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Programs & Events

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Upcoming Events and Programs


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The Vagina Monologues

The UC Women’s Center, STREngTH, and the UC Feminists proudly present the production of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. The production will take place on Friday, February 16th and Saturday February 17th, 2018 at 7pm in Zimmer Auditorium. This play features a gathering of women’s voices from different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. The play is free to those with a UC ID and $10 for the public.


Vagina Village

Before the production STREngTH will be hosting the Vagina Village, this space provides an opportunity to highlighting the work of several student and community organizations.

·         Women’s Center

·         1in3 and UC Feminists

·         Planned Parenthood

·         Women Helping Women and Take Back the Night

·         YWCA

·         It’s On Us UC and The Student Wellness Center


As a content warning, this play does cover some sensitive material, we encourage folxs to take care of themselves throughout the production as needed.



The closest parking garages to Zimmer is Campus Green and Woodside Drive, the following are the parking rates:


0 - 1 hour


1 - 1.5 hour


1.5 - 2 hours


2 - 2.5 hours


2.5 - 3 hours


3 - 24 hours

$10.00 (Maximum)


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The 2nd Annual Black Feminist Symposium, a one-day conference that focuses on Black feminist activism, leadership, and research, provides students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Cincinnati community with an opportunity to engage with each other about Black womanhood and feminism. This year's ("For the Love of Black Women") honors and celebrates all Black women (cis, trans, and non-binary). Our primary goal for this event is to provide all attendees an opportunity to engage with each other about race, gender, and the diverse meanings of feminism. Dr. Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor at Ohio State University will deliver our keynote address. She specializes in African American women’s history, black popular and expressive culture, black feminism(s), hip hop studies, critical race and gender theory, and sexual politics. 

In partnership with Student Activities and Leadership Development, African American Cultural Resource Center, LGBTQ Center, The Graduate School and more.

Sponsored by: UC Women’s Center, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies, Center for Race, Gender, & Social Justice, Rowe Center for Women in Engineering, Africana Studies & Department of Sociology


If you have any questions contact Rosalyn Collins at robinr5@ucmail.uc.edu

BFS Schedule 2018

For the Love of Black Women

Our Annual Black Feminist Symposium

Friday February 23, 2018

Tangeman University Center

766 UC Main Street

Cincinnati OH 45221


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM                  Registration and Breakfast              TUC 400 A&B


9:40 AM – 10:30 AM                Session One

We got this Sis: Life after Graduation

Must We All Be Queen Bey?: A Black Girl's Quest for Total Domination.

Jezebels, Thots, and the Strong Women Who Raised Them: Barriers to Help after Violence

The Silencing of the Hoodrat

Unlocking the Resilience Code

Black Feminist Allyship:

·         Don't Try Me, Try Jesus

·         Who Will Stand With Us: Ally-Ship and Ending Violence Against Black Women


10:45 AM – 11:35 AM              Session Two

You Are More Than a Consumer

Black Woman and Cincinnati Politics

Speaking Our Truths: Black Women’s Mental Health and Wellbeing”

Black Veganism: Decolonizing the Mind, Body, and Spirit through Your Fork

How to Write Cuil

Black Feminist History:

·         Pleasure, Sexual Learning, and Historicized Trauma in the Afterlife of Slavery

·         Decontrolling Images in the French Caribbean: (Re)writing of the Pétroleuse Lumina Sophie’s participation in the 1870 Insurrection of the South in Martinique”


11:50 PM – 12:40 PM               Session Three

N!qq@ You Don't Love Me

Black Girl Magic: When Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire Can’t Save 'Em

STEMinism Where Black Feminism Meets STEM

Black Women's Mental Health: The disparities that black women face in the healthcare system and why it matters.

Black Women’s Political Activism & Their Psychology: Examining the Need for Therapeutic Self Care

Black Feminist Survival:

·         Intentional Self-Love

·         The Queen that spaces: Controlling images in anticipatory motherhood


12:45 PM – 3:30 PM                 Lunch with Keynote Address                       Great Hall

Opening Remarks

University Welcome with VP Student Affairs, Debra Merchant

Acknowledgement of Sponsors & Partners

Arts Performance by Black Arts Collaborative

Speaker Introduction with Gabrielle Simmons

Keynote Speaker with Dr. Treva Lindsey

Closing Remarks





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Recurring Center Programs


Soul Cafe


Love Your Body Week

Feminist Snack Break

An hour of intentional community time with snacks and activities. Meet new students and grab a cup of coffee while getting to know the staff and other UC community members.

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Past Programs & Events


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Sexual Assault Awareness Week 2016 

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Toward a Gender inclusive Movement for Black Lives

April 12 2016 | 5:00 P.M. | 450 Lindner Center

This Talk Historicized the variety of ways that Black Women have been positioned in response to Black Freedom Movements, specifically how an investment in the politics of respectability breaks down in the current Movement for Black Lives.

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A one-day conference featuring workshops that promoted networking and peer-mentorship by introducing first-year women students to upper-class women, faculty, staff, and various campus resources. 

Saturday, September 24th 2016