On a light blue background, white handwritten text says "Grieve on your own terms, in your own ways." A hand drawn white rose is blooming, with two petals falling down.

Nabra, Charleena, Philando.

We are saddened and outraged at the murders and injustices that unfolded over this weekend. Earlier today, the Gender and Sexuality Center and the Women’s Center held a space for folks to grieve and take care of one another. As other spaces are hosted on campus, we will share info about these gatherings via our…

Weekly Action: Make the World Better

We invite you to join us in making the world better, by taking a weekly action with the Women’s Center. Once a week, we’ll share an idea or two here, to help you get connected to resources to get involved, take action, and find community. Here’s a great read at Everyday Feminism about 4 Ways to…

Make the World Better: Weekly Action

We invite you to join us in making the world better, by taking a weekly action with the Women’s Center. Once a week, we’ll share an idea or two here, to help you get connected to resources to get involved, take action, and find community. This week, we encourage you to browse this resource for When…

Make the World Better: Weekly Action

We invite you to join us in making the world better, by taking a weekly action with the Women’s Center. Once a week, we’ll share an idea or two here, to help you get connected to resources to get involved, take action, and find community. This week, our weekly action is focused on the importance…

How to care for yourself when society values being busy

(Photo Source: https://phoenixrisingcollective.org/2015/09/01/its-time-to-let-go-heres-a-self-care-challenge-to-help-you-do-it/) A lot of the conversations that I have almost always includes the parties involved (including myself) describing and comparing just how busy our lives are. It’s almost as if our busy, chaotic lives should be worn as a badge of honor. Our society has put too much worth on being tired, unavailable,…

Equal Pay Day 2017

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. This year, April 4 marks the day that women, as a whole, catch up to men’s earnings – but the pay gap is even worse for women of color. AAUW also observes Asian American Women’s Equal…

Make the World Better: Weekly Action

We invite you to join us in making the world better, by taking a weekly action with the Women’s Center. Once a week, we’ll share an idea or two here, to help you get connected to resources to get involved, take action, and find community. You may have heard that March 27th was Muslim Women’s…

ICYMI: An Evening with Rep. Ilhan Omar

The Women’s Center hosted a talk on campus last night with Ilhan Omar, Minnesota House Representative for District 60B. Rep. Omar made history this past November as the first Somali-American, Muslim woman to hold an office at this level. Over 300 community members from the University of Minnesota and the Twin Cities joined us for…