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Feminist Leadership Programs

Feminist Leadership and Activism

How you understand yourself as a person able to change the world we live in is based on your own world views. Theories, strategies and tools to change perceived wrongs in the world vary from person to person and shift throughout one’s own life based on life experiences, new theories, learning about historical events and analysis of the local and global context of the issues one is passionate about.

Using the Women’s Center’s definition of activism, working for and creating political and social change, our goal as a center is to facilitate the development of students’ own understanding of how to see themselves as political and social change agents.

It can be an empowering and triumphant feeling to be part of a movement and at other times it can feel exhausting and isolating. The Women’s Center hopes to connect students so that they may share their experiences or learn from one another. We hope students will begin to view and value their own work as activism even if it doesn’t fit a stereotypical view of activism.

Navigating the menu to your left will allow you a chance to learn more about some of the programs we are currently offering in the Women's Center. If you have any questions about the information you see, please feel free to contact the Women's Center at 513-556-4401.

The Student Activist Guide

The Student Activist Guide was first created in the 2009-2010 school year by E.Kimmins Southard, a C-Ring Recipient and student with activist experience here at UC.  The goal of this guide is to put all of the necessary information for student activists in one place for easy access. 

NOTE:The UC Women's Center is currently updating the Student Activist Guide, but do not hesitate to contact us at 513.556.4401 if you have questions about campus policies and procedures for organizing.