Welcome to the Women's Educational Center!

The mission of the Women’s Educational Center is to support women and all students, staff, faculty, as well as community members, in their academic goals; to deepen and enrich awareness of and education about gender issues; and to oppose inequities and barriers imposed on women.

We envision a world in which people of all genders are equally valued and safe; confront no barriers related to economic, political, or social practice; and have equal opportunities to participate in transforming their communities.

We value:


We treat all those we serve with dignity and respect and strive to create a safe space for women.

Education and Learning

We value education and learning as transformative processes.

Collaboration and Partnership

We collaborate with campus organizations, faculty, staff, students, community members and groups to meet the needs of women.


We practice care, empathy, recognition, and autonomy in advocacy efforts on behalf of women.

Social justice

We believe in transparency and feminist activism that works for the economic, political, and social equality of all people.

Upcoming Events

Women's Autobiographies Writing Group

Every Thursday through April 2015
Alvin D. Loving Lounge,  University Center
Please bring your own lunch.

During these lunch hour meetings we will spend 30 minutes writing about our memories. We will then spend 30 minutes sharing them and discussing the historical and collective contexts within which our memories and experiences emerge. Please feel welcome to join, especially if you have never written about your life before. By the end of the summer you will have collected several vignettes that you can even use to write your own memoir or autobiography.

Brave Miss World Film Screening

Tuesday, February 10

5 PM

Kiva, UCEN

Join us for a screening of the award winning documentary Brave Miss World. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.

Pillow Talk Discussion: Sex, Consent, and Healthy Relationships

Wednesday, February 25

6:30 PM


Join us for an informal presentation and discussion about sex, consent, and healthy relationships.  


Lunch and Learn Film Screening; Rape Myths on Trial

Monday, March 9

12 PM


In this provocative presentation, Anne Munch, a career prosecutor and advocate for victims of gender violence, examines how cultural attitudes shape the outcomes of rape and sexual assault cases. Drawing on years of experience prosecuting sex crimes, Munch shows how rape cases often turn on the involvement of an "unnamed conspirator" -- the complex of myths and stories we tell ourselves as a culture about sex, gender, power, and responsibility. Using examples from real cases, and harrowing evidence from actual 911 calls, Munch reveals how the assumptions that juries bring into the courtroom often stack the odds against victims, and at the same time challenges us to think critically about how our own assumptions might unintentionally reinforce victim-blaming.

This event is co-sponsored by Student Government as a part of their Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

Lunch and Learn Film Screening; Mountains That Take Wing

Monday, March 16

12 PM


Thirteen years, two radical activist all-stars-one conversation. Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis and 89-year-old grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama have spent over a decade conversing intimately about personal histories and influences that shaped them and their overlapping experiences. 

Lunch and Learn Discussion; Women and Education

Wednesday, March 18

12 PM


Join us for lunch and a discussion about Women and Health.

Behind the Kitchen Door Book Discussion

Thursday, March 19

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Happenings Room, UCEN

Join us for lunch and a discussion about our upcoming guest Saru Jayaraman's book Behind the Kitchen Door.

Lunch and Learn Film Screening; My Feminism

Monday, March 23

12 PM


In an era of anti-feminist backlash, this articulate documentary by the makers of THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN forcefully reminds us that the revolution continues. Powerful interviews with feminist leaders including bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, and Urvsahi Vaid are intercut with documentary sequences to engagingly explore the past and present status of the women's movement.

Saru Jayaraman: Behind the Kitchen Door Lecture

Tuesday, March 24

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Michgan Rooms A-C, UCEN

How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? Saru Jayaraman, who launched the national restaurant workers' organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, sets out to answer these questions by following the lives of restaurant workers in New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Detroit, and New Orleans.

Bystander Intervention Training

Wednesday, April 1

12-2 PM

Michigan Room D

Lunch will be served.  Please call 810.237.6648 or email kristeng@umflint.edu to RSVP.

Take Back the Night

Tuesday, April 7

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Happenings Room, UCEN

Please join us To Take Back the Night and take a stand against sexual violence!  Events include a rally, speak out, and march.