Spring 2019 Events

Tuesday, January 22

Warm Up with the Women’s Center

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: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.

Tuesday, January 29

Paint and Sip, presented by UMKC Multicultural Students

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 319 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.

Join us to create a custom work of art while you sip on a sparkling beverage. Registration required: https://umkc.col.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3jYo6holfaiATJ3 or ramirezii@umkc.edu

Sponsored by UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs

V-Day 2019 UMKC: 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, UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, and V-Day’s 2019 spotlight campaign.

  • Tuesday, January 22, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Women’s Center, 5120 Rockhill Rd., 105 Haag Hall
  • Wednesday, January 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Student Union, 3rd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Wednesday, January 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Royall Hall, 800 E. 52nd St.
  • Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E. 51st St.
  • Monday, February 18, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Atterbury Student Success Center, 1st Floor Foyer, 5000 Holmes St.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program

Monday, February 4 – Thursday, May 16

Healing Arts Corners

Locations:

  • Student Health and Wellness, 5110 Oak St., 2nd Floor
  • 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 Floor, 5000 Holmes St.

Stop by these locations to take advantage of some self-guided art activities for fun and for healing.

Co-sponsored by A Window Between Worlds, UMKC Counseling Services, UMKC International Student Affairs Office, UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, MindBody Connection, UMKC Student Health & Wellness, and the Writing Studio

Wednesday, February 13

V-Day 2019 UMKC: City of Joy documentary screening

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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

Join us for this documentary that reveals the profound resilience of the human spirit at a revolutionary leadership center in eastern DRC called CITY OF JOY, where Congolese women possess the fierce will to reclaim hope, even when so much of what was meaningful to them has been stripped away. Free pizza served. RSVP to umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638 by February 11.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program.

Tuesday, February 19

V-Day 2019 UMKC: Men Rising at the 2019 African American & Latino SummitTime:  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry 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. Conference registration required, https://umkc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8Ia2gyommn5crIx.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, the Men of Color Conference Committee

Thursday, February 21 and February 22

V-Day 2019 UMKC presents a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues

Time: Resource Fair at 6:30 p.m.; Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Location:

  • February 21, UMKC Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry St.
    • Advance tickets: $10 for students, $25 for non-students, $5 each for groups of 5 or more students
    • At the door:  $15 for students and $30 for non-students
  • February 22, UMKC Spencer Theater, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry
  • Advance tickets: $10 for students, $35 for non-students, $5 each for groups of 5 or more students
  • At the door:  $15 for students and $40 for non-students
  • *This performance includes a special post-performance Audience Talkback with the cast

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, UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, and V-Day’s 2019 spotlight campaign. For more information, visit http://info.umkc.edu/womenc/programs/v-day-umkc-2019/.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program

Tuesday, February 26

Crafty Feminist Afternoon at the Women’s Center – Operation Beautiful

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

Stop by this open session to create shrink art and post-it note messages that promote positive body image on campus. Snacks provided!

Co-sponsored by A Window Between Worlds, Swinney Recreation Center, UMKC Counseling Services, UMKC Student Health and Wellness, and UMKC Campus Facilities Management

Thursday, February 28

Every Body Is Beautiful Week – Information Table

Time: 1:00 p.m.  – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 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 Services, UMKC Student Health and Wellness, and UMKC Campus Facilities Management

March is Women’s History Month

Please check our website for a listing of events happening on and off campus in celebration of the many contributions that women have made throughout history.

Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15

Women’s History Month Trivia Week

Check out our social media pages for trivia questions about Women’s History Month and this year’s national theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners.

Thursday, March 14

Women’s History Month Trivia Table

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Join us for some trivia about Women’s History Month and this year’s national theme, Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners.

Friday, March 15 – Friday, April 19

Who Does She Think She Is? Art Exhibition

Time: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St, Overland Park, KS 66204

Opening Reception: Friday, March 15, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us at this art exhibit that features local women artists whose works are expressions of their own identity as they meet the demands of artistic fulfillment, family, and economic survival.  

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse

Sunday, March 31

She Thinks She’s a Tapestry: Weaving Songs and Stories

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St, Overland Park, KS 66204

Cost: $15

Join us for this live performance by local singer/songwriter Joy Zimmerman as she explores themes from her own life and the lives of other women. Joy’s stories and songs will include music from “To the Girl”, her soon-to-be-released album.

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse

Tuesday, April 2

National Equal Pay Day Information Table

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: 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 2019 some women must work to earn what men earned in 2018.

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Kansas City Branch, UMKC Career Services, U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, and UMKC University Libraries

Saturday, April 6 and Sunday April 7

Fire in the Heart

Time: 7:30 p.m. (April 6); 2:00 p.m. (April 7)

Location: The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115

Street, Suite 101, Overland Park, KS 66211

Join us for an evening of performance that includes 20 plus performers speaking in the art forms that gave them the strength and inspiration they needed to rise above traumatic circumstances in their own lives. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.thewhitetheatre.org.

Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City

Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 19

Denim Drive for Denim Day UMKC 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Please donate your used denim jeans, jackets, skirts and other items to be used for our upcoming Denim Day events.

Thursday, April 11

Artist Salon: State of Women in the Arts

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St, Overland Park, KS 66204

Join us for networking and conversation with local women artists, educators, and advocates on the state of women in the arts. Light refreshments served.

Co-sponsored by the InterUrban ArtHouse

Friday, April 12 – Friday, April 19

Meet Us On the Street

Location: Various Campus Locations
Gender-based street harassment is a global problem and it has to stop! Check out the messages chalked on walkways across campus all week and join us in declaring street harassment unacceptable.

Friday, April 19

Crafty Feminist Friday at the Women’s Center – Reclaiming Denim

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: 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 umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638 by April 17.

Co-sponsored by A Window Between Worlds

Friday, April 19

Closing Reception: Who Does She Think She Is?

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St, Overland Park, KS 66204

Join us for the closing of this exhibit and see the artwork one last time while enjoying live entertainment and light refreshments

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse

Wednesday, April 24

Denim Day UMKC 2019

Visual Display:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Information Table and Art-Making: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:  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 A Window Between Worlds

Wednesday, May 8

Shrink Your Stress during Stress Less Fest

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 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 the Office of Student Involvement

Monday, May 13 – Thursday, May 16

Finals Week Healthy Snack Break

Locations: UMKC Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.; Flarsheim Hall 3rd Atrium, 5100 Rockhill Rd.; Bloch Heritage Hall, 1st floor lounge area, 5110 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!

Co-sponsored by UMKC Computing and Engineering, UMKC Bloch School of Management, and UMKC University Libraries