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Fall 2015 Women's Center Events

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

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September 15
Reeve Theater (307)
6:00 - 8:00pm

Feminist* Film Series: The Mask You Live In
Join us for a powerful discussion of what masculinity means, and how it can prevent men from reaching their potential or serve as an agent for social change.
Co-Sponsored with: Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Black Student Union, and American Indian Student Services Coordinator

Panelists: Courtney Bauder, Chris Annis, and Byron Adams.

September 21
Reeve Union
11:30am - 1:00pm  

No Make-Up Monday
Stop by our table in Reeve Concourse to take off your make-up and make a statement about inner beauty.
Co-Sponsored with: Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Women’s Advocacy Council

September 29th

Reeve 227


Speaker Series Presents: Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer, and activist, and the editor of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. As an undergraduate, Jaclyn thought she was too smart to become a victim of sexual assault – until another student proved her wrong. That experience eventually led her to become a student and instructor of IMPACT safety training.

September 30th


Albee Gymnasium

The Changing Climate for LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches: Progress and Persistent Challenges

Pat Griffin, brought to you by the LGBTQ Resource Center

Pat Griffin, the director of Changing the Game: The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Sports Project and author of Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport will speak about changing the sports climate for LGBTQ+ athletes and coaches.

Contact the LGBTQ Resource Center for co-sponsorship information. The Women's Center is a proud co-sponsor.

October 7

5:30 p.m.: Activities Fair, Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Ballroom

6 p.m.: Rally, Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Ballroom 

6:45 p.m.: March from the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center to share a moment of silence in front of Christine Ann Center and Winnebago County Courthouse and then to end at Reeve Union

7:15 p.m.: Gallery/Reception in Gail F. Steinhilber Art Gallery, Reeve Union

Bus transportation will be provided back to the Alumni Center starting at 7:45 p.m. (this will run every 15

Join us for the 25th Annual 2015 Fox Valley Take Back The Night (TBTN) which involves partner agencies and citizens from throughout the Fox Valley standing up to violence. We use this night as part of our efforts to raise awareness, to spotlight allies, support survivors and remember those lost to violence. We also will encourage all who join us to make ending domestic and sexual violence a lifelong commitment.

Sponsored by:  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 Violence Prevention Program, Fox Valley ROTC Battalion, Women's Center and University Police.

October 12
Reeve Theater (307)
6:00 - 8:00pm

Feminist* Film Series: The Hunting Ground
Take a stand to end sexual violence, and join us as we watch this film documenting sexual violence on college campuses, and how students are fighting to change the statistics. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion that highlights the actions that UW Oshkosh is taking to prevent violence on campus.
Co-Sponsored with: Reeve Union Diversity and Inclusion Programs and CARE

October 14

Reeve entrance (on the Polk Library side)


WAC-A-Scale and Love Your Body Day

Help the Women’s Advocacy Council challenge beauty norms and the reliance of a number on the scale to determine self-worth and health. This is an opportunity to smash and/or re-purpose a scale!

October 20
Reeve Theater (307)
6:00 - 8:00pm (central time)
Global Google Hangout: Fat Activism
Fat activism is a social movement challenging the stigmatization of fatness. This panel will look at activism, scholarship and personal experience, provoking discussion of what it means to call on a society to end body shaming.
Co-Sponsored with Reeve Union's Diversity and Inclusion Programs and co-hosted with Ohio University's Women's Center

October 29

Reeve 307


Beth Heuer, Healing a Wounded Heart

Beth Heuer is an alumna, and the former Human Resources Director at UW Oshkosh. She retired from UWO in 2009, but continues to take on many worthwhile projects, including developing her House of Roz jewelry business, founding Women Who Care--Greater Oshkosh Area giving circle and writing two books, including her 2014 combination self-help and memoir Healing a Wounded Heart: A Journey to Wholeness, Freedom and Joy.  She will share her personal story of rape during college and how she has healed her heart from this and other personal tragedies. During her 42-year professional life, Heuer helped others develop, learn and become more self-reliant and joyful in their lives.

Co-sponsored with Reeve Union’s Diversity & Inclusion Programs, Alumni Relations, the Counseling Center, and CARE.

November 3rd

Reeve 307


Voices Unheard: A Conversation Within Feminism and Womanism brought to you by the Women's Center, Women's Advocacy Council, and the Sisterhood

This program brings together two scholars, Beverly Guy-Sheftall speaking on Feminism and Clenora Hudson-Weems speaking on Africana Womanism, to speak to the differences and similarities between womanism and feminism. Join us for this thought-provoking discussion which will address issues of intersectionality, privilege within social justice campaigns, and the history of these movements.

Co-sponsored with Social Justice Club.

November 9
Sage 1210
6:00 - 8:00pm
Panel on Popular Culture: Women in Prison
Utilizing popular representation of women in prison, including Orange is the New Black, panelists will examine the real-life experiences of women in prison, including several recent Wisconsin cases where pregnant women were remanded or jailed (following a miscarriage).
Panelists include: Susan Rensing (Ph.D), Katherine Meine (MSN, CNM, APNP), and Ashley Lamers. Facilitated by Carmen Heider, PhD.

November 12

Reeve Theater (307)


Feminist* Film Series: Radical Grace

Radical Grace follows three fearless nuns who risk their place in the Catholic Church to follow another higher calling Social Justice.

Co-sponsored by Reeve Union’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs



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