Sack Lunch Seminars

Sack Lunch Seminars 

"For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women." -Elizabeth Blackwell (first U.S. female physician)

February 4: The Warming Center: Your Community's Homeless Shelter

SUB 168  Noon-1pm

The Warming Center, HRDC’s seasonal homeless shelter, served over 170 individuals and families last winter. In Gallatin County, where affordable housing is scarce, the Warming Center serves those in need of basic shelter. The Warming Center is a low barrier shelter model designed to serve anyone in need of a warm place to stay during the winter months. The HRDC offers many programs beyond the Warming Center, and offers other services to help participants move out of homelessness and into self-sufficient living situations.  Join Sara Savage, the Housing Department Director, for this discussion about the Warming Center, the services it offers, our community’s homeless population and the challenges of serving this population in the Gallatin County.


February 25: Health at Every Size (HAES)--A New Approach to Health and Weight

SUB 168 Noon-1pm

This presentation and discussion with Lynn Paul, MSU’s Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist, will focus on Health at Every Size (HAES).  Lynn will discuss this new approach to weight and health based on the following HAES principles:  1) accepting and respecting the diversity of body shapes and sizes; 2) recognizing that health and well-being are multi-dimensional and that they include physical, social, spiritual, occupational, emotional, and intellectual aspects; 3) promoting all aspects of health and well-being for people of all sizes; 4) promoting eating in a manner which balances individual nutritional needs, hunger, satiety, appetite, and pleasure; and 5) promoting individually appropriate, enjoyable, life-enhancing physical activity, rather than exercise that is focused on a goal of weight loss. Strategies for integrating HAES into your personal approach to health will be provided. 


March 18: Four Generations of Intrepid Women: A Cautionary Tale...

SUB 168 Noon-1pm

Join poet, writer, grassroots organizer, and supporter of the arts, Jo Anne Salisbury Troxel, for this wonderful presentation focusing on a bit of her family’s herstory. This seminar will begin with a short slide presentation about Marie Chapman Hansen (the presenter's mother...) a respectable married woman, who defied the rigid mores of the 1920's by having an affair with the local sheriff, also a married man.   She became socially classless, and she was disowned by her family.   The results of her actions reverberated throughout the town, and through four generations of women in her family. The talk, and discussion to follow, will focus on changing times, changing mores, and the role of women through four generations, concluding with the present.  


April 8: How To Relax When You're Busy!

SUB 168 Noon-1pm

Start the semester off with this invaluable session by Dr. Shapiro who will present his workshop on relaxation techniques that have been offered to patients of MSU’s Student Health Service for the past seventeen years.  Learn practical, self-soothing techniques that can be practiced anywhere and provide a respite from stress and tension.  Instruction includes patterned breathing, visualization, and autosuggestion. 


April 15: Sexual Assault in the Military

SUB 168 Noon-1pm

In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Marine Corps veteran, Sarah Albertson, will present on the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, as well as historical and current activism efforts by various veterans organizations.  She will share her experience with the reporting process and the effects of military culture and the command structure on survivors of military sexual trauma.  



 "What I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is that feminism is a way to fight for justice, always in short supply." -Barbara Strickland

Sack Lunch Seminars are free, fun, informal, and open to everyone!
Sponsored by the Women's Center, a department in the division of Student Success 
SUB 372, 406-994-3836
Bring your lunch and join us!