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Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative

Level Up! provides a safe space for women and minority gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. During each meeting we will play games, discuss topics (like online toxicity, character development, gamer identity, and common tropes) and strategize how to make our community more inclusive.

Each meeting will start off with 45 minutes of social time, game playing, and current events. Followed by discussion of the days topic(s) and ways in which each of us can improve our community.

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Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative

Upcoming Event:

  • Monday, September 4 - Life is Strange: Before the Storm Launch Party - Starting at 1:00pm
    • Come on down to the Women's Center and play along with staff as we return to Arcadia Bay in the prequel to the critically acclaimed title, Life is Strange. Get pumped up for our September 4th event by checking out the trailer, here, and the following synopsis; "Life is Strange: Before the Storm features Chloe Price a 16 year-old rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret it takes their new found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons."

Fall meeting times TBD.

Past Topics:

  • Women and minorities in game development
  • Female and minority streamers, let's players, and online players
  • Sex in video games and women as reward
  • How video games portray mental illness
  • Gamer identity and stereotype threat

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Contact Us

UW Oshkosh Women’s Center
717 W. Irving Ave. · Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0963
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Summer 2017 Hours

12:00-4:00 PM

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh — Where Excellence and Opportunity Meet.