Spring 2020 Events

On Friday, March 13, the UM System university announced that all classes will be taught online and all campus events canceled for the remainder of the spring semester.

This, unfortunately, applies to the UMKC Women’s Center as well and we are canceling all remaining in-person events for the spring semester.  We were also able to redesign some events to be virtual, so please see the schedule below for our upcoming events and join us online.

Tuesday, January 21

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.

Wednesday, January 22

Spring Week of Welcome Campus Resource Fair

Time: 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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

Stop by and learn about resources at UMKC where students can get support, get engaged, and get involved.

V-Day UMKC 2020: 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.

  • Tuesday, January 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Women’s Center, 5120 Rockhill Rd., 105 Haag Hall
  • Wednesday, January 22, 11:00 – 1:00 p.m., Student Union, 2nd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Wednesday, February 5, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Miller Nichols Learning Center, 800 E. 51st
  • Wednesday, February 12, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Student Union, 2nd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Tuesday, February 18, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Atterbury Student Success Center, 1st Floor, 5000 Holmes St.
  • Monday, February 24, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Royall Hall Lobby, 800 E. 52nd

Thursday, January 30

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center – Information Table

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Royall Hall Lobby, 800 E. 51st St.

Stop by this table to learn how you can support women’s athletics at UMKC. Free giveaways.

Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics.

Saturday, February 1

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes St

The Women’s Center supports women’s athletics. You can too! Join us as Kansas City Women’s Basketball takes on Chicago State. Stop by the Women’s Center table before the game and pick up a button and wear it proudly. Free for UMKC Students. For ticket information, go to https://kcroos.com/.

Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics.

Monday, February 3 – Thursday, May 15

Healing Arts Corners

Locations:

  • Student Health and Wellness, Brookside 51 Bldg., 2nd Floor, 5110 Oak St.
  • Counseling Services, Brookside 51 Bldg., 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.
  • Hospital Hill Residence Hall, 2401 Troost
  • Oak Street Residence Hall, 5051 Oak 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, UMKC MindBody Connection, UMKC Residential Life, UMKC Student Health & Wellness, and the UMKC Writing Studio

 Tuesday, February 11

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center – Information Table

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Atterbury Student Success Center, 1st Floor, 5000 Holmes St.

Stop by this table to learn how you can support women’s athletics at UMKC. Free giveaways.

Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics.

Thursday, February 13

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes St

The Women’s Center supports women’s athletics. You can too! Join us as Kansas City Women’s Basketball takes on Grand Canyon. Stop by the Women’s Center table before the game and pick up a button and wear it proudly. Free for UMKC Students. For ticket information, go to https://kcroos.com/. Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics.

Wednesday, February 26

Violence Prevention Games

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atterbury Student Success Center, Room 238, 5000 Holmes St.

Come play jeopardy! Learn about violence prevention, interpersonal violence, and UMKC Title IX policies. Then enjoy a bingo game to win prizes from the UMKC Bookstore. Please RSVP by February 19. Co-sponsored by the Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Bookstore, and UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs

Thursday, February 27

V-Day UMKC 2020 presents a benefit production 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.  A post-performance Audience Talkback with the cast will immediately follow the performance

Location: Helen F. Spencer Theater, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry

Tickets: In advance: $40 for non-students, $10 for students, $5 each for groups of 5 or more students; At the door: $45 for non-students, $15 for students

Join us as V-Day returns to UMKC and be part of the global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Tickets can be purchased through the Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222 or http://bit.ly/2Rm2VF4.  Proceeds from all activities benefit the UMKC Women’s Center. For more information, visit http://info.umkc.edu/womenc/programs/v-day-umkc-2020/.

 Tuesday, March 3

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

Time: 12:00 – 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 Swinney Recreation Center, UMKC Counseling Services,  and UMKC Campus Facilities Management

Thursday, March 5

Operation Beautiful – Information Table

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,

Location: Royall Hall, 1st Floor, 800 E. 51st St.

Stop by this table for information and hands-on activities about the Operation Beautiful campaign and help spread the message across campus that every body is beautiful.

Co-sponsored by Swinney Recreation Center, UMKC Counseling Services, and UMKC Campus Facilities Management

Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13

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, “Valiant Women of the Vote,” honoring the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others. Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners.

Wednesday, March 11

Women’s History Month Trivia Table

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 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 “Valiant Women of the Vote,” honoring the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others. Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners.

Saturday, March 14

Things We Didn’t Talk About When I was A Girl – Book Discussion

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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

Join us for this book discussion led by Kaite Stover, director of readers’ services at the Kansas City Public Library. Author Jeannie Vanasco will participate via Skype. Please RSVP to Katie Stover at katiestover@kclibrary.org.

Wednesday, March 18

I Am Evidence

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry St

Join us for a free showing of I Am Evidence, a documentary that examines the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States, and a discussion after the film about the impact that sexual assault has on victims and the community.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, UMKC Criminal Justice and Criminology Club, and UMKC Criminal Justice and Criminology Department

Tuesday, March 31

National Equal Pay Day Information Table

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 2020 some women must work to earn what men earned in 2019.

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

Friday March 20 – Friday, April 17

Who Does She Think She Is? Art Exhibition

Video Tour: http://www.interurbanarthouse.org/virtual-gallery-tour-who-does-she-think-she-is

Take a virtual tour of this art exhibition at the InterUrban ArtHouse that features local women and non-binary artists whose works are expressions of their own identity as they meet the demands of artistic fulfillment, family, and economic survival.  For more information, contact Arzie Umali at umalia@umkc.edu.

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: instagram.com/umkcwomenc

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Check out our social media pages for information about sexual assault and what to do if you or a friend has experienced sexual violence. For more information, contact Sabrina Zavala at sjz8v5@mail.umkc.edu.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program

Monday, April 6 – Friday, May 8

What About Her Art? Pop-Up Exhibition

Facebook: facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Twitter: twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: instagram.com/umkcwomenc

Follow our social media pages as we feature a different female or non-binary UMKC student artist each week through the end of the spring semester. For more information, contact Allani Gordon at ahghmx@mail.umkc.edu.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC Student Art League and InterUrban ArtHouse

Tuesday, April 7

Keeping Connected

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Zoom chat: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/110201467

Missing seeing some of your friends? Tell them to meet you online at this Zoom chat hangout! This will be a time to chat with friends, play some fun quiz games, and maybe get to know some new people as well! For more information, contact Shanakay Osbourne at sno28d@mail.umkc.edu or Elise Pippin at eiw5h4@mail.umkc.edu.

Co-sponsored with LGBTQIA Programs & Services and Multicultural Student Affairs

Mondays, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, & May 11

Motivational Mondays

Time: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Facebook: facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Twitter: twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: instagram.com/umkcwomenc

Adapting to the new normal may be difficult and challenging, but we can do this together! Join us on our social media pages each Monday for an inspirational message and activity to help kick off your week on a positive note. For more information, contact Shanakay Osbourne at sno28d@mail.umkc.edu.

Fridays, April 17, May 1, and May 15

Crafty Feminist Friday

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom. Contact bethmanb@umkc.edu for the link.

Take some time for self-care and join us for crafting, conversation, and fun! Open to all skill levels, genders, and UMKC and Kansas City community members. For more information, contact Brenda Bethman at bethmanb@umkc.edu. Supplies not provided.

Friday, April 17

Her Word

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/InterUrbanArtHouse/

Video Tour:  http://www.interurbanarthouse.org/virtual-gallery-tour-who-does-she-think-she-is

Join us as we celebrate Poetry Month in Kansas City. Local poets Natasha Ria El-Scari, Xanath Caraza, and Sheri Hall will each perform to celebrate the closing of our current exhibition, Her Art: Who Does She Think She Is?  To view the exhibition, go to http://www.interurbanarthouse.org/virtual-gallery-tour-who-does-she-think-she-is .

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse

Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24

Meet Us On the Street

Facebook: facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Twitter: twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: instagram.com/umkcwomenc

Gender-based street harassment is a global problem and it has to stop! Check out our social media pages for messages declaring street harassment unacceptable. And join us by sharing our posts or creating your own messages and posting them to your social media pages with the hashtag #StopStreetHarassment. For more information, contact Haley Dean at hedyq5@mail.umkc.edu.

Wednesday, April 29

Denim Day UMKC 2020

Facebook: facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Twitter: twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: instagram.com/umkcwomenc

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. Then share your photos wearing denim on social media using the hashtag #UMKCDenimDay20. Also check out our social media pages for information and activities you can do to support the Denim Day movement. For more information, contact Sabrina Zavala at sjz8v5@mail.umkc.edu.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention & Response program

 Wednesday, May 6

Shrink Your Stress during Stress Less Fest

Facebook: facebook.com/umkcwomenc

Twitter: twitter.com/UMKC_Womenc

Instagram: instagram.com/umkcwomenc

Join us on our social media pages for information on how you can take advantage of some self-guided stress-relief and self-care activities that will help you prepare for finals. For more information, contact Shanakay Osbourne at sno28d@mail.umkc.edu.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement

Thursday, May 7

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom Classroom

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/meeting/register/vpQkc-6hpzwtiRD_76bZAW9vquhWV8MTtQ. For more information, contact Arzie Umali at umalia@umkc.edu.