UMBC is a diverse community with diverse needs. As such, faculty, staff, and students need a safe space on campus where resources, information, and programming is available related to gender, equity, wellness, community, and social justice. The Women’s Center provides the UMBC community this sort of safe space and offers events and programming that help the community explore these issues.
Women’s Center events and programming aim to:
Please call us or check our calendar for an up to date schedule of events and programs
Yoga: Please check our calender for up-to-date information on days and times
Knitting Circle: Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, join the knitting circle every Friday 1-3pm at the Women’s Center for a community of knitters.
Returning Women’s Meetings: The Returning Women's Meeting is a Women's Center program designed to support women returning to college later in life (after the traditional age of 18-22). The meeting is an informal time for returning women to gather, share stories, struggles, and successes. Coming back to college later in life isn't easy. We, at the Women's Center, want to do what we can to support you. Campus resources will also be made available in order to help you reach your goals. Join us Wednesdays at 12pm at the Women's Center. Join us on Facebook
Mothers Meetings: Are you a mom who is also part of the UMBC campus community? Join other UMBC mom’s as they meet at the Women’s Center the second Friday of every month. Students, faculty, and staff are welcomed. For additional information, contact the Women’s Center to be added to the list-serv which serves as an informal, yet informative, networking opportunity for parents on campus.
The Not Oprah's Book Club at UMBC
Join us on Facebook: The Women's Center is sponsoring a book club and we'd like for you to be a part of it! For avid and novice readers alike, we invite you to come and share your thoughts. Feel free to recommend a book. We will consider all genres, both fiction and non-fiction, however they must revolve around women or women's issues. Although the NOBC is sponsored by the Women's Center, our doors are open to the entire UMBC community. More info to come soon!
Between Women is a discussion and support group for women who love women, think they might, or support women who do run through the Women's Center and Mosaic Center. This group meets weekly and discusses topics related to sexuality and gives a safe space for women to share their feelings and experiences with other women. For safety and confidentially reasons, this is a closed group. To get more information or to sign up, contact the Women's Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by.
The Rebuilding Manhood initiative aims to explore gender norms and variations in order to promote a healthy and multifaceted masculinity throughout UMBC’s campus community. Rebuilding Manhood will create a safe space for consciousness-raising and critical thinking related to gender, masculinity, and social issues. Masculinity will be explored parallel to conversations of race and ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, religion, privilege and oppression, and other aspects of individual and cultural identity. Alongside the exploration of masculinity, the Rebuilding Manhood will mobilize men as allies in gender equity and the prevention of violence against women in order to support positive campus climate around gender. If you are interested in being a part of Rebuilding Manhood, please contact the Women's Center at email@example.com
Women's Issues Discussion Group
Join the Women's Center and WILL for discussions related to important issues pertaining to women - issues like pay equity, sexual assault, women in the media, and more. If you are interested in being a part of the discussion group, please contact the Women's Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women's Center, in collaboration with the Gender + Women's Studies 6th Annual Korenman Lecture, is excited to announce our February film series: A Healthy Baby Girl. The theme of this film compliments the upcoming Korenman Lecture speaker, Sandra Steingraber and the 50th Anniversary of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. We hope this can be a good primer for students, faculty, and staff planning on attending the Lecture.
The film series will take place the week of February 18th and conclude with the film discussion on Friday, February 22nd at noon in the Women's Center led by Dawn Beihler from Geography and Environmental Studies who is also affiliate faculty for GWST.
Women’s History Month Events: All of March Please see our MyUMBC page to learn more about March events
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: All of April Please see our MyUMBC page to learn more about April events
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: All of October
Please see our MyUMBC page to learn more about March events