|In the past, ReEntry and WoMen's Resouce Center has held activities and workshops for Take Our Daughters to Work Day. This year, the national event has been changed to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.|
Previously known as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, the Ms. Foundation for Women this year will launch Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24. This is a new program dedicated to helping the nation?s daughters and sons explore their future opportunities at work, home and in their community. The event is meant to initiate a national discussion about the competing challenges of work and family and the inequalities that women and men face in the workplace, according to the foundation.
For the past decade, the ReEntry and WoMen's Resource Center, with the support of other offices and colleges, has coordinated various campus activities, providing the youngsters visiting campus a day rich in places to see, things to do and people to meet.
This year, the ReEntry and WoMen?s Resource Center is suggesting members of the Cal Poly Pomona community participate by offering opportunities for girls and boys to visit their department and enjoy demonstrations or hands-on activities. Events should target children 8-12 years old. For more information about Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day or for activity ideas, visit www.daughtersandsonstowork.org. Any interested faculty or staff should communicate with co-workers, department heads and/or supervisors before finalizing their plans for that day.
?This creatively organized day will offer parents/sponsors and the girls and boys a chance to structure the day best suited to campus activities, their schedules, age and interest,? says Pat Davis, director of The ReEntry and WoMen?s Resource Center. ?We look forward to hearing from all who would like to get involved in making this day special and manageable.?
The following is a list of the day?s activities:
- ?Meet Women in Herstory,? a search activity, will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ReEntry and WoMen?s Resource Center. Prizes will be awarded for completion of the activity.
- ?Women Who Rock,? a workshop for girls 8-12 years old, will be held 1-2 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center, Sierra Madre Room. This event is hosted by the Stop the Violence Grant Office. RSVP to workshop presenter Sonja Carlson, of the Stop the Violence Grant Office, at (909) 869-3790.
- ?It?s a Boy?s Life: Girls, Boys, Muggles and Wizards,? a workshop for boys 8-12 years old, will be held 1-2 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center, Mount Baldy Room. This event is hosted by ReEntry and WoMen?s Resource Center. RSVP to workshop student presenters George Singh or Roderick Conwi, of Students T.A.L.K. (Teaching, Awareness, Learning and Knowledge), at (909) 869-3206.
- The College of Environmental Design will host ENV Career Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 7, Atrium Gallery and exterior courtyard. For more information, contact Marcy Cordero at (909) 869-4504 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A free self-defense class for women will be provided from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Java the Hut (Building 71). The course teaches physical techniques and provides tips on prevention and awareness. RSVP at (909) 869-3102. For more information, contact Sonja Carlson at (909) 869-3070.
- Kristina Sheryl Wong will utilize performance art as a tool for social activism in her presentation “Subversive Art & Activism”, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Bronco Student Center Lecture Hall. The Ethnic & Women?s Studies department and Asia & The Pacific Islands Heritage Month Committee are cosponsors of this event. For more information, contact Dora Lee (909) 869-5025.
- Facilities Management will provide tours of the Chilled Water Central Plant (Building 193 above Parking Lot J) beginning at 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Parking is available behind the plant (From University Drive, drive through lot J and take the service road around the right side of the plant). For more information, contact Jesse Ochoa, supervising building service engineer, at (909) 869-4831.
- The Visitor & Information Center will provide tours of the campus at 2:30 p.m. Please bring your child or have them walk over to the Visitor Center in the Bronco Student Center, 1st floor, next to Bronco Copy-N-Mail. For more information, contact the Visitor center at (909) 869-3529.
To add your activity, please submit the time, location and other details via e-mail to email@example.com. For more information, contact Davis at (909) 869-3205.