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Fall 2017 Events



Lactation Advocacy Committee | monthly meetings***
Thursday, September 7, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., 109 Appleby Hall
The Lactation Advocacy Committee supports parents and advocates for lactation resources on campus. Everyone is welcome at the meeting, monthly on first Thursdays. 
***Note new time


Women’s Center and Feminist Ambassador Brigade (FAB) Open House 
Tuesday, September 12, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (drop-in) Women’s Center Study/Lounge (65 Appleby Hall)
Drop in to tour the study/lounge and learn about the Women’s Center and FAB, our student volunteer program. Treats provided!


Feminist Ambassador Brigade (FAB) Fall Training
Friday, September 15, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m., location TBD
To join FAB, students must register for and complete a 4-hour training, offered each semester!
RSVP required at


Our Voices: Indigenous Women and Women of Color Dialogue Group Kickoff 
Monday, September 18, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Drop in to this dialogue group centering women-identified indigenous students and students of color, co-sponsored with MCAE and Multicultural Student Engagement! Bi-weekly meetings starting October 2. For more details:


Appleby Hall Block Party
Tuesday, September 19, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Meet and make valuable connections with the faces of Appleby Hall. All are welcome. Stop by for free food, music, and a chance to win prizes. Initiated by the Office for Equity and Diversity and Office for Student Affairs.


P&A Women’s Council | monthly meetings
Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., 41 Appleby Hall
P&A Women's Council provides leadership to enrich the University environment for P & A women, through professional development, networking and advocacy. Everyone is welcome at the meeting, monthly on third Tuesdays.


AHA! Gallery Fall Art Show Opening
Wednesday, September 20, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Appleby Hall Ground Floor
Join us to celebrate the opening of “Other,” a gallery of paintings by Ph.D. student Saeide Mirzaei. Saeide’s artwork explores the experiences of immigrant women in the United States; each piece tells a story about the hardships of navigating this American life as a female “Other.” Enjoy treats and refreshments while mingling with the artist! 


Lunch-n-Learn with the Lactation Advocacy Committee
Friday, September 22, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., 3 Appleby Hall
Monday, September 25, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., 120 Coffey Hall
Find and share lactation advocacy resources, meet the LAC and learn about their efforts, and share any questions, concerns, or suggestions. All are welcome. 


Socially Awkward & Awesome
Tuesday, September 26, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
40, 41, and 65 Appleby Hall
Join the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life and the Women's Center for this student networking event! We’ll help ease the awkward tension of meeting new folks by offering small group activities, games, food & intimate space for conversation!



Dancing What’s There in Black & White: Triple Talaq and Other Issues Impacting Indian Muslim Women
Tuesday, October 3, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 101 University International Center
Co-sponsored with International Student & Scholar Services
Dr. Arshiya Sethi, Postdoctoral Fulbright-Nehru Fellow, gives a talk about a Dance Choreography called “Black & White”, which raises questions about the status of Indian Muslim women and the impact on them of the prevailing interpretations of Muslim personal law. RSVP encouraged here.


P&A Women’s Council | Fall Welcome & Networking
Thursday, October 12, 11:30 - 1:00 p.m., 101 Walter Library
Drop by to network with other P&A women (please bring some business cards if you have them!), hear about the work of the P&A Women's Council, and learn how you can be involved. Feel free to bring your lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided. RSVP encouraged here.


Celebrating Changemakers (formerly Celebrating University Women)
Thursday, October 19, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
Honor the recipients of Women’s Center-affiliated awards, grants, and scholarships! RSVP encouraged here.


Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity
Tuesday, October 31, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Northrop
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:



Dancing as Grass/rising relentlessly | Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar Award/Lecture
Co-sponsored with the University Libraries and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Wednesday, November 1, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Barker Center for Dance, Studio 100
Professor Ananya Chatterjea, Department of Theater Arts and Dance, receives this award and presents an excerpt from Shyamali (90 mins, Sept 2017), a dance piece about women's stories of dissent, speaking up, and refusing silence. This event asks audiences to respond to subjugated, embodied histories. RSVP encouraged here.


FEMME-inist Friday: The Politics of Femme Identities
Friday, November 10, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., 101 Walter Library
At this special collaborative edition of Feminist Friday, the Women’s Center and Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life explore the politics within the ever-present femme identities. In this discussion we look to highlight the experiences, stigmas, and intersections of femme-identified folk through an interactive exploration of identity development. 


November P&A Women’s Council | Career Panel
Tuesday, November 14, 11:30 - 1:00 p.m., 120 Andersen Library
Join the P&A Women's Council and colleagues across campus to learn about career pathways at the U. Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided. To learn more about the panel, click here. RSVP encouraged here.

Andrea Jenkins Lecture 
Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.,Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School
Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
Andrea Jenkins is a Minneapolis-based playwright, curator, visual artist, poet, writer, spoken word artist, performer, trans activist & alum of the U. This annual lecture honors Andrea and works to center the voices of queer and trans people of color.



Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity
Thursday, December 7, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., St. Paul Student Center
See earlier workshop for details.
RSVP required:


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