The Campus Women's Center hosts and facilitates a variety of events dedicated to feminist and social justice causes and topics throughout the academic year. Please check out our calendar for dates, times, and locations of these events, and also check out the description below for some of our recurring themed events! Unless noted as an intentional space, our events are open to all UW-Madison students and community members. If you have any questions about an event, don't hesitate to contact us!
Speaker's Bureau: Every year the CWC invites a series of speakers to campus to discuss important feminist topics. This year, we will be hosting Elizabeth Acevedo and Alysia Harris. Speaker's bureau events are open to all students and community members free of charge. Stay tuned for details!
Facilitated events and discussions: The CWC always aims to provide discussions and small-scale speakers throughout the semesters. Our events are often led by a coordinator or campus faculty, students, or staff, and include demonstrations, discussions, and education on a variety of topics of interest to the campus community. Some example topics of past and future programs are Black sexuality, fertility awareness, weaponizing joy and radical softness, and the politics of food.
Communitea: The CWC holds a biweekly non-hierarchical discussion group organized around a variety of often-thought-but-not-often-discussed topics like body hair, masturbation, sizeism, and call-out culture. This space is open to all to come and learn more about these topics.
Book club: The CWC runs a monthly book club, with reading material provided to any interested participants! We aim to read an intersectional variety of novels, short stories, poetry, and essays by feminists of all identities and levels of fame. You can join at any time, and attend even if you were unable to complete the reading for that meeting.
Crafting and zine-making workshops: recognizing the importance of creative expression to personal politics, the CWC holds a variety of art- and craft-centered events. These include introductions embroidery and cross-stitching, political button making, and zine-making, with some events designated as intentional spaces. All crafting events have supplies provided, but participants are always free to bring their own supplies and projects and join in the group efforts.