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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.

Domestic and Dating Violence Focus of Upcoming Month of Events

Domestic and Dating Violence Focus of Upcoming Month of Events

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that nearly 1 in 3 college women have experienced an abusive dating relationship. While this statistic speaks to the national prevalence of domestic and dating violence among college-age women, it fails to account for the many multiple and intersecting identities of individuals who experience an elevated risk of interpersonal violence.

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FALL 2018

Oct
1
Mon
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
Silent Witness @ Tally Lobby
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

The Silent Witness Project is an exhibit in memory of victims of domestic violence. The Women’s Center hosts this exhibit in the Talley Lobby in order to increase awareness and education about the impacts of domestic violence in our community. Each life-size silhouette carries a plaque with the story of a person who was murdered as a result of domestic violence. NCSU’s Silent Witness Project is modeled after the Silent Witness National Initiative whose goal it is to eliminate domestic violence murders in the United States by the year 2020.

Oct
22
Mon
Drop-in Counseling
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop-in Counseling

A counselor from the NCSU Counseling Center will be available at the Women’s Center every Monday from 2-4pm for walk-in appointments and consultations with students. Private rooms are available.

Oct
23
Tue
Book Club
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Women’s Center Volunteer Orientation
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to learn more about the Women’s Center and how to volunteer with the Center! Come learn more about opportunities to support the Women’s Center!

Oct
24
Wed
Lies I Was Told: the Social Construction of Masculinity @ NCSU Women's Center Lounge
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join the NC State Women’s Center as we host a panel discussion on the impact of masculinities. We will be unpacking the ways in which masculinities effect the perpetuation of a patriarchal society, the way that masculinities can delineate from building a culture of respect, and the ways that masculinities can manifest both within oneself and towards others. The panelists joining us for this event come from different academic disciplines throughout the University willing to share their knowledge and lived experiences related to masculinities. We hope you are able to make it out for this engaging and thought- provoking conversation.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Love Your Body Day Summit: Reclaim, Exclaim, Disclaim

Love Your Body Day Summit: Reclaim, Exclaim, Disclaim

The Women’s Center is celebrating national Love Your Body Day with a day long summit by hosting workshops in collaboration with a few of our campus partners including the Movement Peer Educators, the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, faculty from WGS, and more!

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Fall Book Club: Signs Preceding the End of the World

Fall Book Club: Signs Preceding the End of the World

This fall the Women’s Center’s book club will be reading Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera. We will meet every Tuesday beginning on September 18th and ending on December 4th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Registration is required.

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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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October 2018 Reading List

October 2018 Reading List

This month’s reading list looks to focus more on the intersections of the Afro-Latinx experience while also working to center the literary voices of trans and queer Latinx folx.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Did you know that domestic violence is the most common to occur to women age 18-24? Domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, etc. Each year, the Women’s Center recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) with a full slate of programs and events throughout the month of October.

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The Masculinities Project

The Masculinities Project

Our goal is to engage our community in unpacking how we are all impacted by masculinities. Through facilitated critical dialogue and action, our community will create a more equitable campus community and society.

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Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays create a community of scholars who believe in collaborative leadership through engaging in critical discourse and reflection.

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The 2019 Gender & Equity Research Symposium

The 2019 Gender & 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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GET INVOLVED

One of the main functions of the NC State Women’s Center is to help our students connect and form community. The staff of the Center advises and supports student organizations and also keeps students engaged and aware of what’s happening on campus, many times through our ongoing clubs and opportunities for engagement and growth. For more details on any of our standing events below, please check out the calendar.

IN THE NEWS

Check out our latest articles and stories from the Diversity Digest.

Introducing: Feminist Theory Thursdays

Introducing: Feminist Theory Thursdays

Feminist Theory Thursdays are staff- and faculty-facilitated conversations about how they utilize theory within their everyday practice by challenging dominant norms, working to dismantle systems which oppress and creating spaces in which NC State students can move authentically in and out of academia and their everyday experiences.

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The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.