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Fall 2017 Women's Center Events

Date/Time/Place  Event

September 5 - October 18

Red Zone Activities

The Red Zone is the first six weeks of the academic year where it is believed that students are at the highest risk of experiencing sexual assault. Check out the Red Zone website for more information on events.

A vision wall will also rotate around campus during the Red Zone. When you see it, help us build a collective response to the following prompt: Imagine a world without sexual violence. What’s different?

Co-Sponsored with: Equal Opportunity and Access, Counseling Center, Campus Victim Advocate, Residence Life, Dean of Students, Student Health Center, Reeve Union, LGBTQ Resource Center, Student Support Services, CARE, UMatter, CALM, Women’s Advocacy Council

Monday,
September 18

Women’s Center


12:40-1:40 p.m.

#MasculinityMonday


Are you ready to challenge man box culture on campus? We invite you to join these open conversations about masculinity led by masculine-identified staff and students. All who wish to discuss masculinity are welcome.

Co-sponsored with: Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Student Health Center/Health Advocates

Tuesday,
September 19

Women’s Center

6:30-8:00pm

Color-Brave Community Read: Born A Crime

Book description from Trevor Noah's website:

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood is the compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of a young man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed—from one of the comedy world’s brightest new voices andThe Daily Show host Trevor Noah. 

Reading Assignment: Part III

Join us for a discussion of the reading assignments and for connections to our local community! 

Co-Sponsored with Fit Oshkosh

Thursday,
September 21


Everywhere


All Day

RAINN Day

RAINN Day is an annual day of action to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses.

Join us September 18-21 in the Reeve Union Concourse from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to decorate ponchos. Then wear your poncho on the 21st to show your support for RAINN Day and help us raise awareness about sexual violence on campus. Rain boots, rain jackets, and umbrellas are encouraged!

Part of Red Zone programming.

Thursday,
September 21

Sage 1210

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Panel on Popular Culture: Sexual Violence in the Media

Does the long-running TV show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit accurately portray sexual violence? What about the Netflix Original 13 Reasons Why? We will explore these questions and more with local sexual violence experts. Panelists include Dr. Chris Rose (Criminal Justice Department), Brenda Doolittle (Aurora SANE Program), Mike Bartlein (UWO Police), Eric Sparr (Winnebago County), Shaniqua Crawford, J.D. (Equal Opportunity and Access), and Marianne Radley (Reach).

Part of Red Zone programming.

Friday,
September 22

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Women Adventure Outdoors: Kayaking


Grab a paddle and join Student Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Center as we explore the Fox River by kayak! All equipment will be provided. This free excursion will be led by female-identified staff.

Email oac@uwosh.edu to reserve your spot.

Thursday,
September 28

Reeve Ballroom A (227A)

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Healthy Sexuality Open Session

This interactive peer-led session will help you explore what healthy sexuality means, learn about your personal sexual boundaries, and how to communicate those boundaries with your sexual partner(s).

Part of Red Zone programming.

Tuesday,
October 10

Grass area outside of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center

5:00-6:15 p.m.

Body Positive Outdoor Yoga

Being outdoors with the Fox River as the backdrop will help you center your mind and combat negative thoughts. This body positive outdoor yoga session will focus on building a healthy relationship with your body. Bring your own yoga mat or towel! All levels welcome. If the weather is not suitable for outdoor yoga, check our Facebook page for updates.


Part of Red Zone programming.

Wednesday,
October 11

Reeve Theater (307)

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion Film: Ovarian Psycos

Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. The film rides along with the Ova’s, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time.

Co-Sponsored with: Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Student Organization for Latinos, Student Recreation/Outdoor Adventure Center, Women’s Advocacy Council

Monday,
October 16

Women’s Center

12:40-1:40 p.m.

#MasculinityMonday

Are you ready to challenge man box culture on campus? We invite you to join these open conversations about masculinity led by masculine-identified staff and students. All who wish to discuss masculinity are welcome.

Co-sponsored with: Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Student Health Center/Health Advocates

Wednesday,
October 18

Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Take Back the Night

Join partner agencies and Fox Valley citizens for the 27th Annual Fox Valley Take Back The Night (TBTN) and stand up to violence. This night is part of local efforts to raise awareness, spotlight allies, support survivors and remember those lost to violence. All attendees are encouraged to make ending domestic and sexual violence a lifelong commitment. For more information visit, http://tinyurl.com/Fox-ValleyTBTN.

Co-Sponsored with: Reach Counseling Services, Oshkosh Police Department, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc., and UW Oshkosh offices and departments including CARE (Campus for Awareness and Relationship Education), Counseling Center/Campus Victim Advocate, University Police

Friday,
October 20

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Women Adventure Outdoors: Mountain Biking

No mountain required for this adventure. Student Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Center and the Women’s Center will be exploring Aurora Alley on mountain bikes! All equipment will be provided. This free excursion will be led by female-identified staff.

Email oac@uwosh.edu to reserve your spot.
Monday,
October 30

Sage 1210

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Color-Brave Community Conversation: Race, Gender, & Video Games

Most Americans are not aware of the negative representations of racial minority groups and women in video games. In this Color-Brave Community Conversation we will explore these negative representations as well as the encouraging trend toward positive representations of racial minority groups and women. We will conclude with action steps to change the narrative!

Co-Sponsored with Fit Oshkosh

Friday,
November 3


Reeve Theater (307)


3:00-5:00 p.m.

Two-Spirit

In this introductory session, we will trace some of the historic roots and shed light on the commonly misunderstood aspects of the beliefs and non-binary identities that led to the adoption of the term “Two-Spirt”. We will also discuss how tribal groups held (and hold) fluid gender roles and identities in sacred regard.

Co-Sponsored with: American Indian Student Support Services/ITSO, LGBTQ Resource Center, Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, Women’s Advocacy Council

Friday,
November 3

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Women Adventure Outdoors: Climbing


Join Student Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure Center and the Women’s Center as we climb to new heights! All equipment will be provided. This free excursion will be led by female-identified staff.

Email oac@uwosh.edu to sign up in advance or just show up!

Wednesday,
November 8

Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Ballroom

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Titans Take Action

We are calling Titans to action to #SetTheExpectation that sexual assault and physical violence are NEVER okay. This call-to-action will begin with Brenda Tracey’s inspirational story of resilience and recovery as a survivor of gang rape and sexual abuse and her subsequent activism. Participants will then engage in roundtable discussions about masculinity and its connection to sexual violence. Discussants will be male-identified members of UWO. Participants will identify and take with them an action plan for creating a community that Voices of Men envisions, one where the expectation of Titan culture is marked by healthy manhood and treating all people with dignity.

Monday,
November 13

Women’s Center

12:40-1:40 p.m.

#MasculinityMonday

Are you ready to challenge man box culture on campus? We invite you to join these open conversations about masculinity led by masculine-identified staff and students. All who wish to discuss masculinity are welcome.

Co-sponsored with: Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Student Health Center/Health Advocates

Tuesday,
November 14

Reeve Ballroom

7:00 p.m.

The Exodus Road: David Zach

David Zach is an advocate in the fight against human trafficking. He spends time overseas with the abolitionist group The Exodus Road in brothels and clubs in red-light districts where underage girls and boys are sold by the hour. His role while undercover is to identify instances of minors being sold and to capture actionable evidence of their trafficking using covert gear. That evidence is used to make rescues and arrests in partnership with local authorities. The idea that ordinary human beings can impact change for freedom and justice is central to the message David brings to audiences across the world.

Co-Sponsored with: Speaker Series

Wednesday,
November 29

Reeve Ballroom B&C

7:00-8:30 p.m.

You. Me. We. An Interactive Program on Racism, Sexism, and LGBTQ Issues

Presented by GTC Dramatic Dialogues, You. Me. We. begins with a monologue that exposes the often-unintentional ugliness of prejudice, setting the stage for a lively discussion of diversity. Then in two scenes, we follow students as they attempt to navigate the sometimes-difficult terrain of multicultural campus relationships. During talkbacks, students can confront the characters and voice their own opinions on issues of race, sex, sexual orientation, and gender.

Co-Sponsored with: LGBTQ Resource Center, Men of Color Initiative, Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, Reeve Diversity & Inclusion Programs, Women’s Advocacy Council, University Police

Monday,
December 11

Women’s Center

12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

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.

Tuesday-Wednesday,
December 19-20

Women’s Center

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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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717 W. Irving Ave. · Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0963
Email: womenscenter@uwosh.edu
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Fall 2017 Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM -8:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

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