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Spring 2023 Events

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Women in Leadership

Check out the details of this semester's WIL speaker series: Making Moves Mid-Career

More Information Here

Book Club

Each semester we select a common read and hang out once a month to dive in. We end book club with a creative workshop inspired by the common read.

This Term's Club

Attune Journal

Each semester we produce a newsletter with writers from across campus covering all kinds of topics related to women and gender. 

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January Events

Martin Luther King giving a speech

MLK Silent March

January 17, 11:00-12:00pm, Presidents Lawn

Join us for the Alpha Phi Alpha Silent March starting on the President’s lawn to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Candlelight Vigil

January 23, 6 pm, RUC Multipurpose Room

Celebrate MLK's legacy by listening to TTU students and staff share how King has inspired them.

MLK at the march on washington

hot chocolate

Welcome Back Monday Social

January 23, 11:00-1:30 pm, RUC Back Porch

Start of the semester with some hot chocolate! Pick up our freshest t-shirts, and the newest edition of Attune! 

Gallery Opening

January 26, 4 pm, Women's Center (RUC 339)

Celebrate the work of Rebecca Hahnert, this semester's winner of the WMC Exhibition Award, at the opening of her exhibition.


Rebecca Hahnert with her award

February Events

Financial Wellness with the Women's Center
Session 1: Our Money Stories

February 1, 4-5:15 pm, Johnson Hall 220

Our panelists will introduce financial empowerment by telling their own money stories, highlighting feelings around money and big life transitions. Participants will come away with a new perspective on the stories we tell and how feelings can affect our relationship with money.

Enroll Here

Book Club, Session 1: Don't Let it Get you Down

February 7, 11:00-12:00 pm, Henderson 316

Join us as Dr. Helen Hunt leads our discussion of Savala Nolan's Don't Let it Get you Down, a "fierce and intelligent" collection of essays about in-betweeness, about her family and her own body, and the intersections of race, class, and gender.

For this session, we'll cover the first four essays (pages 1-73). 

The first 10 student to sign up will receive free copies of the book! They're available as soon as you sign up, which you can do with the link below.

Sign up here!

Don't let it get you down book title

Women pulling each other up hiking

Making Moves Mid-Career
Women in Leadership Conversation Series

February 8, 12:00-1:30 pm, Tech Pride Room

Join us for a three-part agenda in the next edition of our series:

  • a round table discussion with of leaders from Tech who discuss how they charted their career paths and give advice for planning your next steps
  • A workshop on how you can use Tech's subscription to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (for all employees--not just faculty!) for your own career success
  • Complimentary lunch!

RSVP required by February 1st- Here


One Billion Rising

February 14, 10:30- 12:30 pm, RUC Lobby

Help us celebrate the international movement to end violence against women and girls, femmes and minority genders. 2023 will be the year of INSPIRATION and ASPIRATION to work toward a better future, so that our freedom is rooted in truth, love, and community.

Read more about the movement here.

One Billion Rising 2023

Ebone Bell Headshot

An Evening with Eboné Bell
presented by Center Stage

February 22, 7:30 pm, Derryberry Auditorium

Listen to the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine, which tells stories, provide resources, and creates events for LGBTQ+ women, give her talk, "How to be a Good Ally": This program dives deeper into ways you can show up as an ally, not only during social justice movements but also in everyday life. Participants will take a hard look at how they currently show up in these spaces and how they can do better (with the right tools). Eboné will share ineffective vs. effective ways of ally activism. Participants will also look at breaking through uncomfortability and standing in their purpose. Now more than ever your voice is needed, no matter who you are!

​Hosted by the Commission on the Status of Women.

March Events

Financial Wellness with the Women's Center
Session 2: Budgeting

March 1, 4-5:15 pm, Johnson Hall 208

How do you feel about budgeting? Yes, no...maybe so? Is there more than one way to budget? Do you have to use Excel? What if all that planning makes you queasy? Tackle these questions and more with this session on the building blocks of budgeting--which can be much simpler than you think.

Learn more about the series

Enroll Here

hands exhcanging money

Savala Nolan headshot

An Evening with Savala Nolan
presented by Center Stage

March 6, 7:00 pm, Derryberry Auditorium

Listen to law professor and award winning essayist talk about her book, Don't Let it Get you Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body. 

We're reading her essays together in book club this semester, so come here the very author speak about what you've been reading.

"Nolan explores her intersectionality of race, gender and body awareness with an unflinching honesty that is both revelatory and unsettling. The essays are personal and confessional but informed by an awareness of larger historical narratives rooted in American culture.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Book Club 2: Writing Workshop with Savala Nolan

March 7, 11:00-12:00 pm, Henderson Hall 304B

Everyone is welcome, even non-book-club members! But instead of book club this month, we're meeting with the author of our book(!!!) for lessons about writing our own stories, with some practical strategies to start finding our own voice. The picture at right is Nolan with new incredible tattoos, depicting peony and laurel on her "writing arm."

Book club people: read the next four essays for our sessions with Nolan (75-147).

RSVP here if you're not part of book club already.

Nolan with her arms crossed showing new tattoos

we persist with inspiring women

We Persist: A Women and Gender Studies Seminar

With the Women and Gender Studies program and the Livingston Civic & Garden Club
Supported by Tennessee Tech's Rural Reimagined Grant Program

March 20, 6-8 pm

Program, details, and RSVP to follow

Tension in Thread:
A Women's Center Fashion Show

A Fundraiser for the Women's Center

March 23rd, 5 pm, Bryant Fine Arts lobby

Support the Women's Center student programs by attending a fabulous evening celebrating women's fashion, told from the point of view of feminist history by Dr. Hannah Uphole. Experience a fashion show featuring pieces from Tech's Historical Costume Collection, and walk the red carpet yourself, donning *that outfit* that you've needed an chance to wear. Dinner included. Resgistration is now live below.

Purchase Your Ticket Here


COB leadship

College of Business Women's Leadership Conference

March 24th, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Women's Leadership Conference is designed to foster the discovery of purpose and inspire professional growth. Our 2023 event will feature concurrent sessions and keynote speakers from a diverse set of experienced professionals who have managed career pivots, established businesses, led non-profits and corporate enterprises, volunteered for their communities, and pushed their careers further with the support of their networks.

Learn More Here

The Women's Center is sponsoring tickets. Click above for the registration page and fill out this form to request sponsorship.

April Events

A post about Nolan's writing

Book Club 3: the last of Savala Nolan's Don't Let it Get You Down 

April 4, 11:00-12:00 pm, WMC

Finish the last four essays (148-190) and celebrate finishing the book!

Financial Wellness with the Women's Center
Session 3: Building Credit

April 5, 4-5:15 pm, Johnson Hall 220

Credit has a huge impact on your life, well beyond student loans. It can determine the cars you drive, which house you can buy, and the school zone where your kids live. Credit matters, but it can be overwhelming to navigate. How do you build credit when you're just starting out? Dr. Alma Nuñez will guide participants through that process in this session.

Learn more about the series

Enroll here

Alma Nunez headshot

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project

April 11 1, 10:00-2:00 pm, Centennial Plaza & WMC

Rain location: Tech Pride Room

Read more about the project here!

Women's Center & Commission on the Status of Women Awards Banquet

April 18, 5 pm

Celebrate the all the hard work of the year with the Women's Center and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). We'll recognize the graduates of the Financial Wellness series, our Attune contributors, our interns, and everyone who has worked so hard this year. The CSW will be recognizing the winners of the student and employee annual awards.

Location and RSVP to follow

women celebrating with confetti

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