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WELCOME TO THE WOMEN’S CENTER

The NC State Women’s Center is one of four Campus Community Centers (along with the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the African American Cultural Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED).

The mission of the Women’s Center is to build and create a community of authentic and engaged allies and leaders to pursue gender equity and social justice; enhancing the campus climate through education, advocacy, support and leadership development.

 

Reflections on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Reflections on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) comes to a close, the Women’s Center reflects back on a month of events that focused on intimate partner and relationship violence. On October 18, 2017, the Women’s Center brought Lorraine Acker as the keynote speaker for DVAM.

Acker conducted a workshop entitled, “In the Company of my Sisters: Establishing Critical Space for Womyn of Color.” During this workshop, Acker modeled sister circle methodology and helped participants think through how to create sister circle spaces for supporting women of color within various campus spaces.

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FALL 2017

Nov
20
Mon
Drop In Counseling Hours
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Joining us from the Counseling Center this week will be Carley Niland!

Drop In Counseling Hours
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
21
Tue
Book Club
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This semester’s Book Club will focus on “I thought it was just me (but it isn’t)” by Brené Brown.

Bystander Behavior 101 @ NC State Women's Center
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bystander Behavior 101 @ NC State Women's Center

Description: The purpose of this workshop is to help participants connect to their role as a bystander and identify ways that they can intervene to make our community a safer place given the obstacles they face. Learning objectives include:
Participants will leave with an understanding of the role the bystander plays in reducing violence in our community and cultural change
Participants will be able to identify personal barriers to bystander intervention
Participants will develop a tool kit of realistic interventions they can use as a bystander
Participants will be knowledgeable about the Women’s Center, The Movement and services offered.

Nov
27
Mon
Self-Care: A Method for Creatively Surviving Exams @ Women's Center Lounge
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With the end of the semester approaching, stop by the Women’s Center to take a break from studying! Join us for a brief discussion and activity about self-care and reducing stress amidst final exams and everyday life. We will be facilitating a discussion around the importance of self-care and relaxation. We will be providing a list of tips and tricks for surviving finals and the end of the semester. Following our brief conversation, we will host a fun activity designed to emphasize the utility of our methods for taking care of ourselves.

Drop In Counseling Hours
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for an Arts Day will Melissa Babb from the Counseling Center!

UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 Gender and Equity Research Symposium

2018 Gender and Equity Research Symposium

The NC State Women’s Center Gender & Equity Research Symposium an initiative of the Women’s Center, bridges the interdisciplinary nature of gender and equity work at NC State University by putting social justice and equity research into action.

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Women of Color Retreat

Women of Color Retreat

The Women of Color Retreat serves to create a community focused on finding meaning, healing, support, trust, and to reach actualization by focusing on the inner parts of the self.

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Fall IPV Workshops

Fall IPV Workshops

Learn about interpersonal violence prevention from The Movement Peer Educators. The Movement are trained peer educators who lead discussions about various issues of gender equity and violence prevention.

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November Reading List

November Reading List

The Women’s Center has curated a monthly reading list to showcase the importance of literature and the transformative power of the written word. This list will include theoretical text, fictional novels, non fiction books and articles. Skim through our list and let us know your favorite piece! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

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NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.