Letter from the Director
We have an exciting semester planned at the Women’s Center and I hope that you can join us for our various events. We are proud to reintroduce our film series (cosponsored by Diversity and Inclusion Programs), as well as our Crucial Conversations program, which occurs on the second Tuesday of each month.
We’re also introducing panels on popular culture this term, because we want to discuss the success of 50 Shades of Grey and all-female roller derby to see how popular culture shapes our ideas on women and gender. We are also pleased to offer an empowering children’s story hour in March as part of Women’s History Month. Finally, we’ll be offering brown bag lunches specifically designed for faculty and staff on campus, but open and useful for students and community members to attend.
We are eager to work with others on campus to utilize the Women’s Center as your place – where you can connect, serve and lead on campus and in the community.
We will host two Women’s Studies organized Brown Bag Lunches. We are working with Titan Athletics, the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Women’s Advocacy Council, the LGBTQ Resource Center, and CARE to organize Oshkosh’s first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event, which is the men’s international march to stop rape, sexual assault & gender violence. We are also developing a stronger relationship with the LGBTQ Resource Center on campus, and are working with them on an immigration panel for April 17th in Reeve 307 from 6-7pm (more details forthcoming).
We are developing, with Learning Technologies, a session for faculty on diversity and inclusion in online communities. We are also partnering with various groups on campus to bring salary negotiation workshops to our students.
I am proud to be a member of the Gender Equity Council (which has organized listening sessions at the Women’s Center in February), and a co-advisor of the Women’s Advocacy Council (who are bringing renowned poet Andrea Gibson to campus in March for a performance and workshop).
Please take the opportunity to visit the Women’s Center and tell us what we can do to support you. We serve students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, in working towards gender equity. We can assist you with educational program development related to our mission, and visit your class or organization to talk about the services provided by the Women's Center.
The Women's Center is your place and we look forward to meeting you soon!
M. Geneva Murray, PhD
Women's Center Director