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Current Programs

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.

A Note About Zoom

Many of the programs listed below are now meeting virtually on Zoom. Please sign up for our newsletter in order to receive Zoom meeting information, or check the event detail information found on our Upcoming Events page, which also lists the meeting information. Instructions for downloading Zoom and signing in can be found on the Northwestern IT website

You can also download this PDF calendar of May events to have clickable zoom links right on your desktop!

Women's Center Drop-In Hours

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

Are you learning or seeking new ways of caring for yourself and your loved ones during this time? Are you interested in being in community with others at Northwestern who are navigating this changing moment, to share strategies, thoughts, and caring space? The Women's Center, HR Wellbeing, Learning and Organization Development, and the Office of Equity are sponsoring a new dialogue series specifically designed to support and provide space for Northwestern staff during the remote work period. 

Learn more and register for the caring for ourselves and others series


Let's Talk

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

Sana Sana

An empowering space for all Latinx-identifying students to build community and engage in self-care. Led by Rosy Magaña, LCPC.

Every Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom

*Check our upcoming events calendar for meeting information, including phone numbers and meeting IDs

Peer-Led Graduate Student Women of Color Group

Women of color pursuing graduate study gather to offer peer support and informal mentoring, and meet with guest facilitators. Welcoming of Queer, Trans, and Nonbinary graduate students of color.

*Check back for the return of GWOC/QTPOC

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. 

Email or call Associate Director Njoki Kamau to set up an appointment:; 847-491-2734

* Our coaching program is full for Spring 2020

New Parents

Connect with other parents for support as you face the everyday challenges and joys of parenting. The group provides a place for parents to discuss their experiences, concerns, and thoughts. This group is open to all Northwestern faculty, staff, and students. Facilitated by Miriam Novack, Postdoc in the Department of Psychology.

The first Monday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom

*Check our upcoming events calendar for meeting information, including phone numbers and meeting IDs

CARE Drop-In Hours

*Check back for the return of CARE Drop-In Hours

Lavender Lunch: Queer, Transgender, and Gender Non-Conforming Community Meet Up

Every fourth Monday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom

*Check our upcoming events calendar for meeting information, including phone numbers and meeting IDs