After two successful years of our Power and Privilege programming series, the Women's Center has chosen to spend this year focusing on a strategic plan that best meets the needs of the communities we serve - faculty, staff and students on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. We are also excited to be continuing our Change Makers program, a year long dialogue workshop that more than 50 faculty and staff from across the Northwestern campus will be participating in. This program grew out of the response from the Power and Privilege series as we continuously heard that people were interested in learning hands-on and dialogue skills in order to address stereotype threats, biases, microagression, and how to make the NU community an inclusive one.
The Women's Center is also partnering with One Book One Northwestern to present programming related to Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by social psychologist Claude Steele, the 2014-2015 One Book One Northwestern book selection. In Whistling Vivaldi, Steele looks back on his 30-year career investigating the impact of social biases and prejudices on everyday life. Finding that stereotypes can influence behavior and affect performance, he shares important strategies that may prove helpful in lessening their negative effects.
We continue to offer our various negotiation workshops, New Moms Groups on both Evanston and Chicago campuses, Dining with Dynamos, and Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day programs. Be sure to sign-up for our newsletter and email blasts to keep up-to-date on our events as well as events across campus. To sign-up, click here.
As always, if you are interested in partnering or sponsoring a program with the Women's Center, please complete the Sponsorship Form. If you have any questions, never hesitate to reach out to our Director of Programs.
Evanston Campus Women's Center
2000 Sheridan Road
Chicago Campus Women's Center
710 North Lake Shore Drive
1400 Abbott Hall