Author: Kathy Fischer

Suicide Prevention Week 2016

Field of Memories Monday 9/26/16 – Friday 9/30/16, on the Student Union Lawn The Be Aware Show You Care Flag Exhibit is a powerful and poignant visual display representing the 1000+ suicides that occur on U. S. college campuses each year. Come and personalize a flag to show your support and awareness or honor a […]

Women in STEM (WiS) Mentoring Program Seeking Mentors

Women in STEM (WiS) Mentoring Program of the Women’s Center is an initiative designed to support underclasswomen pursuing STEM degrees through the mentorship of their upperclasswomen peers.  We are searching for a dedicated group of proactive and committed mentors to guide and encourage our mentees. The program spans the full 2016-2017 academic year and is […]

Women’s Advance Conference – Registration Open!

The UConn Women’s Advance Conference is a professional development opportunity for women staff and faculty at all levels of the University that is designed to expand skills, increase knowledge, and enhance networks to promote a more inclusive and supportive working and learning environment at the University.  Thursday, May 12, 2016 UConn Storrs Campus President of […]

LUNAFEST – Film Festival

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 5pm Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center   LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season’s program of six selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly […]

Women’s Day at the Capitol – Intersectional Feminism 101

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:30am-2pm in Old Judiciary Room, 3rd floor, State Capitol building    Monica Raye Simpson and Reia Chapman from SisterSong   What is intersectional feminism? “The view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity. Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated, but are bound together and influenced […]

Get In Formation: Finding the Feminism That Fits You (And the Rest of The World, Too!)

Tuesday, March 1, 6pm Student Union Theatre   Join us on for the Women’s Herstory Month Opening with Jamilah Lemieux.  She is the Senior Editor at EBONY, the magazine of record for African-Americans since 1945. An outspoken champion of Black women and girls, Jamilah is also a fierce advocate for racial equality, social justice and […]

Amplifying the Voices on the Ground

Join us for an evening of dialogue, networking and inspiration. Saturday, March 5 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will begin at 5pm with a panel discussion, in the Jorgensen Gallery.  Our goal for this forum is to center issues for communities that are traditionally marginalized; to make visible barriers to […]

Faith & Feminism

Join us this Thursday, 2/11 at 5pm in Laurel Hall 101, as we discuss the following question: What are the most pressing issues at the intersection of faith and gender, and how can women of different faiths and views derive strength and meaning from their respective religions? The panel will be moderated by Venida Rodman […]