Here you will find information about some of our signature events and programming. All of our events are free and open to the public. For more specific information and to see our events calendar.
Since 2004, the award-winning project Body Politics (BP) has been a space for celebration, support, empowerment, healing, and creativity for self-identified women of color to speak against all forms of oppression. The project was created to support women of color in exploring their stories and experiences through creative and artistic expression. The project has taken different formats over the years to better fit the needs of students and make it more accessible to larger audiences. Currently, we offer Body Politics as a storytelling weekend workshop every semester, free and open to all self-identified women and non-binary persons of color within the Five College and larger community. Click here for more information about the project and how to apply.
A monthly lunchtime get-together, our Social Hour is an opportunity for networking and making connections, meeting WOCLN and other CWC staff and interacting with other members of our community. Join us every first Wednesday of the month, anytime between 12 and 2 PM, at our office, for healthy and delicious snacks, great conversation, and networking in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. People of all genders and social identities are welcome!
Spoken Word Night
Spoken Word Night offers an opportunity to perform original spoken word pieces and/or poetry, as well as the work of favorite artists/authors in relation to power, liberation, oppression, cultural and social identities, resistance, solidarity, and other social justice related topics. All are welcome to be part of this creative, diverse, vibrant, and supportive environment.
Where’s Love 101?
A panel discussion with community members of different ages, races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations on creating and sustaining healthy relationships. Panelists and audience are invited to share their experiences and perspectives on a wide range of topics related to love relationships in an open, judgment-free environment. The program is a collaboration with the Stonewall Center, Student Legal Services Office, and the Graduate Student Senate’s Graduate Women’s Network.
Dorm Dialogues Series
WOCLN leads Dorm Dialogues all over campus on various themes that pertain to college students. Trained and talented undergraduate staff from WOCLN facilitate these peer to peer dialogues addressing topics such as relationships, public health issues, social life on campus, politics, popular culture, time management, among others. We often collaborate with Residential Education to hold these dialogues in residence halls. If you are interested in having a Dorm Dialogue in your residence hall or for your group, contact WOCLN to arrange for a program. Dorm Dialogues titles
WOCLN Film Screening
Take a break, sit back, and relax to a great film, taking the opportunity to connect with your community. WOCLN hosts screenings of thought-provoking films, followed by an open, community-based discussion. We provide the film, the popcorn, and beverages. You can bring your friends, classmates and roommates. All are welcome!