Don’t Cancel That Class

Don’t Cancel that Class provides engaging, interactive workshops on a variety of gender and diversity issues for course instructors and campus organizations.  Women’s Center staff and trained peer educators provide customizable, high-quality discussions around topics such as constructions of race and gender in the music industry, international women’s health,  intimate partner violence, power & politics in sport, & much more.DCTC_logo_small

Workshops can be customized to meet the needs of your group or class.  If you don’t see a workshop that meets your needs, contact us and we can work with you to create something.

Workshop Options

*NEW* Miss Representation: This 90-minute film examines the ways mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film discusses how the media’s limited and portrayals of women and girls contributes to the lack of women in leadership positions in everything from business to politics

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: a critical look at masculinity and manhood in hip-hop.  Filmmaker Byron Hurt uses interviews with up-and-coming artists and fans to talk about issues of gender, race, class and sexuality.

 *NEW* Dreamworlds 3:In this 60-minute film, music videos across genres–country, rock, pop, & hip hop are used as the backdrop for a discussion about the messages our music sends us about men, women,violence and sex.

Killing us Softly 4: In this 45 minute film, scholar Jean Kilbourne uses 3 decades of ads to examine what we really mean when we say “sex sells”, and what those images tell us about men, women, relationships, and violence.

Dating Violence 101: “Why don’t they just leave?” is what many people wonder when they hear about someone in an abusive relationship.  This workshop will discuss why that’s the wrong question to be asking, explore the complex dynamics of violence and abuse in romantic relationships, & share tips and tools for supporting folks who may be in unhealthy relationships

Sexual Violence 101: 1 in 4 women and 1 in 33 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetimes.  All of us know or will know someone who has been impacted by it.  Join us in this workshop and learn the myths and facts about sexual assault, victim blame, and strategies for supporting the survivors in your life

 Look Who’s Stalking: Did you know that college students are among those most likely to be stalked? Do you know what behaviors to look for?  This workshop talks about what stalking looks like, with an emphasis on the ways that advancing technology is making things easier for stalkers and tougher for victims.

*NEW* Man Up! : Society has a pretty strict idea about how a “real man”, should act, think, and feel.   Where do these messages come from?  How realistic are they?  This workshop will explore the consequences of such a narrow view of what it means to be a man

*NEW* Wasted Sex:  If you believe what you see in alcohol ads, sex and drinking go hand in hand, but drinking can make things complicated–especially consent.  In this workshop we’ll talk about the messages we get around sex and alcohol, the impact of alcohol on consent, and ways to ensure that you & your partner are on the same page when drinking is involved.

*NEW* Let’s Talk about Sex: This interactive workshop focuses on consent & communication–things we all know are important, but don’t always know how to do . This workshop will use fun games and activities to figure out what it really means to talk to our partners.

*NEW* Feminism: The Other “F” Word:  Ask someone what they think when they hear the word feminist, and you might get “man haters” or , “angry girls wearing combat boots”  These days, the stereotypes have given the word “feminism” a pretty bad rap.  But what is feminism really about?  What do folks really mean (and not mean) when they say “I am a feminist?”  Join us and find out!

*NEW*Laws Impacting Women: This presentation will examine laws that specifically impact women. Examples include Title IX, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Equal Pay Act.   A history of these laws and the ways they are currently making an impact will be discussed

*NEW* Gender, Sustainability, and Health : What is the relationship between environment and health?  This workshop will cover concepts of ecological health, ecofeminism, and how NC Students can get involved in promoting wellness and sustainability on campus.  Collaboration between the Women’s Center and the Office of Sustainability

*NEW* AAUW  $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop: In the United States,  women earn, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. Just one year out of college, the gender wage gap is still 82 cents to the dollar. Having the knowledge and skills to negotiate their first salaries is one way graduates can work to close the wage gap, one paycheck at a time.  This 90-minute workshop will help any student approaching the job market gain the knowledge and skills they need to negotiate the best salary and benefits possible.*

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