Celebrating our Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

A post curated by Women's Center director, Jess Myers. Last week, the Women's Center celebrated our Returning Women Student Scholars graduating this semester at our pinning ceremony. This event has become a tradition in the Women’s Center as a means to celebrate our continuing and graduating returning women students who are UMBC students 25 years… Continue reading Celebrating our Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

Announcing the Women’s Center Scouts!

Girl Scouts. Radical Monarchs. Lumberjanes. Pawnee Goddess. And now… Women’s Center Scouts! Time and time again, Women’s Center staff get the question, “How do you join the Women’s Center?” Our response is “Easy! Come and hang out in our lounge! Come to events. You don’t have to join.” To which we get an “Oh. Okay.”… Continue reading Announcing the Women’s Center Scouts!

Who You Came to Be Along the Way: Celebrating Our Returning Women Student Graduates

“As you journey through life, choose your destinations well, but do not hurry there. You will arrive soon enough. Wander the back roads and forgotten paths, keeping your destination in your heart like the fixed point of a compass. Seek out new voices, strange sights, and ideas foreign to your own. Such things are riches… Continue reading Who You Came to Be Along the Way: Celebrating Our Returning Women Student Graduates

Take Back the Night 2018 Roundup!

On April 12th 2017, UMBC hosted Take Back the Night. The night began with an introduction by the emcees and march leaders, Morgan, Ellie, and Autumn, and Women’s Center staff member, Samiksha. Photo credit: Jaedon Huie After the introduction was the survivor speak-out. The speak-out is the heart and soul of Take Back the Night.… Continue reading Take Back the Night 2018 Roundup!

What You Need To Need Know: Take Back The Night & Why We March

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Women’s Center is hosting its 5th consecutive Take Back The Night (TBTN) on Thursday, April 13th. Over the years, we’ve had a lot of questions about what Take Back the Night exactly is, why it looks the way it does, and how students can get involved. To […]

What You Need To Need Know: Take Back The Night & the Survivor Speak-Out 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Women’s Center is hosting its 5th consecutive Take Back The Night (TBTN) on Thursday, April 13th. Over the years, we’ve had a lot of questions about what Take Back the Night exactly is, why it looks the way it does, and how students can get involved. To […]

Supporting Survivors: Yoo-Jin Kang

We see you. We believe you. You matter. Today is our Black & Gold Rush! The Women’s Center has meant a lot to many alumni and we are lucky to have their support for this season’s fundraising campaign. For this Black and Gold Rush, we were lucky to have time with former (and current) community… Continue reading Supporting Survivors: Yoo-Jin Kang

Women’s Center Knowledge Exchanges

In the last few iterations of our roundtable series, we’ve noticed that the classroom is, in many ways, replicated in the Women’s Center. Yes, we have beanbags and we gather together in a big friendly circle to discuss topics one might not cover in class, but structurally, we were learning in the same exact way.… Continue reading Women’s Center Knowledge Exchanges