Welcome to the Kutztown University Women's Center website! Check below to see a list of our upcoming events and activities.

Are you interested in equal rights for women? Do you want to understand the contributions that women have made to history or how women's suffrage has affected our lives today? If you answered YES to any of these questions,
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Center Hours

 Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Oasis Hours Vary

SUMMER HOURS:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Have you been sexually assaulted? Are you experiencing violence in your relationship?  We are here to help. 

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Upcoming 2014 events

 

 

Stephanie Gilmore

Monday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Lecture, MSU 183

 

Tuesday, April 15, 3 p.m., Workshop, AF 201

 

Stephanie Gilmore, writer, educator and activist presents a lecture and workshop about Activism in the 21st Century –Why We Need to listen to and Follow Young People: anti-sexual violence, antiracism, feminism and more. Gilmore holds a Ph.D. in comparative women’s history and has written two books on feminist activism in the 1970s, Feminist Coalitions: Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States and Groundswell: Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America. She is also an editor for Feminist Studies and the editor of the Committee of LGBT Historians’ Newsletter. For more information on Stephanie Gilmore visit http://www.stephaniegilmorephd.com . Sponsored by the KU student group, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA).

 

Sexual Harrassment Student Workshop

Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m., Old Main 287

The KU Social Welfare Club, a campus student group, and Women’s Center staff members collaborate to present a Sexual Harassment Workshop, featuring definitions, scenarios, discussions, and policies relevant to men and women entering the workplace. Refreshments and resources provided.  Information on how to sign up will be announced.

 

Walk of No Shame aka Slut Walk

Tuesday, April 22, 11 a.m., FMLA Meet in Old Main 3

Join FMLA for The Walk of No Shame, a march around campus to raise awareness about the perpetuation of rape culture and victim shaming.

 

Human Trafficking

Wednesday, April 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alumni Plaza

The Social Welfare Club and FMLA collaborate to create awareness about Human Trafficking. Jordon Kirlin, from Freedom & Restoration for Everyone Enslaved (FREE), is available all day for facts, stories and challenges. Campus student groups provide more info and plans for action.                 

 

The Clothesline Project

Thursday, April 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., College Hill Memorial Grove (formally Bell Plaza)

 

Rows of t-shirts provide a visual demonstration about rape and violence against women. Survivors and friends decorate t-shirts as a way to express their emotions and tell their stories of the trauma they have experienced.  

For more information, visit http://www.clotheslineproject.org/

Take Back the Night

Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m., Alumni Plaza

Survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and sexual abuse come together to share their stories on this one powerful night. FMLA encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate the survivors with performances and poetry. A silent vigil and march will follow, ending with a gathering in the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main 3.  For more information, visit http://www.takebackthenight.org/.

Don't Throw That Out

 

Monday, May 5 - Friday, May 9

 

The Women’s Center is again collecting food, household and paper goods, linens, art supplies, toys, toiletries, feminine products, baby supplies and new and used clothing for local agencies. Please bring your donations to the Women’s Center Oasis, Old Main 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional donation boxes are also located in all residence halls.

For our April\May 2014 schedule, click here.

 

Announcements:

HEART/BWIC 63-hour training seminar registration is currently closed.  If you have already registered and received a registration confirmation please click here for a current schedule.

Local Daycares.  Click here for a list of local daycare centers.   

Schedule a presentation for your student club or group.             Click here for a listing of available presentations.

Get your free safety whistle at the Women's Center. Click here for a printable whistle coupon.