Spring 2018 Events

January

  • Warm Up with the Women’s Center. Tues., Jan. 16, 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.
  • Crafty Feminist Friday. Fri., Jan. 26, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. End your week doing arts and crafts and enjoying some free pizza and snacks with the staff at the Women’s Center. RSVP to womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-234-1638 by Jan. 24.

February

  • Healing Arts Corners. Thurs., Feb. 1 – Fri., May 11. 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., Writing Studio, Atterbury Student Success Center, 2nd Flr, 5000 Holmes. 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 MindBody Connection, UMKC Student Health & Wellness, UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, and UMKC Writing Studio.
  • Feminist Film Friday: Until the Violence Stops. Fri., Feb. 9, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. End your week enjoying a movie and some free pizza with the staff at the Women’s Center. This week’s movie is a documentary about the start and success of The Vagina Monologues and the V-Day Movement. RSVP to womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638 by February 7. Co-sponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Program
  • Panel Discussion: Women in STEM Careers. Fri., Feb. 16, 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 13 to 816.235.1638 or umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu. Sponsored by the Women in STEAM Program.
  • V-Men Workshop. Thurs., Feb. 22. 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Library, Room 325, 800 E. 51st 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 individuals who identify as MEN ONLY. Pizza provided. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Athletics, and UMKC Men of Color Initiative.
  • Crafty Feminist Friday – Operation Beautiful. Fri., Feb. 23, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. Join us for art-making using shrink art and post-it notes to create messages of body positivity for the Operation Beautiful campaign. Free pizza and snacks served. RSVP to womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638 by February 23.
  • Operation Beautiful. Mon., Feb. 26 – Wed., Feb. 28, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 105, Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill St. Stop by these open sessions to create shrink art and post-it note messages that promote positive body image on campus. Co-sponsored by Swinney Recreation Center, UMKC Counseling Services, and UMKC Student Health and Wellness, and UMKC Campus Facilities Management.

March

***March is Women’s History Month***

  • ***One Billion Rising: Feminist Open Mic. Fri., March 2, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Jazzman’s @the Student Union, 5100 Cherry St. Join us for an afternoon of spoken word and activism about ending gender-based violence and creating a safer campus community for everyone. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program.
  • ***Feminist Film Friday – Battle of the Sexes. Fri., March 9, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. End your week watching a movie and enjoying some free pizza and snacks with the staff at the Women’s Center. RSVP to womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638 by March 7.
  • ***Women’s History Month Trivia Week. Mon., March 12 – Fri., March 16. Check out our social media pages for trivia questions about Women’s History Month and this year’s national theme, “NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners.
  • ***Women’s History Month Trivia Table. Tues., March 13, Royall Hall, 800 E. 52nd St. Join us for some trivia about Women’s History Month and this year’s national theme, “NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners. 

April

  • Denim Drive. Mon., April 9 – Fri., April 20, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.; Oak Place Apartments South Lobby, 5050 Oak St.; Oak Street Residence Hall Lobby, 5051 Oak St.; Office of Student Involvement, 320 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St. Please donate your used denim jeans, jackets, skirts and other items to be used for our upcoming Denim Day events. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Office of Student Involvement, and UMKC Residential Life
  • National Equal Pay Day Information Table. Tues., April 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E. 51st St. Stop by this table to learn about the pay inequities women still face. This date symbolizes how far into 2018 some women must work to earn what men earned in 2017. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Kansas City Branch, UMKC Career Services, and U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau.
  • CineWomen. Thurs., April 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tivoli Theater, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO 64111. Join us for a showcase of women in film featuring local female student filmmakers. Co-sponsored by Her Art Project, Kansas City Women in Film & Television, UMKC Dept. of Communication Studies, and Tivoli Theatre.
  • Crafty Feminist Friday – Reclaiming Denim. Fri., April 20, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. Join us for art-making and express your creativity and activism on denim. Artwork will be used in Denim Day displays across campus. Free pizza and snacks served. RSVP to womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638 by April 20. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response program.
  • Denim Day UMKC. Wed., April 25, Visual Display 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Information Table and Art-Making, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Program & Lunch, 12:00 p.m., UMKC Quad, 52nd & Rockhill Rd. Join this sexual violence prevention campaign and make a social statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the myths surrounding sexual assault. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program.

May

  • Healing Arts Workshop: Shrink Your Stress. Tues, May 1, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 500 E. 51st St. Join us for art-making for some stress relief and self-care as you prepare for finals.
  • Feminist Film Friday – Viewers’ Choice. Fri., May 4, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. Take a break from studying for a movie and pizza with the Women’s Center staff. It’s viewers’ choice, so you decide! Contact us via email, phone, or social media and let us know what you’d like to see. The movie with the most requests wins! Please submit requests by April 20. RSVP to womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638 by May 2.
  • Finals Week Healthy Snack Break. Mon., May 7 – Thurs., May 10. UMKC Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd. Stop by the Women’s Center to enjoy some free snacks as you study for finals!