The Women's Center engages the Northwestern community through programming, on contemporary and historical feminist, gender, and social justice issues. The below programs focus on creating sustained dialogue around social justice issues at Northwestern and offer one-on-one support for students, staff, and faculty.
For one-time events, please see our Upcoming Events page.
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Mutual Aid Reading Group
We will begin reading Dean Spade's Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis and the Next on January 25th. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive more information about signing up.
Women's History Month Annual Symposium
Mutual Aid and Community Engagement
Join us for a day dedicated to Mutual Aid and Community Engagement. Sekile Nzinga will offer opening remarks on the history of mutual aid in Black communities. We will host a plenary conversation between Kelly Hayes and Dean Spade, and there will be panel of Northwestern students, staff, and faculty currently doing the work of advancing mutual aid and engaging our communities.
Registration will open February 1st.
Zoom & Remote Engagement
Check back soon for a video tutorial on how to get the most out of a women's center event on zoom.
Zoom is not a secure platform. While we are doing our best to keep you safe in our virtual space, the trolls are out and looking to harm historically marginalized people. While details will be covered in the forthcoming tutorial, there is one thing to know whenever you enter an unsecure online space: if it seems the call has been infiltrated, close your laptop, leave the room where your desktop is, put down your phone. In other words, don't bother with logging out or seeing if the attacker is booted, just remove yourself as quickly as you are able.
Drop-In Hours by Phone
Drop-in hours are an informal opportunity to connect with our Women’s Center staff to learn more about our Center’s programming, events, and support services.
- Call 847-491-2734: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to noon
- Call 847-491-2735: Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon
Caring for Ourselves and Others as We Navigate Change: A new dialogue series for staff
Kanika Wadhwa, Women’s Advocacy and Wellness Specialist at CAPS will be available for informal, drop-in hours at the Women’s Center.
*Please check back for the return of Let's Talk
An empowering space for all Latinx-identifying students to build community and engage in self-care. Led by Rosy Magaña, LCPC.
Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. on Zoom
*Check our upcoming events calendar for meeting information, including phone numbers and meeting IDs
Solution-Focused Feminist Coaching
Individuals define a desired outcome and construct a pathway in both thinking and action through the
process of collaborative dialogue between the coach and the individual. Coaching sessions will last up to one hour for a total of five meetings. During that time the individual will be supported and guided by the coach to map their way forward. You will also get support on how to navigate these very disruptive and challenging times emanating from the impact of COVID-19.
Email or call Associate Director Njoki Kamau to set up an appointment:
Feminist First Year