Events & Programs

Events and Programs for Fall 2020

Join us for one of our events this fall!

Book Club

This fall we are hosting a book club via Zoom where we are reading and discussing Mikki Kendall's "Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot" (2020), a book focusing on the failings of mainstream feminism and the marginalized women left behind in "feminist conversations" and discussing intersectional feminism.

Drop-in Dismantling

The Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Office of Multicultural Affairs host Drop-in Dismantling - every other Thursday at 2 p.m. via Zoom! Drop-in Dismantling sessions provide a virtual space for all students, faculty and staff to talk about strategies for challenging racism and colonization in our daily lives.

The topic and activities change every week, so join us as you are able to engage in some ongoing (un)learning! Email for the Zoom link.

19th Amendment & Women's Suffrage Movie Night

Hosted by the CWGE, FORGE, and the Center for Public Impact, we watched PBS's The Vote together and hosted a discussion afterwards. We talked about women's suffrage, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, the film, the importance of voting, and who did not get the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment. 

Women and Non-Binary Faculty Reception

This reception is for new faculty and recently promoted women and non-binary faculty, co-hosted by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. This year we will be recognizing recipients virtually due to COVID-19; however this event is typically a reception with light refreshments held at the art gallery.

Research Series

This lunchtime series advances research on women, gender, and intersecting identities through research presentations from BGSU faculty and staff. Examples of past presentations can be found by visiting our Digital Archive.

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Career Panel for Women of Color in STEM

Although much attention has been paid lately to increasing the number of women in STEM and addressing the disparities that exist in hiring practices, support structures, and wages, women of color are often left out of these conversations. Our Women of Color in STEM Alumni Panel seeks to join the existing efforts of women of color in STEM to shift the conversation by centering women of color and their experiences in STEM fields. Attendees will hear from women of color alumnae who work in a variety of STEM fields as they share their experiences and insights about pursuing a STEM career.

Women of Color Leadership Summit

This annual event brings women of color activist-scholars to BGSU to discuss the contributions women of color have made to leadership, activism, and advocacy in their communities and more broadly. A panel discussion open to students, faculty, staff, and community members allows speakers to share insights on their own achievements, obstacles, and the steps they have taken to become leaders in their communities. After the panel, speakers lead smaller discussion groups to allow for participants to make additional connections, identify potential mentors, and determine how they can take the next step in their own leadership path.
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Celebrating Mentors

Every spring, the CWGE recognizes exceptional mentors at BGSU through student nominations. Nominated mentors are publicly recognized during the Women of Distinction event and receive framed certificates for display.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Each March, faculty, staff, students, and community members will conduct open dialogue about women’s issues in their native countries. The forum is an opportunity to give voice to international women and students on the BGSU campus and in the community that are not always included in conversations about women’s issues.

Women of Distinction

Hosted by the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Center for Leadership the Women of Distinction awards an undergraduate student, graduate student, staff member, faculty member, and alumna or community member who, with excellence, ingenuity and ability have overcome barriers that still exist for women..
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