Vagina Monologues
Feb
14
to Feb 16

Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler wrote The Vagina Monologues in 1994, after interviewing more than 200 women about their lives and their vaginas. The play is performed annually on campuses across the country in recognition of V-Day, a global non-profit organization that works to end violence against women and girls. Princeton’s Wxm’on Stage performance is directed by Evie Elson and Sarah Varghese, and produced by Danielle Almstead. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for students, and will be available online and at the Frist Ticket Office.

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 7PM
Friday, February 15th, 2019 8PM
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 8PM

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Bechdel Film Club: B for Boy
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Bechdel Film Club: B for Boy

B For Boy is a contemporary drama set in Nigeria, about one woman's desperate need for a male child. It explores the discrimination of women in the names of culture and religion.

Amaka (Uche Nwadili) seems to be living a perfect life as an independent, modern Nigerian woman. She has a successful job, is in a happy marriage, has a loving daughter, and is pregnant. All seems well until her mother-in-law (Ngozi Nwaneto) tells Amaka that unless she has a boy, she will find a second wife for son. While Amaka's husband (Nonso Odogwu) is away on a business trip, Amaka suffers a miscarriage but tells no one. With her due date fast approaching, Amaka goes to great lengths to illegally purchase a baby boy from another woman, Joy (Frances Okeke).

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Then and Now: 50 Years of Undergraduate Co-Education at Princeton University
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Then and Now: 50 Years of Undergraduate Co-Education at Princeton University

Moderated by Amada Sandoval *00,Director of the Women’s Center
Panelists:Alicia Brooks Christy ’77, Deputy Director Reproductive Health, Veterans Administration
Judith-Ann Christine Corrente ’70, President and CEO, The Metropolitan OperaRegan Hunt Crotty ’00, Title IX Administrator
Rachel Yee ’19, President, Undergraduate Student Government

On April 19, 1969, the Trustees of Princeton University voted to admit female undergraduate students to the University. Join us as we reflect on these past 50 years and celebrate the impact Princeton women have had on the University and their communities.McCosh Hall, Room 10

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Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Bossy B*tch?

Peer Educator Session: Students will learn about the theory, definition, and perpetuation of gender-related micro-messaging, and how these messages affect people of every gender-identity. Students will explore methods they can use to counter negative micro-messages in real-time. This session will be offered again in March. All students are welcomed.

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Mar
1
1:30 PM13:30

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

It is a truism that all Ivy League students experience imposter syndrome at some point. But how often do we discuss effective ways of dealing with this common challenge? In this workshop students will learn concrete steps to re-ground themselves in the face of imposter syndrome, and how to help others do the same. UHS Outreach psychologist, Jess Joseph, and Women*s Center Director, Amada Sandoval will lead this session. Snacks will be served.

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Redefining Old Nassau: A Panel Discussion
Mar
6
4:30 PM16:30

Redefining Old Nassau: A Panel Discussion

In conjunction with Mudd Library’s current exhibition, “Redefining Old Nassau: Women and the Shaping of Modern Princeton,” University staff and faculty will discuss and explore aspects of Princeton’ transformation since undergraduate co-education began 50 years ago. Panelists include: Regina Kunzel (Director of Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies), Mollie Marcoux `91 (Director of Athletics), Amada Sandoval (Director of Women*s Center), and Sara Howard (Librarian for Gender & Sexuality Studies and Student Engagement), as moderator.

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An Evening with Dr. Angela Davis
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening with Dr. Angela Davis

The American Whig Cliosophic Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Angela Davis has accepted their invitation to give a lecture in McCosh 50 at 5:30pm on Thursday, December 13th.  The event is free and open to the general public but ticketing priority will be given to students.

More information is available at odus.princeton.edu.

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Between Men: Building Healthy and Lasting Friendships
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Between Men: Building Healthy and Lasting Friendships

It’s a commonly held myth that men are ‘bad at friendship’. We disagree. Two men discuss the evolution of their long-term friendship through college years, many life changes, and well beyond. Featuring Shawn Maxam, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion in the Provost’s Office. Dinner will be provided.

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Oct
31
to Nov 5

A message on behalf of the Carl A Fields Center, LGBT Center, and Women*s Center staff:

Dear Friends,

Last weekend, eleven people were murdered while worshipping at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. We are devastated that violent anti-Semitism has taken so many lives and crushed so many families. We stand in solidarity with the Tree of Life Synagogue members, and with Jewish communities around the world, in this time of great pain. Because we hold multiple identities and are intertwined in our humanity, violence against the Jewish community is also violence against people of color, LGBTQIA people, women and many other identities.

While the incidence of hate-crimes has been rising over the past several years, the last few weeks have been particularly disturbing. It seems that we learn almost daily of actual and intended violence toward people based on their race, gender, sexuality or religion, including the race-motivated murder of two black people in Louisville, Kentucky last Wednesday. In addition to this abhorrent violence, the rights and dignity of trans people are currently threatened by proposals from Washington to define a person’s sex exclusively as male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals present at birth. As Centers for diversity and inclusion, we stand in solidarity against all such acts of violence and intolerance.

The Centers are places of hope and community and will always celebrate difference as well as inclusion. We are honored to be joined in this work with students and colleagues who want to create a better future for Princeton University, for our society, and for all humanity. We are also here to provide support in any way we can.

On Monday, November 5th, the Center for Jewish Life will hold a vigil to mourn the shooting victims at 5 pm on the Frist North Lawn. The staff of the Women*s Center, LGBT Center, and the Carl A. Fields Center will be at the vigil, and we hope you will join us there to show our collective solidarity against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff, avail of our services, and find community in our spaces in the coming days.

Sincerely,
Amada Sandoval, Director of the Women*s Center
Judy Jarvis, Director of the LGBT Center
Tennille Haynes, Director of the Carl A. Fields Center

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Rev. Theresa Thames and Friends, on Sisterhood
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Rev. Theresa Thames and Friends, on Sisterhood

Join us for an intimate dinner conversation about cultivating friendships. Three women, who met their 1st year of college, will share the joys and challenges of maintaining a 20-year friendship through all sorts of life changes. Featuring Abeni C. Cooper, professional makeup artist; Brittney Cooper, Rutgers Professor and public intellectual; and Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life & the Chapel. Dinner will be provided.

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Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

The New York Times describes this play as “‘The Vagina Monologues’ times 5”

In Jen Silverman’s unpredictable comedy, five women, all named Betty, collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking each other to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn’t know they could be. Directed by Mike Donahue, this New York premiere invites us all to be a little braver, live a little louder, laugh a little harder, and unleash our inner Betty.

Email women@princeton.edu to sign up. Seats are limited, and we will keep a waiting list.

Sponsored by Women*s Centeer and LGBT Center.

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Women Leaders' Meet & Greet
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Women Leaders' Meet & Greet

This is a festive and unique opportunity for undergraduate women to meet student leaders from across campus in athletics, student government, identity- based organizations, service, the arts, environmentalism, and other fields. Enjoy delicious food, build community, meet students who share your interests. There will be prizes and giveaways.

Sponsored by the Women*s Center & ODUS

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