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Contact the department about events, or to add your event at 218-726-7953 or wsumd@d.umn.edu

 

February

Spring Drag Show

Saturday, February 28th,  7-10 pm Kirby Ballroom

Enjoy performances by Drag Kings and Queens from the campus and community.Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

 

March - Women's History Month

Performers Wanted for International Women's Day

March 9th, 11 AM-1:00 PM

Bus Hub

The Women's Resource and Action Center is in need of volunteers for International Women's Day. If you are interested or for more info, please email wrac@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-6292 or stop by the WRAC office at KSC 266

Monday, March 2nd: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop: Power Shields

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

To give the students an opportunity to explore feelings and issues and gain self-awareness by creating a personal shield that symbolizes their power—abilities and strengths he/she has and/or hopes to have. A suit of armor or power shield will represent the emotional walls they have built in order to survive. To notice what the variety of tools he/she uses to operate in our world and cope with the things around them (i.e. stress, school, relationships, family, friends, bullying, etc.). To explore the difference between inner and outer strengths, what they expose to the world and what they are protecting or hiding inside. To explore the positive and negative aspects of having a suit of armor, and consider what it might be like to take it down. To notice the kind of boundaries one has or needs to have.
Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and North Central Windows Program

Wednesday, March 4th: Kirby Student Center 268; 12-1pm

Brown Bag Series: Feminism in Uruguay

Join us as we travel with Women’s Studies professor Tineke Ritmeester on her recent sabbatical in Uruguay studying feminist organizations. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.


Tuesday, Wednesday 4th, Kirby Commons, 10am-2:00pm

APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls and various flavors.
Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association.


Thursday, March 5th, SPHC 33, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center.


Monday, March 9th: Bus Hub; 10am-1:30pm

International Women’s Day:

During this event we will like to celebrate women from various backgrounds. We are in need of students who would like to participate during the event. Students can dress up or present artifacts from their different backgrounds or culture. If students are willing to perform poetry, music or dance, they should stop by the WRAC office at KSC 266 or email WRAC to sign up. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and Voices of African Women (WS 3750).


Monday, March 9th: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop: Funeral of the I Can’ts

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

To help each person, realize how much strength it took to survive their abusive situation. To affirm the power they have and took with them when they left. They DID NOT leave it behind. To say “goodbye” to their “I Cant’s” — the fears they face as they think about building a new life (I can’t drive, I can’t get a job, I can’t finish school, I can’t find a place to live, etc.) Studies from Keith and Whitaker (1981) indicate that “families change less and more slowly when children are not part of the process” (p. 244). Art and Play techniques can engage parents and children in enhanced communication, understanding, and emotional relatedness, and can assist facilitators in their important work, and thus should be considered a viable and pivotal part of the family healing. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and North Central Windows Program.


Wednesday, March 10th: Montague Hall 80; 7pm

Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels

Katja von Garnier's sexy, exuberant tour de force tells the amazing story of fierce young suffragettes fighting for a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Headlining the stellar cast are Hilary Swank as brainy, charismatic Alice Paul, and Frances O'Connor as smart, cheeky Alice Burns - real-life women who mobilized a defiant vanguard that gave Congress a run for its money. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.


Wednesday, March 11th: Montague Hall 70; 5:30pm

Film Series: Frida - A portrait of a woman

Narrated by Sada Thompson and commentary written by Hayden Herrera, this documentary explores Kahlo as the center of the Mexican renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. Not just as an artist, but as a tragic figure as it follows her painting career, her growing interest in politics and her turbulent relationship with her husband, Diego. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.


Monday, March 16th: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and North Central Windows Program.


Monday, March 23rd: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and North Central Windows Program.


Wednesday, March 24th: Kirby Student Center 268; 1pm

Film Series: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. She’s Beautiful takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Wednesday, March 25th, KSC 268, 12pm WRAC Brown Bag Women and Disabilities


Wednesday, March 25th: Montague Hall 70; 5:30pm

Film Series: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. She’s Beautiful takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.

“Women In” March 26th, 2015 7-8:30 PM

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

A panel discussion of women about why and how they chose their profession. This year the panel will be slightly different as it will have a focus on the new deputy police chief Ann Clancey and former police chief Scott Lyons. Her journey to get there as well as response from the rest of the force.


Monday, March 30th: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and North Central Windows Program.


Tuesday, March 31st: Montague Hall 80; 7pm

Film Series: Makers - Women Who Make America

Tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.

 

April

Saturday, April 4: Romano Gym, 5:30pm-9:00pm

47th Annual Feast of Nations

Featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe. Ticket prices: Children 7-17yrs and Students $10; Community Members and Others (staff & faculty): $15; Children 6 yrs and under Free. Tickets go on sale March 23 - Friday March 27th - 10am-2pm Across from the Kirby Bookstore Tabling. For more information please contact Kamila Xiong at xiong875@d.umn.edu

Ticket Prices: Children 7yrs + and Students: $10.00

Community Members and Others (staff & faculty): $15.00

Children 6 yrs and under: Free
Tickets go on sale: Monday March 23rd- Friday March 27th, 10am-2pm Across from Kirby Bookstore Tabling

For more information please contact Kamila Xiong at xiong875@d.umn.eduSponsored by UMD International Club

Tuesday, Thursday, April 2nd, Kirby Commons, 10am-2:00pm

APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls and various flavors.
Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association.


Monday, April 6th: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and North Central Windows Program.


Wednesday, April 8th, KSC 268, 12pm WRAC Brown Bag

Friday, April 10th - Sunday, April 12th, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, All Day

Upper Midwest Queer People of Color Conference

For and by QPOC communities in the Upper Midwest, this first annual QPOCC seeks to empower marginalized communities through education, advocacy, and community building. The mission is to organize an annual traveling Midwest conference for LGBTQ People of Color by creating a create a sustainable platform for QPOC voices, experiences and stories. The Upper Midwest includes cities and regions in: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota South Dakota and Wisconsin. The vision for this conference will be to build capacity for QPOC through connecting and strengthening ties. By sharing knowledge, best practices and education through discussions, tools learned from this conference will assist and aid QPOC to better navigate and bring excellence to the communities where we work, live and learn.

For more information, please contact Angie Nichols at anichols@d.umn.edu
Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

 

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