You are here: Home / Programs

Spring 2016 Women's Center Events

Check out our Spring calendar! We have another great semester planned. 

Looking for more Women's History Month programming?  Download out our full calendar of campus events here!

Date/Time/Place  
Event

February 13
Reeve Theater (307)
1:00 - 5:00pm

Elect Her Campus Women Win
Brought to Oshkosh by the AAUW, Running Start, and the Women’s Center, Elect Her emphasizes the importance of women in leadership by encouraging and training college women to run for student government and future political office. Participants practice hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers, and discuss research on women in government.

Register at http://tinyurl.com/ElectHerUWO.

Co-sponsored with Reeve Union, Women’s Advocacy Council, The Sisterhood, and Oshkosh Student Association

February 17
Reeve Theater (307)
6:00 - 8:00pm  

Feminist* Film Series: Vel Phillips
Discover how Vel Phillips rose to prominence as one of Wisconsin's great civil rights activists, achieving an impressive list of "firsts" as part of her legacy, including the first African American judge in Wisconsin and the first woman, and African American, in the nation elected to executive office in state government.

Co-sponsored with Reeve Union, Black Student Union and Fit Oshkosh; film courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television

February 23 and 24

Reeve Theater (307)
6:00 - 8:00pm

The Vagina Monologues

The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

Co-sponsored with the LGBTQ Resource Center, Women’s Advocacy Council, Dean of Student’s Office, and Reeve Union

March 2

Reeve Theater (307)
6:00 - 8:00pm 

Gwen Carr, Relentless: Women, (In)Visible Leaders

Gwen Leaffe Carr is an award-winning artist, musician, singer, writer, storyteller and lecturer on American Indian and Social Justice issues.  Join us for her performance of song and speech on her experiences as a Native American woman.

Co-sponsored with Inter-Tribal Student Organization and American Indian Student Services

March 8
Reeve Theater (307)
6:00 - 8:00pm

Feminist* Film Series: The True Cost
The True Cost is a documentary about the global impact of the fashion industry on the planet. Following the film there will be a talk back featuring Ivana Milosevic from the College of Business.

Co-sponsored with Reeve Union

March 9
Reeve Ballroom C
6:00 - 9:00pm
Panel* on Popular Culture: Craftivism

Crafts like embroidery, cross-stitch, and quilting have long been associated with women’s work, but not often thought of as a revolutionary approach to fighting for social justice. This interactive event, which will include the opportunity for you to make your own craft activism, will showcase the history of craftivism and DIY activism and how so-called women’s work can transform the way we think about activism.

Co-Sponsored with LGBTQ Resource Center, Women’s Advocacy Council.  More co-sponsors to be added.

March 10
Sage 1210
6:30 - 9:00pm

No Más Bebés

The inspiring true story of Mexican immigrant women who fought for justice after being coercively sterilized in the United States. A film screening and talkback with Academy Award nominated filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña.

Sponsored by the Women’s Advocacy Council.

March 11

Sage 2221

12:30 - 2:00pm

Panel: Women and Work I

Join African-American Studies for the first of two panel discussions on what labor is for women.  The panelists represent a wide-ranging set of perspectives, from dreams about the careers ahead to the costs of wage working while in school to understanding the complex role of women as the unpaid family meal providers in the US and internationally.  Cooking is labor, too, after all!  Don’t miss the second panel on Friday, March 18th.

Sponsored by the African American Studies Program.

March 14

Reeve Theater (307)

7:00 - 8:30pm

Marie Cartier, Baby, You Are My Religion: Gay Women's Voices Pre-Stonewall and the Emergence of Queer Theology

Artist, Author, Activist, and Scholar Dr. Marie Cartier illustrates how the American butch-femme bar culture in the mid-20th Century was a vibrant, sacred, and political space for its community and the birthplace of the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights before Stonewall.

Brought to you by the LGBTQ Resource Center. Co-sponsored by Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, Women's Center, University Speaker Series, Women’s Advocacy Council, and the LGBTQA+ Alumni Chapter

March 15

Reeve 306

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Start Smart programs empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

Co-Sponsored with AAUW, Wage Project, UW Credit Union, Reeve Union, Career Services, and the Office of Student Affairs

March 18

Sage 2221

12:30 - 2:00pm

Panel: Women and Work II

Join African-American Studies for the second of two panel discussions on what labor is for women.  The panelists represent a wide-ranging set of perspectives, from dreams about the careers ahead to the costs of wage working while in school to understanding the complex role of women as the unpaid family meal providers in the US and internationally.  Cooking is labor, too, after all!  

Sponsored by the African American Studies Program.

April 5
Reeve Ballroom
5:00 - 7:00pm

Creating Connections
Students of color, women, and LGBTQ students, employers want to meet you!

Brought to you by Career Services. Co-sponsored by the Women's Center. More co-sponsors to be announced.

April 20

Reeve 220

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Start Smart programs empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

Co-Sponsored with AAUW, Wage Project, UW Credit Union, Reeve Union, Career Services, and the Office of Student Affairs

May 4

Reeve Ballroom

4:30 - 7:00pm

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Oshkosh

The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence www.walkamileinhershoes.org 

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 gendered 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!

For more details and information on co-sponsoring, please visit the event page here


 

 


Document Actions

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