Programs and Events

The Women*s Center offers, and collaborates with others to provide, programs that raise awareness of women's and gender issues and enhance the lives of women at Miami. Ongoing activities include film screenings and discussions, social gatherings, and self-care/wellness workshops. Each year additional programs are presented as opportunities and issues arise. The Women*s Center also partners with several other offices within the Student Life Division and across campus to co-sponsor programs. The following are among the signature events that the Women*s Center sponsors or co-sponsors annually.

 The Clothesline Project | Fall (2019: October 3-4, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, The Hub/Seal)

The Clothesline Project is an annual display of t-shirts made by those in our community (and their allies) who are survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence against women and others who experience gender oppression. This program is held in early October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You can do a Google search for more information about The Clothesline Project and observances around the world. T-shirt making takes place at the Women*s & LGBTQ+ Center leading up to the week that the Clothesline Project is on display; materials are provided at no cost and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!

Celebrating Global Sisterhood | Spring (2020: March 11, 4:30-6:00 pm, Shriver Heritage Room)

Launched in 1992 as the Women of Color Celebration and renamed Celebrating Global Sisterhood in 2013, this event brings people together to celebrate the cultural diversity and accomplishments of women of color in the University and around the world. Typically held in early March on or near International Women's Day, this event features a guest speaker, student testimonials, global cuisine, and awards presentations. Nominations for the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award are typically due in early February.

Women's Read-In/MakerSpace | Spring (2020: date TBD, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, King Library)

Each year the Women*s Center and University Libraries partner to celebrate National Women's History Month with a Women's Read-In/MakerSpace. This event offers presentations on various aspects of women's "herstory" as well as creative workshops including vision boards, yarn crafts, button making, rock wrapping, book binding, zine making, and more.