Annual programs and events

Women’s Center Fall Lecture Series

Led by student Women’s Center Program Coordinators, join us for light refreshments and vibrant dialogue. Specific topics are announced on the college digests and on the Women's Center homepage. All are welcome!

Fall 2019 Lecture Dates:

Tuesday, September, 17, 2019: ”Not Your Parents' Sex Talk“
Tuesday, October 22, 2019: ”Menstruation at the Margins“
Thursday, November 21, 2019: ”Reclaiming the Untold Story of Thanksgiving: The Indigenous Perspective“
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CUB 260
*CYC event

One Billion Rising

In solidarity with One Billion Rising, the Women's Center and Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX present a free documentary screening celebrating Maya Angelou’s remarkable life of civil rights activism, poetry, and inspirational artistic uprising:

Thursday, February 13, 2020
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
CUB 260
*CYC event

One Billion Rising is a global campaign to end violence against women, rise for justice, and promote gender equality. 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. Every year, we rise to mobilize in solidarity against all forms of violence in our community. Everyone is welcome to this empowering event of intersectional feminist advocacy activities sponsored by the Women’s Center. Co-sponsored with the Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX.

Production: Our Voices are VIBRANT 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020
7:00 p.m.
The Junction College Union Building
*CYC event

FREE Admission - No tickets required
T-shirts: $12 each
On sale at CUB tables February 17–21 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.& at the performance • Cash sales only
Proceeds benefit YWCA

Student Co-Directors: Caoilainn McKenna ’21, Ericka Parra ’21, Ellie Boye ’22
Graphic for Our Voices are Vibrant production
The Gettysburg College Women’s Center is proud to announce our official transition away from the long-standing annual production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues to make way for the Our Voices are VIBRANT 2020 show. For this year’s show, the Women’s Center hopes to create a platform that elevates and celebrates the valuable voices of Gettysburg College students who have their own stories to tell, highlighting a diversity of perspectives from students who identify as women/womxn, femme, gender-fluid, LGBTQIA+, and/or non-binary. Our Voices are VIBRANT 2020 will feature all original pieces about significant gender-related experiences, stories, and reflections all written and performed by REAL Gettysburg students.

*Disclaimer: Please note that performance content may contain strong language, and violent and/or sexual themes. Audience discretion is advised.*

Annual Women of Distinction Awards Banquet Dinner

***EVENT CANCELLED due to campus closure - More info
Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:00 p.m.
The Atrium - Dining Center
The Women of Distinction Dinner is a formal celebratory dinner honoring exemplary women in our community. Co-sponsored annually with the Office of Multicultural Engagement. *RSVP required

Take Back the Night

***EVENT CANCELLED due to campus closure - More info
Thursday, April 2, 2020
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
CUB 260 & Peace Pole
*CYC event

The Women’s Center invites all campus members to take a stand against sexual violence and mobilize support for survivors of sexual violence in our community. Meet in CUB 260 to hear from various campus speakers and participate in a solidarity march to the campus Peace Pole for survivor speak-outs and spoken word. Co-sponsored with the Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX and Peace and Justice Studies.