UWO Women’s Center

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-0963
womenscenter@uwosh.edu


Fall 2022 Hours:
Monday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Women’s Center Events

 
 
 

Date/Time/Place

Event

Friday, September 23
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Crafts, Coffee, and Community

Join Women's Center staff, interns, and students in creating feminist craft projects, chatting over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and creating a supportive and intersectional community.
Monday, September 26
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reeve 306
What the Wet is This?: Sexual Hygiene Best Practices

You may have heard that you should always pee after sex, but what are other important sexual hygiene practices? Hint: These practices do NOT include vaginal douching. Join us for an inclusive and judgement-free Q&A session and dialogue on all things related to sexual hygiene. This session will be facilitated by a community educator from Planned Parenthood Wisconsin.
Tuesday, September 27
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
CHARGE: CHange Agents Rallying for Gender Equity

Allyship is a verb and requires constant reflection and commitment renewal. Join the Women’s Center for open virtual discussions on how to be an effective active ally to marginalized communities within and beyond UW Oshkosh. Discussions will be adaptive to current events and will focus on skill building.
Wednesday, September 28
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Thursday,
September 29
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Women’s Center or Microsoft Teams
Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative

Level Up! provides a safe space for women and other structurally excluded gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. During each meeting we will focus on a different topic within gaming to analyze through game play, articles, and videos utilizing a feminist lens and strategize how to make our community more inclusive.

Discussion topic: Body Language and the Male Gaze
Sunday,
October 2
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Titan Underground
Sex Trivia

Grab your friends (with their consent) and compete in trivia about arousal, safer sex, orgasms, and more!
Monday,
October 3
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Reeve 221
Intro to Kink and BDSM

The Tool Shed, located in Milwaukee, is a mission-driven, education-based sex toy store where people of all genders and sexual orientations can explore their sexuality in a positive environment and be treated with respect by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The Tool Shed will be visiting UWO to facilitate an introductory session to kink and BDSM to ensure consent and safety are centered for those who are curious or wish to explore kink and/or BDSM with their partner(s)!
Tuesday,
October 4
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Reeve 221
Peachy Keen: An Intro to Anal Sex

Unfortunately, we are fed messages from childhood that sex involving your butt is dirty, unnatural, and taboo. Anal play can be a wonderful experience that can deepen your understanding of your own body and what turns you on. In this workshop, educators from the Tool Shed will bust these myths and share tips on how to make anal exploration fulfilling and worthwhile. They will share about toys specifically designed for the task, lubricants, books, and more. The Tool Shed, located in Milwaukee, is a mission-driven, education-based sex toy store where people of all genders and sexual orientations can explore their sexuality in a positive environment and be treated with respect by a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Wednesday, October 5
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Women's Center
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Thursday,
October 6
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Reeve Theater (307)
Documentary Screening: A Sexplanation

Just your typical queer, Asian American, comedic sex ed documentary about the universal search for love, connection, and family acceptance. From neuroscience labs to church pews, the film features provocative conversations with psychologists, sex researchers—and even a Jesuit priest. With humor and grit, Alex takes audiences on a playful, heartfelt journey from a shame-filled past to a happier, healthier, sexier future.

Check out the trailer here. An optional discussion will follow.
Friday, October 7
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Crafts, Coffee, and Community

Join Women's Center staff, interns, and students in creating feminist craft projects, chatting over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and creating a supportive and intersectional community.
Friday, October 7
9:00-11:00 p.m.
Reeve Ballroom BC
Sex Ed Olympics

How quickly can you turn an external condom into a dental dam? Or carry condoms turned into water balloons across the field of play? Or sort ways STIs are or are not transmitted? There will be fun and educational activities, and whether you medal or not, you will go home with knowledge!
Monday, October 10
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Reeve Concourse
Healthy Relationship Trail Mix

Build your ideal healthy relationship with Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services. Add important elements to your trail mix and take it with you to enjoy.
Monday, October 10
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Women's Center
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Tuesday, October 11
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
CHARGE: CHange Agents Rallying for Gender Equity

Allyship is a verb and requires constant reflection and commitment renewal. Join the Women’s Center for open virtual discussions on how to be an effective active ally to marginalized communities within and beyond UW Oshkosh. Discussions will be adaptive to current events and will focus on skill building.
Tuesday, October 11
3:00-8:00 p.m.
Reeve Union 209
National Coming Out Day Celebration

Join the LGBTQ+ Resource Center to joyfully celebrate those who have come out as LGBTQIA+ and our collective commitment to an inclusive environment that invites folks in as their authentic selves. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos, sharing stories, vibing, and connection with folks in and those in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community. National Coming Out Day was first celebrated in 1988 by the Human Rights Campaign to mark the anniversary of the National March on Washington for LGBTQ+ Rights. Everyone is welcome, including advocates and allies!
Co-sponsored with the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
Wednesday, October 12
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Women's Center
WAC Believes You

WAC is starting a peer-led support group for victims/survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence and their allies. The focus will be on education, growth, healing, and connection with others. This is NOT a clinical/counseling support group. If you are looking to build community and further your healing, we would love to have you join us! Email wac@uwosh.edu for more information.
Thursday,
October 13
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
How to Foster Healthy Relationships

Come join Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services to talk about the elements of a healthy vs. unhealthy relationship. Learn about what it means to have safe and empowering relationships and friendships.
Thursday,
October 13
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Women’s Center or Microsoft Teams
Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative

Level Up! provides a safe space for women and other structurally excluded gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. During each meeting we will focus on a different topic within gaming to analyze through game play, articles, and videos utilizing a feminist lens and strategize how to make our community more inclusive.

Discussion topic: TBD
Thursday,
October 13
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Reeve 306
How the Frick do I Talk to my Roommate!?

Hall Directors from your Residence Hall Communities will share tips and tricks on how to talk to your roommate, create boundaries, and handle conflict as you traverse sharing a room with someone else! You can also get advice for your specific questions and situations anonymously!
Friday,
October 14
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Horizon Ampitheater
WAC-a-Scale

Rage against beauty norms by taking a hammer to a weight scale! Safety gear will be provided. This event is a celebration of the NOW’s Love Your Body Week.
Hosted by the Women's Advocacy Council (WAC)
Sunday, October 16
Depart from the Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Women Adventure Outdoors: Hiking at High Cliff

Student Recreation and Wellness and the Women’s Center team up for free outdoor adventures led by women-identified staff. All equipment is provided by the Outdoor Adventure Center. Email oac@uwosh.edu for more details and to sign up.
October 17 - November 4
Steinhilber Art Gallery (3rd floor of Reeve)
Gallery Hours
Monument Quilt Exhibit

The Monument Quilt is a collection of over 3,000 stories created by survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and allies, written, painted, and stitched onto red fabric. It is the first memorial to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. In 2014, local organizers brought the Quilt to Oshkosh and the Fox Valley and added several pieces to the Quilt. The Quilt is now being archived. Please join us to welcome home the quilt squares that hold survivor stories from the Fox Valley.
Friday, October 21
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Crafts, Coffee, and Community

Join Women's Center staff, interns, and students in creating feminist craft projects, chatting over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and creating a supportive and intersectional community.
Monday, October 24
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Tuesday, October 25
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
CHARGE: CHange Agents Rallying for Gender Equity

Allyship is a verb and requires constant reflection and commitment renewal. Join the Women’s Center for open virtual discussions on how to be an effective active ally to marginalized communities within and beyond UW Oshkosh. Discussions will be adaptive to current events and will focus on skill building.
Tuesday, October 25
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Reeve Ballroom
UW Oshkosh Take Back the Night

Together we can take a stand against sexual assault, domestic violence, dating and intimate partner violence, and all other forms of sexual and interpersonal violence.
Event Itinerary:
5:00 PM - Activities & Resource Fair
6:00 PM - Program followed by Monument Quilt Exhibition viewing.
Wednesday, November 2
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Women's Center
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Thursday,
October 27
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Women’s Center or Microsoft Teams
Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative

Level Up! provides a safe space for women and other structurally excluded gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. During each meeting we will focus on a different topic within gaming to analyze through game play, articles, and videos utilizing a feminist lens and strategize how to make our community more inclusive.

Discussion topic: TBD
Friday, November 4
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Crafts, Coffee, and Community

Join Women's Center staff, interns, and students in creating feminist craft projects, chatting over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and creating a supportive and intersectional community.
Tuesday, November 8
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
CHARGE: CHange Agents Rallying for Gender Equity

Allyship is a verb and requires constant reflection and commitment renewal. Join the Women’s Center for open virtual discussions on how to be an effective active ally to marginalized communities within and beyond UW Oshkosh. Discussions will be adaptive to current events and will focus on skill building.
Tuesday, November 8
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Reeve 209
Hunger and Homelessness Event - Period Poverty

Join the Women’s Center to discuss the financial barriers and taxing truth behind period product legislation. Learn how you can advocate and take action to advance equitable access for all menstruators!
Wednesday, November 9
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Thursday,
November 10
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Women’s Center or Microsoft Teams
Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative

Level Up! provides a safe space for women and other structurally excluded gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. During each meeting we will focus on a different topic within gaming to analyze through game play, articles, and videos utilizing a feminist lens and strategize how to make our community more inclusive.

Discussion topic: TBD
Sunday, November 13
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Women Adventure Outdoors: Yoga and Cocoa

Student Recreation and Wellness and the Women’s Center team up for free outdoor adventures led by women-identified staff. All equipment is provided by the Outdoor Adventure Center. Email oac@uwosh.edu for more details and to sign up.
Monday, November 14
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Wednesday, November 16, 12:40-1:40 p.m., The Intersection, Fond du Lac Campus

Wednesday, November 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Reeve Ballroom BC, Oshkosh Campus

Thursday, November 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Emeritus Room, Fox Cities Campus
Voices of Titan Men with Guante

This call-to-action event will fuse spoken word and participant dialogue. Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre will perform several of his poetry pieces that explore the relationships between identity, power, and resistance. Each performance will be followed by roundtable discussions. He will also help participants deconstruct traditional notions of masculinity, challenge dominant narratives related to race and racism, and cultivate a deeper, more critical engagement with social justice issues, one based in both empathy and agency.
Friday, November 18
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Crafts, Coffee, and Community

Join Women's Center staff, interns, and students in creating feminist craft projects, chatting over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and creating a supportive and intersectional community.
Tuesday, November 22
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
CHARGE: CHange Agents Rallying for Gender Equity

Allyship is a verb and requires constant reflection and commitment renewal. Join the Women’s Center for open virtual discussions on how to be an effective active ally to marginalized communities within and beyond UW Oshkosh. Discussions will be adaptive to current events and will focus on skill building.
Monday, November 28
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Wednesday,
November 30
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Women's Center
WAC Believes You

WAC is starting a peer-led support group for victims/survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence and their allies. The focus will be on education, growth, healing, and connection with others. This is NOT a clinical/counseling support group. If you are looking to build community and further your healing, we would love to have you join us! Email wac@uwosh.edu for more information.
Friday, December 2
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Crafts, Coffee, and Community

Join Women's Center staff, interns, and students in creating feminist craft projects, chatting over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and creating a supportive and intersectional community.
Sunday, December 3
Depart from the Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Women Adventure Outdoors: Climbing at Adventure Rock in Milwaukee

Student Recreation and Wellness and the Women’s Center team up for free outdoor adventures led by women-identified staff. All equipment is provided by the Outdoor Adventure Center. Email oac@uwosh.edu for more details and to sign up.
Tuesday, December 6
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
CHARGE: CHange Agents Rallying for Gender Equity

Allyship is a verb and requires constant reflection and commitment renewal. Join the Women’s Center for open virtual discussions on how to be an effective active ally to marginalized communities within and beyond UW Oshkosh. Discussions will be adaptive to current events and will focus on skill building.
Wednesday, December 7
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Join us for a Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene workshop!

Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts. Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund and ongoing funding from the Women's Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit, while supplies last, to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Email wac@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Thursday,
December 8
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Women’s Center or Microsoft Teams
Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative

Level Up! provides a safe space for women and other structurally excluded gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. During each meeting we will focus on a different topic within gaming to analyze through game play, articles, and videos utilizing a feminist lens and strategize how to make our community more inclusive.

Discussion topic: TBD
Monday, December 12
Women’s Center
12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Finals Survival Night

If you need a place to study or de-stress, we are here for you! We will be staying open late and have coloring books, board and video games, and other activities to help get you through the stress of finals. Survival kits filled with goodies will be available, while supplies last.