The Women’s Center plans programs and events to enrich students, faculty and staff. Certain events are yearly programs and have become our Signature Events.
In partnership with Leadership and Civic Engagement, the Women’s Center co-sponsors an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) opportunity focused on gender-related social justice issues. The Women’s Center also sponsors an international spring break trip to (Guatemala with a focus on – Global Gender Issues & Interpersonal Violence.
NC State University’s sweetest tradition, the Chocolate Festival, is hosted by the NC State Women’s Center. The Chocolate Festival incorporates one of America’s sweetest treats in an event that supports and educates about breast cancer.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized in October each year. During this month, the Women’s Center hosts a series of events in honor of a month-long event in which we honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, as well as try to raise awareness about this public health concern. DVAM is part of a national awareness month, and the programs and events that the Women’s Center holds may vary by year.
New to the Women’s Center, Feminist Fridays are student-initiated and facilitated conversations centered on topics of Gender Equity. Interested students can submit discussion topics and outlines via the Women’s Center website or a semesterly call for discussion topics.
This series explores intersecting identities, with a focus on gender-related social justice issues, through a variety of highly praised and thought-provoking films. Each screening is followed by a conversation with a special guest facilitator from the NC State Community and/or Triangle Community. Past films have included No Mas Bebes, Kind Hearted Women and Somewhere Between.
The Gender & Equity Research Symposium spotlights research that promotes a more equitable and justice-oriented society. The symposium bridges the interdisciplinary nature of gender and equity work at NC State University by putting social justice and equity research into action and at the forefront of how we “think and do.” We encourage submissions for multidisciplinary work that centers on gender, equity and marginalized communities.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month takes place in April and is part of a national attempt to raise awareness about sexual violence. During this month the Women’s Center holds various events and training to help raise awareness about sexual violence, create a campus that supports survivors, and teaches members of the Wolfpack to be active bystanders. Take Back the Night, a Women’s Center signature event, is part of SAAM and creates a space for survivors and allies to reclaim and share their experiences with sexual violence.
Sponsored by the Council on the Status of Women, the Sisterhood Dinner is an annual event intended to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of Women to the NC State University community. The Equity for Women Awards are also distributed during this annual celebration.
Existence as Resistance: The Magic in Blackness is a Women’s Center curated exhibition of NC State students, staff, and faculty creatives who have taken an Afrofuturist lens to create radical Black futures for themselves and viewers.
Womxn’s HERstory Month is a celebration of the contributions of women throughout history. The Women’s Center hosts a number of programs during March focused on Women’s and Gender issues. The Center also coordinates a university-wide calendar of events in an effort to encourage and promote the celebration and continuation of campus-wide conversations center on gender equity.