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, September 6th 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  Boxwood House 104

1st FMLA Meeting

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance is a campus club with a focus on activism, racial justice, gender equity, self-empowerment, and anti-violence. FMLA meets every Tuesday at 11am.

Wednesday, September 7th

 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Boxwood House

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

Join us at 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 at this festive event.

Wednesday, September 7th

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Boxwood House

It’s On Us: Take the Pledge & Meet the E-Board

The It’s On Us E-Board will be hosting a pledge drive at the Boxwood Open House, join us to learn about the pledge and how to get involved.  It’s On Us meets every Wednesday at 3pm

Friday, September 9th

Held every other Friday

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Boxwood House

Feminist Fridays!

Join the women’s center staff to start your weekend right with fun and interactive crafts, journaling, and a variety of activities with a feminist twist. Follow our Instagram for more: @womenscenterku

Monday, September 12th

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Boxwood House

Astrology with Anna

A fun and interactive beginner introduction to discovering yourself through horoscope and zodiac signs.

Monday, September 12th -6pm Old Main, Room #22B

Tuesday September 13th – 6pm Old Main, Georgian Room

Thursday September 15th6pm Old Main, Georgian Room

R.A.D. Classes (Rape Aggression Defense)

This self-defense class series is free to KU women who are students, faculty, or staff. R.A.D. is an intense and active workshop of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.

Provided by KU Public Safety, this comprehensive course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

You must attend all three nights to complete the program. Register via email: dsantos@kutztown.edu

Tuesday, September 13th

  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MSU 223 -Must RSVP via Engage

It’s On Us Ambassador Peer Train the Trainer Workshop

This is a 3-hour peer educator training on how to present 3 modules: Understanding Consent, Defining Your Boundaries, & Healthy Relationships. We are looking for student leaders who are passionate about sexual assault prevention, and willing to commit to hosting at least one workshop each semester (2 this year) after being trained.

Thursday, September 15th

4:00 pm – 6: 00pm

Multicultural Center

Bienvenidos Celebration

We are joining the Multicultural Center to welcome all students in honor of Hispanic Heritage/Latinx Month with fun, food & community.

Tuesday, September 20th

11am- 2:30pm

MSU 218

National Voter Registration Day

Kicking off an event series, “5 Days of Reproductive Justice”, by participating in this campus event. Visit us for information on voter registration and where PA candidates stand on reproductive rights.

September 25th - October 7th

The Brass Rail Gallery, MSU

Resource tables throughout the week at the MSU lobby

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 27th

11am-3pm

MSU 218

Alive Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Fair

We are joining KUAB, Health Promotions, & the Health & Wellness Center for a four-hour fun, interactive, and educational suicide prevention program.

Wednesday, September 28th 

4:30-6pm

webinar

Why Overturning Roe Matters:  A Panel Discussion of the Dobbs Decision

Log on for this informative panel discussion on what happened when Roe was overturned, and what it means for those seeking abortions in PA.

Register on Engage.

Week of October 3rd to 7th

It’s On Us Fall Week of Action

Step Up! Bystander Intervention workshop -hosted by Fran Cortez Funk, Director of Health Promotions; Escalation Workshop?

Friday, October 7th

10am-4pm

MSU 218

Keynote 10am in MSU 218

Visit our webpage for more info. Registration on Engage

6th annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference

Keynote speaker: LaLa Holston-Zannell, leads the ACLU’s advocacy and organizing work to support and empower transgender and nonbinary people and will focus on anti-violence in the LGBTQ+ community.

Speaker is funded through the 2022 PA Governor’s It’s On Us Grant. Program sessions are held throughout the afternoon.

Tuesday, October 11th

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Boxwood House

Hack Your Hormones

Join us for a presentation on your hormonal cycles and how to optimize efficiency in a patriarchal society.

Week of October 24-28th

Old Main Lobby

The Safe Berks Silent Witness Project

To bring awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we host this visual monument to the Berks County lives lost to domestic violence over the years.  This is created and supported by Safe Berks.  

Saturday, October 22nd

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Boxwood House

Homecoming Alumni Open House

Welcoming back alumni to campus to tour the Boxwood House, share memories, enjoy some fellowship & reconnect with KU.

Tuesday, November 8th

Election Day- Get out and VOTE!!

Sunday, December 4th

12pm-3pm

Boxwood House

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!

9/9th- Grow Your Own Way - Write yourself a letter to open at the end of the semester and plant a cute plant!

9/23rd- How to Be an Advocate 

10/7th- GSM Conference 

10/21st- Self-Love 

11/4th- All Hands on Deck - Learn how to play Gin Rummy and enjoy Mocktails!

11/18th- Body positivity and Self gratitude

12/2nd- Feminist Friday Wrap-up - Scrapbooking and reading your letter 

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.