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Warm Welcome to Campus

Visit members of the Peer Empowerment Program (PEP) as they pass out FREE hot hands in Centennial Plaza from 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. on the following days:

  • Tuesday, January 19
  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Tuesday, January 26
  • Wednesday, January 27

Learn more about PEP


An Evening with Alex Jenny, the Drag Therapist

Monday, February 1st at 6 P.M. via Zoom.

Join Project Awaken, the Women's Center & Center Stage for this event with Alex Jenny, a trauma therapist and drag queen!

To register for this FREE event, click here.

Check out Alex Jenny on Instagram

  • Who is Alex Jenny?

    Alex Jenny is a Chicago-based trauma therapist and drag queen known as The Drag Therapist. She is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in trauma recovery, identity development, gender affirming care, and changing our relationships to our younger selves. She also provides consultation services to companies looking to engage in diversity and inclusion work, mediation services, and teaches a class on intergroup dialogue, group facilitation, and anti-oppression education at the University of Chicago. Her drag and art focuses on uplifting and celebrating trans people of color and more specifically trans women and trans feminine people of color. Most recently, she hosts a show called The Moment, part drag show, part talk show, that celebrates trans artists. She has been engaged in community organizing, activism, and social justice education for over a decade. You can follow her work on Instagram @alexjenny_


"Know My Name" Book Club

Every Other Tuesday at 11 A.M. via Zoom, Starting February 2

Join Project Awaken and the Women's Center this semester for book club around Chanel Miller's book, "Know My Name". 

  • Interested in Participating?

    If you are interested in participating, e-mail to reserve a copy of the book. All are welcome! 

  • Book Club Dates

    Book club will meet at 11 A.M. via Zoom on the following Tuesdays:

    • February 2
    • February 16
    • March 2
    • March 23
    • April 6

    Even if you cannot attend all of the book club meetings, you can still participate! 


One Billion Rising

Week of February 8 - 12

One in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, which equates to about one billion women worldwide. One Billion Rising (OBR) is a global campaign to end rape and sexual violence against women. Normally hosted in-person on one day, this year OBR will be adapted by Project Awaken, the Women's Center, and the Peer Empowerment Program to be a digital event. 

To participate in this year’s Rising, stop by the table display in the RUC lobby for artistic action options. Take a photo with an “I’m Rising For” sign, participate with one of our coloring pages, or create your own art piece such as a painting, drawing, poetry, video, etc.  ALL submissions will earn a prize! Submit your entry to before 2/13. Stand with Project AWAKEN and the Women’s Center at Tech’s ninth Rising as we join activists worldwide in this effort. 


Guided Meditation about Rising 

Thursday, February 11 at 10 A.M. via Zoom

Join Project Awaken & the Women's Center for a guided meditation on the topic of Rising. The meditation will be led by meditation teacher, Deanna Lack, who is also the lay minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Cookeville, TN.
This event is free, and open to everyone; meditation beginners welcome!

The event will be facilitated via Zoom:


Center Stage Presents Beverly Gooden: #WhyIStayed

Wednesday, March 24 at 7 P.M. via Zoom

Beverly Gooden is a victims’ rights advocate, author, and creator of #WhyIStayed. She is a graduate of Hampton University, where she completed a B.A. in Communications. She also received her M.A. from the University of Chicago in Social Justice. Gooden breaks down the myths and misunderstandings around domestic violence to illuminate the complex reasons why victims stay in abusive relationships and what you can do to help. This is a Center Stage event cosponsored by the Women’s Center and Project AWAKEN.


The Clothesline Project

Week of April 5-9
9 am – 4pm week long display with several shirts in the RUC lobby, others online

Witness and applaud these visual testimonies by survivors of interpersonal violence from our campus and local communities. In this public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts decorated to represent a survivor's personal experience. Many of the shirts not displayed in the lobby will available online this year. In the months prior to the display, you can come by the Women's Center during office hours to make a shirt or leave one for the display. Hope and healing hang on the clothesline.

Gun Violence & Domestic Violence - Where do they intersect? 


Bummed that you missed this event? For a limited time, you can access the event recording here!



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