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:

Integrity

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.

Advocacy

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.

Pillow Talk Discussion: Relationship Violence

Thursday, October 2

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

213 UCEN

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and the Women's Educational Center team up to present an informal discussion on relationship and domestic violence.  All students are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.

WEC Speaker Series: Amy Goodman

Thursday, October 9th

6:00 pm

Kiva, UCEN

Independent Media in a Time of War and Elections with Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! airing on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations in 35 countries. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an 
innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media." The Independent of London named Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! "an inspiration"; pulsemedia.org placed Goodman at the top of their 20 Top Global Media Figures. Goodman is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, proves the power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world. She co-authored the first three bestsellers, Standing 
Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers, with her brother, journalist David Goodman.

I Found My Voice

Sunday, October 12

7:00 pm

U of M - Flint Theatre

I Found My Voice is a a fundraiser concert featuring a tribute to women in jazz, funk, and soul. Proceeds will benefit I Found My Voice a healing arts groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Contact 347.243.8617 for more information.

Common Read Book Discussion Luncheon

Tuesday, October 21

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Happenings Room, UCEN

Please join us for lunch and a discussion about this year's common read book, Jonathan Kozol's Fire in the Ashes. Please RSVP to kristeng@umflint.edu by Thursday, October 16th. 

Women's Autobiographies Writing Group

WEC Events and Programs
Through April 2015
In the 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.