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April Events 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click here for community resources! 


92nd C-Ring Award Banquet

April 5, 2014
6p, Stratford Banquet Hall
*invitations required

C-Ring is an award given each spring to an outstanding graduating senior woman at UC. Selected by a diverse committee of UC faculty, staff, students and alumnae, the winner is announced at an annual event.

First given in 1922 by the Athletics Department to the best "all around gal," the C-Ring has evolved over the last 90-plus years to become an all-university award based on several rigorous criteria. The nominees must demonstrate a commitment to the betterment of our campus, community and the advancement of women. The recipient will be named at the annual banquet. For more information about the C-Ring Award, contact Ann Brown at 513-556-4401.


QueerCat Pride 2014

Begins week of April 7!

Check out the event detail on the UC LGBTQ Center website...just click here!

The Women's Center partners Soul Cafe with Queer Theology Wednesday April 9 from 10a-12p in the Women's Center. Join us for great discussion on accepting faith communities. 


UC Women's Center walks in MainStreet Stride

April 11, 2014
NOON on MainStreet
The MainStreet Stride is a campus tradition – a springtime foot parade of red and black. Student organizations, as well as students, faculty and staff representing offices across the university, dress up in their best (and often most creative) red-and-black spirit wear to parade their pride through campus. The parade begins on the plaza at University Pavilion and proceeds down MainStreet to the Campus Recreation Center. This year's theme is out of the world That's one small step for Bearcats, one giant stride for UC!

A free lunch is provided for the entire UC community in the Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium immediately after the parade, featuring a performance by the UC Bearcats Band, awards, and Student Government Inauguration.


Friday Night Chat (FNC)

April 11, 2014
4p-5:30p UC Women's Center, 571 Steger

Friday Night Chats provide a relaxed environment where students can come in, sit down, and chat about interesting topics with their fellow peers. The topics are selected by the participants and guest facilitators are often brought in to discuss the topics of the day. Friday Night Chats are held on a weekly basis, Friday afternoons from 4p-5:30p in the Women's Center. 

For more information about this program, please contact Kyanna Perry at perryk3@mail.uc.edu.


Cincy/NKY Take Back The Night 2014

April 24, 2014 6:30p
Begins at Newport Peace Bell, more direction below.

Theme: "Looking Back, Moving Forward" 

Mission: To increas the community's awareness about sexual assault while empowering, unifying, and freeing those who have survived incest, rape, or assault and honoring those who have not. 

Beginning at the Newport Peace Bell and marching to Sawyer Point for the Rally. Candlelight vigil will then walk back to the Peace Bell for close of event. 

For more information about Take Back The Night 2014, contact cincynkytbtn@gmail.com or visit www.cincynkytbtn.org 

March Events 

Women's History Month is drawing to a close. Don't miss this opportunity to join in the celebration by attending the following programs and events!

Click here for additional campus events honoring Women's History Month! 


Dada Rafiki: Sisters of Legacy Art Exhibit
March 24-27, 8a-8p
TUC Atrium

Dada Rafiki: Sisters of Legacy Exhibit Panel
March 26, 12p-1:30p
TUC 427 
*Refreshments served.

Experience Dada Rafiki: Sisters of Legacy Art Exhibit curated by Cincinnati artist Annie Ruth of the Eye of the Artists Foundation, on display in the TUC Atrium March 24-27. The exhibit uses photography and art work to share stories of area women who have made an impact on our society with their work in areas such as education, social justice, and politics.  

Join us Wednesday, March 26 in 427 TUC, for a noontime panel discussion featuring Dr. Marian Spencer who lead the 1952 NAACP efforts to desegregate Coney Island amusement park; Barbara Bonifas, former Western Council Girl Scouts CEO who led one of the largest Girl Scouts organizations in the U.S.; Maria-Rosa Arbona, a St. Ursula faculty member from the University of Madrid (Spain) who designed an Advanced Placement Biology course to encourage girls to enter science; and Annie Ruth, an artist, educator and former Taft Museum Duncanson Artist-in-Residence. We do hope you will take a moment to experience this exhibit and share it with others! 

Sponsored by UC Women's Center and MainStreet with additional support from UC Diversity Council, African American Cultural and Resource Center, and Ethnic Programs & Services. 


Lisa Factora-Borchers, author of Dear Sister speaks out
Reading and Discussion

March 25 from 3p-5p
4616 French Hall
*Food provided. 

Lisa Factora-Borchers is a Filipina writer and editor of the Dear Sister anthology. Lisa worked extensively with survivors of sexual violence in non-profits, coalitions, and university settings before applying her work to the literary world. She was an assistant editor at make/shift magazine and her work can be found in Left Turn, Critical Moment, and Bitch magazines. Join us for a reading and discussion of her work. 

Co-sponsored by UC Women's Center, Ethnic Programs & Services, and UC Feminists. 


A Woman's World: Sharing stories across generations
March 27 from 6p-8p
Peaslee Neighborhood Center
215 East 14th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Join us for an evening honoring women's voice across generations. Experience the power of stories through the writing, oral history, art and performances of women of all ages. Exhibits from: Rothenberg 5th grad girls writing group,Community Cohort Story Quilt, Women's Leadership Video, and Contact Center Street Theatre Performers. 

Partners: UC Women in Activism, The Contact Center, Rothenberg Academy, Miami University UTC, Mayerson Foundation, Dater Foundation, Catholic Campaign for Human Development. 

For more information contact Jai Washington at 513-621-5514.


$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop
March 27, 5p-7:30p
430 Teachers College

*Registration required. 

$tart $mart prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. According to AAUW research, just one year after graduation, women earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn, and the gender wage gap widens over the next 10 years. Click here to learn more about Start Smart at UC and to register for remaining sessions. 

If you have any questions about Start Smart at University of Cincinnati, contact Barbara.Rinto@uc.edu.