Upcoming Programs & Events

Upcoming

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

February 28, 2019
Hip Hop & Gender Part 3: The Return of the BGirl
#VTDITC: Hip Hop Scholarship through Community Creation
Time: 7-9PM
Location: Newman Library MPR
Join hip hop practitioners, scholars, and fans as we explore the intersection of hip hop and gender.  Graffiti artis Meme CBS, dancer BGirl Macca, Emcee Lioness (VT Hip Hop Hall of Fame & VT Class of '07), VT faculty and students, and the local hip hop community will all weigh in.  As always, free pizza and performances.
Sponsored by: University Libraries; Black Cultural Center; Department of English; Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology; LGBTQ+ Center; Moss Arts Center; Department of Religion and Culture; Residential College of West Ambler Johnston; Student Conduct; University Libraries Diversity Council; Women's Center; SOHHL; VT Breaking Club/The Flowmingos; VT Expressions; WUVT 90.7FM

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 2, 2019
#VTDITC 2nd Annual Park Jam
#VTDITC: Hip Hop Scholarship through Community Creation
Time: 11AM-4PM
Location: GLC
Live painting and sounds.  $FREE.99$ w/ non-perishable food item to be donated to local food pantries.

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
All are invited to come to our film and discussion series centered on Disney princess films and their relation to women's issues including body image, gender roles, love, relationships, sexuality, leadership, and race.  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

The First Sexual Harassment Case: The Supreme Court Discovers Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Lecture by Dr. Mary Atwell
Time: 6:30PM
Location: 125 Goodwin
Dr. Mary Atwell, Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice at Radford University, discusses the first Supreme Court case dealing with sexual harassment (1986), defining this as discrimination on the basis of sex, prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964.
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Women’s Center, and VT Institute for Policy and Governance

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
All are invited to come to our film and discussion series centered on Disney princess films and their relation to women's issues including body image, gender roles, love, relationships, sexuality, leadership, and race.  Hosted by Student Engagement and Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs and the Women's Center

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

March 21, 2019
Battle of the Sexes Film Screening and Discussion
Time: 2-5PM
Location: North End Center Room 2420
Film screening followed by a conversation on the topics addressed in the film, including equality and equitable pay, sexism, LGBTQ rights, and diversity, inclusion and the prevalence of privilege.
Hosted by the Office for Inclusion and Diversity 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
This theatre production explores the life, inventions, and person of Hedy Lamarr, Viennese-born Hollywood film star of the 1930s-1950s.  Cost is free and tickets are required.
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 — 29
Clothesline Project
Workshops & Displays Workshops: 3/25-3/29 @ 9:00AM-4:30PM in the Women’s Center
Displays: 3/26-2/27 @ 9:00AM-5:00PM on the Drillfield; Rain location: Squires
The Clothesline Project, an effort to raise awareness of gender-based violence, is a visual testimony to the shattering effect of violence and the impact it has on society.
Presented by: Montgomery County NOW, United Feminist Movement, Women's Center, Women's Resource Center of the NRV 

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
All are invited to come to our film and discussion series centered on Disney princess films and their relation to women's issues including body image, gender roles, love, relationships, sexuality, leadership, and race.  Hosted by Student Engagement and Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs and the Women's Center

March 26 & 27, 2019
A Black Love Conversation: Being B.A.D. Embodying Redemption Through Theatre 
Time: 4:00PM with talk back immediately following
Location: Perspective Gallery, 225 Squires Student Center
Theatre faculty member Brittney S. Harris performs her solo piece Being B.A.D. amidst the Perspective Gallery Black Love exhibit.  Post-performance talk back hosted by Alicia Swiz, Program Coordinator of Women's Center, immediately follows.

March 28, 2019
Take Back the Night Rally and March
Time: 7PM
Location: College Avenue at the Henderson Lawn Outdoor Stage
This 30th annual rally and march raises awareness of gender-based violence, shares resources available locally, and gives individuals tools to help create positive change. Enjoy pre-rally music at 6:30PM; the rally begins at 7PM. 
Presented by United Feminist Movement

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 provided by 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; Department of Religion and Culture; Office for Diversity and Inclusion;  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

Ongoing

Every Tuesday
VT Digging in the Crates: Hip Hop Study Hours
Time: 3-5PM
Location: West AJ Senior Commons
Bring work to do and music to share.

Every Friday
#VTDITC Studio Hours
Time: 2-4PM
Location: Media Design Studio B (Newman 209)
Are you a hip hop artist that needs the tools and space necessary to create?  #VTDITC has you covered!  Our space is available for your use.  Studio time is our favorite price -- FREE!  #VTDITC's DK the Damager and Craig Arthur will also be available to help make your plans a reality this semester.  Email VTDITC@gmail.com for more info or to make a reservation.

The entire month of March 2019
Women's Month 2019:  Celebrating Milestones: Building on the power of firsts
Visit the Women's Month page in March for the calendar of events