A Year of Amazing Events!

By Patsy Campos

The UMKC Women’s Center has hosted a variety of events where we have reached many new and returning audiences throughout the Fall 2010-Spring 2011 term. Our events make an important contribution to the campus and public community by bringing awareness to the importance and advancement of women’s equity. This year our programs included networking events, textile art workshops, special performances and rallies and marches.

Some of our biggest annual events are:

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The Vagina Monologues

“Rock Who You Are” Fashion Show

Take Back the Night

Her Art Project

The month of May marks the end of one year for the Women’s Center’s dedicated student staff, but it certainly is not the end of the Women’s Center! Please stop by throughout the summer and next fall to learn more about our upcoming programming. We want to thank all of you for supporting the Women’s Center and giving us the opportunity to create and host successful events and programs. Thank you to our blog readers and for communicating with us through Twitter and Facebook. The Women’s Center wishes all of you a fantastic summer!

Rock Who You Are Fashion Show

By Bethany Reyna

Ready to Rock Who You Are?

The 2nd annual Rock Who You Are Fashion Show is this week! It will be Tuesday, March 8th from 7-9 p.m. in the new Student Union, Multipurpose room 401 AD. The “Rock Who You Are” fashion show is sponsored by the Body Image Committee and Co-sponsored by APC, LGBTQIA, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, and NPHC. This is a unique fashion show that coincides with Everybody is Beautiful Week’s Body Image Campaign. Instead of having runway models modeling items of clothing, the fashion show will highlight people modeling what they feel most comfortable in. This approach allows the models to declare what they love most about themselves, reinforcing the importance of healthy, authentic self-image. Like last year’s show, it features men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes; showing how they rock who they are.

Arrive in time to enjoy pre-show refreshments and for a chance to win some rockin’ door prizes! For more information, please contact the UMKC Women’s Center at umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu or call: 816-235-1638.