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.

Tuesday, January 25th

11am - 1pm

Boxwood House

Women's Center Open House

The campus community is invited to tour the house, hear about our upcoming events and programs, and learn how to get involved!

Tuesday, February 1st

11am-12pm

Boxwood House

1st FMLA Meeting

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. FMLA meets every Tuesday at 11am. 

Monday, February 7th

2pm - 3pm

MSU 218

Let's Talk about: Mental Health and the Black Community

Join us for a discussion and exploration on the intersections of race, culture, and experiences of Black and African American communities as it relates to mental health and wellness.

Week of February 21st - 25th

11am - 1pm

MSU

NEDA Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a national campaign to recognize the realities of eating disorders and to provide hope and support. We will host tables and partner with organizations to bring awareness and resources.

Thursday, February 23rd

12pm - 4pm

MSU 218

Love Your Body Day at the Kindness Karnival 2022: Be Kind to everyBODY!

Friends of Rachel is hosting the Kindness Karnival with Love Your Body Day this year! We are partnering with the Women's Center, and the theme of this years’ event is "Be kind to everyBODY".

We will be promoting kindness, and hope you will join us to make Kutztown University a welcoming place for all. We are asking clubs, organizations, departments, sports, and all members of the KU community to join in to have an afternoon of kindness to your body, whether through loving your body or respecting your body.

Clubs are invited to join and host a table by registering here.

Wednesday, February 24th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

MSU 218

Ilyasah Shabazz

Keynote for the Multicultural Center's Ujima Conference, Ms. Ilyasah Shabazz, is the daughter of Malcolm X, and award-winning author, producer and educator. In her work to preserve the legacy of her parents, she has dedicated herself to institution building and intergenerational leadership development with the tenants of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is a co-sponsored event through the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the KU Women's Center and the Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies Program.

Tuesday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 9th

MSU and Boxwood House

International Women's Day

Together, with the Women's Center, we will honor this global day to celebrate the political, social, cultural and economic achievements of women. Events will include a focus on period poverty, discovering your femininity, and more. This year's theme is to #BreaktheBias

Friday, March 25th

2pm

MCC Unity Room

Co-sponsored with Career Development

Uplifting Women in the Workplace

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

Monday, March 28th

6pm - 7:15pm

Keynote and Q&A followed by book signing

MSU 218

Women's History Month Keynote: Feminista Jones

Ms. Feminista Jones is a feminist writer, community activist, award-winning blogger and author of the critically acclaimed Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets. Her work centers on Black American culture, critical race theory, intersectionality, women's health and well-being. This event is brought to KU by the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the KU Women's Center and the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program.

Week of April 4th-8th

MSU Lawn

Sponsored by the It's On Us Grant

The Red Flag Campaign

This visual campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to educate on dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. A project of the VA Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, by college students, college personnel, and community victim advocates.

Week of April 11th - 15th

Various locations and tables

It's On Us Spring Week of Action

Throughout the week, the KU student chapter of It's On Us, FMLA and the Women's Center will host events to shine a light on the issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault and dating violence. 

Thursday, April 14th

11am - 2pm

Alumni Plaza
Rain location: MSU 218

The Clothesline Project

Rows of t-shirts provide a visual demonstration about domestic and sexual violence. Survivors and friends can decorate t-shirts as a way to express their emotions, healing, and tell their stories.

Thursday, April 14th

6pm

MSU 218

Take Back the Night

Survivors of sexual violence and abuse come together to speak out and share their stories on this powerful night. We honor the survivors with poetry, a candlelight vigil, and a campus march.

Sunday, May 1st

More info to come

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

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!

February 4th - Welcome Back to Feminist Fridays

February 18th - Not My Responsibility - Discussing dress codes 

March 4th - I Am Not My Hair - Discussion in the MCC Unity Room at 2:00 pm, followed by the documentary "Good Hair" in MSU 183

March 25th - Uplifting Women in the Workplace - Activities in the MCC Unity Room at 2:00 pm

April 8th - Breaking Our Silence (LGBTQ+ Day of Silence)

April 22nd - Love Thy Booty (Empowerment Poetry)

May 6th - Feminist Friday 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.