For the most up-to-date listing of our programs and events, please visit the calendar on our homepage!
View past events
Annual Programs and Events
ONE BILLION RISING
Friday, February 12, 2016, 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.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26, 2016, 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.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:00 PM- 5:00 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.
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.
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.