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Annual Programs and Events


The Women’s Center’s annual Lecture Series offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to come together to learn from guest speakers on topics relevant to women, gender, equality, and related subjects.

One featured lecture this year is Challenging Sex Discrimination: Personal Reflections Over Several Decades by Donna Brogan '60. That lecture is will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in CUB 260. 

Other lecture dates are:

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 11:45 AM - 12:50 PM, CUB 260, Topic TBD

Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 11:45 AM - 12:50 PM, CUB 260, Topic TBD


Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM, CUB 260

One Billion Rising is a global campaign to end violence against women, rise for justice, and promote gender equality. The campaign was initiated by playwright and activist Eve Ensler (known for her play The Vagina Monologues), and her organization V-Day in 2012. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, or about one billion women. In 2012, the One Billion Rising campaign culminated in the biggest mass global action to end violence against women ever with tens of thousands of events held in more than 190 countries.



Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM, CUB Ballroom

The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, is an award-winning play based on over 200 interviews Ensler conducted with women about their experiences and memories with their sexuality. Each monologue deals with an aspect of the female experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, sexual orientation, and social stigmas. This ground-breaking play inspired V-Day, a global movement that has raised millions of dollars for groups working to end violence against women and girls. All proceeds are donated to Survivors, Inc. of Gettysburg.


Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM, CUB Junction

Take Back the Night is an international program to make people aware of the sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and sexual abuse against women and people of all gender identities.



Join fellow students in exploring strategies to develop and maintain healthy relationships of any kind. During this one-hour group discussion, participants will learn how to identify issues of power and control in unhealthy relationships, and will acquire skills to communicate more assertively, resolve conflicts, and problem solve relationship concerns. All are welcome! You do not need to be in a romantic or intimate relationship to attend.