Women's Center Events - Spring 2011


Vagina Monologues: Feb. 25, 26 in BMU Auditorium
 to buy tickets call 898-6333

The Vagina Monologues allows the Women's Center to use drama and live performance as a means of feminist activism. This production of The Vagina Monologues is based on the Obie Award- winning play by Eve Ensler. The Women's Center is proud to participate in V-day, a global movement to end violence against women and children.  This event acts as a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.

The Red Tent: March 27th

In many cultures, a special place was set aside for menstruating women to gather, sometimes referred to as The Red Tent. Once seen as an example of women's oppression, we are now coming to appreciate this powerful women-only space as an opportunity for women of all ages to take a break from routine, share experiences, nurture relationships and pass on wisdom. The Red Tent is a multi-generational gathering of food, drink and sharing our lives as women: our questions, worries, laughs, scars and accumulated insight. NOTE: This is a collaborative event with the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Women's Conference: April 10th

The Annual Women's Conference is a one day event that features a keynote address by a prominent feminist leader. The day will also consist of small workshops presented by Chico State professors, community members and non-profit organizations located in Northern California. This year the conference will focus on the sexuality of women within culture throughout the years. 

Spring Take Back the Night: March 8th

Take Back the Night is an opportunity for students and community members to unite to break the silence surrounding the ongoing issue of violence against women and rape culture, specifically sexual assault and intimate partner violence. This event aims to create a safe space to empower survivors, educate supporters and the surrounding community.

The Maggie Awards: May 12th @ Chico Women's Club

The Maggie Awards originated in 1994 as a way for the AS Women's Center and women's council to recognize Maggie Pattison, an office manager for the Associated Students. After her retirement in 1994, Pattison's legacy lives on through women in the community. The Maggie Awards are held to honor women's achievements and through their advocacy and ability to create change on a local, national and global level.