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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 28
Offers Range of Creative, Physical, and Mental Activities

By Jan Jennings I April 11, 2005

Activities for children ranging from acting and writing workshops, to an introduction to the Supercomputer Center, to dealing with bullying, to rock climbing and hat making will be offered at the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at UCSD April 28. All events, except lunch and rock climbing, are free.

A registration/reservation form must be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, April 15. The form may be downloaded at http://women.ucsd.edu/daughters/daughters.html.

Registration and a complimentary breakfast will kick off the April 28 activities at 8:30 a.m. on the green next to the Women’s Center, Building 965, University Center. Programs and activities will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various campus locations.

UCSD staff, faculty, and students are invited to bring their children to participate. Parents and children are encouraged to think about how the work they choose fits into their overall future. The target age for participating children is 8 to 12. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Following breakfast, there will be two morning sessions, an evaluation period and a luncheon sandwich buffet, and an afternoon session.

Session I will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and Session II from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Both sessions offer identical workshops and daughters and sons may select one activity per session. These activities include:

- San Diego Supercomputer Center. Location: San Diego Supercomputer Center, next to RIMAC.
- Bullying and Harassment. Location: Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy. Learn how to deal with bullying, teasing and harassment at school.
- American Medical Response. Location: Parking lot across from Gilman Parking Structure. Speak to an Emergency Medical Technician and see the inside of an ambulance.
- Crafts Center. Location: Original Student Center by the Grove Café.
- EarthKam. Location: Surf Building (behind Police Station) first floor, Room 157.
- La Jolla Playhouse Workshop. Location: Cross-Cultural Center. Acting and writing workshop.
- Psychological and Counseling Services Workshop: “What I want to be when I grow up?” Location: Women’s Center, Conference Room. Visualization and collage exercise for kids.
- Police Station. Location: The Police Station. Tour the Police Station command room and get fingerprinted.

Workshop space is limited and slots will be filled as registration forms are received, first come, first served.

An evaluation period and a build-your-own sandwich buffet will be held at 12:30 p.m. This will include assorted sandwich breads, condiments, and choice of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese; choice of potato salad, coleslaw, calico bean salad and bow-tie pasta salad; chips, and brownies or cookies. The sandwich lunch is optional and the fee is $5. Payment for the lunch is required in advance and should be mailed with the registration form. Checks should be made payable to the UCSD Women’s Center.

The afternoon session will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will include RAD Hatter, hat-making and Outback Adventure Rock Climbing. The fee for rock climbing is $8 per participant. Checks should be made payable to UC Regents and returned with the registration form.

Children should dress in play clothes for the day. Though the day is designed for ages 8 to 12, younger children are also welcome.

The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is a national program launched by the Ms. Foundation to address the competing challenges of work and family. The foundation believes that for girls to achieve their full potential, in the home, workplace or community, boys also must be encouraged to reach their potential by participating fully in family, work and community.

The registration forms, and luncheon and rock climbing checks where appropriate, should be sent, to arrive by 3 p.m. April 15, to the UCSD Women’s Center, Campus Mail Code 0096, Attention: Jessica Chapin-Geipel. For further information on the day’s events, contact Chapin-Geipel at (858) 822-1479.


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