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Service Learning

The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline project is an event that is held annually during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event raises awareness about violence against women by encouraging our community to stop by and make a T-shirt or by simply view the shirts that are displayed on a clothesline.  Those who typically participate in making the shirts include: survivors of violence, to share their experience or speak out; those in support or honor of a friend or family member who has been a victim of violence against women; and those who want to make a statement as an ally or supporter of women against violence. It is important to make people aware that violence does not have to be physical; it can be emotional, threatening, or otherwise damaging to one's self. This eye-opening event brings emotion and reality to the issues involved in domestic violence.

Brown Bag Lunches

The Women's Studies Program hosts a Brown Bag lunch in the conference room of the dining hall every month. This time is devoted to an open discussion on various topics related to women's studies. Previous topics have focused on women's roles in politics, women's roles in religion, the "mommy wars," the portrayal of women in media, the role of the first lady, the use of the word "feminism," the cycle of domestic violence, major gender issues on campus, and the media's portrayal of female athletes. The discussions are open and enlightening and welcome students, faculty, staff and members of the community to voice their opinions and concerns.

Film Series

The Women's Studies Program hosts a film and discussion series that focuses on one documentary film each semester. The films are enlightening to major issues that have a great impact on women. After watching the documentary, there is an open discussion to converse about the issues mentioned in the film and any thoughts or opinions that were provoked by the film. The latest discussion centered on Miss Representation, which explores misrepresentations of women in the American media and their impact on women in positions of power and authority in the United States.

Take Back the Night

This event occurs in the spring semester, and aims to put an end to rape and sexual violence. There are community and campus events throughout the week which culminate in the campuswide Take Back the Night rally, where several organizations come and set up booths, the Lindsey fountain is dyed teal, a speaker addresses the college community, and music and door-prizes are provided throughout the night. This important event raises awareness about sexual violence and provides resources for victims. 

Annual Women's Studies Student Conference

Every spring, the Women's Studies Program sponsors an interdisciplinary conference on campus that showcases academic projects by Lindsey students that focus on issues of gender, including those related to violence, sexuality, poverty, work, sports, family, health, religion, communication and art.  This year's conference is scheduled for Friday, April 5. Please contact Dr. Kara Mollis for information about submitting a paper or project proposal.

Academic Clubs

Women's Student Union

The Women's Student Union is an organization devoted to fighting sexism, promoting respect for diversity, and encouraging cultural change to create a better world for both women and men, on Lindsey's campus and beyond. The club meets regularly and hosts discussions about as well as campus and community projects concerning gender-related issues. The WSU is very active on Lindsey's campus and works very closely with the Women's Studies Program. Students interested in learning more about the organization can contact Rachel Carr at, or Kendall Sewell at

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