How Do I Get Involved? Opportunities for Community Building with the Women’s Center

The Women’s Center recognizes how emotional this election has been for many students on campus. While we all heal and process in different ways and at different speeds, it is helpful for some students to get involved in their community as part of this healing process, so I would like to offer opportunities with the Women’s Center. If it is appropriate for you, I hope you find the Women’s Center a safe and supportive space to connect and build community during this emotional time.

If you are looking for short-term…

Sign up for our e-news: Simply join our e-news as a way to stay in the loop about resources and events.This is an easy way to learn about the Women’s Center without committing to anything right away. Sign up here! 

Feminist Fridays: Feminist Fridays are events held once a month to advocate for gender equity within our campus community. The speakers lead the space on specific issues of social justice and equity, which then leads into discussion for the whole group. Please use our Feminist Fridays as a space to both learn about important issues and build community! We only have one Feminist Friday left for Fall semester, which will be Disability Justice is a Feminist Issue on December 9th from 12:00-1:30 PM in Walter Library room 101. For more information, click here.

Study Lounge: The Women’s Center Study Lounge is located in 65 Appleby Hall, and is open to people of all genders. It is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please consider this a safe space to spend time throughout your week. Use it as a place of community, to talk to supportive people, to make yourself some coffee or tea, to color, to work on homework, or simply to relax. Members from the Women’s Center staff are almost always around for you to connect and talk to if you need any support.

Our Voices – Indigenous Women and Women of Color Dialogue Group: Feel free to drop into this dialogue group, which aims to support and engage in intersection of identities, foster a safe space for identity development, self-expression and self-reflection, and develop responsible leaders to advance the needs and enrich the experiences of indigenous women and women of color. Our Voices centers and prioritizes women-identified indigenous students, students of color, and multiracial students who are undergraduates at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. To learn more about the group, which meets every other Monday from 4:30-6:00 PM, click here

If you are looking for long-term…

Feminist Ambassador Brigade (FAB): This Women’s Center volunteer student group contributes to advancing gender equity for students, staff, faculty, and alumnae across identities by assisting with existing Women’s Center initiatives as well as developing their own passion-driven projects. Members of FAB are a committed cohort who serve as representatives of the Women’s Center. They are trained in the work of the Women’s Center, as well as on feminism and intersectionality, group communication, facilitation, and personal leadership development. The work of FAB will culminate in the earning of a Women’s Center certificate issued by the Director. FAB is open to members of all genders and identities! To learn more, please click here.

Blogging: Did you know that the Women’s Center has a blog? We provide this blog as a space to engage in discussion surrounding social justice issues. To learn more about volunteering as a blogger for the semester, please click here.

Looking for others ways to get involved in the community? Here are some ideas!

In Solidarity,

Women’s Center Staff

 

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