25th Anniversary Events & Programs

Anniversary Events


Check back for information on additional events being planned for the spring ...

March 19, 2019
An Onstage Conversation with Zadie Smith, author

Location: Moss Arts Center
Time: 7:30PM
Presented by Moss Arts Center in partnership with the Department of English Visiting Writers Series and the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech in celebration of its 25th anniversary

April 3, 2019
Pursuing the Extraordinary: An Evening with Mae Jemison

Location: Moss Arts Center
Time: 7:00PM
Presented by the Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Flanagan Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Endowed Lecture Fund, Virginia Tech Student Affairs, I WILL Council, and I WILL Institute

April 9, 2019
An Evening with Jodi Kantor

Location: The Lyric Theatre, downtown Blacksburg
Time: 7:30PM
Presented by the Women's Center at Virignia Tech.  Generous support and co-sponsorship from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost; English Department; Pamplin College of Business; Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Marketing Department; Business Leadership Center; Division of Student Affairs; Graduate School; Moss Arts Center; University Libraries; Virginia Tech MFA Program; Residential College at West Ambler Johnston; Department of Psychology; Science, Technology and Society; Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Office for Inclusion and Diversity;  United Feminist Movement; Women's and Gender Studies Program; and Sociology Department

May 3, 2019
Women's Center Anniversary celebration reception

Location: Moss Arts Center
Time: 4-6PM

Anniversary Programs


Check back for information on additional programs being planned for the spring ...

February 12, 2019
You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock!: African and African Diaspora Feminisms/ Feminists, Past and Present, featuring Nana Brantuo

Location: Fralin Auditorium
Time: 7-9PM
Co-sponsors:  Department of Sociology, Africana Studies Program, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Women's Center, Black Cultural Center, Center for Humanities, Race and Social Policy Research Center, Center for Peace Studies, Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series Grant

February 19, 2019
Consciousness: Caribbean Feminisms and the Politics of Knowledge, featuring Tonya Haynes

Location: Fralin Auditorium
Time:  7-9PM
Co-sponsors:  College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Department of Sociology, Africana Studies Program, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Center for Humanities, Women's Center, Black Cultural Center, Race and Social Policy Research Center, Center for Peace Studies

February 26, 2019
Public Talk by Dr. Nathalie Etoke: The Other Negre: The Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Uganda and South Africa
Time:  7PM
Location: Fralin Auditorium
Presented by College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Department of Sociology, Africana Studies Program, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Center for Humanities, Women's Center, Black Cultural Center, Race and Social Policy Research Center, and Center for Peace Studies

Throughout the month of March

The History of Women at VT digital timeline project
Online
This digital timeline project is a collaborative effort showcasing women’s history at our university through archival documents, photographs, interviews, and more.  This exhibit is in progress and new content is being added all the time, so please visit regularly.  You can view the online exhibit of digitized items here.
Sponsored by Special Collections, University Libraries and the Women’s Center

Moments in the History of Women at VT: a campus walking tour
Self-directed
Women’s history at Virginia Tech is as fascinating as it is important! Enjoy a stroll around campus and learn about some of the interesting and significant moments and figures in VT women’s history.

March 4, 2019
Breaking the Glass Slipper: Deconstructing Disney
Watch The Princess and the Frog @ 6:30PM, Squires Colonial Hall
Discussion immediately following the film, Squires Brush Mountain A
Hosted by Student Engagement and Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs and the Women's Center

March 6, 2019
Women's Center Book Discussion Group:  Zadie Smith's On Beauty
Time: 12PM (Session is Full)
Time: 5:30PM (Open)
Location:  Women's Center, 206 Washington Street

March 7, 2019
Texting with God: Writing and Erasing, Feminism and Misogyny
Time: 7PM
Location: 135 Goodwin
Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program and the VT Department of Religion and Culture in celebration of the Women's Center's 25th anniversary

March 18, 2019
Breaking the Glass Slipper: Deconstructing Disney
Watch Tangled @ 6:30PM, Squires Colonial Hall
Discussion immediately following the film, Squires Brush Mountain A
Hosted by Student Engagement and Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs and the Women's Center

March 22, 2019
HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr
Times:  2PM and 7PM
Location: The Cube, Moss Arts Center
Sponsored by: Virginia Tech Science Festival, Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Women’s Center, Moss Arts Center, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

March 25, 2019
Breaking the Glass Slipper: Deconstructing Disney
Watch Maleficent @ 6:30PM, Squires Colonial Hall
Discussion immediately following the film, Squires Brush Mountain A
Hosted by Student Engagement and Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs and the Women's Center