Spring 2017 Events

January

  • Warm Up with the Women’s Center. Tues., Jan. 17, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. Stop by for a warm drink and a snack, and find out why the Women’s Center is a great place to relax, meet friends, and get involved.
  • V-Day Information Tables. Stop by our tables for V-Day information and find out how you can be part of the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. Chocolate vaginas and other V-Day items will be available for purchase. Proceeds from all activities benefit the UMKC Women’s Center and V-Day’s 2017 spotlight campaign. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Women’s Center, 5120 Rockhill Rd., 105 Haag Hall
    • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E. 51st St.
    • Saturday, Jan. 29, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Kansas City Kansas Community College, Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave, KCKS
  • Healing Arts Workshop: Defining Boundaries. Jan 24, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Royall Hall, 1st Floor, 800 E. 52nd St. Join us for art-making that will transform and empower you. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program
  • V-Day UMKC 2017 presents benefit screenings of Until the Violence Stops. Tues., Jan. 31, 5:00 p.m.-6.30 p.m., Oak Street Residence Hall Basement, 5051 Oak St.; Sat., Feb. 4, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., KCMO. View this documentary about the start and success of V-Day and The Vagina Monologues and learn more about this year’s event. Donations accepted. Proceeds from all activities benefit the UMKC Women’s Center and V-Day’s 2017 spotlight campaign. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Masters of Social Work Student Organization, UMKC Residence Life, and Kansas City Public Library.

February

  • V-Day Book Displays. Wed., Feb. 1 – Tues., Feb. 28. Miller Nichols Library, Fourth Floor, 800 East 51st St.; UMKC Bookstore, 5100 Cherry St. Stop by these displays of books and information about the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. Buy some V-Day merchandise at the UMKC Bookstore to show your support. Proceeds from all activities benefit the UMKC Women’s Center and V-Day’s 2017 spotlight campaign. Co-Sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Libraries, and the UMKC Bookstores
  • V-Day Information Tables. Stop by our tables for V-Day information and find out how you can be part of the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. Chocolate vaginas and other V-Day items will be available for purchase. Proceeds from all activities benefit the UMKC Women’s Center and V-Day’s 2017 spotlight campaign. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program.
    • Wednesday, Feb. 1, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Atterbury Student Success Center, 1st Floor Lobby, 5000 Holmes St.
    • Thursday, Feb. 9, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E. 51st St.
    • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Royall Hall, 800 E. 52nd St.
  • Healing Arts Corners. , Feb. 1 – Fri., May 12. Counseling Services, 4825 Troost Ave., Suite 206; International Student Affairs Office, G-04 Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St.; Mindbody Connection, 112 Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St.; Rainbow Lounge, 325 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St. Stop by these locations to take advantage of some self-guided art activities for fun and for healing. Co-sponsored by UMKC Counseling Services, UMKC International Student Affairs Office, MindBody Connection, UMKC Student Health & Wellness, and UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services
  • Panel Discussion: Women in STEM Careers. Tues., Feb. 7, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Library, Room 325, 800 E. 51st St. Join us for a panel discussion featuring women in STEM careers. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by February 2 to 816.235.1638 or umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu. Sponsored by the Women in STEAM Program.
  • V-Men Workshop. , Feb. 8, 4.00 – 6:00 p.m. Atterbury Student Success Center, Room 237, 5000 Holmes St. Join a group of dedicated V-Men and participate in a conversation about ending violence against women and girls. This workshop is open to MEN ONLY. Pizza provided. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Student Auxiliary Services, and UMKC Men of Color Initiative
  • V-Day UMKC 2017 presents a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues. Thurs., Feb. 16. Resource Fair at 6:30 p.m.; Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. UMKC Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry St. Cost: $10 for students, $20 for non-students in advance; $15 for students and $25 for non-students at the door. Join us as V-Day returns to UMKC. Tickets can be purchased through the Central Ticket Office. Proceeds from all activities benefit the UMKC Women’s Center and V-Day’s 2017 spotlight campaign. For more information, visit http://info.umkc.edu/womenc/programs/v-day-umkc-2017/. Co-sponsored with the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program
  • One Billion Rising Art Exhibition: Common Threads – Anatomy of the Wound. , Feb. 18- Sat., March 4. Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ, 205 W. 65th St., KCMO. Opening Reception: Sat., Feb.18, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Reception: Sat., March 4, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Viewing: Tues. /Thurs., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. This community art project features artwork created by local artists and activists and expresses the emotional wounds caused by recent violence in the world. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program and Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Operation Beautiful. , Feb. 27 – Fri., March 3. Stop by any of the following locations to pick up post-it notes and to get more information about this campaign to promote positive body image on campus. Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.; Counseling Services, 4825 Troost, Room 206; Mind-Body Connection, 112 Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St.; Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes St.; Office of Student Involvement, 320 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.; Multicultural Student Affairs, 319 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.; Student Health and Wellness, 4825 Troost, Room 115.; School of Medicine, 2411 Holmes St., Kansas City.; UMKC Central, Atterbury Student Success Center, Room 201, 5000 Holmes St.; UMKC Welcome Center, Atterbury Student Success Center, Ste 101, 5000 Holmes St.; Career Services, Atterbury Student Success Center, 2nd Floor, 5000 Holmes St. Co-sponsored by Swinney Recreation Center, UMKC Counseling Center, and UMKC Student Health and Wellness, UMKC MindBody Connection, and UMKC Student Auxiliary Services

March

**March is Women’s History Month**   

  • **Women’s History Month Trivia. Wed., March 1 – Fri., March 24. Check out our social media pages and the electronic message boards in buildings across campus for trivia questions about Women’s History Month and this year’s national theme, “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners.
  • Every Body Is Beautiful – Information Table. , March 1, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Learning Center, 800 E. 51st St. Stop by this table for information on eating disorders and body image and learn to appreciate how every body is beautiful. Co-sponsored by Swinney Recreation Center, UMKC Counseling Center, and UMKC Student Health and Wellness, and UMKC Mind Body Connection
  • Healing Arts Workshop: What’s Your Green Dot?, March 1, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Royall Hall, 500 E. 52nd St. Stop by to find out what a Green Dot is and how you can use them to help create a safer campus. Then create your own Green Dot as a symbol of your commitment to a violence-free campus. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program
  • **Women Who Lead in Uniform. Wed. March 8, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Miller Nichols Library, Room 325, 500 E. 51st St. Join us for this panel discussion featuring women leaders in the military and civil services. Lunch provided. Please RSVP by March 3 to 816.235.1638 or umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Empowerment Initiative
  • **Wiki Women Artists Edit-a-Thon. Sat., March 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Library, iX Theatre, 800 E. 51st Join us for an afternoon dedicated to adding more women artists to Wikipedia. No experience necessary. Light snacks provided. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Department of Art & Art History, UMKC Graduate Art History Association, Art+Feminism, and Women in STEAM Program
  • Healing Arts Workshop: Unmasking Rape Culture. Tues., March 14, 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. Stop by this workshop and help us “unmask” rape culture and how it perpetuates violence against women. Create a mask depicting society’s cover ups of violence and take a photo showing your declaration that sexual violence is unacceptable. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program
  • **Resumes, Cover Letters, and More. , March 15, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Location: TBA. Applying for jobs or internships? Join us to learn how to craft a winning resume and cover letter. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 10 to 816.235.1638 or umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu. Sponsored by the Women in STEAM Program

April

  • National Equal Pay Day Information Table. Tues., April 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E. 51st Stop by this table to learn about the pay inequities women still face. This date symbolizes how far into 2017 women must work to earn what men earned in 2016. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Kansas City Branch, UMKC Career Services, and U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau.
  • Healing Arts @Wind Down Wednesday. Wed., April 5, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 319 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St. Take a mid-week break and wind down while making art. Co-sponsored by UMKC Counseling Services and UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs.
  • Healing Arts Workshops: Journey Charms. Thurs., April 6 and Wed., April 12; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E. 51st St. (April 6); Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St. (April 12). Join us for art-making using shrink art to express your dreams and aspirations. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program
  • What Makes a Lieutenant Good? Gender, Politics, and War in The Good Lieutenant., April 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Library, Room 325, 500 E. 51st St. Join this discussion on the story of a female frontline officer as she confronts the tragedies, politics, and realities of war in Whitney Terrell’s novel The Good Lieutenant. Lunch provided. Please RSVP by April 7 to 816.235.1638 or umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu.
  • Dress for Success., April 13, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Library, Room 325, 800 E. 51st St. Learn what to wear – and what not to wear at this discussion. We will also talk about sources for low- or no-cost interview wear. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by April 7 to 816.235.1638 or umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu. Sponsored by the Women in STEAM Program
  • Relax, Reset, Recharge! Preparing Yourself for Finals. Tues., April 25 Activity Table: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Yoga at 11:00 a.m. UMKC Quad, 52nd & Rockhill Rd. Prepare yourself for finals by joining us for yoga and relaxation exercises, art activities that will help you center your mind, and healthy snacks to get recharged! Co-sponsored by Swinney Recreation Center, UMKC Counseling Services, UMKC Student Health & Wellness, and UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Program
  • Healing Art Workshop: Reclaiming Denim. Wed., April 26, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. UMKC Quad, 52nd & Rockhill Rd. Join us for art-making and express your creativity and activism on denim. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response program

May

  • Healing Arts Workshop: Shrink Your Stress. , May 3, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 500 E. 51st St. Join us for art-making using shrink art, paint, and other media to de-stress as you prepare for finals.
  • Finals Week Healthy Snack Break. Mon., May 8 – Fri., May 12. UMKC Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.; Flarsheim Hall 3rd Atrium, 5100 Rockhill Rd.; Bloch Heritage Hall, 1st floor lounge area, 5100 Cherry St.; Health Sciences Library, 2nd floor, 2411 Holmes St. Stop by any of these locations to enjoy some free snacks as you study for finals!