March 5, 2020: The Waze We Relate
A Critical Conversation about Relationships, Sexuality, Identity, and Consent
Thursday, March 5 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | IDA Center – STU 331
Come join Power of ONE, Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity in a conversations about “Waze” we relate others, including identity, intimacy, sexual health, & power dynamics. We will then have an open discussion about S-E-X!
This event is co-sponsored by Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, MT Lambda, Intercultural & Diversity Affairs, Power of ONE, & Comfrey Counseling.
Feedback from students who previously attended “Waze We Relate”:
- “[I learned] important information on informed consent and how I can make that decision”
- “[I learned about] the different dynamics that go into sexual violence, power, and health.”
- “That everyone experiences love and sexuality differently and that there are different struggles and strengths that come with each. But at the end of the day, communication and acceptance is how we foster an overall happy community.”
- “Talking about the topics presented at the workshop is never easy; however, events like this encourage us to be more confident and comfortable when that conversation is needed.”
A collaborative, interdisciplinary Power of One series focusing on the topics of gender roles, relationship expectations, sisterhood, masculinity, & the collective power of healing during Women’s History Month 2020.
March 27, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. | Tennessee Performing Arts Center
50 MTSU students will receive a scholarship to attend The Color Purple performance at TPAC. Faculty, staff, and family members can purchase tickets at a discounted group rate through the June Anderson Center. Students who receive a discounted ticket are required to attend the Campus Community Conversation or another Power of ONE event during the same semester.
Campus Community Conversation:
March 31, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Tom Jackson Building
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a multi-generational, conversation on themes in The Color Purple including gender roles, relationship expectations in past and present generations, signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, masculinity, male dominance, sisterhood, and the collective power of healing. Conversations will be facilitated in roundtable format, with food and beverages provided.
Walker Library Atrium
A book display of black women authors is in the Walker Library.
Streaming of The Color Purple film is available to students, faculty, & staff courtesy of the Walker Library.
February 10 - 14, 2020: Sexual Responsibility & Consent Week
- February 11 | A Conversation with Shan Foster | JUB Tennessee Room
- 6:00 p.m. - Women's Session
- 7:30 p.m. - Men's Session
- February 12 | "U Up?" Deciphering the Language of Consent
- 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | BAS S276
- February 13 | Academic Advisor Training with Power of One
- 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | STU 220
- February 13 | "Sex & the City" Workshop
- 3:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. | BAS S276
- February 13 | "First Date: Soul Mate, or Nah?"
- 4:20 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. | BAS S276
SEC Legend Shan Foster - “Creating a Culture of Nonviolence & Healthy Masculinity”
TWO sessions open to ALL students
- Women’s session – 6:00pm
- Men’s session – 7:00pm
MTSU Power of One, MTSU Athletics,
MTSU Institutional Equity & Compliance
MTSU Distinguished Lecture Fund
About Shan Foster
Shan Foster is the Vice President of External Affairs and AMEND Together at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. AMEND is an initiative that engages men and boys to end violence against women and girls. He now recruits, educates and equips men and boys to serve as advocates for violence prevention and cultural change. Described as an enthusiastic leader, gifted public speaker, and skilled facilitator, Foster is committed to elevating the conversation about violence against women, engaging men to be leaders and role models, and educating young men and boys about healthy masculinity and respect.
Shan Foster graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development in 2008. During his time at Vanderbilt, Foster finished as the all-time leading scorer in school history, was named SEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, NCAA Division I All-America, and was the Lowes Senior CLASS award winner, an award given to the nations senior leader in community, classroom, character, and competition. Foster was drafted into the NBA by the Dallas Mavericks in 2008 and was inducted to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. Recently, Foster was honored as an SEC Legend during the 2016 SEC Basketball Tournament. Prior to his work at YWCA, Shan served as Dean of Culture for the Intrepid College Preparatory Charter School in Nashville where he now is a contributing board member. Foster also serves on the board for Music City Classic and the advisory committee for Joyful Heart Foundation and Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee.
First Date: Soulmate or Nah?
February 12, 2020 | 4:10 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. | Student Union 220
Are you constantly feeling the pressure to have a #BAE, achieve #CoupleGoals, or update your relationship status? Is the #PicsOrItDidntHappen culture threatening your #relationship and #mentalhealth? Come join us and talk about the issues that are impacting you, whether you've achieved #RelationshipGoals, or you are #HappilySingle!
The mission of this workshop is to provide students with the tools to recognize the warning signs of relationship abuse, to understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, and learn ways to safely intervene to help a friend.