Fall 2019 Events

Monday, August 19

Chill Out with the Women’s Center

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.

Stop by for a cool drink and snack and find out why the Women’s Center is a great place to relax, meet friends, and get involved. Also meet members of the AAUW who can let you know how you can join in championing equal rights for women everywhere!

And GET REGISTERED TO VOTE! Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters

Co-sponsored by Insomnia Cookies, the American Association of University Women Kansas City Branch and the League of Women Voters

September 9 – December 12

Healing Arts Corners

Locations:

  • Student Health and Wellness, Brookside 51 Building, 2nd Floor, 5110 Oak St.
  • International Student Affairs Office, G-04 Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St.
  • Rainbow Lounge, 325 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Writing Studio, Atterbury Student Success Center, 2nd Floor, 5000 Holmes St.
  • Counseling Services, Brookside 51 Building, 2nd Floor, 5110 Oak 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, UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, UMKC Student Health & Wellness, and UMKC Writing Studio

Thursday, September 19

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence

Time: 5:30 p.m., Kick-off; 6:00 p.m., March

Location: UMKC University Playhouse, 51st and Holmes St.

This event asks men to walk a mile in women’s shoes to better understand, and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. This event is free and people of all genders and ages are welcome to participate. Wearing high heels is encouraged, but not required. Women’s shoes are available in limited supply – first come, first served. Or you may bring your own shoes. For details, go to http://info.umkc.edu/womenc/programs/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes/

Co-sponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Office of Student Involvement, UMKC Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, UMKC LGBTQAI+ Programs & Services, UMKC Student Auxiliary Services, UMKC Residential Life, Kansas City Athletics, UMKC Division of Student Affairs, UMKC Title IX Offi­ce, UMKC  Multicultural Student Affairs, UMKC Division of Diversity & Inclusion, UMKC University Advancement, UMKC MComm, UMKC University Libraries, and UMKC Student Government Association

Friday, September 27

Women’s Center Open House during Family Weekend

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.

Stop by the Women’s Center and find out why it’s the best place on campus to get involved, meet new friends, and make a difference. Free refreshments and giveaways.

Wednesday, October 2

I Can, We Can Day of Action

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Royall Hall, 800 E. 52nd St.

Join this socially engaged art project and help strengthen, connect, and expand the campus community united to end violence.

Co-sponsored by A Window Between Worlds and UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program

 Sunday, October 6

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium, 51st & Cherry St.

The Women’s Center supports women’s athletics. You can too! Join us as UMKC Women’s Soccer takes on Seattle University. Stop by the Women’s Center table before the game and pick up a button and wear it proudly. Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics. 

Sunday, October 13

If These Dolls Could Talk: B’Nai B’rith Women and the Rhetoric of the Intergroup Relations Movement

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: National Museum of Toys/Miniatures, 5235 Oak St., KCMO

In 1951, the Heart of American Chapter of B’nai B’rith Women launched Dolls for Democracy, a program that used dolls to teach children about diversity and tolerance. Visiting elementary classrooms, Sunday Schools, and scout troops, the B’nai B’rith members used dolls to demonstrate the values of democracy and service. Dr. Jane Greer, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, will discuss how these fascinating dolls and the “doll ladies” who told their stories were important forerunners to today’s educational programs that promote equity and inclusion. Included with admission. Free for members and UMKC students, staff, and faculty.

Sponsored by the National Museum of Toys/Miniatures

 Thursday, October 17

Forever Barbie with M.G. Lord

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: National Museum of Toys/Miniatures, 5235 Oak St., KCMO

The Barbie Doll has been an object of controversy since her very first appearance at the International Toy Fair in 1959. Sixty years later, she continues to delight children and worry adults. T/m is excited to host M.G. Lord, author of Forever Barbie: An Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll. Lord, an investigative journalist and writing professor at USC, will discuss the complex role Barbie plays in the feminine experience. A light lunch will be provided. Free for members and UMKC students, staff, and faculty. Public: $10.  SPACE IS LIMITED, RSVP REQUIRED: bernardinih@toyandminiaturemuseum.org

Sponsored by The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures 

Wednesday, October 23

“I Am Enough!” Photo Campaign

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union, 3rd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.

Celebrate Love Your Body Day by joining this photo campaign that asks you to reject the pursuit of body “perfection” and declare yourself “Good Enough!” Then check out the photos on our social media pages.

Co-sponsored by Campus Recreation and UMKC Counseling Services 

Wednesday, October 30

Educate, Organize, Advocate: UMKC Conference on Civic and Community Engagement

Time:   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.

Attend this free social justice and civic engagement conference and gain the necessary skills and resources to engage in meaningful advocacy, dialogue, and critique. Open to UMKC and MCCKC students, staff, and faculty only. For more information and to register, visit https://info.umkc.edu/eoa/.

Sponsored by the UMKC EAO Conference Planning Committee

Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 15

The Clothesline Project

Location: Rockhill Parking Garage Walkway, 52nd & Rockhill Rd.

Information Tables and Art-Making:

  • Tuesday, November 5, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Royall Hall Lobby, 800 E. 52nd St.
  • Thursday, November 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Royall Hall Lobby, 800 E. 52nd St.

This visual display bears witness to domestic and sexual violence. Stop by the information table to decorate a shirt and share your feelings and thoughts on how violence against women has affected your loved ones.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program

Thursday, November 7

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes St

The Women’s Center supports women’s athletics. You can too! Join us as UMKC Women’s Volleyball takes on Utah Valley. Stop by the Women’s Center table before the game and pick up a button and wear it proudly. Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics.

Saturday, November 16; Monday, November 18; Thursday, November 21

The Vagina Monologues Auditions

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Nov. 16); 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Nov. 18); 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Nov. 21)

Location: Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.

All skill levels welcome – no memorization required! Performance will be held in February 2019. To reserve your audition time, contact 816.235.1638 or womens-center@umkc.edu.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC Department of Theatre

Wednesday, November 20

Women Who Lead: Minding Their Own Business

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Student Union, Room 401B, 5100 Cherry St.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring successful women entrepreneurs. Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638 by November 15.

Monday, November 25 – Tuesday, December 10

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

This international campaign recognizes the time between November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women, and December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.

  • Monday, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This day aims to create awareness of the fact that violence against women is a human rights violation that impedes progress in many areas. Members of the UMKC community are asked to wear orange on this day to stand in solidarity with those who have been impacted by this issue. The color orange symbolizes a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls.
  • Tuesday, December 10, International Human Rights Day. This United Nations campaign calls for people to know and advocate for their rights, including the right to live, to health, education, freedom of speech and thoughts, and equal rights. Follow us on social media to see and share our daily updates during International Human Rights Day. https://www.facebook.com/umkcwomenc.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Program

Wednesday, December 4

Shrink Your Stress during Stress Less Fest

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Student Union, 2nd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.

Join us for art-making for some stress relief and self-care as you prepare for finals.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Office of Student Involvement