Welcome to the Women's Educational Center!

The Women's Educational Center (WEC) supports students, staff and faculty at the University of Michigan - Flint. We offer information, programming, advising, referrals, advocacy, scholarships and grants. This month we are celebrating Women's History Month with a series of events that honor the work and struggles of women.

Human Trafficking Awareness Week

Globalization, Labor and Sex Trafficking

A Panel Discussion with Rhacel Parrenas (University of Southern California, Sociology) and Noy Threupkaw (Freelance Writer, NYC)

Tuesday, March 25

2:00pm - 3:45pm

Michigan Rooms A and B, University Center

Labor and Sex Trafficking: A Legal Perspective

A Discussion with Elizabeth Campbell (University of Michigan, Human Trafficking Clinic)

Wednesday, March 26

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Michigan Rooms A and B, University Center

Genessee County Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting

An informational meeting on trafficking in Michigan with Jane White (Director, Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force)

Thursday, March 27

11:00am - 1:00pm

Michigan Room D, University Center

Student Forum on Human and Sexual Trafficking

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

A student forum for presentation and discussion of research and creative work on trafficking

11:00am - 2:00 pm

Happenings Room, University Center * Please contact the WEC if you are interested in presenting

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

Ruth Behar Lecture and Workshop

Dare We Say "I": Reflections on Women's Autobiographic Writings

EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR:

Wednesday, April 2

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Ontario Room, University Center

In this lecture and workshop, I will discuss the role that women's autobiographic writings have played in rethinking the meaning of the personal. How do we determine what is the boundary between what can and can't be said in public? What happens when we say "I"? What are the risks, pleasures, and unexpected consequences of speaking in the first person? I will address these questions through a discussion of works that have inspired me and also share my own experience of writing personally. After my presentation, we will hold a workshop where participants will be guided in the craft of autobiographic writing.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC