Upcoming Events

The Women's Center hosts a number of events during the semester. Registration for some events can be found on ENGAGE@KU, links will be included when available.

Weekly Happenings

at Boxwood

All are welcome! Free and open to the KU community šŸ˜Š

Movement Mondays - Mondays at 1pm

It’s On Us Meetings – Select Mondays at 4:30pm

FMLA General Board Meetings – Every Tuesday at 11am

Body Doubling – Every Tuesday at 12pm

Knitting & Crochet Club - Every Wednesday at 4pm

Allies General Board Meetings – Every Thursday at 11am

Spill the Tea at TeaTime - Every Thursday at 12 noon

LGBTQ Book Club – “Juliet Takes a Breath” by Gabby Rivera - Every Other Friday :  FEB 10, 24,  MAR 10, 31,   APR 14, 28

Every other Friday
Starts at 2pm

Boxwood House

Feminist Fridays

  February 17th – Random Acts of Kindness Day

  March 3rd – Groovy Games

  March 24th – Let’s Get Crafty

  April 7th – Adulting 101

  April 21st – Upcycled Earth Day projects

  May 5th - Feminist Friday Send Off

Tuesday, February 21st

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MSU 223

Speed Friending!

Make some new connections with campus clubs: Black Student Union, Black Flame, AIMS, Zeta Phi Beta, Pen2Paper, Health & Wellness, and the Women’s Center

Wednesday, February 22nd

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Wellness Room -Beck Hall

How Screenings Changed My Life: Know Your Body Series

Enjoy sampling some tea from around the world & finger foods with Fran Cortez Funk and learn about cancer screenings.

Friday, February 24th

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MSU 116

It’s On Us Movie Night “Hidden Figures”

Join us for this fun movie social to meet the It’s On Us club members and enjoy this relaxing evening. Pizza & Popcorn!

Tuesday, February 28th and

Friday, March 24th

Brought to you by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance

FMLA Feminist Fun Nights

Tuesday, 2/28 - Karaoke & Game Night, 5-7pm at Boxwood House. Fun times and good food with games and singing!

Friday, 3/24, Painting & PJ’s, 5-7pm at the MCC Room 206.

RSVP on Engage to reserve your spot for painting in your PJ’s!

Thursday, March 2nd

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MSU 223

Co-sponsor: Catwalk Modeling Troupe

Capture Your Confidence Know Your Body Series

Collaborating with the Catwalk Modeling Troupe to help students find their confident poses. We will put them into practice and capture them with a photo for you to keep.

Wednesday, March 8th

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MSU 223

International Women’s Day

Just Dance! Know Your Body Series

This class is about letting go of the toxic expectations surrounding dance and finding the joy in dancing for yourself. dance is for everybody, and this class will have choreography modifications for all abilities and no experience needed!

Thursday, March 9th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

MSU 218

Co-sponsor: Residence Life and Community Outreach Center

Smash the Scale: Embrace Body & Health Equity Know Your Body Series

Join us with Residence Life, FMLA, and the Community Outreach Center to “smash the scale” on harmful societal standards, norms, and body myths. Bring & take gently used clothing items that affirm your gender expression with the Clothing SWAP.

March 12th – 17th

SPRING BREAK

 Thursday, March 23rd

 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Multicultural Center Unity Rm.     

Co-sponsor: Career Development

Uplifting Women in the Workplace

This program will touch on sexism and microaggressions in a workplace and will also include how women can move up in their jobs, be successful and feel a sense of empowerment.

Thursday, March 23rd

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MSU Bears Den

Co-sponsor: Pen2Paper

Woman2Woman

Raise your voice and share your own writing, spoken word, song, or favorite poem, during this Open Mic for Women’s Herstory month event.

Thursday, March 30th

6:00 pm Keynote

MSU 218

Sponsored by the Dr. Constance P. Dent
and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series

Women’s History Month Keynote: Gabby Rivera

Gabby Rivera (she/her) is a Bronx-born, queer Latinx writer. Author of young adult novel, Juliet Takes a Breath, and creator of Marvel’s first Latina lesbian character, America Chavez. Gabby will speak on her experiences as a QTPOC writer, an LGBTQ youth advocate, and the importance of centering joy. Book Signing will follow.

Friday, March 31st

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Boxwood House

Book Drive

We are partnering with the Social Workers at Kutztown Club (SWAK) to host a book drive for local children’s charity.  Donations welcome.

Friday, March 31st

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Boxwood House

Also meets: 4/7, 4/14 & 4/21

KNOW MY NAME Book Club

Register on Engage to join & receive a free book! Chanel Miller’s Know My Name, nominee for Best Memoir and Autobiography, “Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing.”

Monday, April 10th

Through Sunday, April 16th

See @itsonuskutztown Instagram or Engage for full schedule and all our co-sponsors

It’s On US Spring Week of Action

Monday- Dinner & a Documentary “I Am Evidence” 5pm, MSU 218

Tuesday- Clothesline Project 11am-2pm, Alumni Plaza (if rain, MSU 218)

Tuesday- Take Back the Night 6pm, MSU 218

Wednesday- Radical Self Love 6-8pm, Rec Center

Thursday-Red Flag Project 11am-2pm MSU Lawn

Friday- Consent FRIES 11am–2pm SDH

Friday, April 14th

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Boxwood House

Breaking Pressures

Join us to let go of the pressures you experience as a college student! We will be writing the things we would like to let go on plates and breaking them after.  Everyone is welcome. 

Tuesday, April 18th

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Boxwood House

Connecting with Your Inner Child

Missing the joy of being a free-spirited kid? Come connect with your inner child through fun activities and snacks that will give you some free nostalgia. As well as, learning how to incorporate these practices into your daily life to throw you back in time at any point.

Monday, April 24th

Through Friday, April 28th

Co-sponsors: IDEA, MCC, FDI, Allies, ISO, AIMS, FMLA, and more

BLM Week: More than a Hashtag, Black Lives Still Matter

  A week of education and action, led by the KU Black Student Union

  Tuesday 6-8pm Open Dialogue & Call to Action Discussion & Bias Reporting

  Wednesday-Take Up Space: Existing as a POC at a PWI Panel Discussion

Friday 2-5pm on the DMZ- No Justice, No Peace: BLM March

Sunday, April 30th

12pm at the Kutztown Park

Lavender Graduation

A celebration for all graduating students who participate in LGBTQ+ and Women’s Center’s organizations

Be sure to check out our other fun events!

Feminist Fridays

Every other Friday from 2pm - 3pm - Boxwood House

Every Friday of the semester, the women's center staff and FMLA team up to bring fun and engaging discussions and activities with a fun feminist twist. 

Topics and activities are different each week.  Join us for one, or as many as you can! You are always welcome!

Feb 3rd: Dear Future Me... I'm Ready

Feb 17th: Random Acts of Kindness

March 3rd: Groovy Games

March 24th: Let's Get Crafty

April 7th: Adulting 101

April 21st: Upcycled Earth Day Projects

May 5th: Send Off

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance

Tuesdays @ 11am, Boxwood House

FMLA, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, is an activist group that focuses on issues such as self-empowerment, gender equality, freedom of choice, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.