Womens Studies

Current Events

Spring 2014 Events

The 2014 Vagina Monologues. At The University of Akron. EJ Thomas Stage Door. Saturday Feb. 1, 2014. 8 p.m and Sunday Feb. 2, 2014. 3 p.m.

Venue Details: Live on Stage At EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door. Seating is limited.  Call the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at (330) 972-7570 to secure tickets in advance. Further information available at www.uaevents.com E. J. Thomas Hall – The University of Akron 

Cost: $5 Students, faculty, and staff and $10 non-UA members. T-Shirts will also be on sale at EJ Thomas Hall

The University of Akron's 2014 V-Day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues” is a consciousness-raising event and fundraiser to help end violence against women and to celebrate women, their bodies and their experiences. All proceeds benefit the V-Day Organization and the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina counties. The monologues will be performed by UA students, faculty, staff and Akron community members.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, The Multicultural Center, Women's Studies Program, Office of Inclusion and Equity and EJ Thomas Hall.


Consuela Ward. ‘Power and Privilege’.  February 6, 2014. Student Union

Dr. Consuela Ward has more than 15 years of experience in the field of diversity as a speaker, consultant, trainer, instructor, administrator, and coach. Her workshop will tackle the ways in which ‘race affects our view of the world like a pair of glasses or perhaps shades. We see through a lens based on a perspective influenced by power dynamics in lived experience’.

Sponsored by The Women’s Resource Center, The Multicultural Center, Office of Inclusion and Equity and The Student Union.


Tough Guise II: Violence, Manhood & American Culture 


Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm in room 312 of the Student Union building

Free Admission

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Dr. Katz, educator, author, filmmaker, and social theorist who is recognized as a leading anti-sexist male activist, will speak at the University of Akron on Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00 pm at the UA Quaker Station.

Sponsored by the Center for Family Studies, the Women's Studies Program, the Multicultural Center, and many UA student organizations.

Admission is free for students and $10 for faculty and community members.

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Women’s Wellness Fair. March 13th 2014. 10am-1pm. Student Union Concourse.

All are invited to come by the booths and enjoy displays focusing on women’s health issues. The Women's Wellness Fair vendors include: Lupus Foundation of America, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), Battered Women\'s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, The University of Akron Student health Services, The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Program, Title IX Coordinator, Alliance For Healthy Youth, American Heart Association and Akron Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Program.

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center, Women's Resource Center, Office of Inclusion & Equity, The Student Union and Supported by The Women's Studies Program. 


The Committee for Research on Women and Gender
6th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Conference

The Multiple Faces of Activism:
Feminism in the 21st Century

March 14th-15th
The University of Akron
Keynote Speaker: Vanessa Valenti

The Committee for Research on Women and Gender (CROW) at the University of Akron would like to invite you, your colleagues, and your students to our 6th annual undergraduate and graduate conference.  Our conference theme is "The Multiple Faces of Activism: Feminism in the 21st Century."  Our conference will feature keynote speaker, Vanessa Valenti, online activist and co-founder of feministing.com.  We will also have performances, presentations, workshops, discussion panels, and poster sessions from students from seventeen different disciplines.  The early conference registration fee is $20 and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Saturday March 15th and light appetizers at our social event on Friday March 14th.  Please see the attached registration form for more details or visit our website: http://uakronstudentlife.orgsync.com/org/committeeforresearchonwomengender36182/Conference.  We will also be highlighting conference presentations on our Facebook page in the days leading up to the conference at https://www.facebook.com/UACROW





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