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Events

The Women’s Center sponsors and works with campus and community partners to offer a wide range of events and programs each year, including a number of annual events. If you are interested in collaborating on an event, please contact us at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

 

For disability accommodations or access requests, please contact the Women's Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837 at least two weeks prior to the event.

January

How Will You Make the World Better?

Thursday, January 19, 12:00-1:30 pm, Coffman

Get involved, take action, and find community at this resource fair. Featuring a short spoken word set from Fatima Camara and Guante. RSVP encouraged here.

 

Women’s March Minnesota - #UMNFeminists!

Saturday, January 21, 10:00 - 2:00 P.M., Meet-up location TBD

March with the UMN delegation, in solidarity with people of all genders and ages, for the protection of women's rights, safety, health, and families - recognizing that the United States' vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. Wear a warm hat! RSVP at z.umn.edu/MarchWithWMC for St. Paul meeting location.

 

Feminist Ambassador Brigade (FAB) Info Session

Monday, January 23, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., 65 Appleby Hall

Learn about FAB, the Women’s Center student volunteer program, and enjoy free treats while mingling with current FAB members!

 

Our Voices: Indigenous Women and Women of Color

Monday, January 23, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

41 Appleby Hall

Bi-weekly dialogue group centering women-identified indigenous students and students of color, co-sponsored with MCAE and Multicultural Student Engagement! More details here.

 

Feminist Ambassador Brigade (FAB) Training

Friday, January 27, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. 41 Appleby Hall

To join FAB, students must complete a 4-hour training, offered each semester!

RSVP required: diversity.umn.edu/women/fab/trainingrsvp

 

February

AHA! Gallery Art Show Opening: Bag Lady Manifesto

Friday, February 3, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Appleby Hall Ground Floor

Andrea Jenkins presents Bag Lady Manifesto: #sayhername #BlackTransLivesMatter

A meditation on Black women as consumers, as victims of economic violence, as carriers of the movement. Join us for refreshments and an artist talkback.

 

Feminist Friday: Claiming Intersectional Feminism in a New Political Reality

Friday, February 3, Time and Location TBA​

Co-sponsored with Black Motivated Women

RSVP encouraged here

This past election cycle has mobilized thousands to resist sexism, while also highlighting the necessity of ensuring intersectionality is not an addendum, but the standard of our feminism. Join us for a conversation about making intersectionality central to this "new wave" of feminism! Facilitated by Amber Jones, Education Organizer, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change.

 

Head and Heart Resilience: Strategies for Our Individual Collective Resilience

Hosted by University Indigenous Women and Women of Color

Wednesday, February 8, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Location TBA

Facilitated by Saby Labor (she/her; they/them), the founder of Resilient Campus (@ResilientCampus), a leadership and inclusion coaching and consulting organization. This event centers and prioritizes the voices and experiences of indigenous women and women of color staff and faculty. RSVP requested at z.umn.edu/uwocresilience

 

Film screening and discussion: 13th

Wednesday, February 8, 5:00 - 8:30 pm, Mississippi Room, Coffman

Co-sponsored with Multicultural Student Engagement and MCAE

Ava DuVernay’s documentary explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the U.S., from the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery (except as punishment for a crime), to the current incarceration of 2.2 million prisoners in the American justice system.

 

P&A Women Read | The Drama-Free Way

Thursday, February 16, 11:30 - 12:45 pm, 101 Walter Library

Join P&A Women’s Council for a discussion with Jennifer Kern Collins, author of The Drama-Free Way: A Thought-Management Guide to Navigating Chaos and Thriving.

 

March

Feminist Friday: Stress Management as Self Care

Friday, March 3, 12:00-1:30 pm, 101 Walter

RSVP encouraged here

Co-sponsored with de-stress, a peer health promotion student group sponsored by Boynton Health and Student Counseling Services

There are systems in place that contribute to and normalize stress in our lives; many of us feel the effects physically, mentally, and emotionally. Join us to experience how bubbles, gum, and chocolate can be tools to achieve your academic, personal, and activist goals.

 

Film Screening and Discussion of El Canto del Colibrí

Friday, March 3, 7:00 pm, Location TBD

Hosted by Chicano & Latino Studies

El Canto del Colibrí explores the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. By sharing real stories, the film seeks to fight isolation and build bridges of hope and solidarity among Latino fathers, their families, and community activists.

 

International Women’s Day Celebration!

Wednesday, March 8, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 65 Appleby Hall

Co-sponsored with Culture Corps/ISSS and Feminist Ambassador Brigade

Drop-in to celebrate the achievements of women around the world, take action toward greater equality, and enjoy treats!

 

Award Applications Due

Friday, March 10, 4:30 p.m.

Award applications due for Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award, Charlotte Striebel Equity Award, Mullen-Spector-Truax Leadership for Women Award, Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award, Sharon Doherty Student Leadership Award. For more details: diversity.umn.edu/women/awards

 

April

 

Equal Pay Day! (L)earn Your Worth in a Salary Negotiation Workshop

Tuesday, April 4, 1:30-4:30, Location TBA

Equal Pay Day notes how far into the year U.S. women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Learn about the pay gap and gain concrete tools to become your own best advocate.

 

Networking with Women of Color in STEM

Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Location TBA

Co-sponsored with CBS, CSE Women in Science and Engineering Initiative, and NorthStar STEM Alliance

Roundtable discussions and networking focused on women of color students in STEM programs and professionals in STEM industries.

 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women’s Equity Workshop

Thursday, April 6, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Founder’s Room, Northrop Auditorium

Learn about women’s status today and how you can contribute to women’s equity, which benefits everyone. (Part of the Equity and Diversity Certificate Program).

RSVP required: diversity.umn.edu/workshopsandtrainings

 

Feminist Friday: Transformative Masculinity

Friday, April 7, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Location TBD

RSVP encouraged here

Co-sponsored with The Aurora Center

Join us to explore the topic of healthy masculinity and how to use it as a positive agent for change. Facilitated by Malik Mitchell, Men’s Engagement Coordinator at TAC.

 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women’s Equity Workshop

Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. St. Paul Student Center

See previous April workshop for details.

RSVP required: diversity.umn.edu/workshopsandtrainings

 

May

40th Anniversary Celebration of the Carol E. Macpherson Scholarship!

Monday, May 1, Time TBD, Eastcliff

Celebrate the Macpherson family’s long-standing dedication to supporting returning women scholars.  Since 1975, over 360 scholarships have been awarded! Brief program, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

RSVP required: z.umn.edu/macpherson40

 

Women’s Faculty Leadership Retreat

Wednesday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Location TBD

Sponsored by the Women’s Faculty Cabinet

Open to all UMN women faculty. For more information: cavender@umn.edu

 

June

Scholarship and Grant Applications Due

Friday, June 2, 4:30 p.m.

Applications due for Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship, and Gender Equity Project Grants.

For more details: diversity.umn.edu/women/awardsandscholarships

 

Positive Genius: Happiness Leads to Success

Wednesday, June 28, 9:00 am - 12:00, location TBD

Want to learn how to become 31% more productive, 6 times more engaged and 3 times more creative? Positive psychologists tell us that some habits can lead us toward a happier and more extraordinary life.  Start becoming a positive genius today! Facilitated by Peg Lonnquist, Ph.D.

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