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Programs & Events

UC Women's Center offers Leadership and Engagement programming around feminist leadership development, sexual assault advocacy and awareness, and community building for social change. 

Upcoming Programs

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Women's History Month
Weaving the Story of Women's Lives
March 2015

Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month this March! More event details to come. For more information on Women's History Month, please visit the National Women's History Month project at www.nwhp.org.  

UCBA Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf

11:30 a.m., March 2, UC Blue Ash College, location confirmed upon registration 

UC Blue Ash College Multicultural Affairs will offer the program as a way to connect women of various cultures, backgrounds and religions. Women participate in the month long event that ends with a luncheon for all participants. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Online registration is available goo.gl/fTDHkz

For more info contact Corrine Witherspoon, UCBA Multicultural Affairs, at 513-745-5691 or witherce@uc.edu.

Faculty Against Rape: Research on and Political Organizing Against Campus Sexual Assault
4 p.m., March 3, Swift Hall, Room 500

Guest speaker will be Simona Sharoni, a feminist scholar, researcher, activist and professor of gender and women's studies at the State University of New York-Plattsburgh. Sharoni’s research and writing emphasizes the interplay between political violence and gender-based violence. She is the author of "Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Women's Resistance" and more than 50 refereed articles and book chapters. She is also one of the founders and leaders of the new national organization, Faculty Against Rape.

The event is sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center; the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Taft Global Studies Research Group; Taft Human Rights Group; and the UC Women’s Center

Gender, War, and Accountability: Palestinian Resistance and Feminist Solidarity

7 p.m., March 3, College of Law, Room 118

 Guest speakers will be Rabab Abdulhadi, associate professor of ethnic studies/race and resistance studies and senior scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative at San Francisco State University, and Simona Sharoni, a feminist scholar, researcher, activist and professor of gender and women's studies at the State University of New York-Plattsburgh. Abdulhadi is a co-founder and editorial board member of Islamophobia Studies Journal. She co-authored "Mobilizing Democracy: Changing US Policy in the Middle East," and served as co-editor of "Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence and Belonging," winner of the 2012 Evelyn Shakir National Arab American Nonfiction Book Award. Sharoni’s research and writing emphasizes the interplay between political violence and gender-based violence. She is the author of "Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Women's Resistance" and more than 50 refereed articles and book chapters. She is also one of the founders and leaders of the new national organization, Faculty Against Rape.  

For more info contact the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at womens.studies@uc.edu 

Women’s History Month Open House            

2-4 p.m., March 4, UC Women’s Center, Steger Student Life Center, Suite 571

The UC Women’s Center will host a casual open house celebrating Women’s History Month. Student and staff work will be showcased. Upcoming events for Women’s History Month will be previewed, including the release of the findings from the center's year long Program Review. Refreshments will be served.

For more info contact the UC Women's Center, 513-556-4401.

"Identity Collisions: Gender and Sexual Diversity Organizing in Africa,” Graduate Recruitment Weekend event 

3 p.m., March 6, Braunstein Hall, Room 301

Speaker will be Ashley Currier, associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

For more info contact Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at womens.studies@uc.edu

Second Annual Women of the World Conference

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 11, UCBA, Walters Hall, Room 100

The conference will have sessions and interactive opportunities designed to “Find your inner FIRE.” Sessions include: yoga and dance classes; holistic balance; women in leadership; Sisters in the Spirit; and more. For more information, go to www.ucblueash.edu/mca

For more info contact Corrine Witherspoon, UCBA Multicultural Affairs at 513-745-5691 or witherce@uc.edu. 

Soul Café: International Women’s Day Panel Discussion     

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 11, MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center

Hear from a panel of UC community members as they discuss issues impacting international women’s experience and representation today at this special International Women’s Day focused Soul Café experience. Bring your lunch. 

Event held in conjunction with Worldfest: A Cultural Celebration! Co-Sponosred with St. Monica-St. George.

For more info contact Brandy Turnbow at brandy.turnbow@uc.edu

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop      

March 26, time and location TBD

$tart $mart prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits.  This workshop is a collaboration between AAUW and the Women Are Getting Even Project, and it is offered by the UC Women's Center in partnership with the Graduate School. 

For more information on this workshop, contact Amy Howton at Amy.Howton@uc.edu

Black Women Revealed Showcase

5:30 p.m., March 27, African American Cultural and Resource Center

Sisters Impacting Sisters will host its fourth annual Black Women Revealed Showcase, which displays the beauty, talent and depth black women uphold in this community and beyond. This year's showcase theme is "Beauty is S.H.E." There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. before the program at 6 p.m.

For more info contact Tamar Kinebrew at 513-556-1177 or kinebrte@ucmail.uc.edu

The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality

4 p.m., March 30, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center

Guest speaker will be Suzanna Danuta Walters, professor of sociology and director of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Northeastern University. Walters’ work centers on questions of gender, sexuality, family and popular culture. Her most recent book, "The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality," explores how notions of tolerance limit the possibilities for real liberation and deep social belonging. Her other works include books on the explosion of gay visibility in culture and politics over the past 15 years; feminist cultural theory; mothers and daughters in popular culture; and numerous articles and book chapters on feminist theory, queer theory and LGBT studies, and popular culture. The event is sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center and the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

For more info contact the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at womens.studies@uc.edu.  

Women’s Center Program Review Open Forum

1:45-3 p.m., March 31, African American Cultural and Resource Center, Harambee Room

This public release of the Women’s Center Program Review findings and recommendations will serve as a chance for students to respond to the findings. Members of campus leadership are encouraged to attend.

For more info contact Amy Howton at Amy.Howton@uc.edu.

Transgender Day of Visibility: "Transamerica" film screening and dialogue            

7-10 p.m., March 31, MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center

"Transamerica" tells the story of a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual who takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. Speakers will be staff from the UC LGBTQ Center and UC Women's Center. The event is co-sponsored by the UC LGBTQ Center, UC Women's Center, GenderBloc and MainStreet Cinema.

For more info contact T.N. Vaught at vaughttn@uc.edu

Past Events

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Save the Date: VDay University of Cincinnati 2015 presents The Vagina Monologues

February 20 &21
UC Main Campus-Zimmer Auditorium
7:00pm-9:00pm

UC Feminists will be sponsoring a production of Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues. Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved with activism for this year's production. 

For more information about VDay at UC, click here! 


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Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group
First Meeting: February 12, 2014

This is a free and confidential support group for student survivors of sexual assault. The group will meet weekly on Thursday from 5:00pm-6:30pm. For more information, please contact the campus Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate Paisely Scarberry at scarbepa@mail.uc.edu or phone 513-556-4328. 

For more information on sexual assault support, click here.


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Free Screening of America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth
February 11
TUC Great Hall
7pm-9:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Free and open to the public!

Join us for a showing of America the Beautiful 3 and Q&A from the writer and director.  The third installment of the film series explores our nation's controversial and shameless sexualization of our youth.  Award-winning director Darryl Roberts explores the treacherous effects this has on not just our youth, but society as a whole.  Darryl Roberts is a writer, director and producer know for the America the Beautiful Series and film How U Like Me Know.

Attendee's will also have the opportunity to learn about campus and off campus body image and eating disorder resources available to them. For more information contact the Student Wellness Center @ 513-556-6124 or wellness.center@uc.edu.

Sponsored by:  Tri-State Eating Disorder Resource Team, Student Wellness Center, Campus Rec Center, Health Promotion and Education, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), UC Women's Center, and Resident Education & Development


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#UCItsOnUs-The Anita Hill Lecture on Gender and Justice with Wagatwe Wanjuki
Thursday January 29
African American and Cultural Resource Center (AACRC)
5:00 pm-6:30pm 

UC welcomes prominent feminist blogger and activist Wagatwe Wanjuki for the Anita Hill Lecture on Gender and Justice entitled “A World Free of Sexual Violence: Women of Color, Campus Sexual Assault, and Title IX” next Thursday, January 29, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the African American Cultural and Resource Center (AACRC)*. 

Wagatwe Wanjuki blogs at F#ck Yeah Feminists, one of the first and most popular feminist blogs on Tumblr, and her writing has appeared in various outlets, including PolicyMic, Feministing, and ESSENCE magazine. She has appeared on The Daily Show and Katie, and has previously served as the Online Community Manager at RH Reality Check. Currently based in New Jersey, she studies sociology at Rutgers University. Feminist Soapbox, Inc. chose the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to host this lecture and they and many other co-sponsors have helped make it possible. 

*Students and other interested people are also invited to an informal session with Wanjuki Friday, January 30, from 10am -11am in French West 4616/14.

Lynn Rosenthal

Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

UPDATED TIME: #ItsOnUs Open Forum will now begin at 11:45a! 

#ItsOnUs: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on Campus
Friday, November 21
TUC Great Hall
11:45a-12:45p
 This event is free and open to the general public.

The #ItsOnUs forum will serve as an opportunity to hear directly from the White House on current responses to sexual violence on campus including: White House Task Force recommendations, national responses to the recommendations, and the recently launched #ItsOnUs campaign.  This event continues the partnership of advocacy between students in the RECLAIM Peer Advocate program, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV), and the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault which began earlier this year as the recommendations were being developed.  The community is invited to join us as the discussion moves forward with the launch of the #ItsOnUs campaign.  

Click here to connect with #UCItsOnUs campaign!

This event is sponsored by the UC Women's Center, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Women Helping Women, The Graduate School, and the Office of the Provost.

For more information contact info@oaesv.org or phone 216-658-1381.

#UCItsOnUs

#UCItsOnUs MainStreet Pledge Drive
Thursday, November 20th
MainStreet across from TUC
11a to 3p

Make a commitment to help keep UC's community safe from sexual assault. This pledge is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but an active part of the solution. 

Have your It's On Us photo taken and pledge:

  • To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. 

This campaign and event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost in partnership with the UC Women's Center and Undergraduate Student Government.

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Elect Her/Campus Women Win Workshop
Saturday, November 8
African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC)
10a-4p

Elect Her — Campus Women Win is a daylong conference designed to give college women the concrete skills they need to be confident to run for student government. The event is co-hosted by the University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Student Government, Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL), the UC Women's Center and the AAUW (American Association of University Women).

For more information, contact brandy.turnbow@uc.edu 


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2014 CONNECT Conference
Sunday October 5
Stratford Heights Banquet Center
10a-4p

CONNECT Conference is hosted annually during the Fall and aims to connect First-Year women to Upper-Class women in leadership on campus. The conference serves to encourage First and Second-Year women to get more involved and take on leadership positions during their time at the university. This conference is open to Freshman and Sophomore Women. 

For more information, contact brandy.turnbow@uc.edu. 

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The Female Orgasm
Wednesday September 17
Zimmer Auditorium
7p-8:30p

The Female Orgasm combines sex education and women's empowerment with a hearty dose of laughter. The program brings a playful, honest approach to this topic, packing the house on college campuses. The Female Orgasm presenters are often complimented on presenting "sexy" material in a tasteful, appropriate manner; knowing that people who are well-informed about sexual topics are more likely to make healthy decisions about the risks associated with sex. The program is inclusive of people of all genders and sexual orientations.

For more information contact Amy.Howton@uc.edu. 

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RECLAIM Open House
Wednesday September 10
UC Women's Center (571 Steger Student Life Center)
5p-7p

Come meet the RECLAIM Peer Advocates and sign up for #ConsentCulture, the brand new, hour long program on the basics of consent! Advocates will be on hand to discuss the programming. #ConsentCulture is great for RA presentations, Learning communities, Greek communities, student orgs and can be tailored to fit the needs of your group. 

For more information contact scarbepa@mail.uc.edu. 


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#ConsentCulture Week 
Week of August 25-29
McMicken Commons
10a-5p

Consent-A verbal, ongoing, sober, yes to sex.  

The Consent Culture campaign is an initiative to start a campus-wide dialogue about healthy sex, and consent. It aims to bring the UC student community together to promote consensual sex, clear misconceptions, and raise awareness of the sexual assault advocacy resources available to students. Come sign the Pledge Board and take your #pledgeboardselfie to show your support for consensual sex and promote safety for UC!

Sponsored by DAAPCares, RECLAIM Peer Advocates, and Student Government. 


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Welcome Weekend
Wednesday August 20- Sunday August 24

Welcome your fellow Bearcats to campus! Catch the Women's Center Staff at the Bearcats go West Block Party Friday from 4p-7p. 

Click here for full calendar of Welcome Weekend events!