Calendar of Events

The WEC has events for Women's  Leadership such as: Women's History Month, Scholarship Application and Essay Workshops, and the WEC Book Club.

The WEC also has events for Gender and Sexual Violence Programs and Awareness such as: Consent Week, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Dating Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Weeks, and Bystander Intervention training sessions.

Upcoming Events

 

Audrie and Daisy

Monday, March 12

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Kiva, UCEN

This documentary examines the effect on families, friends and schools when young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. Program co-sponsored by Student Government.

 

Tradition and Modernity: A Javanese Dance Workshop

Tuesday, March 13

5:30 -7:00 PM

Happenings Room, UCEN

While held up as a traditional, classical form, Javanese dance nevertheless is always in a state of change. This workshop will focus on dance from Central Java’s court cities and on the interplay between tradition and innovation in classical Javanese dance today. We will begin with an overview of Javanese dance and its history before learning a contemporary dance as well as the context of its creation. Program facilitated by Zoe McLaughlin. Program co-sponsored by Anthropology Club, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Women's and Gender Studies, the Women's Educational Center and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

 

WEC Brown Bag Series - Invited But Not Welcomed: Women and Feminists in Academia, a talk with Dr. Heather Laube

Wednesday, March 14

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Intercultural Center, 115 UCEN

Bring your own lunch.  Beverages and desserts will be provided.

 

The B.L.A.C.K. Monologues (B.L.A.C.K. stands for Brilliant Light Appreciating Culture & Knowledge)

Wednesday, March 14

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Ballroom, Northbank Center

The performance will focus on artistically & directly addressing various -ISMs in 3 sections based off of the 3 poems: Countee Cullen's Incident – race; Sojourner Truth's Ain't I A Woman - what it means to be a Woman; Langston Hughes' I Too - what it means to be American. There will be refreshments and a facilitated discussion after the performance. Program sponsored by the Intercultural Center.

 

WEC Brown Bag Series - Issues Facing Women in Flint, Michigan Today, a talk with Dr. Otrude Moyo

Monday, March 19

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Intercultural Center, 115 UCEN

Participants will share and discuss  from their own experiences -“What are the five main issues facing you as a woman in Flint, today? And, what do “We” do about these issues?  Bring your own lunch.  Beverages and desserts will be provided.

 

The Embodiment of Circumstance: African Diaspora Women Poets

2018 African Diaspora Artist guest speaker: Ambassador Abena Busia

Wednesday, March 21

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Kiva, UCEN

Join us for a talk by Professor Abena Busia, the current Chair of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, co-director and co-editor of the groundbreaking Women Writing Africa Project. Busia is a daughter of the former prime minister of Ghana, currently, she serves as the High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Brazil. This event is also part of the African and African Diaspora Artist guest speaker series. For more information contact Department of Africana Studies at (810) 762-3353.

 

WEC Brown Bag Series - Women Prisoners: Neglected but Not Silenced, a talk with Dr. Kimberly Bender

Wednesday, March 28

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Intercultural Center, 115 UCEN

Bring your own lunch.  Beverages and desserts will be provided.

 

Anti-Pageant

Tuesday, April 3

4:30 – 6:00 PM

Kiva, UCEN

This is not your average pageant.  Join us as contestants give speeches about women’s history, #METOO, and women’s education.  Audience members will have a chance to chime in with an interactive trivia game.  A delicious dinner from La Marsa is included! Program co-sponsored by Student Government.