Programs and Events

Women*s Initiatives 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. Women*s Initiatives 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 Women*s Initiatives sponsors or co-sponsors annually.

Celebrating Global Sisterhood | Spring (2020: March 11, 4:30-6:00 pm, Shriver Dolibois Rooms A/B)

Register by March 2 for this free event open to all. This year's keynoter is Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Western College alum and 15th president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins' new book, The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters will be available for purchase at the event. 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 free event features a keynote speaker, student testimonials and performances, global cuisine, and awards presentations. 

Women's Read-In/MakerSpace | Spring (2020: March 4, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, King Library)

Each year Women*s Initiatives 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. 

Fall 2019

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 Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (CSDI) 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!