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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.

Womxn’s HERstory Month

Womxn’s HERstory Month

Join the NC Women’s Center in celebration of Womxn’s HERstory Month. This year the Women’s Center aims to provide strategies for unlearning and retelling. We invite our partners to join us as we honor the Combahee River Collective Statement, “we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression (1977).”

This commitment holds truth for us as well as other political activists and strategists. Therefore, we put forth this call to action, Our Voice, Our Bodies, Our Stories: Tools for Radical Transformation.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar
21
Thu
Feminist Theory Thursdays: Storytelling Like My Abuela
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feminist Theory Thursdays: Storytelling Like My Abuela

Join the Feminist Friday collective in an analysis of feminist theory and how we put it into practice. Featuring Marcela Torres-Cervantes in the use of storytelling as meaningful praxis.

Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series: Conversation with Jennifer Marteineau (’88) and Portia Mount @ Nelson Hall Auditorium (3400)
Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series: Conversation with Jennifer Marteineau ('88) and Portia Mount @ Nelson Hall Auditorium (3400)

Womxn’s HERstory Month Highlighted Program
In recognition of the Women’s History Month being celebrated in March, Jennifer Martineau (’88) and Portia Mount –– authors of the best selling book “Kick Some Glass: 10 Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Term” –– will headline the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series at the NC State Poole College of Management.

In a conversation with Frank Buckless, interim dean of Poole College, Martineau and Mount will share their unique perspectives on women’s leadership. As the conversation wraps up, audience members will have a chance to ask questions.

Event Sponsored by Poole College of Management

Masculinity Cohort: Session 6
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Embodied Masculinity – From Theory to Action
The Masculinities Project is a semester long cohort with the mission to understand the construction and impact of masculinities on individuals and communities. Through facilitated critical dialogue and action students come together to learn about masculinities, share experiences related to masculinities and envision a more gender equitable and socially just campus community and society. This is a closed cohort held in the Women’s Center.

Mixtape Series: The Political Strategies of Academia that Dismember Black Bodies @ AACC Art Gallery
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mixtape Series: The Political Strategies of Academia that Dismember Black Bodies @ AACC Art Gallery

The Women’s Center and Multicultural Student Affairs celebrate the closing of the exhibit, The Politicization and Sexualization of Black Bodies in the AACC Art Gallery with a Mixtape Series event, The Political Strategies of Academia that Dismember Black Bodies. This facilitated discussion will provide space for critical reflection of the academy and guide us towards ways for transformation of higher education as a whole.

Mar
22
Fri
Lunch & Learn – Surviving a Hate Crime; Using the Agency of Voice to Put Back the Pieces
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn - Surviving a Hate Crime; Using the Agency of Voice to Put Back the Pieces

Womxn’s HERstory Partner Program
In 1997 I was the victim of a brutal hate crime on the campus of Clemson University. 22 years later, I am using my voice as a SURVIVOR to retell my story, advocate for policy change, survivor rights, and expanding the SC Hate Crime Laws. This discussion will detail the lived experience and finally coming to a space of reckoning and healing.

This is a lunch and learn, please feel free to bring your lunch with you.

Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs

Feminist Friday – Does Sex Work? Pornography and Womxn’s Rights @ Women's Center
Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the Women’s Center for our weekly Feminist Friday discussions. Every week we have a new topic and an engaging student facilitator designed to help you think critically about everyday issues.

Feminist Fridays thrive as both a community and an opportunity for participants to engage, question, and challenge their core assumptions and beliefs in ways that yield transformative learning. This tradition provides a space for critical discussion and in-depth reflection, often provoking dissonance in both the facilitators and the audience. Anyone who attend will walk away thinking about the intersections of their own identities as well as others and how they interact with and are impact by systemic oppressions. 

If you are interested in facilitating please contact the Women’s Center at womens-center@ncsu.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Charlene Carruthers Women’s Herstory Month Keynote Speaker

Charlene Carruthers Women’s Herstory Month Keynote Speaker

Join us as we welcome Charlene Carruthers as our keynote speaker in celebration of Womxn’s HERstory Month. This year the Women’s Center aims to provide strategies for unlearning and retelling within the theme “Our Voice, Our Bodies, Our Stories: Tools for Radical Transformation”.

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Sexual Assault and Awareness Month

Sexual Assault and Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which is part of a national attempt to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence. During this month, the Women’s Center holds various events and trainings to help raise awareness about sexual violence, create a campus which supports survivors, and teaches members of the Wolfpack to be active bystanders.

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Black Herstory Month Book Club

Black Herstory Month Book Club

Join the Women's Center for our Black Herstory Book Club. From January 22nd to March 6th we will read, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers. This book club will link Black History Month and Women's Herstory...

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Spring Book Club: This Bridge Called My Back

Spring Book Club: This Bridge Called My Back

The Women’s Center’s spring book club will be reading selected essays and poems from This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa. The book club will offer weekly discussions from the...

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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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Womxn’s HERstory Month Reading List

Womxn’s HERstory Month Reading List

Womxn's HERstory Month Reading ListThe 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...

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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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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

If you are interested in working for the Women's Center starting as soon as the Summer of 2019 and throughout the 2019-2020 academic year this information is for you! Submit a resume and cover letter to womens-center@ncsu.edu.  For more information visit...

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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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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 and NC State News.

Placing Community at the Center

Placing Community at the Center

NC State’s campus community centers prepare students to live, work and thrive in our diverse world. They provide support for underrepresented groups to succeed on campus and finish their degrees here.

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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.