March 2018

March 2nd

Empower Women’s Leadership Conference

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Student Center South

The Empower Conference will provide the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to build their leadership presence, understand gender-related leadership issues, and build a foundation for continued leadership development and success. Through this conference, attendees will explore topics such as women’s leadership, gender roles, and intersectionality. Sponsored by Women and Gender Resource Center & Center for Student Involvement.

March 5th

Sugar, Shame and Love: Writing Diabetes from Within a Public Health Crisis

Featuring Dr. Julie Minich
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Student Center South, Skyline Room

This talk offers a literary text, through the lens of disability theory, as an important resource for addressing racial health disparities. Dr. Minich focuses on the representation of diabetes in two Chicana feminist texts. Sponsored by the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

March 7th

Feminist After 5:00pm: Faculty and Staff Networking Social

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Student Center North, Women & Gender Resource Center, RM 201

Calling all faculty, staff & graduate students. We invite you to join us for the annual FA5 networking social. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Women & Gender Resource Center.

March 8th

International Women’s Day Tabling

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center South, Bayou City

Stop by the WGRC table to help us celebrate women and their achievements globally, as we celebrate International Women’s Day and this year’s theme: #PressforProgress. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Resource Center.

March 9th

The Great Debate: Women in Combat

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center North, Senate Chamber

A candid discussion with US military service members and Veterans about their experiences and opinions on integrating women into combat roles. Sponsored by Veteran Services Office & Women and Gender Resource Center.

March 22nd

HEAR HER: A Candid Conversation on History, Identity, Pride

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Montrose Center, Room 106
401 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006

Join a Women’s History Month community conversation facilitated by Rayla Crawford, founder of For Colored Girls and Champion Slam Poet. There will also be spoken word poetry from community artists. This dialogue event is people of color, queer and trans centered/affirming, non-judgmental, and inclusive of all relationship dynamics. A carpool will be organized from UH to the Montrose Center. For more details regarding the carpool or event, email Jamie at jdgonzales@uh.edu. Co-sponsored by UH LGBTQ Resource Center, The Truth Project, Lesbian Health Initiative and For Colored Girls.

March 27th

Real Talk: Sexism in Professional Spaces

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Student Center North, Women and Gender Resource Center, RM 201

WGRC CORE Ambassadors invite you to participate in their new monthly discussion group, Real Talk. This month’s topic is sexism and the barriers it creates for women in professional spaces. Join us and share your thoughts! Sponsored by the Women and Gender Resource Center.

March 28th

21st Annual Table Talk

Hilton Americas, Houston

Conversations over lunch, led by dynamic women of various cultures, professions and experience at each table. Reception will begin at 11am and conversation over lunch will take place from 12pm - 1:30pm. Sponsored by the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Her Story: Women Veterans in Industry

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center North, Senate Chamber

US military Women Veterans discuss their transition from active military service to the corporate and public sector. Sponsored by Veteran Services Office & Women and Gender Resource Center.

Simple Treasures Pop Up Shop

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Student Center North, Women and Gender Resource Center, RM 201

The WGRC inaugural Pop Up Shop event, Simple Treasures, gives UH students the opportunity to browse through a collection of curated items to enhance their wardrobe and express their personal style. Donations of new or gently used clothing will be accepted for the shop until March 21st. For more information, please contact the WGRC at wgrc@uh.edu. Sponsored by Women and Gender Resource Center.

March 29th

Women’s Empowerment Seminar

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center South, Downtown Room

Join us at our seminar where various women will be sharing their stories as a way to empower other women. Sponsored by Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.