Check out the signature programs that we offer at the Women’s Center:
Alternative Service Break (ASB) Trips
In partnership with Leadership and Student Engagement, the Women’s Center co-sponsors two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) opportunities engagement opportunities focused on gender related social justice issues. Our current trips include a domestic fall break trip to Atlanta (by way of Greensboro) in collaboration with Multicultural Student Affairs. This trip focuses on (Atlanta – Civil Rights and Gender Equity) In addition, the Women’s Center sponsors an and international spring break trip to (Guatemala with a focus on – Global Gender Issues & Interpersonal Violence.
NC State University’s sweetest tradition, the Chocolate Festival, is hosted by the NC State Women’s Center. The Chocolate Festival incorporates one of America’s sweetest treats in an event that supports and educates about breast cancer.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized in October each year. During this month, the Women’s Center hosts a series of events in honor of a month long event in which we honor tthose who have lost their lives to domestic violence, as well as try to raise awareness about this public health concern. DVAM is part of a national awareness month, and the programs and events that the Women’s Center holds may vary by year.
New to the Women’s Center, Feminist Fridays are student initiated and facilitated conversations centered on about topics of Gender Equity. Interested students can submit discussion topics and outlines via the Women’s Center website or a semesterly call for discussion topics.
This series explores intersecting identities, with a focus on gender-related social justice issues, through a variety of highly praised and thought provoking films. Each screening is followed by a conversation with a special guest facilitator from the NC State Community and/or Triangle Community. Past films have included No Mas Bebes, Kind Hearted Women and Somewhere Between.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month takes place in April and is part of a national attempt to raise awareness about 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. Take Back the Night, a Women’s Center signature event, is part of SAAM and creates a space for survivors and allies to reclaim and share their experiences with sexual violence.
Sponsored by the Council on the Status of Women, the Sisterhood Dinner is an annual event intended to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of Women to the NC State University community. The Equity for Women Awards are also distributed during this annual celebration.
Women's HERstory Month
Women’s Herstory Month is a celebration of the contributions of women throughout history. The Women’s Center hosts a number of programs during March focused on Women’s and Gender issues. The Center also coordinates a university wide calendar of events in an effort to encourage and promote the celebration and continuation of campus wide conversations center on gender equity.
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