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Fall 2021 Events

Monday Socials

Every third Monday come take a break in the Women's Center from 3-4 pm for donuts, coffee, and conversation. Each month we will host a featured guest.

Details on the Next Social

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 Newsletter

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

Pitch Deadline

 

August

8/23 Monday Social
3 p.m - 4 p.m. in the Women's Center

Come take a break for coffee, conversation, and donuts. This month's featured guests are the library staff who re-catalogued our collection. Come meet the people who work so hard to keep the library system up and running!

8/26 Women's Equality Day 
11 a.m.  Celebration on the RUC Back Porch

September

Kiss Quotient

9/7 First Tuesdays Book Club
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Women's Center
RSVP through this link by August 31st
This semester Dr. Hunt leads book club and we'll be reading The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. A romance novel named one of Amazon's top 100 books in 2018, the novel has just been optioned for a film.

“Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient is an absolute delight—charming, sexy, and centered on a protagonist you love rooting for.”—Buzzfeed

9/9 Women and Gender Studies Welcome Social
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Women's Center
RSVP through this link here by August 26th

Come meet the Women and Gender Studies students and faculty over lunch. RSVP required. Learn more about the WGS minor here.

9/13 Attune pitch deadline
Email your pitch ideas to us at womenscenter@tntech.edu by 9/13. More info on Attune and what to pitch can be found here. Final submission deadline is October 4.

9/20 Monday Social
3 p.m - 4 p.m. in the Women's Center

Come take a break for coffee, conversation, and donuts. We're pleased to welcome the Lambda Gay-Straight Alliance as this month's featured guests! You can see Lambda GSA's fall newsletter here and their fall schedule of events.

9/27 Serena: Superwoman as Every(Black)Woman Tamara Winfrey-Harris headshot smiling in front of a colorful mural
Tamara Winfrey-Harris, presented by Center Stage 
7 p.m. Derryberry Auditorium

This presentation digs into the way mainstream media depict black women to fights against the common stereotypes and change the way black women are portrayed. Co-hosted with the Department of English's Creative Writing program.

9/28 Black Women: Telling Our Stories:
Tamara Winfrey-Harris writing workshop
11 a.m. For an invitation email Dr. Helen Hunt at hhunt@tntech.edu

Harris’ workshop “Black women: Writing our Stories” works with women to write for self-expression and emotional healing. Harris will give out writing prompts crafted by The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. Attendees will also get a chance to share stories and provide uplifting feedback to one another. Harris will speak about how she uses writing as a form of self-care and how to incorporate writing into your life. Co-hosted with the Department of English's Creative Writing program and Multicultural Affairs.

October

10/5 Cheya Thousand "Holding Space for Self" 
11 a.m. in Derryberry Auditorium

Join Multicultural Affairs, the Counseling Center, and the Women's Center as Cheya Thousand helps us learn how to prioritize self-care leading up to World Mental Health Day on October 10th. Thousand's presentation will help the audience create a personal wellness plan as part of their daily lives because self-care isn't selfish--it's essential to life. 

10/5 Book Club
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Women's Center.
RSVP here to stay up to date.

We will continue the discussion of this term’s common read, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang over snacks.

10/18 Monday Social
3 p.m - 4 p.m. in the Women's Center

Come take a break for coffee, conversation, and donuts. 

10/25 Councilwoman Film Screening councilwoman website screenshot
7 p.m. in Johnson Hall 103

Councilwoman follows the story of Carmen Castillo behind the scenes of politics. Politicians aren’t often full-time hotel housekeepers, union members, grandmothers, and immigrants working service sector jobs. But Carmen Castillo changes that when she wins a seat on the City Council in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Castillo is a Dominican City Councilwoman who maintains her job cleaning hotel rooms, as she takes on her new role in politics.

 

November

11/2 Book Club
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Women's Center. 
RSVP here to stay up to date.

This will be our final discussion of The Kiss Quotient, and it will include an art activity inspired by the novel.

11/15 Monday Social
3 p.m - 4 p.m. in Cooper-Dunn residence hall

Come meet the women of Cooper-Dunn, and take a break for coffee, conversation, and donuts! Participate in our donation drive for period poverty and drop off donations with us.

11/15 to 11/19: Donation Drive for Period Poverty

Drop off donations of menstruation supplies in the Women's Center or contribute to our cash campaign to purchase supplies. In December we will assemble the supplies into kits to distribute to local food banks.

 

December

12/2 Holiday Social & Service Drive
11 a.m. in the Tech Pride Room

Come celebrate the holidays with sweets and snacks while we assemble the period poverty supplies we've collected into kits to distribute.

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