Throughout each academic year, the Women’s Center hosts a variety of events for students, staff, faculty, and community members. Most of our events are open to anyone and are designed to increase awareness and understanding of our community. For more information about upcoming events, check out our calendar.
WOMEN’S CENTER UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR
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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.
“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.
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.