Happy Discover Exceptional Women Week!

We’ve got plenty of ways to celebrate this week, starting today from 2:00-4:00 p.m! Head on over to the Women’s Center Open House in 41 Appleby Hall. Stop by and learn more about the Women’s Center and our staff!

What else is happening this week?

AHA! (Appleby Hall Art) Gallery Opening
When: Tuesday, September 24th at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Appleby Hall Art Gallery, Ground Floor
What: Art Gallery featuring the work of Dona Schwartz, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

How to Survive and Thrive in University Mathematics
When: Tuesday, September 24th at 12:20 p.m.
Where: 41 Appleby Hall
What: Join mathematics faculty, Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) staff, and MCAE tutors for a conversation about student experiences and strategies for success in university mathematics from college algebra and precalculus to calculus and beyond. Whether you are preparing for a mathematics-intensive major or just have one or two required courses, this is the workshop for you!

Women’s* Self-Defense Class: Discover the Strength Within You!
When: Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: W120 Boyton Health Service
What: Join the Women’s Student Activist Collective for a free, open self-defense class with an instructor from FEMA: Five Element Martial Arts and Healing Center. Limited Space! RSVP to wsac@umn.edu.
*all genders welcome

Feel Better Fast
When: Wednesday, September 26 at 12 p.m.
Where: 135 Nicholson Hall
What: Do you need more stress management skills? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed by the demands of the semester? Do you want to learn fast and effective ways to manage stress and practice general self-care? If so, this is the workshop for you! Learn ways to FEEL BETTER FAST. Join us for a two hour workshop that will teach you techniques on stress management, relaxation, mindfulness, and general self-care.

“I Didn’t Think This Could Happen…”: Affected by Trauma
When: Wednesday, September 26 at 12 p.m.
Where: 325 Coffman Memorial Union
What: The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education sponsors this presentation and Q&A with Dr. Patricia Frazier and a student panel that examines the prevalence and effects of stressful and traumatic events in the lives of students and presents findings on online intervention strategies.

P & A Women’s Reception
When: Thursday, September 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Cargil Building (St. Paul Campus)
What: Please join other Professional & Administrative (P&A) women to network and share common concerns. Guest speaker: Kris Lockhart, Associate VP for Equity and Diversity, on women’s leadership at 4 PM. Refreshments included. Sponsored by the P&A Women’s Council. RSVP online.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women’s Equity
When: Thursday, September 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center
What: Register online at diversity.umn.edu/workshopsandtrainings

Preparing for Difficult Conversations
When: Thursday, September 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: 375 Peik Hall
What: Preparing for a difficult conversation can be a challenge for anyone- but it doesn’t have to be. This workshop will help participants think about and prepare for difficult conversations in a productive way. Participants will walk through a planning process for addressing difficult situations and will leave with a framework and resources that can be used to address future issues. Sponsored by the Student Conflict Resolution Center.

Hands in Our Hair
When: Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 11 Appleby Hall
What: This is an opportunity for women of color to get together and talk about hair: the struggles with and joys of our hair, what we put in our hair, and what our hair tells other people about who we are. Sponsored by University Women of Color.

WIIFM: What’s In It For Men?
When: Friday, September 28 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: 210-215 Donhowe
What: How can men could benefit from gender equity? Share your ideas and discuss future initiatives with the newly-formed University Men’s Network. (Intended audience: male and male-identified staff, faculty and students.)

For more information and for a full list of upcoming events, check us out here.
Happy Women’s Week!

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