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Spring 2017 Women's Center Events

Date/Time/Place  Event

Tuesday, January 10

Hooper Community Building (36 Broad Street)

12:00-1:30pm OR 6:30-8:00 pm

Color-Brave Community Read: The Sisters Are Alright

Building from Fit Oshkosh’s first Color-Brave Community Read and the author’s visit to UW Oshkosh in October 2016, we are collaborating with Fit Oshkosh to facilitate a Color-Brave Community Read of Tamara Winfrey-Harris’s book, The Sisters Are Alright: Deconstructing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America.

The Color-Brave Community Reads will be held in the Hooper Community Building (36 Broad Street) on January 10, February 7, and March 14. Participants can choose to attend either of the two discussion times: 12-1:30pm or 6:30-8pm. Each session will include a featured reader, a local, influential Black woman who will read a passage from the section to be discussed and briefly reflect on that passage. 

Reading Assignment: Introduction, Chapter 1, Chapter 2

The book is available for purchase at Paper Tiger Bookstore, University Books & More, or online. If you purchase the book through Amazon, be sure to use Amazon Smile and select Fit Oshkosh as the recipient of the donation! Both Fit Oshkosh and the Women's Center have a copy in their respective libraries. 

This event is a collaboration between Fit Oshkosh and the UW Oshkosh Women's Center

Wednesday, February 1

Various Locations

Various Times

National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Expanding Opportunity

Let's get active and celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD)! For 31 years, NGWSD has empowered women and girls to get moving, embrace physical activity and push past their limits both in sports and in life. The courage, confidence and character gained through physical activity are the very tools girls need to become the strong leaders of tomorrow. Participate in our NGWSD Bingo to be entered to win great prizes! 

Co-Sponsored with: Student Recreation, Student Health Center/Health Advocates

Tuesday, February 7

Hooper Community Building (36 Broad Street)

12:00-1:30pm OR 6:30-8:00 pm

Color-Brave Community Read: The Sisters Are Alright

Building from Fit Oshkosh’s first Color-Brave Community Read and the author’s visit to UW Oshkosh in October 2016, we are collaborating with Fit Oshkosh to facilitate a Color-Brave Community Read of Tamara Winfrey-Harris’s book, The Sisters Are Alright: Deconstructing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. The Color-Brave Community Reads will be held in the Hooper Community Building (36 Broad Street) on January 10, February 7, and March 14. Participants can choose to attend the either of the two discussion times: 12-1:30pm or 6:30-8pm. Each session will include a featured reader, a local, influential Black woman who will read a passage from the section to be discussed and briefly reflect on that passage. 

Reading Assignment: Chapters 3-5

This event is a collaboration between Fit Oshkosh and the UW Oshkosh Women's Center

Monday, February 13

Reeve Union Ballroom

7:00pm

Craft Blowout 

Craft Blowout is the craft event of the semester! At the event, you’ll be able to create up to two free crafts of your choice (while supplies last)! Free with Titan ID to all students and guests.

Presenting Sponsor: Reeve Union Board

Co-Sponsored with: Women's Center

Thursday, February 23

Sage 1214

5:00pm

Women and STEM: Dr. Taviare Hawkins

Dr. Taviare Hawkins is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and specializes in computational methods and experimental biophysics. In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Hawkins will share about her journey to becoming the 50th Black woman in U.S. history to earn a PhD in Physics (she earned her doctorate in 2009).

Co-Sponsored with: UW System Women and Science Program, Black Student UnionFit Oshkosh

Monday, February 27

Reeve Union Theater (307)

6:30pm

Global Google Hangout: Black Cyberfeminism 

Join us to learn from scholars and gamers who deconstruct the intersecting oppressions Black women experience in virtual spaces. Dr. Tressie McMillan Cotton, Melissa Brown, and Dr. TreAndrea Russworm will guide us through a discussion about the intersection of race and gender in specific video games and the broader virtual community.

Co-Sponsored with: Black Student UnionFit OshkoshLGBTQ Resource Center

Thursday, March 2

Reeve Union Theater (307)

5:00-7:30pm

Diversity and Inclusion Film Series: Dream, Girl

After quitting her 9 to 5 to make a movie and launch her own company, Erin Bagwell discovers what it really takes to be a successful founder. The film focuses on five entrepreneurs Mariama Camara, Komal Minhas, Annie Wang, Joanne Wilson and Clara Villarosa. We hear their experiences as female entrepreneurs, from being underestimated by their male counterparts, to getting the courage to take the leap and quit their nine-to-fives, to finding funding and financing for their start-ups, and taking a break from their careers to focus on their families. Each woman has an authentic story unique to her individual experience, yet we learn our stories are interconnected in ways that uplift us all, in business and in life.

There will be a networking and pizza event following the film!

Co-Sponsored with: Reeve UnionCollege of BusinessInternational Business Club, African American Studies Program

Friday, March 3

Reeve Union Ballroom

8:30pm

Titan Nights: Professional Dress Fashion Show featuring Katie Manthey

Are you ready to dress professional during your internship or after graduation? During this event Titan models will assemble professional outfits from the Career Closet while we explore how narrow definitions of professional dress can be oppressive for many minority populations. Our emcee for the evening will be Katie Manthey, creator of Dress Profesh.

Co-Sponsored with: Reeve UnionCareer Services, African American Studies Program, LGBTQ Resource Center

Monday, March 6

Evergreen Retirement Community

1:30-3:00pm

Women in Sports Today: A Presentation for the Learning in Retirement Community

Since Title IX was passed in 1972, the number of intercollegiate female athletes has risen from 16,000 to 200,000. Title IX has undoubtedly increased the number of sport participation opportunities available to girls and women. But what is the overall status of women in sports today? Unfortunately, gender equity has yet to be realized. The number of women coaches has declined since the passing of Title IX and women are still severely underrepresented in leadership positions within sport. If we look beyond the United States, we can see that the disparities are even greater in many countries. In this talk, Dr. Johnson will share about the current status of women in sports in the U.S. and will also share about her research on women's sport in Uganda (East Africa). 

Wednesday, March 8

Sage 1214

12:40-1:40pm

International Women's Day: UW Oshkosh Faculty Feature

 This panel will feature UW Oshkosh faculty who are international scholars. Whether they grew up outside the U.S. or conduct research in countries outside the U.S., these faculty members will share about their journeys as female international scholars. Check back for confirmed panelists! 

Co-Sponsored with: UW System Women and Science Program, Model UN, Women's and Gender Studies

Tuesday, March 14

Hooper Community Building (36 Broad Street)

12:00-1:30pm OR 6:30-8:00 pm

 Color-Brave Community Read: The Sisters Are Alright

Building from Fit Oshkosh’s first Color-Brave Community Read and the author’s visit to UW Oshkosh in October 2016, we are collaborating with Fit Oshkosh to facilitate a Color-Brave Community Read of Tamara Winfrey-Harris’s book, The Sisters Are Alright: Deconstructing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. The Color-Brave Community Reads will be held in the Hooper Community Building (36 Broad Street) on January 10, February 7, and March 14. Participants can choose to attend the either of the two discussion times: 12-1:30pm or 6:30-8pm. Each session will include a featured reader, a local, influential Black woman who will read a passage from the section to be discussed and briefly reflect on that passage. 

Reading Assignment: Chapters 6 and 7, Epilogue

This event is a collaboration between Fit Oshkosh and the UW Oshkosh Women's Center

Tuesday, March 14

Reeve 306

5:00-7:00pm

Start $mart Workshop

Start Smart workshops are specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market. According to AAUW’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive. By using the skills taught in this workshop, you are prepared to

  • Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the gap early,
  • Improve your lifelong earning potential,
  • Articulate your value,
  • Build confidence in your negotiation style,
  • Sharpen your budgeting skills.

Register in advance here: http://tinyurl.com/StartSmartUWO

Facilitators: Chelsy Cegielski and Angela Victor of Career Services

Tuesday, March 28

Reeve Union Theater (307)

6:00pm

Panel on Popular Culture: Female Superheroes 

Over the next 5 years there are over 30 new superhero movies scheduled to hit theaters. Only 2 of those movies will feature a female lead. While there are some positive trends, such as the new Ms. Marvel being a Muslim-American woman or Wonder Woman's origin story reboot to include a female lover, more diverse conceptualizations of superheroes are still needed. Put on your cape and join us for a discussion on the representation of gender and diversity in superhero tales. 

Co-Sponsored with: LGBTQ Resource Center

Wednesday, April 5

Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Ballroom

7:00pm

Advocating for Gender Equity in Sport: Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Nancy Hogshead-Makar is a life-long advocate for access and equality in athletics. A scholar, an author, public speaker and activist, and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, she has a commitment to empowerment, using sport as a vehicle for social change. Hogshead-Makar leads Champion Women, a non-profit leading targeted efforts to advocate for equality and accountability in sport. 

Presenting Sponsor: Women’s Advocacy Council

Co-Sponsored with: Women's Center, Titan Athletics, CARE

Wednesday, April 5

Reeve Union Ballroom

7:00-9:00pm

UWOSH-Con

UWOSH-Con will take the form of a miniature comic con event. There will be crafts, games, and delicious food and beverages. Students are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters and enjoy chatting with others about the stories they love. 

The Women's Center will be selling bow ties at this event! 

Tuesday, April 11

Reeve Union Ballroom

5:00-7:00pm

Creating Connections

Students of diversity, employers want to meet you! At this event you will build multicultural communication skills and gain feedback from professionals. Dress code is business casual and there will be free hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Presenting Sponsor: Career Services

Wednesday, April 19

Reeve 306

5:00-7:00pm

Start $mart Workshop

Start Smart workshops are specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market. According to AAUW’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive. By using the skills taught in this workshop, you are prepared to

  • Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the gap early,
  • Improve your lifelong earning potential,
  • Articulate your value,
  • Build confidence in your negotiation style,
  • Sharpen your budgeting skills.

Register in advance here: http://tinyurl.com/StartSmartUWO

Facilitators: Danielle Jones, Assistant Dean of Students and Alicia Johnson, Women's Center Director

Saturday, April 29

Reeve Union Ballroom

1:00-4:00pm

Girls Around the World

Have you ever wondered what an average day in the life of a girl in a different country is like? What does she eat, what does she wear, and what does she read? How is the experience of being a girl in the U.S. similar to and different from being a girl in other parts of the world? UW-Oshkosh Quest III students will help Girl Scouts discover the answers to these questions and more!

Co-Sponsored with: University Studies Program, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Women's and Gender Studies Program

Wednesday, May 3

Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

4:30-8:00pm

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes(R) Oshkosh 2017

The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.

No matter whose shoes you're wearing, sexual violence affects everyone.

Whether someone is wearing heels and a skirt or sweatpants and crocs, there's no excuse for gender-based violence. To say that "immodest attire" invites rape is not only skirting the real issue, but it's insulting to men-as if seeing a bit of skin suddenly robs men of their better judgment. So, grab a pair of heels and come walk a mile with us to show that attire is not consent or an excuse!

Men are encouraged to wear high heels for this mile-long walk. Women are encouraged to come as they are (feel free to  wear heels, tennis shoes, flats, slippers, or whatever else you'd like). Participation is free, but we encourage donations to support Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services and Reach Counseling. Prizes will be awarded for most donations raised, highest heels, and more! 

Monday, May 8

Women's Center

Noon-Midnight

Finals Survival Night

If you need a place to study or de-stress, we are here for you! We will be staying open late and have coloring books, board and video games, and other activities to help get you through the stress of finals. Survival kits filled with goodies will be available, while supplies last.

Monday-Wednesday, 
May 15-17

Women’s Center

9:00am-4:00pm

Faculty and Staff Unwind 

We know students aren’t the only ones stressed at the end of the semester! Join us for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and a stress-free environment. Bring your colleagues and unwind while playing games, coloring, or just dropping by for a chat.

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