Events & Programs

Co-Curricular Learning

Our goal is to partner with faculty to complement their curriculum, supplement the classroom experience, and provide professional development opportunities for paraprofessionals employed in the Center for Women and Gender Equity. Many of our presentations are facilitated by paid peer educators. A partnership between Center for Women and Gender Equity staff and faculty/staff ensure a successful experience for your students. 

Fall 2020 Events

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Centennial Celebrations

Virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Newcombe Scholar Events

Collaborations

 

With Dowdy Multicultural Center:

Ruby Jones Conference 2020
Monica Ramirez: “Seeking Justice for Migrant Communities Amidst COVID-19”.
With The Office of Wellness Promotion and the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy:

Sex After Dark: A Conversation with Sexuality Educator Erica Smith

 Presentations 

Situationships

This 50-minute presentation is dedicated to making consent the new normal, and not just when it comes to sex. The presentation includes videos, activities and audience participation. The topics build off each other, starting with personal boundaries, communication and ending with consent. The goals of Situationships is to:

  • Explore definitions and the connections between boundaries, situationships and consent
  • Identify ways YOU (as a student) can create a campus climate that prevents violence.
  • Engage peers in conversations about boundaries, situationships and consent

 

Sexy Bingo

This is not your grandparents’ bingo! Join us for a night of fun as we learn about safer sex and discover helpful resources through this new twist on a classic game. Engage in conversations about healthy sexuality and learn about safer sex practices, sexual anatomy, and pleasure. 

Through this workshop, students will:

  • Recognize common sexual health vocabulary 
  • Identify and name body parts with accurate language  
  • Apply understanding of barrier methods through demonstrations & minigames 

Rams Step Up!

RAMS STEP UP! is a pro-social, peer educator led, bystander intervention education program. The goals of RAMS STEP UP! workshop are to: raise awareness of helping behavior, increase motivation to help, develop skills and confidence when responding to problems and ensuring the safety and well-being of others. RAMS STEP UP! aims to get bystanders to take action when they see a problematic event. This experience is delivered by trained undergraduate peer educators. This experience is delivered in either (1) one 120 minute part or (2) two 60-minute parts (120 minutes total), delivered sequentially via Zoom, and is highly interactive. Staff will provide a few videos and slides for students to look at and engage with before Part 1 of the program.  

  • Part 1: Introduces students to the bystander effect, engages students in considering situations where they have seen problems, encourages students to consider barriers to helping behavior in breakout rooms, and introduces strategies for helping. 
  • Part 2: Applies concepts introduced in Part 1 to develop skills and confidence when responding to problems. Students will practice identifying strategies for helping in video examples and scenarios. Allows students to practice skills in identifying harmful situations and stepping up and acting when they see a problematic event. 
  • This experience can be offered at any point during the semester 
  • Staff will provide all materials and resources needed including Zoom log in 
  • Contact:  Mx. Tess Benser, Assistant Director tbenser@wcupa.edu, x2151

 

To request Rams Step Up! please complete the following form

Request a presentation for your course section, club, organization, or team please email us at cwge@wcupa.edu or call us at 610-436-2122!

Please try to be as specific as possible in your request, but we are happy to work with you to develop a presentation that will meet your needs.

Past Events!

EqualiTea: Votes for Women- Brandywine River Museum of Art 

In this lively presentation, curator Dr. Amanda Burdan will give behind the scenes details about the monumental exhibition: Votes for Women: A Visual History now at the Brandywine River Museum of Art through June 7, 2020. Come ready to be inspired and reflect on the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment! Tea and light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Center for Women & Gender Equity and the History Department. 

Event held February 11, 2020 3-4pm Sykes Ballroom A

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement featuring Dr. Janet Bell  

During the Civil Rights Movement, African American women did not stand on ceremony; they simply did the work that needed to be done. Yet despite their significant contributions at all levels of the movement, they remain mostly invisible to the larger public. Beyond Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, most Americans would be hard-pressed to name other leaders at the community, local, and national levels. In this important keynote lecture, Dr. Janet D. Bell will shine a light on women’s all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement. Question & Answer and opportunity to connect with Dr. Bell immediately following the event. For more information contact fdouglass@wcupa.edu. Sponsored by the Center for Women & Gender Equity and the Frederick Douglas Institute. 

Event held February 20, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 Alder Theater

I’m Not Okay, and It’s Fine: Breaking Up with “Strong Black Womanhood”

Jamilah Lemieux will address the importance of all people, Black women in particular, feeling empowered to seek mental health services as needed, as well as the power of taking off one’s superwoman cape and allowing herself the space to say “I’m not okay” without feeling that she will let others down by tending to herself. For more information contact cwge@wcupa.edu. Sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Dowdy Multicultural Center

Event held: Wednesday, February 26 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Sykes 252

The Period Project

Imagine this: You are going about your day and your period comes unexpectedly. You can go home, shower, and get the supplies you need. Now imagine getting your period while experiencing homelessness. You may not be able to do laundry or shower consistently or afford a box of tampons or pads. Contribute unopened tampons and pads for menstruating people in our community. Drop off available in Center for Women and Gender Equity and other locations on campus.  For more information or to get involved contact cwge@wcupa.edu. Sponsored by the Center for Women & Gender Equity.

Event held: January 21 through February 28, 2020. Locations vary across campus

Women's Leadership Conference

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Toast to Tenacity

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