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.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Womxn's HERstory Month

Why womxn with an x? 

We replaced the e in women with x as an invitation to pause and reflect on which women have historically been excluded from conversations about women’s rights and issues. We are calling on our community to make a commitment to expand our collective inclusion efforts while we advance toward gender equity. As civil, disability, and women’s rights activist Fannie Lou Hammer said, “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”

March 27-31

March 27-April 2: Her Dream Deferred

Her Dream Deferred: A Week on the Status of Black Women is a week-long series of conversations and virtual events focused on elevating the crisis facing Black women and girls in our country. Black women, girls, and femmes have continually been on the front lines of progressive social movements, yet the challenges they face at the intersections of race and gender have consistently been relegated to the margins of dominant racial and gender justice discourses. Since its inception, the annual Her Dream Deferred week has countered that marginalization by amplifying the voices and narratives of Black women and girls and providing the tools to dismantle the structural barriers that plague them in their homes, schools, and communities.

To learn more, please visit: www.aapf.org/hdd

Sunday, March 27

National Women’s History Museum Sundays@Home: All That She Carried by Tiya Miles
2:00-3:30 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)
Join NWHM and Dr. Martha S. Jones in conversation with Dr. Tiya Miles, author of “All That She Carried.” Live Q&A to follow.

About All That She Carried:
In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis, the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag with a few precious items as a token of love and to try to ensure Ashley’s survival. Soon after, the nine-year-old girl was separated from her mother and sold.

Decades later, Ashley’s granddaughter Ruth embroidered this family history on the bag in spare yet haunting language—including Rose’s wish that “It be filled with my Love always.” Ruth’s sewn words, the reason we remember Ashley’s sack today, evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love passed down through generations. Now, in this illuminating, deeply moving book inspired by Rose’s gift to Ashley, historian Tiya Miles carefully unearths these women’s faint presence in archival records to follow the paths of their lives—and the lives of so many women like them—to write a singular and revelatory history of the experience of slavery, and the uncertain freedom afterward, in the United States.

The search to uncover this history is part of the story itself. For where the historical record falls short of capturing Rose’s, Ashley’s, and Ruth’s full lives, Miles turns to objects and to art as equally important sources, assembling a chorus of women’s and families’ stories and critiquing the scant archives that for decades have overlooked so many. The contents of Ashley’s sack—a tattered dress, handfuls of pecans, a braid of hair, “my Love always”—are eloquent evidence of the lives these women lived. As she follows Ashley’s journey, Miles metaphorically unpacks the bag, deepening its emotional resonance and exploring the meanings and significance of everything it contained.

All That She Carried is a poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds. It honors the creativity and fierce resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties even when official systems refused to do so, and it serves as a visionary illustration of how to reconstruct and recount their stories today.

Hosted by the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM).

Monday, March 28

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism & Meditation 
7:00-8:30 p.m., Reeve Ballroom 227A
 
Come join Soto Zen priest, Tai Alford for a brief overview of Zen Buddhism and a couple of short meditation experiences that might help you find your own center. Tai is is the only out trans priest in his tradition that he knows of, and he hopes to help alleviate suffering for all beings, by applying and sharing the joy of zazen (seated meditation). 

Her Dream Deferred: On These Grounds
Screening 4:00 p.m., Talkback 5:00 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)

On Monday, March 28th, join the African American Policy Forum for the first event of Her Dream Deferred 2022: A screening of the film On These Grounds, followed by a talk-back with select cast members, film producers, and youth activists. The community screening will begin at 4:00 p.m. The talk-back will follow directly after, at 5:00 p.m. This virtual event is free and open to all.
Hosted by the African American Policy Forum

Tuesday, March 29

Transforming Systemic Violence: Experiences of Female and Non-Binary Identifying Queer Migrants
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Zoom (Registration Link)

The series examines how intersecting forms of systemic violence shape the experiences of forced migration and everyday life for female- and nonbinary-identifying queer migrants who are living in, or seeking admission to, the United States. The series frames systemic violence that these migrants face as being rooted in and reproducing settler colonialism, colonialism, racial capitalism, and heteronormative gender and sexuality.

Round Table II:

  • LGBTQ Asylum Seekers from Central America by Fanny Cata Gómez-Lugo (Georgetown University Law School)
  • Queer Migration/ Asylum and the struggle for Gender and Sexual Liberation in our Lifetime by Paulina Helm-Hernández (Foundation for a Just Society)
  • Why the Biden Administration Must End the Detention of Trans People by Jamie Sgarro (Asylum Connect)
  • Discussion moderated by Ruben Zecena (English Department, Texas State University)
  • Closing Remarks by Mengia Tschalaer (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY) & Eithne Luibhéid (University of Arizona)

Organized by Mengia Tschalaer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY and Eithne Luibhéid, University of Arizona. Presented by the Institute for LGBT Studies, University of Arizona, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona, Queer European Asylum Network, and the Digital Humanities Center, Barnard College.

Women’s and Gender Studies Speaker: Dr. Paisley Harris – The Unsung Women’s Rights Revolution of the 1960’s and 1970’s
3:30-4:30 p.m., Zoom
Dr. Paisley Harris, Associate Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies will discuss how women worked for federal legislation and new interpretations of the 14th Amendment, making dramatic strides towards full legal equality in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She will also address where we stand today.
Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women & How all Men Can Help – An Evening with Dr. Jackson Katz
5:00-6:30 p.m., Online (Registration Link)
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and global thought leader who is renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He is co-founder of the multi-racial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and beyond. MVP was the first large-scale gender violence prevention initiative in sports culture and the U.S. military, and the program that introduced the “bystander” approach to the field. He is the founder and president of MVP Strategies, which provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention training for small and large corporations, educational institutions and community organizations. In addition to his prevention efforts, he is the author of two books: The classic bestseller The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women & How All Men Can Help, and Man Enough: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton & the Politics of Presidential Masculinity, and his work has been adapted into a number of acclaimed educational documentaries, including The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots. He is also the creator of the award-winning Tough Guise documentary film series, and has appeared in numerous other popular films, including Miss Representation, The Mask You Live In, and Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. His TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed more than 4 million times. An acclaimed public speaker, he has delivered lectures and conducted trainings in all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces, and every continent except Antarctica. For more information, go to jacksonkatz.com.
An Evening with Dr. Jackson Katz funded by the Ohio University Women’s Center.

The Deep History of Incarceration
The Natalie Boymel Kampen Memorial Lecture in Feminist Criticism and History by Matthew Larsen and Mark Letteney
5:30 p.m., Online (Registration Link)
We live in the age of mass incarceration. The US accounts for only 4% of the global population, yet it holds a quarter of the world’s prisoners. Black people and people of color are dramatically targeted among the US carceral population.

A new wave of critical prison studies has emerged in response to this problem, aimed at investigating the past and present of incarceration, and attempting to imagine a more just future in prison reform or abolition. Michel Foucault’s work casts a long shadow over the field, especially in his claim that penal and reformatory incarceration is an early modern invention; that the prison was “born” only recently. Such a claim, however, is wrong and misleading.

This lecture will explore the deep history of incarceration, focusing on sites and experiences of incarceration in the ancient Mediterranean world. We will see spaces of incarceration through 3D models, and we will read the words of people imprisoned thousands of years ago as preserved in their papyrus letters requesting food, clothing, and release from captivity. The lecture will highlight the troubling resonances between ancient and modern carceral practices, along with clear points of departure that help to denaturalize some modern prison policies that appear to many as obvious or necessary. An incomplete vision of the prison’s past hinders our ability to envision a more just future.

Didier Fassin’s recent, influential Prison Worlds begins with the assertion “Prison is a recent invention.” If this common notion is false, then a new framework is needed in efforts to mobilize history in our attempt to move beyond our era of mass incarceration. This lecture will sketch the outlines the prison in the ancient Mediterranean world, suggesting a number of ways in which modern practices of incarceration are — and are not — unique.

About the speakers
Mark Letteney is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California. His work covers the history of incarceration, the history of epistemology, and the archaeology of military occupation.
Matthew D. C. Larsen is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen. His current research centers on the history of incarceration.

Accessibility
Live transcription and ASL interpretation will be provided. Please email any additional access needs to skreitzb@barnard.edu. This event is free and open to all.
Hosted by the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

Her Dream Deferred: Aftershock
Screening 5:30 p.m., Talkback 7:00 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)
On Tuesday, March 29th, join the African American Policy Forum for the second event of Her Dream Deferred 2022: A screening of the film Aftershock, followed by a talk-back on the maternal health crisis impacting Black women. The talk-back will feature the film’s co-directors, select cast members, maternal health experts, and advocates. The community screening will begin at 5:30 p.m. The talk-back will follow directly after, at 7:00 p.m. This virtual event is free and open to all.
Hosted by the African American Policy Forum

Why Local Elections Matter: Candidate Meet and Greet
6:00 p.m., Reeve Union Ballroom (Room 227)
The Center for Civic and Community Engagement is hosting a meet and greet of candidates for Oshkosh School Board, City Council, Winnebago County Board, and several Judicial positions (22 candidates in total!). Attendees will get the opportunity to hear from the candidates about the upcoming election on April 5th and learn about important local issues, local government, and why local elections are so important. This is a free event for anyone and everyone to attend.
Sponsored by the UW Oshkosh Center for Civic and Community Engagement.

Wednesday, March 30

Teach-In on Climate Justice 
9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Reeve Ballroom 227AB
 
Please join us for a full day of events focused on the climate crisis. Presentations are coordinated with class time slots, so instructors, please bring your class! Full schedule forthcoming.
Sponsored by the Sustainability Institute (SIRT). 

Student-Parent/Caregiver Discussion Group
12:40-1:40 p.m., https://bit.ly/uwostudentcaregivers22
Are you a student who also has parenting or caregiving responsibilities? If so, join Beth Bouche, Student-Parent Support Coordinator in the Women’s Center and single mother, in building a community of support for and with students who also have parenting or caregiving responsibilities. This discussion group is a casual, welcoming, and inclusive space to converse and connect with other students who are also parents and/or caregivers. The discussion will be adaptive to the needs or concerns of attendees. All genders are welcome. You can drop in for as much as your schedule allows; you do not need to commit to the whole hour! For questions, contact Beth Bouche at bouchb82@uwosh.edu or the Women’s Center at 920-424-0963 or womenscenter@uwosh.edu. 

Various Voices: Career Inclusivity & Affirmation 
1:00-3:00 p.m., Reeve Union, 202 and
Zoom 
Professionals from different professions and intersecting identities speak upon the importance of navigating their identity in the workplace and providing advice to other community members within their intersecting identities.
Sponsored by Reeve Union Inclusion Programs.

We Heart You: Recovery in Our Community
1:00-5:00 p.m., Culver Family Welcome Center, Registration Link
The event organizers are excited to have you for the first We Heart You: Recovery in our Community Conference. This FREE event will be held from 1-5pm at UWO Culver Center (625 Pearl Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901). There will be engaging speakers, breakout sessions, recovery fun, and swag! The purpose of the event is to bridge the recovery community with the broader community, bring education and awareness to community partners about addiction and resources available, reduce stigma, inspire community change, and have fun!
UW Oshkosh is one of the community sponsors of this event.

WAC Meeting: A Conversation on Menstrual Equity
6:30-7:30 p.m., Women’s Center or
Zoom 
The Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC) is a student group on campus dedicated to feminist activism. During this meeting, Community Health Certificate students Jasmine Anderson and Mackenzie Navis will lead a discussion on menstrual equity at UW Oshkosh. All are welcome to join the conversation! 

Her Dream Deferred: A Labor of Love – A Restorative Space
7:00 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)
On Wednesday, March 30th, join the African American Policy Forum for the third event of Her Dream Deferred 2022, titled, “A Labor of Love: Cultivating Restorative Spaces for Women Activists, Healers, & Caregivers.” This event will cultivate a ritual space for Black women to reflect on a praxis of love and healing. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. This virtual event is free.
Hosted by the African American Policy Forum

“Inclusion on Purpose” with Ruchika Tulshyan
7:00 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)
To close out Women’s History and Empowerment Month, we will be hosting Ruchika Tulshyan, author of “Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work” which centers the workplace experience of women of color. Ruchika Tulshyan is an author, keynote speaker and founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice. A former international business journalist, Ruchika is now a regular contributor to The New York Times and Harvard Business Review.
Hosted and invited by the University of California Berkley Gender Equity Resource Center.

Thursday, March 31

“Midwifery is the Answer in the US and Globally” presented by Dr. Melissa Saftner
12:00 p.m., Zoom (Registration Link)
Melissa A. Saftner, PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM, is a clinical professor in the School of Nursing where she directs the nurse-midwifery program. She is a member of the ACNM DGE Education Committee, ACNM Committee of Midwife Advocates for Certified Midwives and is active in the Minnesota Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Dr. Saftner’s research focus is on adolescent health issues, particularly global adolescent health, and physiologic birth. She is peer reviewer for multiple professional journals and a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.
Hosted and invited to promote by the University of Minnesota Duluth Women’s Resource and Action Center.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Increasing the Representation of Women in STEM
12:00-2:00 p.m., Zoom (Registration Link)
Did you know that only 19% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women and only 10% of Wikipedia’s editors identify as women? In celebration of Smithsonian’s Women’s Futures Month, help improve the uneven representation of women in STEM and the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries during this Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

At this edit-a-thon, attendees of all experience levels collaborate to learn how to edit Wikipedia together by updating articles related to women in STEM from the #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit, a collection of 120 statues of women in STEM. Rese Cloyd, Director of the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology at AAAS, sets the stage by highlighting the importance of representation of women in STEM.

This event is presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative in conjunction with the IfThenSheCan Exhibit Collection.

“Women in Engineering: 20-Year Literature Review” Webinar
2:00-3:00 p.m., Zoom (Registration Link)
The Society of Women Engineers has been conducting an annual literature review since 2001 to better understand the factors affecting our ability to increase gender diversity in the engineering and technical fields. This year, the SWE literature review authors look back at 20 years of research to identify general trends, particularly in what ways research themes have changed over time, what issues remain in dispute, and where opportunities exist for further research.

Presenter: Dr. Roberta Rincon is the Associate Director of Research for the Society of Women Engineers, where she oversees the organization’s research activities on gender equity issues affecting girls and women in engineering, in education and career. Before joining SWE, Roberta was a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at The University of Texas System in the Office of Academic Affairs. Roberta received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, an MBA and an M.S. in Information Management from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning from UT Austin.
Hosted by the ARC Network and WEPAN.

Nuestra Voz es Nuestro Poder (Our Voice is Our Power) – Keynote address by Mónica Ramírez
4:00 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)

The University of Idaho’s College Assistance Migrant Program and Women’s Center proudly present, in honor of Farmworker Awareness Week and Women’s History Month 2022, Nuestra Voz es Nuestro Poder (Our Voice is Our Power) – Keynote address by Mónica Ramírez, Gender equity activist, civil rights attorney, and founder and president of Justice for Migrant Women.

Mónica Ramírez is the daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers. She is a long-time advocate, organizer, social entrepreneur and attorney fighting to eliminate gender-based violence and secure gender equity. Mónica has founded and co-founded several other initiatives, including The Bandana ProjectJustice for Migrant Women, and Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (National Alliance of Women Farmworkers). For over two decades, Mónica has fought for the civil and human rights of women, children, farmworkers, Latinx/e community members, and immigrants, specifically addressing the needs and interests of farmworker women across the U.S. For more information, please contact Rachel Norris at rnorris@uidaho.edu.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2020-WA-AX-0036 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.Additional sponsors include the University of Idaho Office of the Provost; College of Agricultural & Life Sciences; College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences; College of Law; Latino Law Caucus; and the City of Moscow Human Rights Commission

Her Dream Deferred: Judging Black Women, Black Women Judging
7:00 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)
On Thursday, March 31st, join the African American Policy Forum for the third event of Her Dream Deferred 2022, titled, “Judging Black Women, Black Women Judging.” This panel will feature legal scholars and experts considering the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court— a long-awaited and much overdue moment for Black women. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. This virtual event is free.
Hosted by the African American Policy Forum

Friday, April 1

Her Dream Deferred: In Our Mother’s Garden
Screening 3:30 p.m., Talkback 7:00 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)
On Friday, April 1st, join the African American Policy Forum for the fifth and final event of Her Dream Deferred 2022: A screening of the film In Our Mother’s Garden, followed by a live interview with the filmmaker Shantrelle P. Lewis. The community screening will begin at 3:30 p.m. The talk-back will follow directly after, at 5:00 p.m. This virtual event is free and open to all.
Hosted by the African American Policy Forum

 

At UW Oshkosh we celebrate Asian Heritage Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April. Watch your inboxes for those program schedules!

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Tuesday, March 1 

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Movie and Discussion: The analysis of the new gender roles of Latinas within their family and community in the movie “Encanto”
5:30-8:00 p.m., Reeve Theater Room 307
This event will begin with a viewing of the new Disney film “Encanto” and will conclude with Maria Del Carmen Graf MSN, RN, CTN-A, College of Nursing Instructional Academic Staff, sharing an analysis of the new gender roles of Latinas within their family and community in the film.
Movie Sponsored by the Pepsi Fund. Event co-sponsored by the Student Organization of Latinos and Reeve Union Board (RUB). 

Abolition on the Ground: Reporting from the Movement to #DefundthePolice
Recording
Abolitionists have been working for centuries to oppose the growth of systems of racially targeted criminalization. The 2020 uprising against police violence and anti-Black racism brought the conversation about abolition to the mainstream, and prompted campaigns in cities and counties across the US to defund the police and shift public resources toward meeting basic human needs like housing, healthcare, and childcare. For almost two years, local organizers around the country have been rigorously working to transform city and county budgets, and their work has made significant changes in local, state, and national politics. Join us for a conversation with abolitionist organizers and lawyers leading this work to talk about lessons learned since June 2020, how this work fits into the larger abolitionist vision for a world without cages or borders, and the key strategic questions facing the movement now.
Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women 

Wednesday, March 2 

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? A ‘Home is Here’ Event
Recording
This one-hour panel discussion, as part of a “Home is Here” series on the census and the region’s growing communities of color, focuses on the efforts of northeast Wisconsin organizations related to diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Join the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Post-Crescent of Appleton, Oshkosh Northwestern, Madison365 and FoxValley365 as we learn from DEI professionals: What is DEI, and why are these efforts important in today’s workplaces?

This discussion will be moderated by Madison365 Publisher and CEO Henry Sanders and include the following panelists:
– Dr. Damira Grady, associate vice chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer, UW-Oshkosh
– Nick Ivory, Equity Mentor, Menasha High School
– Raiya Sankari-Díaz, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, City of Green Bay
– Jessica Franco-Morales, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Career Coach, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
 

Student-Parent/Caregiver Discussion Group
12:40-1:40 p.m., https://bit.ly/uwostudentcaregivers22
Are you a student who also has parenting or caregiving responsibilities? If so, join Beth Bouche, Student-Parent Support Coordinator in the Women’s Center and single mother, in building a community of support for and with students who also have parenting or caregiving responsibilities. This discussion group is a casual, welcoming, and inclusive space to converse and connect with other students who are also parents and/or caregivers. The discussion will be adaptive to the needs or concerns of attendees. All genders are welcome. You can drop in for as much as your schedule allows; you do not need to commit to the whole hour! For questions, contact Beth Bouche at bouchb82@uwosh.edu or the Women’s Center at 920-424-0963 or womenscenter@uwosh.edu. 

Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices Making History
3:00-4:00 p.m., YouTube Live
The 117th Congress set a new record high for women’s representation in the legislature. As part of the Library of Congress celebrations of Women’s History Month, the Library’s Congressional Relations Office and the John W. Kluge Center will highlight the achievements of women in Congress as a testament to progress in the American democracy, from suffrage to candidacy, to governing. In this event, women members of Congress will share their thoughts on their paths, the history they are making for future leaders, and the importance of their voices in the practice of policymaking.
Hosted by the Library of Congress

Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene Workshop
4:30-5:30 p.m., Women’s Center
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 womenscenter@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group! 

WAC Meeting
6:30-7:30 p.m., Women’s Center or Zoom
The Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC) is a student group on campus dedicated to feminist activism. 

Thursday, March 3 

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival: Centering Women’s Voices – Directors Roundtable
12:00-1:00 p.m., Facebook Live
Every year, Mother Tongue presents a roundtable with women directors to honor the role of women in language transmission. This year, they bring together filmmakers from communities in Canada, the United States, and Mexico to discuss the power of language in their films, expanding on the courage that is required in portraying difficult realities for a more balanced future.
Sponsored by the American Indian Museum, Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage 

Tips on Transitioning from College to Career
3:30-4:30 p.m., Zoom [https://bit.ly/vamoscollegetocareer]
How does the college experience translate to the professional realm? Join us for this virtual “roundtable” discussion between current Latina/x students and Latina/x professionals as they explore this question. The Latina/x professionals will share their tips on how to successfully transition from college to career. Questions from attendees will be encouraged.
Co-Sponsored by LUNA, Women’s Center, and Career & Professional Development. Part of Vamos Titans Week.

Silent Sky
7:30 p.m., Theatre Arts Center, Tickets
Inspired by the true-life events of a 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. She works as a human computer at the Harvard College Observatory where men belittle then covet her brilliance. Leavitt discovers music in the night sky and abides the earthly stars of family and love.
Hosted by UW Oshkosh Theatre.

Friday, March 4

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Womxn Leading UWO Networking Evening
5:00-8:00 p.m., Reeve Union 202, Registration Closed
An evening of strengthening networking skills and hearing first-person networking stories from womxn professionals.
Co-hosted by Reeve Union, Women’s Center, Career & Professional Development, Pepsi Fund, and AAUW Oshkosh.

Silent Sky
7:30 p.m., Theatre Arts Center, Tickets
Inspired by the true-life events of a 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. She works as a human computer at the Harvard College Observatory where men belittle then covet her brilliance. Leavitt discovers music in the night sky and abides the earthly stars of family and love.
Hosted by UW Oshkosh Theatre.

Saturday, March 5

Womxn Leading UWO Conference
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Reeve Union Ballroom, Registration Closed
A full day of building leadership skills through a keynote, student leader panel, break out sessions, and action planning.
Co-hosted by Reeve Union, Women’s Center, Career & Professional Development, Pepsi Fund, and AAUW Oshkosh.

AAUW Tech Savvy-Fox Cities
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., UWO Fox Cities, More Information and Registration

Tech Savvy is a one-day conference designed to give sixth to ninth grade girls an opportunity to experience firsthand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can lead to exciting careers. There are also informative workshops planned just for the parents/guardians/mentors who attend.
Hosted by AAUW Appleton and AAUW Oshkosh.

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
1:00-4:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Wisconsin Herd’s 3rd Annual Women in Sports Event 
4:30-6:00 p.m., Oshkosh Arena,
Purchase Tickets ($25) 
Join the Wisconsin Herd for their 3rd annual Women in Sports Night! Come and learn from top sports industry professionals in a fun environment. The event will consist of a panel discussion, Q&A sessions, and networking. Tickets are $25 and includes the pre-game panel and the 7PM game against the Capital City Go-Go. The panel will feature: Zora Stephenson – Sideline/Digital Reporter, Milwaukee Bucks, Joidon Jennings – Digital UX Coordinator, Green Bay Packers, Shawna Nicols – Official DJ and Producer, Milwaukee Bucks, Lisa Byington – Play-by-Play Announcer, Milwaukee Bucks, Selena Cashman – Group Sales and Community Relations, Green Bay Blizzard, and Lisa Kelenic – Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Lake Country DockHounds.
Please contact Katarina Oryszczyn with any questions at 920-744-0265 or
katarina.oryszczyn@wisconsinherd.com
Hosted by the Wisconsin Herd.

Silent Sky
7:30 p.m., Theatre Arts Center, Tickets
Inspired by the true-life events of a 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. She works as a human computer at the Harvard College Observatory where men belittle then covet her brilliance. Leavitt discovers music in the night sky and abides the earthly stars of family and love.
Hosted by UW Oshkosh Theatre.

March 6-12

Sunday, March 6

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
1:00-4:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Monday, March 7

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Queer and Trans in the Workplace: Advocating for Rights and Safety
3:30-5:00 p.m., Zoom
Join the LGBTQ+ Resource Center to hear former LGBTQIA+ alum discuss advocating for your rights and safety at work: which National and Wisconsin laws protect you at work, how do you access fair treatment and equal pay, what should you know if you plan to be out at work, and more!
Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene Workshop
6:30-7:30 p.m., Women’s Center
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 womenscenter@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC) and Women’s Center.

Tuesday, March 8

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

CHARGE: CHange Agents Rallying for Gender Equity
12:00-1:00 p.m., Microsoft Teams
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.
Hosted by the Women’s Center.

Female Genius: Eliza Harriot and George Washington at the Dawn of the Constitution
12:00-1:00 p.m., YouTube Live
Mary Sarah Bilder looks to the 1780s—the age of the Constitution—to investigate the rise of a radical new idea in the English-speaking world: female genius. English-born Eliza Harriot Barons O’Connor delivered a University of Pennsylvania lecture attended by George Washington as he and other Constitutional Convention delegates gathered in Philadelphia. As the first such public female lecturer, her courageous performance likely inspired the gender-neutral language of the Constitution. Female Genius reconstructs Eliza Harriot’s transatlantic life, paying particular attention to her lectures and to the academies she founded, inspiring countless young American women to consider a college education and a role in the political forum. By 1792 Harriot’s struggles reflected the larger backlash faced by women and people of color as new written constitutions provided the political and legal tools for exclusion based on sex, gender, and race. Joining the author in conversation will be Martha S. Jones, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University.
Hosted by the National Archives Museum Online 

Student SAFE Training Session
2:00-5:00 p.m., Zoom (Pre-Registration Link)
Help make the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh a safer and more welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community by participating in S.A.F.E. Training (Students, Staff and Faculty for Equality). Participants take part in a three hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ+ terms, culture, some of the challenges that many LGBTQ+ people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom.
Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

Wednesday, March 9

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Student-Parent/Caregiver Discussion Group
12:40-1:40 p.m., https://bit.ly/uwostudentcaregivers22
Are you a student who also has parenting or caregiving responsibilities? If so, join Beth Bouche, Student-Parent Support Coordinator in the Women’s Center and single mother, in building a community of support for and with students who also have parenting or caregiving responsibilities. This discussion group is a casual, welcoming, and inclusive space to converse and connect with other students who are also parents and/or caregivers. The discussion will be adaptive to the needs or concerns of attendees. All genders are welcome. You can drop in for as much as your schedule allows; you do not need to commit to the whole hour! For questions, contact Beth Bouche at bouchb82@uwosh.edu or the Women’s Center at 920-424-0963 or womenscenter@uwosh.edu. 

Women in Government: A Next Generation Initiative
5:00-7:00 p.m., Zoom, Registration Link
To commemorate Women’s History Month, join us for a conversation with an esteemed group of women leading the way in government across the State of Wisconsin. The purpose of this event is to introduce and demystify public service careers for the next generation of leaders. Panelists will discuss their unique journeys into public administration, barriers they experienced along the way, strategies for navigating government careers, the importance of mentorship, work/life balance, advice for those starting out or aspiring to the executive level, internship opportunities, and the importance of equity, inclusion, diversity, and the need to empower more women and people of color in the workplace. Time will also be provided for breakout groups. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with panelists and members of the Wisconsin City/County Management Association’s (WCMA) Women’s Leadership Committee, an initiative aimed at the development and support of emerging and existing women professionals in local government.
Hosted by the Whitburn Center.

WAC Meeting: A Conversation on Gender, Language, and Inclusion 
7:00-8:00 p.m., Women’s Center or 
Zoom 
The Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC) is a student group on campus dedicated to feminist activism. During this meeting, we will discuss how language is gendered and how language has changed in an attempt to be more inclusive. All are welcome to join the conversation! 

Thursday, March 10

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

AAA: Creating Connections through Mentorship
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Reeve Union 202 or Zoom
Join our Student Achievement Services staff to discuss how to create connections and relationships through mentorship opportunities. Participants will be given an opportunity to reflect on their past mentors and how they can apply those skills to their own leadership.
Sponsored by the Reeve Union Inclusion Programs. 

Faculty/Staff SAFE Training Session
1:00-4:00 p.m., Zoom (Pre-Registration Link)
Help make the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh a safer and more welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community by participating in S.A.F.E. Training (Students, Staff and Faculty for Equality). Participants take part in a three hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ+ terms, culture, some of the challenges that many LGBTQ+ people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom.
Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative
2:30-4:30 p.m., Women’s Center or Microsoft Teams
Level Up! provides a safe space for women and minority gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. Level Up! will be held both in the Women’s Center and virtually this semester. During the meetings we will discuss topics and strategize how to make our community more inclusive. Discussion topic: Mental Health and Mundane Games
Hosted by the Women’s Center.

Friday, March 11

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Northwestern University Women’s Center Keynote with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: Disability Justice as Feminist Practice
4:00-6:00 p.m., Zoom (Registration Link)
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a nonbinary femme disabled writer and disability and transformative justice movement worker of Burgher and Tamil Sri Lankan, Irish and Galician Romani ascent. They are the author or co-editor of nine books, including (with Ejeris Dixon) Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, Tonguebreaker, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, and Bodymap. A Lambda Award winner, they are also the 2020 Jean Cordova Award winner “honoring a lifetime of work documenting the complexiti es of queer experience” and are a 2020 Disability Futures Fellow. Raised in rust belt central Massachusetts, they currently make home in South Seattle, Duwamish territories. Their next book, The Future Is Disabled, is out Fall 2022.

The Q&A will be moderated by Joy Messinger. Joy Messinger is a physically disabled and chronically ill queer femme Korean adoptee, organizer, resource mobilizer, facilitator, poet, and writer. Based on Neshnabé / Bodéwadmi (Potawatomi) land (Chicago, Illinois) for the past decade, she was born in Seoul and grew up in semi-rural Western New York. They work in social justice philanthropy, organize with their neighbors to create a world beyond policing and prisons, and are studying to be a death doula, intuitive tarot reader, and licensed funeral director.
Hosted and invited by the Northwestern University Women’s Center.
 

Silent Sky
7:30 p.m., Theatre Arts Center, Tickets
Inspired by the true-life events of a 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. She works as a human computer at the Harvard College Observatory where men belittle then covet her brilliance. Leavitt discovers music in the night sky and abides the earthly stars of family and love.
Hosted by UW Oshkosh Theatre.

Saturday, March 12

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
1:00-4:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Silent Sky
7:30 p.m., Theatre Arts Center, Tickets
Inspired by the true-life events of a 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. She works as a human computer at the Harvard College Observatory where men belittle then covet her brilliance. Leavitt discovers music in the night sky and abides the earthly stars of family and love.
Hosted by UW Oshkosh Theatre.

March 13-19

Sunday, March 13

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
1:00-4:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Silent Sky
2:00 p.m., Theatre Arts Center, Tickets
Inspired by the true-life events of a 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. She works as a human computer at the Harvard College Observatory where men belittle then covet her brilliance. Leavitt discovers music in the night sky and abides the earthly stars of family and love.
Hosted by UW Oshkosh Theatre.

Monday, March 14

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Tuesday, March 15

Go Green for Menstrual Hygiene Workshop
10:00-11:00 a.m., Women’s Center
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 womenscenter@uwosh.edu with questions or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group!
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC) and Women’s Center.

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Equal Pay Day Tabling
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Reeve Union Concourse
The National Committee on Pay Equity marks March 15, 2022 as Equal Pay Day. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Stop by our table to learn more about the wage gap from an intersectional lens!
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC) and the Women’s Center.

Weber State University Women’s Herstory Month Keynote Speaker: An Afternoon with Photojournalist Lynsey Addario
1:00-2:00 p.m., Zoom (Registration Link)
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario covers major conflict zones across the globe, including the Middle East, South Asia, Haiti, and Africa. A Pulitzer Prize winner, she is a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey one of five “Most Influential Photographers” of the past 25 years for changing the way we see world conflict. Most recently, she has covered the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Syrian refugee crisis, the ISIS advance in Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan, and the flow of African and Middle Eastern migrants into Sicily.

Lynsey has been the recipient of numerous international awards throughout her career, including a MacArthur Fellowship or ‘Genius Grant’ in 2009, the Overseas Press Club’s Oliver Rebbot award for her series “Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women,” and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her photographs in the New York Times’ ‘Talibanistan.’ In 2010, Lynsey was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey’s Power List for her “Power of Bearing Witness” and one of Glamour Magazine’s 20 women of the year in 2011.

Sponsored by the Weber State University Women’s Center, the Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and Student Involvement & Leadership. More event information here.

ᎡᏘᏴ ᏥᎾᎾᏛᏁᎮ ᎠᏰᎵᏐ ᎾᏛᏁᎰ / She Carries On: Viewing & Talkback with Dr. Natalie Welch 
6:00-7:30 p.m., Zoom 
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina is a tight-knit community of the remaining members of the Cherokee tribe, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. One of the tribes’ cultural traditions still practiced is the game of stickball. In the year 2000, nearly 100 women: mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, and friends, took the field to play and exercise the matriarchal spirit that the Cherokee were known for. ᎡᏘᏴ ᏥᎾᎾᏛᏁᎮ ᎠᏰᎵᏐ ᎾᏛᏁᎰ / She Carries On tells the story of these women, how and why they played, and what the game means to them and their families, and the future of the Cherokee people. After the 17-minute documentary viewing, Dr. Natalie Welch, documentary producer, will share more about the project and answer questions. Dr. Welch is a member of the Eastern Cherokee Tribe and an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Linfield University. She has worked with the TIDES Institute on Racial and Gender Report Cards, in event management at Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports, marketing with Nike’s Native American initiative, N7 and production and media at Wieden+Kennedy.  
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, Indigenous Student Support and Wellness, and the Inter-Tribal Student Coalition. 

Wednesday, March 16

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

Workshop Wednesday: Let’s Get Intersectional!
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Reeve Union 212
Workshop Wednesday Presents Let’s Get Intersectional. How do our social identities interact and shape our life experiences? How can a deeper understanding of our own identities help us advocate for greater inclusion in our spheres of influence? In this workshop, students will explore these questions and learn how to apply an intersectional lens to lead inclusively. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in the Reeve Union, 212. There is no cost. Students who pre-register here by Thursday, March 10, 2022 receive a FREE box lunch at the workshop session. Students who are not able to pre-register are welcome to attend with their own lunch.
Co-sponsored by Reeve Union and the Women’s Center.

Student-Parent/Caregiver Discussion Group
12:40-1:40 p.m., https://bit.ly/uwostudentcaregivers22
Are you a student who also has parenting or caregiving responsibilities? If so, join Beth Bouche, Student-Parent Support Coordinator in the Women’s Center and single mother, in building a community of support for and with students who also have parenting or caregiving responsibilities. This discussion group is a casual, welcoming, and inclusive space to converse and connect with other students who are also parents and/or caregivers. The discussion will be adaptive to the needs or concerns of attendees. All genders are welcome. You can drop in for as much as your schedule allows; you do not need to commit to the whole hour! For questions, contact Beth Bouche at bouchb82@uwosh.edu or the Women’s Center at 920-424-0963 or womenscenter@uwosh.edu. 

Women and Work: Increasing Leadership and Economic Equity
1:00-2:00 p.m., Registration Link
Women can’t wait for trickle-down change to bring equity to the workplace. The pandemic has served as a catalyst to shift how women and employers are approaching the radically changing workplace and building a better environment for us all. What should it look like? What key strategies can’t be left out? An interactive, expert panel will engage in a dynamic, real-life discussion on strategies to address gender and work, the double burden and expectations of women’s paid and unpaid work, and solutions to women’s economic participation that support equity and success in the workforce.
Sponsored by AAUW. 

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Screening with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Wednesday, March 16, 4:30 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)
Join artist and filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz for a virtual film screening and conversation about her work that explores the picturesque landscapes, fraught histories, and complex demographics of Puerto Rico. In Otros Usos (2014), Santiago Muñoz captures, through the view of a refracting prism, the deceptively beautiful island of Vieques, which the US military used as a weapons testing site for six decades. Through this creative play with light, reflection, and distance, the artist imagines other uses for this terrain after the military’s pressured exit from the island in 2003. In Gosila (2018), the artist explores the disordered aftermath of hurricane Maria. By presenting an intimate exploration of often-stereotyped spaces, Santiago Muñoz’s reflections on her home fracture expectations and illuminate her subjects in new ways. Festival registrants will receive special viewing access to a third film, La Cueva Negra (The Black Cave) (2012), through March 31, 2022, via an emailed link.

Santiago Muñoz is joined in conversation following the screening by Taína Caragol, curator of painting and sculpture and Latino art and history at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and Saisha Grayson, curator of time-based media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Co-sponsored by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

Womxn’s HERstory Trivia Night
6:30-8:30 p.m., Titan Underground

Join WAC and the Women’s Center for a fun evening of Womxn’s HERstory Trivia! The Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC) is a student group on campus dedicated to feminist activism.

Thursday, March 17

Gender Equity Council Leadership Workshop 
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Registration Link 
The Gender Equity Council invites you to our Biennial Leadership Workshop sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor. The 2022 workshop will focus on the issue of caregiving. Participants will be able to join the workshop virtually or on any of the three UWO campuses. All presenters will be virtual. More information and the full schedule is available here.

SPOOKY BOOBS Collective: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m., Allen Priebe Gallery
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder, that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They create social interactions, installations, and printed materials in their exhibitions.
Hosted by the Allen Priebe Gallery.

University of Minnesota Duluth Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Dolores Huerta
4:00 p.m., Zoom (Registration Link)
Weaving Movements Together: Immigration, Environment, Labor, Women’s Rights, and LGBT Equality
Hosted and invited to promote by the University of Minnesota Duluth Women’s Resource and Action Center.

A Beautiful Work in Progress: A Conversation with Mirna Valerio
7:00 p.m., Zoom (Registration Link)
The Vanderbilt University Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will be hosting a virtual conversation with Mirna Valerio, a trail runner who advocates for the inclusion of all people, regardless of race, gender, or size, in running and fitness more generally. To find out more about Mirna, you can see her profiled on the Today show.
Hosted and invited to promote by Vanderbilt University Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.

Friday, March 18

Resource Series: Food Pantries and Other Food Resources
12:30 – 2:00 p.m., LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Learn more about local food pantries and resources.
Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center

March 20-26

UW Oshkosh Spring Break Week

Recommended Spring Break Reading

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Save the date for Michelle Alexander’s virtual talk for UW Oshkosh: April 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Link Forthcoming

Monday, March 21

The Ants & The Grasshopper
6:00-7:00 p.m., Virtual (Registration Link)
The National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital invite you to a virtual screening of The Ants & The Grasshopper (United States, 2021, 73 min). The Ants & The Grasshopper follows the story of Anita Chitaya who is transforming her village in Malawi with new farming and cooking methods even as drought looms. Chitaya and her mentor, Esther Lupafya, decide to embark on a journey through the U.S. in an effort to convince Americans that climate change is real. Along the way, they visit Midwest farms and urban food cooperatives, witnessing national divisions in their quest to save their home from drought.

Watch the film starting March 18, 2022 and then join us on March 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET for a virtual Q&A discussion with the filmmaker Raj Patel. Additional panelists TBA. Register to receive the virtual screening and discussion link.
Sponsored by the National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival.

Tuesday, March 22

AAUW Oshkosh Branch Program: Introduction to the Hmong Service Center 
7:00-8:00 p.m., Zoom
 
Mee Yang, President of the Hmong Service Center, will provide an overview of the services and resources offered through the Hmong Service Center. 

Wednesday, March 23

Top Privacy & Cybersecurity Imperatives in 2022
12:00-1:00 p.m., Virtual, Registration Link
Privacy and cybersecurity are woven into our daily lives, especially for those working in tech. Join the Women in Technology Wisconsin for an extremely timely discussion of the hot topics in privacy and cybersecurity, including changes to US law and updates on the latest in cybersecurity, and leave empowered with the latest knowledge and an actionable list of imperative privacy and cybersecurity considerations for companies.
Hosted by Women in Technology Wisconsin.

PPAWI Activate + Amplify: Building Power for Reproductive Freedom
5:00-6:30 p.m., Virtual, Registration Link
Join organizers and supporters from across Wisconsin for this evening of learning and taking action! The event will feature two workshops – Storytelling for Change and Movements Over Moments – that will equip you with the tools you’ll need to make powerful change as we fight to protect reproductive freedom in our communities. Featuring special guest Nada Elmikashfi, Activate + Amplify will do just that: motivate you to take action, and help you to amplify your voice and others. * Zoom link will be sent out on the day of the event.

Event Recordings

Abolition on the Ground: Reporting from the Movement to #DefundthePolice
Recording
Abolitionists have been working for centuries to oppose the growth of systems of racially targeted criminalization. The 2020 uprising against police violence and anti-Black racism brought the conversation about abolition to the mainstream, and prompted campaigns in cities and counties across the US to defund the police and shift public resources toward meeting basic human needs like housing, healthcare, and childcare. For almost two years, local organizers around the country have been rigorously working to transform city and county budgets, and their work has made significant changes in local, state, and national politics. Join us for a conversation with abolitionist organizers and lawyers leading this work to talk about lessons learned since June 2020, how this work fits into the larger abolitionist vision for a world without cages or borders, and the key strategic questions facing the movement now.
Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? A ‘Home is Here’ Event
Recording
This one-hour panel discussion, as part of a “Home is Here” series on the census and the region’s growing communities of color, focuses on the efforts of northeast Wisconsin organizations related to diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Join the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Post-Crescent of Appleton, Oshkosh Northwestern, Madison365 and FoxValley365 as we learn from DEI professionals: What is DEI, and why are these efforts important in today’s workplaces?

This discussion will be moderated by Madison365 Publisher and CEO Henry Sanders and include the following panelists:
– Dr. Damira Grady, associate vice chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer, UW-Oshkosh
– Nick Ivory, Equity Mentor, Menasha High School
– Raiya Sankari-Díaz, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, City of Green Bay
– Jessica Franco-Morales, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Career Coach, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
 
Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices Making History
YouTube Live
The 117th Congress set a new record high for women’s representation in the legislature. As part of the Library of Congress celebrations of Women’s History Month, the Library’s Congressional Relations Office and the John W. Kluge Center will highlight the achievements of women in Congress as a testament to progress in the American democracy, from suffrage to candidacy, to governing. In this event, women members of Congress will share their thoughts on their paths, the history they are making for future leaders, and the importance of their voices in the practice of policymaking.
Hosted by the Library of Congress
 
2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival: Centering Women’s Voices – Directors Roundtable
12:00-1:00 p.m., Facebook Live
Every year, Mother Tongue presents a roundtable with women directors to honor the role of women in language transmission. This year, they bring together filmmakers from communities in Canada, the United States, and Mexico to discuss the power of language in their films, expanding on the courage that is required in portraying difficult realities for a more balanced future.
Sponsored by the American Indian Museum, Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage 
 
Female Genius: Eliza Harriot and George Washington at the Dawn of the Constitution
YouTube Live
Mary Sarah Bilder looks to the 1780s—the age of the Constitution—to investigate the rise of a radical new idea in the English-speaking world: female genius. English-born Eliza Harriot Barons O’Connor delivered a University of Pennsylvania lecture attended by George Washington as he and other Constitutional Convention delegates gathered in Philadelphia. As the first such public female lecturer, her courageous performance likely inspired the gender-neutral language of the Constitution. Female Genius reconstructs Eliza Harriot’s transatlantic life, paying particular attention to her lectures and to the academies she founded, inspiring countless young American women to consider a college education and a role in the political forum. By 1792 Harriot’s struggles reflected the larger backlash faced by women and people of color as new written constitutions provided the political and legal tools for exclusion based on sex, gender, and race. Joining the author in conversation will be Martha S. Jones, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University.
Hosted by the National Archives Museum Online 

ᎡᏘᏴ ᏥᎾᎾᏛᏁᎮ ᎠᏰᎵᏐ ᎾᏛᏁᎰ / She Carries On: Viewing & Talkback with Dr. Natalie Welch 
Documentary Link, Talkback Recording
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina is a tight-knit community of the remaining members of the Cherokee tribe, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. One of the tribes’ cultural traditions still practiced is the game of stickball. In the year 2000, nearly 100 women: mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, and friends, took the field to play and exercise the matriarchal spirit that the Cherokee were known for. ᎡᏘᏴ ᏥᎾᎾᏛᏁᎮ ᎠᏰᎵᏐ ᎾᏛᏁᎰ / She Carries On tells the story of these women, how and why they played, and what the game means to them and their families, and the future of the Cherokee people. After the 17-minute documentary viewing, Dr. Natalie Welch, documentary producer, will share more about the project and answer questions. Dr. Welch is a member of the Eastern Cherokee Tribe and an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Linfield University. She has worked with the TIDES Institute on Racial and Gender Report Cards, in event management at Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports, marketing with Nike’s Native American initiative, N7 and production and media at Wieden+Kennedy.  
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, Indigenous Student Support and Wellness, and the Inter-Tribal Student Coalition. 

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Screening with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Recording
Join artist and filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz for a virtual film screening and conversation about her work that explores the picturesque landscapes, fraught histories, and complex demographics of Puerto Rico. In Otros Usos (2014), Santiago Muñoz captures, through the view of a refracting prism, the deceptively beautiful island of Vieques, which the US military used as a weapons testing site for six decades. Through this creative play with light, reflection, and distance, the artist imagines other uses for this terrain after the military’s pressured exit from the island in 2003. In Gosila (2018), the artist explores the disordered aftermath of hurricane Maria. By presenting an intimate exploration of often-stereotyped spaces, Santiago Muñoz’s reflections on her home fracture expectations and illuminate her subjects in new ways. Festival registrants will receive special viewing access to a third film, La Cueva Negra (The Black Cave) (2012), through March 31, 2022, via an emailed link.

Santiago Muñoz is joined in conversation following the screening by Taína Caragol, curator of painting and sculpture and Latino art and history at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and Saisha Grayson, curator of time-based media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Co-sponsored by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

Gender Equity Council Leadership Workshop 
Recording Forthcoming

The Gender Equity Council invites you to our Biennial Leadership Workshop sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor. The 2022 workshop will focus on the issue of caregiving. Participants will be able to join the workshop virtually or on any of the three UWO campuses. All presenters will be virtual. More information and the full schedule is available here.