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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 or 612-625-9837.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Women's Center at or 612-625-9837 at least two weeks prior to the event.

Fall 2016 Events

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The Women & Money Project: Exhibition Opening

Friday, September 9, 6:00 p.m. Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Sponsored by the Minnesota Women’s Caucus for Art and Katherine E. Nash Gallery

The Project investigates the understanding of relationships of women, art, money, exchange and social hierarchies. Multiple events, for more details, visit:


Feminist Ambassador Brigade (FAB) Kickoff and Info Session*

Monday, September 12, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Women’s Center Study/Lounge (65 Appleby Hall)

Learn about FAB, the Women’s Center student volunteer program, and enjoy free treats!


Women’s Leadership Institute Retreat

Friday, September 16  

Cohort of 25 faculty, staff and community members meet monthly to learn from award-winning speakers and each other and “make a difference in the world.” Applications were accepted in June. To learn more about WLI, click here.


Feminist Ambassador Brigade Training

Friday, September 16, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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

RSVP required by 9/14:


Our Voices: Indigenous Women and Women of Color Info Session

Monday, September 19, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

41 Appleby Hall

Learn about this new dialogue group centering women-identified indigenous students and students of color, co-sponsored with the MCAE and Multicultural Student Engagement! Bi-weekly meetings starting September 26. For more details:  


How To Start Your Own Success/Learning Circle! | P&A Women’s Council  

Wednesday, September 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 401 Walter

Success/Learning Circles are a powerful tool for achieving one’s dreams and empowering others. Peg Lonnquist, Ph.D., Women’s Center Director, explains how to start your own! Bring your own lunch.


AHA! Gallery Fall Art Show Opening* + Pop-Up Feminist Friday

Friday, September 30, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 65 Appleby Hall

This fall's art gallery features an exhibit titled boobs, butts, & vulvas...assorted art by heather c. lou. The art will include mostly watercolor and mixed media, inspired by Audre Lorde's Erotic as Power: Uses of the Erotic. Join us for the gallery opening as well as an audience talkback and Q&A with the artist. Part of OED Greater Than 7 week. For more details click here; RSVP encouraged here.



Appleby Hall Block Party

Thursday, October 6, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Explore the resources housed in Appleby Hall, enter to win a raffle prize, and enjoy treats. For more details:


The Women and Money Project: “The Color of Wealth” Symposium

Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Key issues regarding women of color and wealth inequality. Book signing to follow with Dr. Rose Brewer, co-author of The Color of Wealth.


UWOC We Slay 5K

Saturday, October 15 - CANCELED


Celebrating University Women Awards Program

Thursday, October 20, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Johnson Great Room, McNamara Alumni Center

Honor the recipients of Women’s Center-affiliated awards, grants, and scholarships! RSVP encouraged here.


#UMNFeminist Hats for Homecoming*

Saturday, October 22, 11:00 a.m.

TCF Bank Stadium Wear your #UMNFeminist or #UMNFlawless hat at the Homecoming football game!


People, Pets and Plants: The Role of Human Actions in Creating and Solving Urban Water Problems | Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award/Lecture

Wednesday, October 26, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Cowles Auditorium, HHH School of Public Affairs

Professor Sarah E. Hobbie, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, receives this award and presents her creative whole-watershed approach to understanding and solving the problem of impaired water quality in cities. RSVP encouraged here.


Feminist Friday: Art of Arguing

Friday, October 28, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 101 Walter Library

What can we do when friends' or family's words wound or leave us vulnerable? Do we want to be right, or effective? Can we be both? Learn how to navigate those difficult conversations with dignity and respect. Facilitated by Katie H. Eichele, Director, The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education. RSVP encouraged here.



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

Tuesday, November 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Student Center

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:


Feminist Friday: Anything But Human - Media Coverage of Women Athletes of Color
Friday, November 4, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., 101 Walter Library Co-sponsored with MCAE
Media coverage often takes away the humanity of women athletes of color. Cydney Gaines, Multicultural Associate, MCAE, shares how women athletes of color are often described in deeply problematic ways, and how this contributes to misogynistic, racist, and biased views of women of color in sports.
RSVP encouraged here.


Election Day

Tuesday, November 8

Click here to register to vote, learn where you vote, and get ready to exercise your right to vote!


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

Wednesday, November 16, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Northrop Auditorium

See earlier workshop on November 1 for details.

RSVP required:



Feminist Friday: Disability Justice is a Feminist Issue

Friday, December 9, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 101 Walter Library (note new location)

Co-sponsored with Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Disability Resource Center

Angela M. Carter, Graduate Instructor & Ph.D. candidate, GWSS. introduces disability as a social justice issue, explores the history of disability and feminist movements, and offers concrete ways we can work toward disability justice in our everyday lives. RSVP encouraged here.

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