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30th Anniversary Celebration

Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Envisioning the Future

Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, the Women’s Center celebrated our 30th anniversary through a variety of events under the theme of “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Envisioning the Future.” At the heart of this rich and storied history was a group of tenacious students who sought to establish a space dedicated to advancing gender, equity, and social justice on campus. With the support of Student Affairs staff and the Provost, their dream became a reality in October 1991. That student-led vision has continued to shape the campus climate and culture at NC State to this day.

Highlights from the 30th Anniversary Celebration, October 14, 2021

The Women’s Center kicked off its year-long celebration of our 30th anniversary with a birthday party on Stafford Commons. During this festive event, interactive stations encouraged participants to help create a life-size paint-by-numbers mural, screen print their very own limited-edition 30th Anniversary Women’s Center t-shirt, write affirmations to themselves and the Women’s Center, practice self-care through coloring and movement, and learn about programs and services offered by the Women’s Center and its affiliated organizations.

Highlights from the 30th Anniversary Exhibit, Intergenerational Panel, and Reception, March 30, 2022

In celebration of Women’s HERstory Month and our 30th anniversary, the Women’s Center partnered with University Libraries to curate an archival exhibit to highlight women who have paved the way for others by breaking barriers, opening the doors of possibility, and inspiring students to make a change. The exhibit, “Our Stories Matter: Redefining HERstory and the Meaning of Empowerment through the Times,” features digital artifacts and audio interviews that highlight the stories of impactful women from the past, present, and future who have contributed to the advancement of the Women’s Center’s work.