Women’s Week

Women’s Week 2018
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Women’s Week is an annual, weeklong event focused on issues and challenges women face in America. Topics are relevant to today’s socio-economic and political climate, intersectionality, and cultural movements. This year's Women's Week is March 5 - 9 with the theme "Resilience: We are Powerful Because We Have Survived". Resilience, defined in the broadest terms is the ability to adapt to adversity and stress, and to thrive despite these. As our political climate continues to move toward repressive policies, women have come to the forefront of resistance movements.

  • Women's Leadership Summit Keynote
  • March 6
  • 2:20 PM
  • Union Ballroom
  • Mujer Soy: Reclaiming Identity, Sisterhood, and Mujerismo

    "Yo no vengo a disculparme, mujer soy y lo sere..." Let's face it, the personal is political, and identifying as a womyn of color often means navigating a world of silence and lack of power-full spaces. Join the womyn of Las Cafeteras in an interactive dialogue focused on breaking down social and cultural influences on female identity, perceptions of gender, privilege & power, and reclaiming the diversity of womyn's experiences. Through activities centered around storytelling, self-care, and sisterhood we will reinterpret our her-story and its place in building healthy communitites.
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  • Hinckley Panel
  • March 7
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hinckley Caucus (Bldg 73, Rm 110)
  • Topic: TBA
  • Jessica Sabogal
  • March 8
  • 12:00 PM
  • Union Ballroom
  • For first generation Colombian American muralist, Jessica Sabogal, art serves as a haven, a tribute, a creative outlet of adoration and exaltation for women with stories often untold. Her pieces possess a vision of female identity that is revolutionary and powerful, brave and beautiful. By utilizing a spray can, she aims to color her canvas by unraveling stories she once heard, lived, struggled, and loved.

    Throughout the years, Sabogal has consistently reinvented what it means to be a female muralist in a male-dominated medium. She has continuously pushed the boundaries as an artist by utilizing her medium for social change, action, and empowerment.
  • Domesticating Bodies, Domestic Spaces
  • March 8
  • 5:30 PM
  • Okazaki Community Room (SW 155B)
  • Trafficking and the Intersection of Race and Gender

    Join Drs. Annie Isabel Fukushima and Lindsay Gezinski in their panel discussion as they examine trafficking into domestic work and sexual economies. Through case examples from their research, they will paint a picture of human trafficking and how it is shaped by interlocking oppressions of race and gender. This presentation also offers a general understanding of human trafficking, how communities are called to witness violence, and how community members may get involved in local and transnational efforts.
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  • Nurturing Resilience and Health
  • March 9
  • 12:00 PM
  • HSEB 2680
  • Developing Resiliency While Developing Your Career
Thank you to our committe members and sponsors!
  • Committee Members:
  • Estela Hernandez
  • Susie Porter
  • Sponsors:
  • Office for Equity and Diversity
  • Division of Gender Studies
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Office of Health Equity and Inclusion
  • Student Leadership & Involvement