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Women and Spirit Conference

October 11-12, All Day.  Minnesota State University, Mankato

Layli Maparyan will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 followed by a book signing in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom. The title of ’s keynote address, as well as the theme of this year’s conference, is “The Luminous Architecture of Change: Spiritual Activism, Personal Spiritual Journeys, and Spiritualizing Social Movement”. 


CADA Birthday Donation Drive

October 13-31

Everyone deserves  a birthday! The Women's Center is collecting birthday party supplies for the children of CADA (Committee Against Domestic Abuse).  Any and all birthday themed decorations are welcome!  You can drop them off in the Women's Center CSU 218 or the LGBT Center CSU 194.




Love Your Body Day

October 15, 10am-2pm

What are Magazines really trying to tell you?  Throw away your magazines and Love Your Body at the Women of Action Committee table in MavAve.  Get buttons and temporary tattoos to display your love all day!




Money Matters Dinner

October 27, 4:45pm dinner 5:00pm presentation.     Heritage Room

Topic - Budgeting and Money Tips Budgeting and Money Tips

Join us for a discussion about money management during college and after graduation.  Receive tips on money management, financial planning, confidence with money, and overcoming myths and stereotypes of women, diversity, and money.  Food will be provided.  Space is limited.  Visit the Women’s Center CSU 218 for your free ticket.


Student Parent Network

November 4, 12pm.     Women’s Center CSU 218

Join us in the Women’s Center for the new Student Parent Network!  Meet new people, get resources, join a discussion, and have some time to relax.  Food provided.

Traveling Quickstop

November 4, 12pm.     Women’s Center CSU 218

The Career Development Center will be at the Women's Center!  Bring any questions you have about your resume, cover letter, interview questions, and the most important question "What can I do with my major?".  Join us for snacks and fun!

Girls Rising, Film Showing

November 5, 7pm.      Ostrander

Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.


Spring 2015

Women's Health Fair

February 18, 11am-2pm.     MavAve

Come explore the many ways you can be healthier at the 2014 Women's Center Health Fair! Many vendors, from both on campus and off, will showcase opportunities and insights for students on how increase their overall well-being. Complete the Health Fair passport and students can enter to win some great prizes!


Laverne Cox - Carol Ortman Perkins LectureLaVerne Cox Lecture Poster

February 18, 7pm.      Ballroom

Laverne Cox is a Emmy nominee, June's Time magazine cover, Trans Activist/Artist Star of the hit series Orange is the New Black and the first trans-woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. The Women's Center, LGBT Center, and Gender and Women's Studies are proud to host Ms. Cox for the 11th annual Carol Ortman Perkins Lecture! Save the date!

Young Lakota Film Showing and Cecilia Fire Thunder

February 24, 7pm.     Ostrander

Young LakotaYoung Lakota chronicles the life defining choices faced by three young people as they try to forge a better future for their tribe while securing their own well being.

Devoting herself to healthcare and fighting domestic violence, Ms. Fire Thunder took the controversial move of standing and winning the election to be Tribal Leader, making her the first woman to do so.  She also opened a Women’s Clinic so that all members of her tribe and the state had access to domestic violence and family planning services.

Watch the trailer here!


Many more events to come!  Check back soon!

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