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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
20
Wed
A Week on the Couch with Audre @ Women's Center
Feb 20 @ 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 18th – 22nd, 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! More information on facebook.

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Sexual Violence 101
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sexual Violence 101

Join the Movement Peer Educators as they teach you introductory information regarding sexual violence. Participants will gain a greater understanding of rape, consent, and sexual assault and become aware of resources available on campus related to sexual violence.

Feb
21
Thu
Volunteer Orientation
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Masculinity Cohort: Session 4 @ Women's Center
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Masculinity Cohort: Session 4 @ Women's Center

Session 4: Masculinity and Power: Individual and Relational

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.

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

“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 18th – 22nd, 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! More information on facebook.

Register here!

Feb
25
Mon
NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK
Feb 25 – Mar 1 all-day

All week, the Women’s Center, Student Health Services, and the Counseling Center will be hosting events as part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which runs from Feb 25-March 3. Monday through Wednesday, we will host creative and interactive activities in Tally Lobby during a tabling display. This will lead up to the main event, which will take place on the evening of February 27 from 7-10pm. During this evening event, participants will watch a documentary, “The Illusionists,” which examines the links between power, consumerism, and notions of beauty, from a global perspective. Following the film, a panel comprised of faculty, students, and community members will dive into a discussion about the role of consumerism in profiting off body shame, how these systems of oppression perpetuate eating disorders and unhealthy body image, and the impacts on college-aged students, with particular attention paid to underrepresented and marginalized students.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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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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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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Womxn’s HERstory Month

Womxn’s HERstory Month

Our Voice, Our Bodies, Our Stories: Tools for Radical Transformation 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...

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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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February 2019 Reading List

February 2019 Reading List

Women's Center Monthly 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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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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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.