Fall 2020 Events

All Women’s Center programs during the fall semester will be delivered remotely or in a no-contact way. Events will be listed on Roo Groups (https://roogroups.umkc.edu/organization/womenscenter), on this page (https://info.umkc.edu/womenc/), or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/umkcwomenc/events/). Please check these pages often for the most up-to-date event details.

Sunday, August 23

Campus Virtual Resource Fair

Time: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom (via Roo Groups)

Join us virtually and check out the different resources available to students this fall, including the Women’s Center where you can get involved with activism and advocacy that supports women’s equity on campus. (Note that the Women’s Center event will end at 5 p.m.)

Thursday, August 27

A Women’s Center Welcome!

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umkcwomenc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umkcwomenc/

Check out our social media pages all day and learn about our resources and the different ways you can get involved with activism and advocacy that supports women’s and gender equity on campus.

September 29 – October 2

Virtual Voter Education Campaign

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umkcwomenc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: instagram.com/umkcwomenc

Check out our social media pages and get information about your voting rights, the importance of casting a ballot, and how you can get registered to vote.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Missouri

Wednesday, September 30

Who Am I? Say her name: The invisibility of the Black Woman.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: ZOOM

This panel discussion will explore the lived experiences of Black Women and the misogyny and discrimination they face when being female intersects with being Black, rendering their cries for justice and equity unheard and invisible to much of society. Please register at https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkd-qvrz8qHtOe-mmJccvYXnjq2-YSd7Yy

Co-sponsored by UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs, UMKC Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies, and the NAACP – UMKC Chapter

Tuesday, October 6

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

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Various locations

Join us in solidarity on this day and take a self-guided, self-paced, socially-distanced, one-mile walk around campus, around your neighborhood, on a trail, or in a park and contemplate your own responsibility in creating a safer campus at UMKC. This walk is intended to help everyone better understand and appreciate the experiences of individuals who identify as women or non-binary, thus, changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships, and decreasing the potential for violence. This event is free and open to everyone. Follow us on our social media pages to get more information on how you can participate: Facebook, @umkcwomenc; Instagram, @umkcwomenc; Twitter, @UMKC_Womenc. And share photos of your walk on social media using the hashtags #UMKCWalkAMile and #UMKCWomensCenter. Free t-shirts and giveaways to those who participate, while supplies last. Rain date: Wednesday, October 7.

Wednesdays, October 7 – December 2

Women’s Wisdom Wednesday

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umkcwomenc

Check out our social media pages every Wednesday for some support and self-care. We’ll be sharing resources and activities to keep you motivated, inspired, and empowered to get through the semester.

Tuesdays: October 13, October 27, November 10, and December 1

Parenting During COVID

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umkcwomenc

Parenting is hard enough, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made the task even more difficult, especially for single mothers, working mothers, and mothers in need. Check out our social media pages for resources to help you with the challenges of parenting during COVID.

Thursday, October 15

I Can, We Can – Day of Action!

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umkcwomenc

Stop by the Women’s Center to pick up art supplies so you can become part of this socially engaged art project to help strengthen, connect, and expand the campus community united to end violence. Supplies available while they last. Or join us on our social media and learn how you can participate and be part of the movement from anywhere. You will need various colored pens, markers, or non-toxic paints. No art experience necessary.

Co-sponsored by UMKC RISE

October 20 – 21

Crafty Feminism on the Go – Grow Your Resilience

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Jazzman’s, UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.

Stop by the Women’s Center and pick up a FREE pot of mums and some art supplies and use creative expression to grow your resilience through these challenging times. Supplies are limited and available while they last. No art experience necessary. Mums courtesy of Suburban Lawn and Garden.

Thursday, October 22

Women Who Lead: Activism Through an Intersectional Lens

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Join us for a discussion featuring a diverse panel of local women leaders whose activism crosses over lines of gender, race, identity, and socio-economic class to create change in our community. Please register in advance at https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceCppz8qGtUJ2-6P7jmS8VuHgyys6wFg.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies, UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs, UMKC LGBTQIA+ Programs & Services, UMKC Bloch School of Management, and UMKC Dept. of Public Affairs

October 27 – 29, November 2

Crafty Feminism – Witches Get Stuff Done

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umkcwomenc

YourTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/umkcwomenc

Check out our social media pages for a Halloween-themed art-making video demonstration and learn about what connects women and witches and the legacy of the Salem witch trials. No art experience necessary.

November 3 – 5

Crafty Feminism on the Go – Stepping Stones

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

Stop by the Women’s Center to pick up some supplies to create a piece of art that will help keep you motivated towards reaching your goals. Art supplies are limited and available while they last. No art experience necessary.

Tuesday, November 17

Start Smart Virtual Salary Negotiation Workshop

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Attend this FREE virtual workshop and empower yourself with the skills to effectively negotiate your salary and become an agent of change in your community. Trained facilitators use an innovative curriculum through the American Association of University Women’s Start Smart Program, grounded in the latest research that offers the best practices for navigating the complexities of job offers and promotion opportunities. Registration required. To register, go to https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/92525397916?pwd=Z21QOUFlVlRPZDNzMWNrU1dEeWlJZz09