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.

September 1st

4pm-7pm

Boxwood House

Women's Center & LGBTQ+ Resource Center OPEN HOUSE!

Join us at our new location, the Boxwood House, for a "welcome" and "welcome back" open house! The campus community is invited to tour our centers, meet our staff, and see all we have to offer. 

Tuesday, September 7th

11am-12pm

Boxwood House

1st FMLA Meeting

FMLA, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, is an activist group which focuses on issues such as self-empowerment, gender equality, freedom of choice, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. FMLA meets every Tuesday at 11am. 

Tuesday, September 7th

3pm-4pm

Boxwood House

Get to Know "It's On Us"

Come and meet the Kutztown It's On Us Chapter, learn about what we do, and find out how you can get involved to help stop sexual assault and make KU a safer campus. 

September 13th-24th

The Brass Rail Gallery, MSU

The "What Were You Wearing" Project

This project is a visual display of survivor's descriptions of what they were wearing when they experienced sexual violence. The installation asks viewers to consider the amount of self-blame that results from the question: 
"What were you wearing?"

Tuesday, September 14th

11am-12pm

Contact us for Zoom ID

A Virtual Conversation with PA State Representative Brian Sims

FMLA will be hosting Brian Sims during a general board meeting to hear about HB300, the PA Fairness Act. If passed. it "would prohibit discrimination against an individual based on their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in the commonwealth, providing a long-overdue update to Pennsylvania's law." Rep. Sims will be answering student questions and having a conversation related to the bill's topic. 

Friday, October 1st

11am-5pm

Keynote 11am in MSU 218

Visit our webpage for more info, registration on Engage

5th Annual GSM - Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference

Keynote: Dr. Jonathan Paul Higgins

Writer and Social Justice Educator focused on Gender, Race, & Media. Dr. Higgins is a speaker, writer, and social justice educator who focuses on issues related to gender, race, and media. Dr. Higgins is committed to using their voice to highlight and bring focus to the issues that affect both the Black and LGBTQ communities at both a local and national level. They aspire to be an example to those who seek to change the way we discuss the Black, queer experience. 

Thursday, October 21st

7pm

MSU 218

Carve Out Hope

Join us for pumpkin carving and information about early breast cancer detection. This event is co-sponsored by FMLA, Association for Women in Mathematics, and the KU Health and Wellness Center. 

Saturday, October 23rd

1-4:30pm

MSU 218

Register here

Elect Her

#ElectHer is a one-day nonpartisan training for women on how to run for student government & political office. The Career Center, Student Involvement Office, Vote Everywhere, FMLA, and the Women's Center are joining together to host this event. 

Week of October 25th-30th

Individual events listed below

It's On Us Fall Week of Action

The KU student chapter of It's On Us is planning and implementing events throughout the week to shine a light on the issues of sexual harassment/assault and dating violence. 

Week of October 25th-30th

Old Main Concourse

The Safe Berks Silent Witness Project

The Silent Witness Project is a visual monument to the Berks County lives lost to domestic violence. Each red silhouette wears a shield that describes their tragic death. This takes place in October, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Monday, October 25th

4-5:30pm

AF 102

Bystander Intervention Workshop

As part of the Fall Week of Action, It's On Us is presenting a workshop on bystander intervention. This session will take a look at why people don't speak up in certain situations and provide tools and techniques that train people to be active bystanders. 

Wednesday, October 27th

4-5:30pm

AF 203

The Escalation Workshop

The Escalation Workshop, created by the One Love Foundation, is a powerful film-based discussion that opens people's eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. Includes 40 minute film and discussion. 

Wednesday, October 27th

7pm-9pm

MCC Unity Room

Coffee House & Open Mic Night

Join us for a night of poetry, spoken word, and sharing stories while relaxing and enjoying coffee and treats. 

Thursday, October 28th

12pm-2pm

Boxwood House

Creativity and Self-Care with Victoria from Safe Berks

Enjoy some crafts and stress-reducing activities with Victoria from Safe Berks!

Thursday, October 28th

7pm

MSU 218

Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Party

Join FMLA and Allies for a screening of the iconic, original Rocky Horror Picture Show! Get in the spirit and come dressed in costume - either Rocky Horror themed or just your Halloween costume! Prop bags are first come, first served. 

Saturday, October 30th

11am-2pm

Boxwood House

Homecoming Alumni Open House

We are excited to welcome alumni to the Boxwood House to tour our new space, share memories, and enjoy good food and good conversation with current students and staff. 

Wednesday, November 10th

6:30pm

MSU Alumni Auditorium

Indigenous Film Screening: River of Silence

"After the mysterious murder of her daughter, Helen Wolf sets out to find answers. Instead, the killer finds her" (IMDB, 2017). Based on a true story and the cases of missing and murdered Indigenous Women throughout the world. 

Join us for this screening, light refreshments, and Indigenous created prizes!

Sunday, December 5th 

12pm-3pm

Boxwood House

Lavender Graduation

Join us to celebrate the graduating students from the LGBTQA+ Resource Center and the Women's Center, as well as our graduates from FMLA and Allies. There will be food, music, and tons of fun! Help us celebrate our students and send them off from Kutztown into the world!

If you have been involved in either of the centers or the clubs, please reach out to lgbtqresourcecenter@kutztown.edu or womenscenter@kutztown.edu so we can honor you!

Be sure to check out our other fun events!

Feminist Fridays

Fridays @ 1:30-2:30pm - 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. 

October 1st - Join the Feminist Fridays crew at the Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference!

October 8th - Crafts and Board Games

October 22nd - Women in Leadership

October 29th - Day of Service with Multicultural Center and Safe Berks

November 5th - How to Empower and Uplift

November 12th - Self-Esteem

November 19th - Self-Care

December 3rd - Feminist Friday Wrap-Up!

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance

Thursdays @ 11am, Boxwood House

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