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Teach In On the End of Roe V Wade, Monday May 16th at 5pm

Masking is highly encouraged at this in person teach-in taking place from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm on the 16th in the auditorium within the Block Museum at 40 Arts Circle.

For those unable to attend in person, there is a webinar option. This cinema is, however, not intended for webcasting. We will do our best to make the discussion accessible online but ask for your patience. 

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Fostering a campus climate that promotes equity and enriches the lives of all members of the University community

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Welcome to the Northwestern Women’s Center.

We are committed to gender equity and inclusion at Northwestern University. Our center serves as a space for support, community, advocacy, and affirmation for all those affected by gender oppression.

Our Strategic Plan Review Period is open for the month of May!

 

 

Gender Equity and Inclusion

We support all women, trans, non-binary and gender-expansive students, faculty, and staff

News and Events

What's happening at the Women's Center

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Eva Jefferson Paterson addresses fellows students in 1970.

See Northwestern from a new perspective with the feminist campus tour

March 4, 2022
from Northwestern Now

A self-guided campus tour celebrates the achievements of women — and those who face gender oppression — all year round.

Northwestern’s Women’s Center began to develop its Feminist Campus Tour during the pandemic to allow community members to experience the University’s history as told by feminist voices.

Women’s Center Director Sarah Brown said the tour combines feminist history as well as stories of the present day, which are not often highlighted. 

“There are many people who have been influential women, nonbinary and trans folks on this campus, whose histories deserve to be celebrated,” Brown said.

Evanston Women's Center in snow

Women’s Center spotlights disability justice with upcoming programming

January 25, 2022
from The Daily Northwestern

“We see it as a topic for the Women’s Center because of the disproportionate role women continue to take in formal and informal care,” Brown said. “But also, because hyper-competitive, patriarchal culture is ableist culture. It’s feminist for us to challenge the notion that we should be judged within narrow and biased definitions of productivity.”

Events

May
16
2022

Teach In on the End of Roe V Wade

5:00 PM Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive
What wil the end of Roe v. Wade mean for abortion justice in the United States and here in Illinois? Get informed and jo...
May
16
2022

Strategic Plan Listening Session for students

7:00 PM Women's Center, 2000 Sheridan Rd.
We have created a new Strategic Plan. We will be presenting this strategic plan and would love your input.    Online and...
May
18
2022

CARE Dialogue Keynote - Alexis Pauline Gumbs in conversation with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

12:00 PM
Portal4Portal Rethinking forms and possibilities of care and carework Renowned poet, activist, and Queer Black feminist ...