Spring 2022 Events

Thursday, January 20

Warm Up with the Women’s Center

Time: 9:30—11:30 a.m.

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

Stop by and grab a warm drink on the go and find out why the Women’s Center is a great place to relax, meet friends, and get involved.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Collegiate Panhellenic Council and UMKC Multicultural Student Organization Council.

 

Saturday, January 29

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center

Time: Info Table at 1:00 p.m., Game at 2:00 p.m.

Location: The Swinney Center, 5030 Holmes St.

The Women’s Center supports women’s athletics. You can too! Join us as UMKC Women’s Basketball takes on Omaha during the BLUE OUT game! Stop by the Women’s Center table before the game and pick up a button and wear it proudly. And don’t forget to wear blue!  Free for UMKC Students. The first 200 fans will receive the ROO UP blue t-shirt while supplies last. For ticket information, go to http://www.umkckangaroos.com/.

Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics.

 

February 7 – May 12

Healing Arts Corners

Locations:

  • Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.
  • Student Health and Wellness, Brookside 51 Building, 2nd Floor, 5110 Oak St.
  • Counseling Services, Brookside 51 Building, 2nd Floor, 5110 Oak St.
  • Writing Studio, Atterbury Student Success Center, 2nd Floor, 5000 Holmes St.
  • Rainbow Lounge, 325 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • MindBody Connection, 303G Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Multicultural Student Affairs, 319 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Student Veteran Services At Ease Zone, 310 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Roo Advising, 251 Cherry Hall, 5030 Cherry St.
  • Health Sciences Library, School of Medicine, 2nd Floor, 2411 Holmes St.
  • Johnson Hall, 5000 Oak St.
  • Oak Street Hall, 5051 Oak St.
  • Hospital Hill Apts, 2401 Troost Ave.

Stop by these locations to take advantage of some self-guided art activities for fun and for self-care. No art experience necessary.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Student Health and Wellness, UMKC Counseling Services, UMKC Writing Studio, UMKC LGBTQIA+ Programs and Services, UMKC MindBody Connection, UMKC Student Veterans Services, UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs, Roo Advising, UMKC Health Sciences Library, and UMKC Residential Life.

 

Saturday, February 12

Roo Up! With the Women’s Center: Pink Tax Donation Drive

Time: Info Table at 1:00 p.m., Game at 2:00 p.m.

Location: The Swinney Center, 5030 Holmes St.

The Women’s Center supports women’s athletics. You can too! Join us at the PINK Game, when UMKC Women’s Basketball takes on Oral Roberts. Stop by the Women’s Center table to pick up a free button and donate a Pink Tax item (“women’s” razors, shampoo, bodywash, etc.) to benefit UMKC Kangaroo Pantry. Free for UMKC Students. For ticket information, go to http://www.umkckangaroos.com/.

Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics and UMKC Kangaroo Pantry.

 

Monday, February 14 – Friday, February 18

Pink Tax Donation Drive

Location and Time:

  • Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.; Mon. – Thurs, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Fri, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Student Union, Welcome Desk, 2nd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.; Mon – Fri, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Support UMKC students in need and donate Pink Tax items this week! The Pink Tax is the system of discriminatory pricing on products and services that is based on gender and can have a significant financial impact on women. Please donate items such as razors, soap, lotion, deodorant, body wash, shampoo, hygiene products that are often priced higher when marketed to women. All donations will benefit the UMKC Kangaroo Pantry.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC Kangaroo Pantry

 

Monday, February 21

Every Body Is Beautiful Week Information Table

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Stop by this table for information and hands-on activities about eating disorders and body image and learn to appreciate how every body is beautiful.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Campus Recreation, UMKC Roos for Mental Health, UMKC Student Health and Wellness, and UMKC Counseling Services.

 

Thursday, February 24

Crafty Feminism: Operation Beautiful

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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

Stop by this table for artmaking using shrink art to promote self-love and body acceptance and help spread the message across campus that every body is beautiful. No art experience necessary.

 

Monday, February 28

Artistic Justice: A Black History Month Healing Arts Workshop

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E 51st St.

Join us for artmaking as we celebrate Black History Month. No art experience necessary.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs, UMKC Counseling Services, the UMKC chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and UMKC Race, Ethnic & Gender Studies.

 

March is Women’s History Month

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

https://info.umkc.edu/womenc/programs/womens-history-month/

 

Tuesday, March 1 – Thursday, March 31

Women’s History Month Displays: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope

Locations & Times: UMKC Health Sciences Library, 2411 Holmes Street, 2nd Floor; Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

UMKC Miller Nichols Library, 800 East 51st Street; Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Stop by both library locations to view this display of books and media promoting women and their accomplishments throughout history and up to today. For more information, contact Liz Johnson at johnsoneliz@umkc.edu or visit https://libguides.library.umkc.edu/bookdisplays/womenshistorymonth2022. UMKC ID required to enter Health Sciences Library.

Sponsored by UMKC University Libraries.

 

Monday, March 7

Women’s History Month Trivia Table

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E 51st St.

Join us for trivia about Women’s History Month and this year’s national theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” a tribute to women caregivers, frontline workers, and healers of today and in history. Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC branch of the American Medical Women’s Association, UMKC Collegiate Panhellenic Council, UMKC Student Veteran Support Services, and UMKC Bachelor of Health Sciences Society.

 

Tuesday, March 8

International Women’s Day Cycle Sweat

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Old Swinney, 5030 Holmes St.

Join Campus Recreation and the Women’s Center to celebrate International Women’s Day! This cycling class will leave you inspired to show the world just how incredible you are! Participants will also receive some inspirational giveaways. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Campus Recreation for more details, 816-235-1772.

Sponsored by UMKC Campus Recreation.

 

Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11

Women’s History Month Social Media Trivia

Location: Facebook: @umkcwomenc, Twitter: @UMKC_Womenc, Instagram: @umkcwomenc

Answer a daily trivia question on social media about Women’s History Month and this year’s national theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” a tribute to women caregivers, frontline workers, and healers of today and in history. Prizes will be awarded to trivia contest winners.

Co-sponsored by the UMKC branch of the American Medical Women’s Association, UMKC Collegiate Panhellenic Council, UMKC Student Veteran Support Services, and UMKC Bachelor of Health Sciences Society.

 

Monday, March 14

The Freedom House: A Poetry & Social Justice Workshop w/KB Brookins

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Multicultural Student Affairs, 320 Student Union

In this workshop, you will explore the question of how to use art, specifically poetry, as a tool toward justice. Led by KB Brookins, this workshop will be a generative and inspiring space for all participants to read, write, and intentionally create community. By exploring themes such as urgency, collaboration, and history, you will leave with new ideas on how to create the poems you want to create, and how to use poetry as a jumpstart to mobilization. KB Brookins is a poet, essayist, cultural worker, and Artivism Fellow with Broadway Advocacy Coalition. They are the author of How to Identify Yourself with a Wound (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2022) and Freedom House (Deep Vellum Publishing, 2023). Follow them online at @earthtokb.

Co-sponsored by UMKC LGBTQIA+ Programs and Services and UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs.

 

Monday, March 14

An Evening with KB Brookins

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry St. and Video Livestream via Zoom

KB Brookins will speak about their experiences being a Black/queer/transmasculine poet, essayist, artivist, and cultural worker.

Co-sponsored by UMKC LGBTQIA+ Programs and Services and UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs

 

Tuesday, March 15

National Equal Pay Day Information Table

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Stop by this table to learn about race- and gender-based pay inequities that continue to persist. This date symbolizes how far into 2022 some cisgender women must work to earn what cisgender men earned in 2021.

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Kansas City Branch, UMKC Career Services, and UMKC Financial Wellness Center.

 

Friday, March 18 – Friday, April 29

Her Art/Their Art – Art Exhibition

Time: Tues – Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Sundays.

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

Join us at this art exhibit that features local women and gender non-conforming artists whose works are expressions of identity and gender empowerment. The exhibit will also include a “Hall of Portraits” featuring courageous historical figures inspired by the song “Women Who Walked on Water” by local singer songwriter Joy Zimmerman. To view the exhibit in person, please schedule an appointment by contacting info@interurbanarthouse.org. Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place and must be strictly followed.

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse.

 

Friday, March 18

Opening Reception: Her Art/Their Art

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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

Join us for the first viewing of the Her Art/Their Art exhibit and meet the artists and curators. Enjoy live entertainment and light refreshments. All guests will be required to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking inside the gallery. This event is free and open to all.

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse.

 

Thursday, March 24

Women Who Walked on Water Benefit Concert

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

Tickets: $25 general admission; $10 for students with valid ID

Singer/songwriter Joy Zimmerman will share music & stories of courageous women, highlighting the work of artists in the Her Art/Their Art exhibit. Joy will be joined by cellist Christine Broxterman. All proceeds benefit Together Women Rise (togetherwomenrise.org) with its focus on gender equality, community building, and empowerment in low-income countries. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/her-arttheir-art-women-who-walked-on-water-concert-tickets-215329495317. Ticket price includes light refreshments. Joy Zimmerman, https://joyzimmermanmusic.com/, a folk & acoustic roots multi-instrumentalist, sings her original songs of humor, triumph and resilience with a captivating voice. The Canvas Before Us, Joy’s seventh studio album, debuted at #8 on the FAI Folk Chart in August 2021.

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse.

 

Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8

Meet Us On The Street

Time: All day

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 both campuses all week and join us in declaring street harassment unacceptable.

 

Wednesday, April 6

Safe Space Open House

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5100 Rockhill Rd.

The Women’s Center is a safe space where students can de-stress, access resources, create art, and build community. Stop by to learn about the support and resources available here during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to complete a healing arts activity. Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided while supplies last.

Co-sponsored by UMKC RISE.

 

Thursday, April 7, April 14, April 21, and Wednesday, April 27 – Thursday, April 28

What Were They Wearing?

Time and Location:

  • Pop-up displays: Various times and campus locations
  • Walk-through Display: 2:00 p.m. April 27 – 1:00 p.m. April 28, Student Union, 2nd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.

This sexual violence prevention campaign addresses the myths surrounding rape culture and victim blaming and will feature visual displays at various campus locations during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Through recreations and narratives, the displays will answer the question frequently asked of survivors, “What were you wearing?” Trigger warning: displays may contain difficult content

 

Wednesday, April 13 – Friday, May 13

Her Art/Their Art UMKC

Time: Mon. – Thurs, 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Location: Link Gallery, Miller Nichols Library, 800 E 51st St. Ground Floor

Artist Reception: Wednesday, April 13, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This exhibition will feature UMKC women and gender non-conforming artists whose works are expressions of identity and gender empowerment.

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse and UMKC University Libraries

 

Thursday, April 14

Artist Salon: Gender, Art, Power

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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

Join local artists and arts supporters for a discussion on art and gender, and when combined, become a force that empowers creators, communities, and causes. Featured speakers include Brittany Noriega, Natasha Ria El-Scari, Stasi Bobo-Lignon, and Joy Zimmerman. The discussion will be facilitated by Renée Blanche, host of Night Tides on KCUR 89.3FM.

Through our partnership with InterUrban ArtHouse, this discussion is generously funded from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse.

Friday, April 15

Closing Reception: Her Art/Their Art

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. All guests will be required to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking inside the gallery. This event is free and open to all.

Co-sponsored by InterUrban ArtHouse.

 

Thursday, April 28

Art of Negotiation: Salary & Benefits Workshop

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union, Room 402, 5100 Cherry St.

Join us and learn all the tools you need to prepare for a salary negotiation. Plus, you’ll get to simulate negotiations between soon-to-be employees and their future employers.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Financial Wellness Center and UMKC Career Services.

 

Wednesday, May 4

Shrink Your Stress During Stress Less Fest

Time: 10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union, 2nd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.
Join us for artmaking using shrink art and other materials for stress-relief and self-care as you prepare for finals. No art experience necessary.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Office of Student Involvement.

Monday, May 9 – Friday, May 13

Brain Food: Finals Week Snack Break

Time: Women’s Center, Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Library, Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Road; Health Sciences Library, 2nd Floor, 2411 Holmes St.

Stop by the Women’s Center or the Health Sciences Library during finals week to grab a healthy snack to nourish your brain and body. UMKC ID required to enter the Health Sciences Library.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Health Sciences Library.