, Scissors

Ongoing

VISIT AN ADULT TOY STORE
(Applicable: HDFS 3440 and 5440 only)

Visit an adult toy store. Do this ONLY if you are okay doing so and ONLY after reading the reflection prompts. This is not designed simply to titillate students, but rather to provide them with an opportunity to examine their own reactions to sexual topics and toys (particularly in context of Haidt and Hersh’s ethics discussion). While students are not restricted to Columbus locations, the following shops are within comfortable traveling distance of the campus. The first three are all walkable or accessible on the Number 2 COTA bus route that runs on High Street. Students MAY do this reflection exercise with other classmates or friends, but each student must right their own reflection AND must let me know if they went with another student (so I do not suspect academic misconduct if stories are similar).

Use common sense when entering and leaving a sexually-charged environment.

The Following Links will take you to websites with ADULT content. Please take this into consideration if you choose to click on them!

The ChamberThe GardenCirilla’sThe Lion’s Den

A few students in past semesters have arranged to visit a strip club in place of this exercise. Should a student wish to do so, I must okay that via email and approve the club.


Ongoing
JOIN THE CONDOM CLUB
(Applicable: HDFS 3440 and 5440 only)

Join the Condom Club at OSU (this involves viewing a short video and taking a quiz). While any and all students are encouraged to avail themselves of this knowledge, the extra credit reflection applies only to my Human Sexuality Students.

OSU Condom Club Information Site


View of the

View of the “Columbia Gas Lounge” in Campbell Hall at OSU (Photo by Anita Parker, April 2014)


PAST ACTIVITIES

(for reference info only)


SPRING 2016

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES


Storytelling Event – Friday, March 26, 2016

(Applicable: HDFS 5440)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1012561425470201/

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Sexapalooza

(This Activity costs, so I only encourage this as a reflection exercise for those who would like to attend regardless). Student ticket discounts with school ID, FYI.

February 12, 13, and 14, 2016 / Ohio Expo Center, Celeste Building

Extra Credit Opportunity for HDFS 5440 Only

http://www.sexapalooza.ca/shows/columbus_2016

Sexapalooza is a “Consumer Sex Show”

From their website: Sexapalooza is a unique, upscale adult consumer show and shopping experience that has been growing and expanding since 2007. Marketed to women and couples, Sexapalooza offers a safe yet titillating environment dedicated to entertaining and educating you on all aspects of sex and sexuality. Enjoy fantastic stage shows and learn new sex ‘how tos’ and tips at our seminars given by professionals in the adult industry. Don’t forget that you’ll be shopping for great deals and the newest, hottest toys and products to continue the Sexapalooza experience.

Instructor note: There is a “dungeon” space

 


Autumn 2016

Events and Activities

OCTOBER 8, 2015

Jim Obergefell
National Coming Out Day Keynote Presentation
October 8 at 7 pm
US Bank Conference Theater
of the Ohio Union

Extra Credit Opportunity for HDFS 5440 Only

The Ohio State University Student Life Multicultural Center and OUAB Grad/Prof are pleased to announce our keynote speaker recognizing National Coming Out Day.  We are in a unique position to be able to celebrate LGBTQ History month with Jim Obergefell, one of the individuals who changed the lives of millions of LGBTQ Americans this year by being the lead plaintiff in the Obergefell vs Hodges case.
Obergefell v. Hodges is the history making United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held in a 5-4 decision that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Jim considers himself an accidental activist, one who became involved in an issue due to extenuating circumstances, and he is now committed to continuing the fight for civil rights and equality for all Americans.
Please look forward to joining us on October 8 at 7 pm in the US Bank Conference Theater. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome.
This is a (free) ticketed event. Tickets can be picked up at the D-Tix desk in the Ohio Union.
For more information, please email wellman.63@osu.edu.
Sponsored by OUAB Grad/Prof and the Student Life Multicultural Center with additional support from ODI, OUTLaws, SHADES Buckeye Chapter, OSTEM, ComBIne, Engineering Allies, TransMission, Sigma Phi Beta, Out in Business and Pride OSU.
Can’t wait to find out about other things happening during LGBTQ History Month?
Follow this link for a sneak peek!
Student Life Multicultural Center | The Ohio State University | Ohio Union, Suite 1000 | 1739 N. High St. | Columbus | OH | 43210

ALL OCTOBER 2016

THE “IDENTITY PROJECT”

(Applicable: HDFS 5440)

See my blog entry on this event for more details and links:


 

Spring 2015

Events and Activities

February 23, 2015:

Film and Discussion “Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger”

(Applicable to HDFS 5440 Students only)

For more info, see my post:

https://anitaparker.org/2015/02/23/kate-bornstein-is-a-queer-and-pleasant-danger-film-at-osu/

(Applicable: HDFS 5440)

CITY OF THE DAMNED AND CAMPAIGN OF HATE: RUSSIA AND GAY PROPAGANDA

Dates: November 21, 2014
Location: CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium
Hours: Friday 6-9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Address:60 Cleveland Ave.Columbus, 43215
614-444-7460www.chrisawards.org

City of the Damned focuses on LGBT rights in the face of the brutal anti-homosexuality bill before the Ugandan Parliament. Although the death penalty has been withdrawn from the bill due heavily to international pressure, punishments are harsh and public opinion remains the biggest threat to the Ugandan LGBT community. The daring non-governmental organization Youth on Rock Foundation is fighting against this stigma by promoting economic empowerment among its members.


IL ROSA NUDO (NAKED ROSE)

(Applicable: HDFS 5440)

Dates: November 24, 2014
Location: Drexel Theatre
Hours: Monday 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Address:2254 E. Main St.Columbus, 43209
614-444-7460www.chrisawards.org

Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose) is an experimental film inspired by the life of the French ‘Pink Triangle’ deported Pierre Seel. At the very young age of seventeen, Sell was arrested by the Nazis during the war on charges of homosexuality and sent to a concentration camp. In 1982 he was the first homocaust survivor to denounce the atrocities he witnessed.


Nov 6, 2014 – end of Semester

(actually continues into January 2015)

(Applicable to 2367)

Students should consider the implications of these pieces of art, the stories of SES and opportunity…. or lack thereof… that are evident in the artwork

ART EXHIBIT and GUIDED EVENTS

(please follow link for full details)

THE URBAN LANDSCAPE: A TALE OF GRANDEUR AND ABANDONMENT

Dates: November 6, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Location: Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery
Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday noon-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Address:77 S. High St.Columbus, 43215
614-644-9624www.riffegallery.org

The Urban Landscape curated by Christine Fowler Shearer, explores the perspectives of 16 Ohio artists through original works that reflect on the fundamental nature of city life and how the urban landscape inspires art.

FILM:Evolution of a Criminal

(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)

Time: Friday, November 14, 2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Student Life Multicultural Center Meeting Room

The Student Life Multicultural Center sponsors Community Cinema in collaboration with PBS and Independent Lens.  Community Cinema features screenings of documentaries open to all students, staff, faculty and community members. Community Cinema focuses on bringing together organizations, students and community members to learn, dialogue and get involved in key social issues of our time.

Join us as we watch and discuss Evolution of a Criminal. Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to pull a heist as a teenager in Texas, and returns to the scene of the crime. By interviewing family members, close friends, and mentors, we learn about his transformation from a joyous childhood to the moment he realized the severity of his family’s financial problems, and how their struggles changed his outlook on his own life.

This event also counts toward your D.I.C.E. Ally Certificate (SJE OR H&A) so be sure bring your D.I.C.E. card or request one if you don’t already have one.

http://mcc.osu.edu/education-and-training/dialogues/community-cinema/

For additional information, contact:

Jaz Mickey
mickey.27@osu.edu
614-688-8449


March 21st, 2014

4th Annual Women’s Summit

Applicable: HDFS 5440 & HDFS 2367)

women's summit 2014 march

To Register (Required), click here (this is not affiliated with your professor)

Driving Instructions provided by organizers here

No, You do not have to be a woman to attend

________________________________________________________________________

JANET MOCK (Writer and Activist)

(Applicable: HDFS 5440 Only)

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion and The Student Life Multicultural Center
October 10 at 7 pm in the Cartoon Room of the Ohio Union
________________________________________________________________________

Ross to discuss ‘Sexing the City’ Oct. 11

(Applicable: HDFS 5440 Only)

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality History Workshop is presenting a talk by Andrew Ross, visiting assistant professor at Kenyon College, on Friday (10/11) from 2:15-3:45 p.m. in 168 Dulles. “Sexing the City: Solicitation, Public Space, and the Sexual Culture of Nineteenth-Century Paris” describes the process through which female prostitutes and men who sought sex with other men produced a public sexual culture in nineteenth-century Paris. Co-sponsored by the departments of Art History and French and Italian.
— > Contact: wu.287@osu.edu

________________________________________________________________________

SPEAKER: TARA MCKENZIE ALLISON

(Applicable: HDFS 2367)

September 26 (11:15-12:30 pm)
Speaker in my HDFS 5440 Class on Campus on the topics including gender, inequality, issues in the GLBTQ& A community, single parenthood

More info here!


Ongoing
(THE FREE STORE)
(Applicable: HDFS 2367 only)

In Morgan Spurlock’s “30 Days on Minimum Wage” he and his (then) fiancé visited the FREE STORE here in Columbus to get help with household items.

For this reflection, you will TAKE A DONATION or DO A VOLUNTEER SHIFT at the free store and then write a reflection using the reflection prompts provided to you in Carmen. Below is the information available on their website in July 2013. Verify this information by visiting their website before heading out!

Store Hours

Tues. & Thurs. & Sat. 10 am-12:30 pm Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm Friday, 3-5:30 pm

Donation Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Sat. 8:30am-12:30pm Wednesday 12pm-3:30pm Friday 1pm-5:30 pm

Volunteer Hours
Monday Tue, Thur, Sat., 9am-1pm 

Wednesday 1pm-4pm 
Friday 1pm-6pm
Please call 614-443-1713 or 614-445-7342 to  volunteer

 Ways You Can Participate

  • Volunteer as sorters, counter staff and hospitality hosts.
  • Community Service opportunities available for Work Experience Program, court, schools, or agencies.
  • Charitable Contributions are needed for operations and for special events. All monetary donations are used to fund special events (outreach) such as Back to School and Christmas Shop.
  • Donate clothing and household goods. Items can be dropped off  in the rear of the store during Free Store hours.

Weekly Events

  • Dinner is served every Friday afternoon at 3:15 pm
  • Breakfast is served every Saturday at 9:15 am
  • Other food ministries occur throughout the week, such as Wednesday Sandwiches served on the first Wednesday of each month
  • Social Worker and Nursing Services are offered most Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm and Thursdays from 10 -11:30 am
Back to School
It’s “Back to School time again at the United Methodist Free Store! We will be partnering with our neighborhood schools again this year to provide school supplies for the students at four of the local elementary schools. The parents and teachers were very grateful for the support provided last year and they are very eager for the event, this year.
We will be packing the school supplies August 12-August 14. Clothing for all school age children is appreciated. New underclothes, socks, and uniforms (dark pants and skirts and white tops) are needed. Shopping list is below:
Jumbo Crayons, Jumbo Pencils, Blunt Scissors, Binders, Colored Pencils, 24-Count Crayons, Erasers, Folders (3 prong, 2 pocket) Glue sticks, Highlighters, Ink Pens, (Black/Blue), Markers, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, No. 2 Pencils, Rulers, Spiral Notebooks, Scissors
 

Ongoing
(VISIT AN ADULT TOY STORE)
(Applicable: HDFS 3440 and 5440 only)

Visit an adult toy store. Do this ONLY if you are okay doing so and ONLY after reading the reflection prompts. This is not designed simply to titillate students, but rather to provide them with an opportunity to examine their own reactions to sexual topics and toys (particularly in context of Haidt and Hersh’s ethics discussion). While students are not restricted to Columbus locations, the following shops are within comfortable traveling distance of the campus. The first three are all walkable or accessible on the Number 2 COTA bus route that runs on High Street. Students MAY do this reflection exercise with other classmates or friends, but each student must right their own reflection AND must let me know if they went with another student (so I do not suspect academic misconduct if stories are similar).

Use common sense when entering and leaving a sexually-charged environment.

The Following Links will take you to websites with ADULT content. Please take this into consideration if you choose to click on them!

The ChamberThe GardenCirilla’sThe Lion’s Den

A few students in past semesters have arranged to visit a strip club in place of this exercise. Should a student wish to do so, I must okay that via email and approve the club.


Ongoing
(JOIN THE CONDOM CLUB)
(Applicable: HDFS 3440 and 5440 only)

Join the Condom Club at OSU (this involves viewing a short video and taking a quiz). While any and all students are encouraged to avail themselves of this knowledge, the extra credit reflection applies only to my Human Sexuality Students.

OSU Condom Club Information Site

Ongoing

(VOLUNTEER AT KID’S CAMP AT FIRST ENGLISH)

(Applicable: HDFS 2400 and HDFS 2367)

Volunteer at First English Lutheran Church’s Saturday Kids Camp.
You may not simply substitute another church for this activity. There are reasons why this church has been chosen.
(Do NOT sign up with the church for this activity unless you are going to ATTEND!)

First English Lutheran Church offs a Saturday Kid’s Camp for young people every Saturday from  10:00am – 1:30pm. Children ages 5 – 12 are welcome to participate.  Please contact Megan at 252-3191 if you are interested in volunteering. The camp serves both breakfast and lunch. Children participate in organized games, group reading, Bible Study and more. The children’s center is equipped with a video game room, air hockey, ping pong table, arts and crafts center, and reading resources.

Church Address and Contact Information

March 10th, 2013 (this deadline imposed by your instructor)
(POLICE RIDE-ALONG)

(Applicable: HDFS 5440, 2400, 2367)

Police Ride-Along with Columbus City Police Officer (entire shift preferred, half shift may be negotiated)

Ride-Along may take place any time before due date of reflection, but you must apply by March 10th, 2013.

Student Info Sheet for Ride-Along

Ongoing
(CHAT WITH SENIOR)

(Applicable: HDFS 2400 only)

This requires a holiday meal or similar familial event where you actually SIT down with kin), talk to a relative that is at least 60 years old. A grandparent is the preferred individual. Reflect back on the story of Sophie from the start of class. Ask about the influences your relative experienced in development. If you are experiencing brain-freeze? Refer to the essay prompt about this topic to get your thoughts jump-started. Remember, though, the same prompts apply for all reflections, which means that you should consider what you EXPECT to hear as well as what you ACTUALLY hear.


Ongoing

Less Stuff (Combo TedTalk AND a visit to a website)

(Applicable: HDFS 2367 only)

Watch this tedtalk by Graham Hill

Then, visit his website: LifeEdited

Follow the same reflection prompts but push past the obvious message of editing our commercial lives, our possessions, and consider the same principles applied to our relationships… or work… or family… and the balance we try to maintain. Many of the couples in SECOND SHIFT were trying to have “it all” even when they didn’t want “it all”

FILM SCREENING: THE HOUSE I LIVE IN

(Applicable: HDFS 2400 AND 2367)

April 10 , 2013 (7 pm – 10:30)

Free Screening: “The House I Live In”
Ohio Student Association
Gateway Film Center

Since Richard Nixon declared the first War on Drugs over 40 years ago, millions of people have been funneled through the school-to-prison pipeline and incarcerated for low-level drug offenses.

The epidemic of mass incarceration has received national attention recently, and this documentary demonstrates in terrifying detail how failed drug policies continue to wreak havoc, especially on low income and communities of color.

Join a coalition of student organizations and community groups for a night of learning and conversation, and get the information you need to take action.

http://www.thehouseilivein.org/

Sponsored By: Band of Brothers, NAACP, Black Student Association, College Democrats, Ohio Student Association, and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Price of Admission: free

6:00 pm – Doors open
6:30 pm – Film begins
8:10 pm – Intermission
8:15 pm – Panel Discussion


SPEAKERS: POLY COLUMBUS REPRESENTATIVES

(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)

April 9, 2013 (12:45-2:00 pm)

These speakers touch on topics including polyamory, purposeful non-monogamy, and negotiating for honest relationships. Depending on student questions, topics may also include sex, balancing work and family, scheduling relationships (ask about google calendar!) and issues of being “closeted” at work.
PolyColumbus Representatives


Global Human Rights, Sexualities, Vulnerabilities Symposium

(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367, 5440)

April 12 & 13, 2013

NOTE: This is a two-day event. For Reflection purposes it is important that students understand the following:

  • You MUST register for this event. If you register, GO… do not waste their time and resources.
  • You may attend the keynote on the 12th as a reflection opportunity
  • The Saturday Symposium on the 13th is considered a separate reflection opportunity. Yes, it is an entire day.
  • Students who attend both days may submit their two reflections separately.
  • Students participating in this will be expected to save and produce handouts, etc to verify attendance

Keynote Address, April 12, 2013 (4:30-6:00, reception following)

Professor Jasbir Puar “Bodies with New Organs: Becoming Trans, Becoming Disabled”

Full-Day Symposium, April 13, 2013 (9:00-6:00, reception following)

The symposium brings into critical conversation the fields of queer studies, disability studies, and human rights, with particular attention to how the discourse of human rights maps vulnerability onto certain bodies-but not others–and how these bodies take on the burden of representation in domestic and international politics and law.  The symposium consists of four panels, each consisting of three speakers, and a featured luncheon speaker. All events are open to the public. Early registration is encouraged. Registration is free. Registrants will receive on-line access to panelists’ papers one week prior to the event. Full conference program and registration information are available at: https://disabilitystudies.osu.edu/HumanRights

For questions please contact event organizers Wendy S. Hesford (hesford.1@osu.edu) or Amy Shuman (shuman.1@osu.edu)

FILM SCREENING: INVISIBLE MEN

(Applicable: HDFS 2400 AND 5440)

March 27, 2013 (7 pm – ?)

March 27: Screening of “Invisible Men” 
The Student Life Multicultural Center and the Hillel Wexner Jewish Center invite you to a free screening of “Invisible Men” on March 27 at 7 pm. The film and discussion will take place at the Gateway Film Center. Click here to view the trailer.
In a tumultuous region fraught with religious, cultural and political tribulations, simply being oneself is a luxury that gay Palestinians cannot afford. Threatened with violence and death by the their families, outed gay men such as 32-year-old Louie have fled Palestine for Tel Aviv. But while the Israeli urban center may arguably be the most LGBT friendly city in the Middle East, it is still a space where gay Palestinians have a very tough time living legally and getting by.His face scarred by his father’s blade, pensive Louie has been hiding in Tel Aviv for almost ten years, eluding police who knock on his door, and living a life with no passport, no bank account, and a cloud of fear following him.Though asylum in a third country is his only legal option, Louie is reluctant to move: the Middle East is, quite simply, his home. While other refugees such as 24-year-old Abdu, who was tortured, has no such qualms about moving to Europe, Louie is torn: he can be in Europe and be free to love, or he can be in the only land he has ever known. He can never have both.Examining the multiple layers of identity that add up to make a person, award-winning director Yariv Moser’s intimate film sheds light on a world where one cannot be gay in Palestine, or a Palestinian in Israel. In this world, they truly are The Invisible Men.
Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Keren Cohen at Keren.osu@gmail.com.

HILLEL RAINBOW PASSOVER SEDER

(Applicable: HDFS 2400 AND 5440)

March 28, 2013 (7-8:30 pm)

March 28: Hillel Rainbow Passover Seder
OSU Hillel and the Multicultural Center invite people of all faiths and backgrounds to take part in the “Rainbow Seder” on March 28 from 7-8:30 pm.
Passover is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays and commemorates the biblical story of Exodus, when Hebrew slaves were released from bondage in Egypt. Called “pesach” (pay-sak) in Hebrew, Passover is a celebration of freedom.
As is tradition at a Passover Seder, the story of the exodus will be read aloud and partake of many foods, including matzoh, which symbolizes the unleavened bread the Israelites took with them during their rushed departure from Egypt. The youngest person at the table will also ask four questions that serve to teach about Jewish traditions. Those questions focus on what makes the Passover night different from other nights. The LGBTQA Haggadah will still asks the same traditional four questions, but also include a fifth that is specific to the LGBTQA community: “On all other Seder nights we do a traditional Seder. Why, on this night, do we have pride?”
The Rainbow Seder will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 7:00pm-8:30pm at OSU Hillel. Hillel is at 46 E. 16th Avenue (Just South of the campus Starbucks). For more information, contact Felicia Lilien at felicialilien@gmail.com.

SPEAKER: TARA MCKENZIE ALLISON

(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)

March 5, 2013 (12:45-2:00 pm)
Speaker in my HDFS 5440 Class on Campus on the topics including gender, inequality, issues in the GLBTQ& A community, single parenthood

More info here!


SPEAKER: FETISHIST/ARINDA STORMWEAVER

(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)

March 19, 2013 (12:45-2:00 pm)
Speaker in my HDFS 5440 Class on Campus on topics including sex work, fetishism, and overcoming breast cancer

For More Information, Please visit this post


Sexapalooza Columbus

(Applicable: HDFS 5440 only)

February 1-3, 2013
Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-6pm

Franklin County Veterans Memorial

This event costs money!

From event site:

The show team has created an environment and show that is supportive and inclusive regardless of your sexual practice or preference. We work hard to assemble a diverse collection of exhibitors, entertainment, educators and non-profit community groups that represent each city’s sexual community. We open the door and offer this opportunity to all adults. (Sexapalooza Columbus is a licensed event open to people 21 years of age and over.)
You don’t want to miss this show bringing adult-themed entertainment, products and workshops to Columbus. Your admission includes:
  • Main Stage Entertainment
  • Product demonstrations
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Dungeon showcase
  • Educational Videos
  • Alley of Fantasy
  • Body Painting
  • Sex Museum
  • Fun contests
  • Door prizes
  • Shopping
Cash bar and food items will be available.

PAST ACTIVITIES

AUTUMN 2012 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES


Less Stuff (Combo TedTalk AND a visit to a website)
Applicable: HDFS 2367 only)
Watch this tedtalk by Graham Hill
Then, visit his website: LifeEdited
Follow the same reflection prompts but push past the obvious message of editing our commercial lives, our possessions, and consider the same principles applied to our relationships… or work… or family… and the balance we try to maintain. Many of the couples in SECOND SHIFT were trying to have “it all” even when they didn’t want “it all”


Now through December 4th (because of due dates)
Body Worlds Exhibit
(Applicable: HDFS 2400 only)
Body Worlds and the Brain is at COSI and it costs a pretty penny. If you want to go anyhow? You can do this for a reflection.
An Exhibition Beyond Belief
Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain includes more than 200 authentic human specimens – including entire bodies,individual organs, and transparent body slices – preserved through Plastination, a revolutionary specimen preservation process. This all-new presentation highlights neuroscience, brain development and performance.
BODY WORLDS is open during normal COSI business hours.
You may also enjoy BODY WORLDS during extended evening hours on
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 5 – 9pm
COSI website for event


December 1, 2012 (4-10pm)
Gallery Hop (The Short North Holiday Hop
(Applicable: HDFS 2400 and HDFS 5440 and HDFS 2367)
Free (unless you choose to purchase food or goods)
Celebrate the holidays on the first Saturday of December at Holiday Hop along with thousands of visitors who converge on the strip, the epicenter of the High Street Experience. They come to celebrate art and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and cosmopolitan holiday fun. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4 p.m. and runs to 10 p.m. with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later
This is an opportunity for students to visit the artistic area known as Short North.  Lifespan Students may focus on a number of aspects of life and business
in the Short North.
Human Sexuality students may wish to focus on the GLBTQ&A
aspect (Stonewall, etc).
Balancing Work and Family Students should focus on the businesses we discussed in class and/or the workers you meet on the gallery hop.
You need not spend all six hours there!
Event Link


November 28, 2012 (3-5:00 pm)
Documentary: It Gets Messy in Here
(Applicable: HDFS 2400)
(NOT Applicable for HDFS 5400 as it conflicts with our class time)
Kai M. Green is a poet, performer, musician, and filmmaker dedicated to bringing the stories of the oppressed to forefront through their art and scholarship.
Kai’s dissertation engages the stories and histories of Black Queer Los Angeles. Kai’s short documentary entitled, “It Gets Messy in Here” explores the intersections of race, gender and sexuality via the experiences of transgender men and Masculine of Center women of color.
event link


November 27, 2012 (7:00 pm)
Film/Discussion: A Girl Like Her
(Applicable HDFS 2400 and HDFS 5440)
Cost associated (less than ten dollars)
Director Ann Fessler (a graduate of The Ohio State University) introduces this screening and signs copies of her related book, The Girls Who Went Away, at a reception afterward.
The powerful A Girl Like Her reveals the hidden history of over a million women who became pregnant in the 1950s and 60s and were banished to maternity homes where they would ultimately give up their children in forced adoptions. At a time when sex education was minimal, single women were often ostracized into enduring their pregnancies in shame-filled institutional isolation. The film allows us to hear heartbreaking stories directly from the women who lived them, combined with footage from educational films and newsreels from the time that reinforce the era’s perceptions of sex, “illegitimate” pregnancy, and adoption. (48 mins., video)
The program starts with a screening of Fessler’s short Cliff & Hazel (25 mins., video), a humorous and poignant portrait of her adoptive parents that was supported through the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio Program.
A Girl Like Her 


(VISIT AN ADULT TOY STORE)
(Applicable: HDFS 5440 only)
Visit an adult toy store. Do this ONLY if you are okay doing so and ONLY after reading the reflection prompts. This is not designed simply to titillate students, but rather to provide them with an opportunity to examine their own reactions to sexual topics and toys (particularly in context of Haidt and Hersh’s ethics discussion).
While students are not restricted to Columbus locations, the following shops are within comfortable traveling distance of the campus.
The first three are all walkable or accessible on the Number 2 COTA bus route that runs on High Street. Students MAY do this reflection exercise with other classmates or friends, but each student must right their own reflection AND must let me know if they went with another student (so I do not suspect academic misconduct if stories are similar).
Use common sense when entering and leaving a sexually-charged environment.
The Following Links will take you to websites with ADULT content. Please take this into consideration if you choose to click on them!
Hustler’s, The Chamber, The Garden, Cirilla’s, The Lion’s Den
A few students in past semesters have arranged to visit a strip club in place of this exercise. Should a student wish to do so, I must okay that via email and approve the club.


(CHAT WITH SENIOR)
(Applicable: HDFS 2400 only)
During the holiday (Thanksgiving or similar familial event where you actually SIT down with kin), talk to a relative that is at least 60 years old. A grandparent is the preferred individual. Reflect back on the story of Sophie from the start of class. Ask about the influences your relative experienced in development. If you are experiencing brain-freeze? Refer to the essay prompt about this topic to get your thoughts jump-started. Remember, though, the same prompts apply for all reflections, which means that you should consider what you EXPECT to hear as well as what you ACTUALLY hear.


(JOIN THE CONDOM CLUB)
(Applicable: HDFS 5440 only)
Join the Condom Club at OSU (this involves viewing a short video and taking a quiz). While any and all students are encouraged to avail themselves of this knowledge, the extra credit reflection applies only to my Human Sexuality Students.
OSU Condom Club Information Site


(VOLUNTEER AT KID’S CAMP AT FIRST ENGLISH)
(Applicable: HDFS 2400 and HDFS 2367)
Volunteer at First English Lutheran Church’s Saturday Kids Camp
You may not simply substitute another church for this activity. There are reasons why this church has been chosen.
(Do NOT sign up with the church for this activity unless you are going to ATTEND!)
First English Lutheran Church offs a Saturday Kid’s Camp for young people every Saturday from  10:00am – 1:30pm.
Children ages 5 – 12 are welcome to participate.  Please contact Megan at 252-3191 if you are interested in volunteering.
The camp serves both breakfast and lunch. Children participate in organized games, group reading, Bible Study and more. The children’s center is equipped with a video game room, air hockey, ping pong table, arts and crafts center, and reading resources.
Church Address and Contact Information


Now thru November 20th only
(DONATE BLOOD:BEAT MICHIGAN)
(Applicable: HDFS 2400 only)
Turn the tide: Michigan winning Red Cross Blood Battle
The annual American Red Cross Blood Battle has kicked off, and Ohio State is trailing Michigan by about 200 pints. Blood drive locations can be found all over campus through Tuesday (11/20), and the winning school will be announced during the OSU-Michigan football game on Saturday (11/24). Donate and receive a free t-shirt, a coupon for six free wings with any purchase at Buffalo Wild Wings and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the big game.
More info here


November 7, 2012 (2:45-4:00 pm)
(POLY COLUMBUS SPEAKERS)
(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)
Speakers in my HDFS 5440 Class on Campus on the topics including polyamory, purposeful non-monogamy, relationships
PolyColumbus Representatives


November 2, 2012 Deadline to apply (imposed by your instructor)
(POLICE RIDE-ALONG)
(Applicable: HDFS 5440, 2400, 2367)
Police Ride-Along with Columbus City Police Officer (entire shift preferred, half shift may be negotiated)
Ride-Along may take place any time before due date of reflection, but you must apply by November 2nd.
Student Info Sheet for Ride-Along


October 24, 2012 (2:45-4:00 pm)
(POET/GODDESSY)
(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)
Speaker in my HDFS 5440 Class on Campus on the topics including fetishism, sacred sexuality, bdsm, power exchange, glbt, feminism, empowerment, poetry
Goddessy: Artist and Activist


October 18, 2012 (7:30-8:30 pm)
(STONEWALL VIGIL)
(Applicable: HDFS 5440, 2400)
Stonewall Columbus Spirit Day Vigil at Goodale Park


October 11, 2012 (All day, Events Vary)
(NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY EVENTS)
(Applicable: HDFS 5440, 2400)
Attend any “National Coming Out Day” event. Many are taking place across Columbus on this day and you may choose any one. Google for events hosted by local churches and organizations, or check out these links for information about local events:
OSU Council of Graduate Students
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Resource Page for the day


October 11, 2012 (12:00-3:00 pm… spend at least an hour there)
(COME OUT AND PLAY)
(Applicable: HDFS 5440, 2400, 2367)
OSU Multicultural Center’s “Come out and Play” Event at the Ohio Union


October 10, 2012 (2:45-4:05 pm)
(FETISHIST/ARINDA STORMWEAVER)
(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)
Speaker in my HDFS 5440 Class on Campus on the topics including sex work, fetishism, overcoming breast cancer
Arinda Storm Weaver: Sensualist and Fetishist


September 17, 2012 (2:45-4:05 pm)
(TARA MCKENZIE ALLISON/SPEAKER)
(Applicable: HDFS 2400, 2367)
Speaker in my HDFS 5440 Class on Campus on the topics including gender, inequality, issues in the GLBTQ& A community, single parenthood
Tara McKenzie Allison, Attorney at Law


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