Behind the Scenes at MTM
This blog is a day-to-day update of what is going on in Mu Tau Mu. Eventually we'll move the older journal entries from our livejournal space but for now to read the archives (entries prior to May 19, 2005), head over to http://www.livejournal.com/users/amzmtm/.
Things you'll hear about here include notification that new photos or other items are posted on our private website (more about the site is here), more detail on our activities than you see in our month-by-month history blog, news from Case, news from the collegiate chapter, news from Alpha Chi Omega at large, and occasionally fun new ideas on their way to implementation. Links to the private site will take you directly to the item mentioned.
To protect the privacy of our members, only first names will be given.
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Some fun ideas for celebrating International Women's Day (that also celebrate Alpha Chi Omega Ritual Celebration Week too!):
- call, text or email a woman who has made a difference in your life... like an AXO sister.
- watch Saving Face tonight on HBO at 8:30pm ET. This film spotlights women in Pakistan who've faced one of the worst kinds of domestic violence - acid attacks - and the work they've done to heal and change the laws in their country. See attached flier and http://savingfacefilm.com
- write your members of Congress and ask them to reauthorize VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act) - visit http://4vawa.org/ to learn more and take action.
- Like the National Women's History Museum on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Womens-History-Museum/19072122251?ref=ts and enjoy their daily Women's History Month trivia questions.
The Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland (DVC), ZU's local domestic violence shelter/agency, is a finalist in the Spread the Warmth contest to win a $10,000 grant. Thanks to DVC Supporter Kris Packard who nominated them! Please take a minute to vote for her entry! Go to http://kraft.promotions.com/spreadthewarmth2010/front.do register, and then choose Finalist #3. Thank you!!
The members of Zeta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega volunteer at DVC and raise funds for them too. We know your support will mean a lot to them!
Another great item (thank you Cause Shoppe) that benefits domestic violence awareness programs (Alpha Chi Omega's national philanthropy).
mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in m.powerment shades!
"Glistening shine, sheer color and minty freshness all in one. Lips stay smooth and moisturized, with a slick and sexy finish. *Hook up products: packaged in a convenient mini vial. Applicator included in cap. 0.12 oz. net wt."
Available in mpowerment peach and mpowerment gold, the lip gloss gets rave reviews on the website and comes with a free Domestic Violence Resource Guide.
$5.50 each - purchase here or from your local Avon representative.
Visit our Shop for DVA page for a collection of products that benefit domestic violence awareness programs. DVA and support for survivors of DV = Alpha Chi Omega's national philanthropy.
"Dreamy faceted blue chalcedony briolette swings on a sterling silver chain accented with faceted chalcedony beads, the handmade fine silver hook clasp features a triple bead drop at the back of the neck. Length is 16 1/2 inches, pendant is 13 mm wide. $20 from every sale is donated to RAINN"
See the Presidential Proclamation at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-National-Domestic-Violence-Awareness-Month/
"During this month, we rededicate ourselves to breaking the cycle of violence. By providing young people with education about healthy relationships, and by changing attitudes that support violence, we recognize that domestic violence can be prevented. We must build the capacity of our Nation's victim service providers to reach and serve those in need. We urge community leaders to raise awareness and bring attention to this quiet crisis. And across America, we encourage victims and their families to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE. Together, we must ensure that, in America, no victim of domestic violence ever struggles alone."
See the Department of Justice Press Release at http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/October/09-ag-1066.html
"On September 14, 2009, the Department of Justice marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the creation of its Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The department has kicked-off a year-long effort to raise public awareness, build stronger coalitions among federal, state, local and tribal communities, and redouble efforts to end domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking for men, women and children across the country."
In our communities and on our college campuses, Alpha Chi Omegas are making a difference for survivors of domestic violence. See the My Alpha Chi message boards for daily updates of Alpha Chi chapters in the news for their domestic violence awareness projects this month at http://www.alphachiomega.org/myaxo_index3.aspx?pgnm=messageboards&g=posts&t=1185
On that post you'll also see the origin of the purple ribbon as a symbol for the domestic violence awareness movement. Remember this month to wear a purple ribbon! You can wear one on your social media profiles too!
To add a purple DVA ribbon to your Twitter profile picture, go to http://twibbon.com/join/Domestic-Violence-Awareness-2
To add a purple DVA ribbon to your facebook profile picture, visit http://twibbon.com/join/Domestic-Violence-Awareness-2/facebook
I hope you'll also take a minute to read and comment on an interview I did with Patrice Basso (Delta Chi, William Woods) for a blog post on College Lifestyles: Domestic Violence: No Joking Matter. Patrice asked really insightful questions! I enjoyed talking with her. I feel like I've learned so much in the process of helping create the weekly online philanthropy project, and hope you'll learn something new as well! http://collegelifestyles.org/?p=3911