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The “Noontime” Educational Series Spring 2014

 The “ Noontime” Educational Series provides valuable opportunities for students to explore contemporary issues on gender identity and challenge gender norms; enlighten students to global injustices; and empower students to be engaged, active citizens in society and the workforce.


Mean Girls: A Discussion on the Phenomena of Female Bullying
Wednesday, February 19, 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: Mary Becerra, Interim Director, WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center

We’ve seen the movie and laughed at the irony. “Mean girls” have been a part of all of our lives – maybe you even are/were one. Come learn more about this common behavior and how to stop the cycle of “mean.”

Crossing the Line: When Eating Concerns Become Eating Disorders
Tuesday, February 25, 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: Dr. Julie Meisels, Counseling and Psychological Services

Come learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of disordered eating and eating disorders – in yourself or someone else.

Body Image and Gender:Exploring Socio-Cultural and Psychological Contributors of Body Shape and Weight Dissatisfaction
Thursday, February 27, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by: Dr.Rebekah Smart, Department of Counseling

This presentation examines how cultural factors, emotional factors, and ideals of femininity and masculinity influence our perceptions and experiences of our bodies.


International Women’s Day Student Panel: Women Inspiring Change
Friday, March 7, 12:00-2:00pm
Co-sponsored by: International Programs
Panelists: CSUF Students from International Programs

Our international students will share perspectives of what it’s like to be a woman living in another country and culture. 

Lean In: A Charge for Woman to Rise in the Workplace
Wednesday, March 12, 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: Mary Becerra, Interim Director of the WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center

Over fifty percent of college graduates today are women; however, men still dominate top leadership roles in most industries. Come and learn the principles discussed in Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In and prepare to challenge the proverbial glass ceiling.

When Home Isn’t Safe: Reporting Domestic Violence
Thursday, March 20, 12:00-1:00pm
Presented by: The Orange County District Attorney’s Office

Violence is present is one out of every three homes; the cycle is difficult to stop. This workshop will explore the considerations in investigating and prosecuting these complex cases.


Equal Pay? Not Today!
Wednesday, April 9, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by: Mary Becerra, Interim Director, WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center

It’s been over fifty years since the adoption of the Equal Pay Act, and women are still earning less than men in similar jobs. Come be part of a discussion of how we can protect ourselves and overcome the pay inequity.

The Path to Conviction: Sexual Violence and the Criminal Justice System
Thursday, April 10, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by: Investigator Danny Becerra, Orange County District Attorney’s Office; Mary Becerra,
Interim Director, WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center

Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in society today; and the criminal justice process is widely unknown or misunderstood. From disclosure to conviction, the process of prosecuting sexual assault cases and supporting victims will be discussed.

Step Up! Defying the Bystander Effect to Prevent Sexual Violence
Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by: Step Up! Student Facilitators, Student Health and Counseling Center

It is estimated that 75% of sexual assaults could have been prevented if someone would have intervened. Too often, we don’t offer help to someone in need. This workshop will teach easy and safe ways to help someone avoid harm.

Helping Teens Avoid the Traps of Unhealthy Dating Relationships
Wednesday April 30, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by: Rosalina Camacho, Coordinator, WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center

This workshop will address the unhealthy relationships adolescents are experiencing. Learn how you can make a difference and guide teenagers to healthy adulthood.


My Journey through Masculinity
Tuesday, May 6, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by: Matthew Mooers, Student Intern, WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center

Come hear a student’s perspective on what it means to be a man in today’s society – challenging gender roles and norms every step of the way!

For more information, contact the WoMen’s & Adult Reentry Center
Phone: (657) 278-3928