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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.

The Politics of Black Hair Exhibit

The Politics of Black Hair Exhibit

The NC State Women’s Center has curated #PBH to center, celebrate and reclaim the texture, versatility and beauty of Black hair. We invited Black women, men, trans, gender non-binary and nonconforming folx at NC State to take part in this celebration by participating in a photo shoot where Black hair took center stage. The photo shoot displayed the authenticity and liberation that comes with embracing the inherent freedom of Black hair. This exhibit also addresses the revolutionary politics that comes with Black self-acceptance within cultures that seek to oppress as well as stifle the imagination, creativity and energy of Black identified folx. This exhibit is comprised of the counternarratives of every human represented and is a representation of their own sites of resistance and liberation. As expressed by the late Audre Lorde, “some see locks and they see revolution.”

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FALL 2017

Feb
22
Thu
A Week on the Couch with Audre @ Women's Center
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“As we come more into touch with our own ancient, non-European consciousness of living as a situation to be experienced and interacted with, we learn more and more to cherish our feelings, and to respect those hidden sources of our power from where true knowledge and, therefore, lasting action comes.”

In celebration of the birth of Audre Lorde on February 18, 1934, the Women’s Center will be hosting “A Week on the Couch with Audre.” Participants will be provided select works of Audre Lorde and will engage in a critical examination of themselves and macro levels of oppression of their intersectional experiences. “A Week on the Couch with Audre” will run February 19th – 23rd, daily from 1pm – 2pm in the Women’s Center. This group will model sister circle methodology, therefore, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up early!

Feb
23
Fri
A Week on the Couch with Audre @ Women's Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“As we come more into touch with our own ancient, non-European consciousness of living as a situation to be experienced and interacted with, we learn more and more to cherish our feelings, and to respect those hidden sources of our power from where true knowledge and, therefore, lasting action comes.”

In celebration of the birth of Audre Lorde on February 18, 1934, the Women’s Center will be hosting “A Week on the Couch with Audre.” Participants will be provided select works of Audre Lorde and will engage in a critical examination of themselves and macro levels of oppression of their intersectional experiences. “A Week on the Couch with Audre” will run February 19th – 23rd, daily from 1pm – 2pm in the Women’s Center. This group will model sister circle methodology, therefore, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up early!

Feminist Friday
Feb 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Feminist Fridays are student initiated and facilitated conversations centered on about topics of Gender Equity.

Feb
26
Mon
Sisterhood Day Activities
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This year the Council on the Status of Women is expanding the traditional Sisterhood Dinner with a daytime event. Join us from 12-2PM in the 3rd floor of Talley Student Union. We will offer workshops of interest to students, faculty, and staff, dance performances, coloring pages, opportunities to record stories for the WolfTales program, and there will also be tables set up for campus organizations that are related to women’s issues. More information can be found at: https://cswomen.wordpress.ncsu.edu/sisterhood-day/

To register for Sisterhood Day Workshops, please complete the Registration Form

Drop In Counseling Hours
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Staff members from the Counseling Center will be able to meet with students without an appointment on Mondays from 2-4pm. Private rooms are available.

2018 Sisterhood Dinner: Speaking Truth through Our Stories
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Sisterhood Dinner celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of NC State women.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Drop In Counseling

Drop In Counseling

The Women’s Center will host its weekly Drop-In Counseling Hours on Mondays in the Women’s Center Lounge (Talley 5210). Stop by if you want to talk about anything (classes, family, identity, stress, etc.).

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National Eating Disorders Week

National Eating Disorders Week

The Women’s Center will observe National Eating Disorders Awareness Week from February 26 – March 2, 2018 with a week of information tables in the lobby of Talley Student Union and a lunch and learn on Thursday, March 1 in the Women’s Center.

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February Reading List

February 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. February is the celebration of Black History Month, so we complied a list of books, articles and poetry to keep you going through the month.

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From Theory to Praxis: Discussions on Intersectional Feminist Theory

From Theory to Praxis: Discussions on Intersectional Feminist Theory

The GLBT Center and the Women’s Center will co-host discussions on intersectional feminist theory that will focus on how these theories show up in our everyday lives and inform our work as social justice advocates. Featured works are Gender Trouble by Judith Butler and Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa.

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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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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.

NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Read more >