North Dakota’s second annual GLBTQA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, and Ally) conference is April 20th through the 22nd in Gamble Hall on the UND campus. Hosted by UND’s Ten Percent Society, this conference will include speakers, workshops, and entertainment.
Jackie Hoffarth, a GSA at the women’s center, along with Chanel Myers GSA, will be presenting a workshop on the 22nd from 10:15 to 11:15 am. This workshop explores the dynamics of both healthy relationships and non-healthy relationships, as well as the dynamics of intimate partner violence, as they pertain to same sex partners. The workshop will discuss both societal and personal dynamics that play a part in homosexual relationships.
Registration for the conference is free. For further updates including the 2012 conference theme, speakers, events, and details go to their website
Come celebrate the “Phenominal Women award” and recognize influencial women from our past. Come and meet influencial women featuring:
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte: First American Indian Woman to become a physician in the U.S. Portrayed by Trisha Yearwood
Frida Kahl : Mexican Culture Artist Portrayed by Shay Rodriquez
Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Movement Portrayed by Malika Carter
Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto: Pakistani Democratic Socialist Portrayed by Yolanda Cox
Era Bell Thompson: Editor of Ebony Magazine and published author Portrayed by Natasha Yearwood Thomas
Two women will be recognized for their efforts in contributing to the advancement of women and/or people of color and receive the “Phenomenal Women Award.”
This event will be held at the International Centre on the UND campus from 12-1pm. Meet Eat and Learn is an opportunity to learn something new, share views and ideas, and interact with others while enjoying a delicious free lunch.
A great way to recognize those amazing women we know that make life better for everyone.
The Multicultural Student Services with the Woman’s Center will be hosting the Sixth Annual Phenomenal Woman Awards. There will be two awards presented at noon, March 7th at the International Center with a free lunch. Given to a deserving student, faculty, or staff person or community member, these two awards recognizes individuals whose efforts have contribute to the advancement of women and /or people of color. Please provide one nomination per application for a deserving UND or community member: http://tinyurl.com/undwomanaward For any questions call Patty 7-4302 or Linda 7-4259
Every month the Women’s Center has a featured speaker. Called our Meet, Eat & Learn, the event allows anyone to come and learn about a new topic and enjoy a free lunch while doing so. Events vary by date each month but are always held at the UND International Centre between noon and 1pm. The event is open to the public. No need to be a UND student or faculty to attend.
This month’s speaker is Amoussa Koriko.
Amoussa will speak on common misconceptions and challenges facing refugees coming into the area. The event is scheduled to be on Feb. 8th.
Mr. Koriko is a current UND student pursuing his PHD in Educational Foundation & Research. He is currently a GTA, teaching French. Amoussa is a cultural officer in both the UND African Student Union and Grand Forks United African Community organizations. He is the founder of a local non profit organization,African Art Arena.
We hope to see you there!
Hello friends ~ Just wanted to share a wonderful opportunity right here in Grand Forks to help women find their voice in a supportive venue. Fire Hall theatre is offering a free workshop for women. It looks like a wonderful way to share your experience, while supporting others. The UND Women’s Center encourages you to take part in this opportunity or attend the showing on International Women’s Day, March 8th. Information below:
Broads on the Boards – a Workshop for women
Firehall community theatre was given a grant to produce a free workshop for a cross-generation of women, “Broads on the Boards.” The idea is to invite women and girls in to write monologues about a life experience. Stories do not necessarily have to be sad, although hearing that another has survived a tragedy can be quite a gift to others. There will be people available to help you through picking out a theme and the entire process.
7:30 to 8:30ish, and it’s free! Paid for by the Women’s Fund of EGF/GF. Starts Jan. 26th for 8 Thursdays, culminating in a performance on Mar. 8th at the theatre for Int’l Women’s Day!
That performance will be open to the public for a small $5 charge. Contact information below if interested
firstname.lastname@example.org – email to confirm you are attending
http://www.ggfct.com/contact.html register part of their mailing list or ask a question
https://www.facebook.com/groups/4557056075/ – facebook contact
The primary goal of the Women’s Center is to coordinate efforts toward the removal of social, political, and economic barriers to women’s full participation in society.
This is accomplished in part through education, involvement with various university and community committees, and participation in the development and implementation of institutional policies.
The Women’s Center, located on the University of North Dakota campus, offers a place for everyone to meet, visit, study, bring a lunch, and/or attend meetings or programs. We invite you to stop in at the Women’s Center anytime. Everyone is welcome.A resource center is located on the second floor with a large selection of books and videotapes for students to access at any time between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or upon request.
Staff offices are located throughout the building. The Public Relations and the Library Assistant office is located on the main floor. Graduate Service Assistants and the Program Associate’s offices are located on the second floor and the Director’s office is located on the third floor. Computers are available for student use.
The main floor consists of a comfortable living room, dining room and full facility kitchen making it not only your “home away from home”, but also a great place for holding meetings and programs. Free coffee, tea, and great conversations are always available.
As a resource and referral center for both the campus and the community, our services include but are not limited to: a lending library, outreach and awareness programming, annual Women’s History Celebration, and quiet study areas.
Check out our website for more information and details about events: