Women's Week

Celebrating women's achievements, promoting dialogue about women's and gender issues, and highlighting the varied and intersectional experiences of women through a week of student-led programming sponsored by the Women's Center.

 

2017 Women's Week steering committee members in black shirts with "the struggle is real" logo

Theme

Each year Women's Week has a theme to serve as a prompt for applications. For example, in 2021, the theme of Women's Week was "Holding Community," to focus on the importance of community care. 2020 has presented several hardships and traumatic moments and society often pushes "self-care" without recognizing community care as an equally essential part of healing. The year's events and publicity addressed needs within our respective and collective communities and celebrate the womxn who have done and continue to do this work.

Eligibility

Student organizations are welcome to collaborate with other orgs on co-sponsored events. If your event is co-sponsored, only one application is required. Co-sponsorships do not need to be finalized by the application deadline, but if there is a potential co-sponsorship for your event, please note this on the application. Only recognized undergraduate student organizations are eligible to participate in Women's Week. Organizations that are not officially recognized may collaborate in the planning of a Women's Week event, however they may not submit the application on behalf of a recognized student org. Women's Week events are not eligible for ART/WCCF Grant funds. 

Requirements

An organizer for each event is required to attend 3 Women's Week Steering Committee (Steercom) meetings in the fall and spring to prepare for Women's Week. We require two representatives for each event, and a least one of these representatives must be present during each Steercom meeting. During these meetings participants learn important information about planning the events, make decisions on logos, and strategize publicity together. All participating student organizations are required to submit receipts, complete a survey, and submit photos from their events.

Applications

Women's Week applications are generally due at the end of October and will be announced in the Women's Center newsletter and social media. We will reach out to selected organizations shortly after to let them know the status of their application.  

2021-2022 Steercom Schedule

Please hold the following times in your calendar for Steering Committee (Steercom) meetings:
●    Steercom Meeting One: November 10, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm
●    Steercom Meeting Two: December 4, 2020, 6-7pm
●    Steercom Meeting Three: February, 2021, 6-7pm
●    Women’s Week 2021 will be held Monday, March 1st 2021 - Friday, March 5th 2021

*If you have any questions about the application, or if you have trouble uploading files to the form once it is released, please email us at hcwcintern@gmail.com with "Women's Week" in the subject line.

Additional Information

Check out last year's Women's Week promo and events on our Facebook page, as well as the video from WW'18 below.

Are you ready to break barriers?
 


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