The staff of the Women's Center is committed to increasing the knowledge and involvement of students around issues that pertain to women and gender. To meet the needs of our faculty and student organization leaders, we can provide an in-depth, personalized learning experience for your students, living group, or club. We have created a variety of 50-minute sessions on topics that are commonly requested. Each session includes lecture, discussion, and interactive activities that help to convey the presentation content. The topics below are now available, and may be requested by completing the form linked below.
To request a presentation for your group or classroom please submit your request via this link. Please provide your request at least two weeks in advance of your preferred date of the presentation.
Presentations Currently Available:
About the Women's Center
A Women's Center is a vital component of a thriving university campus. In this mostly informative session, we will talk about the history of the University of Idaho Women's Center, how it relates to the women's movement, what we do, the services and programs we provide, how you can get involved, and why it is so important that we are here.
An introduction to what it means to be an ally. We take a good look at Do's and Don'ts for the well-intended, and introduce some tips for developing useful skills that every ally should have.
A brief history of the evolution of body image and the ever-changing standards and norms. This presentation casts a critical eye on today’s trends and their consequences, and presents hope for a revolution.
A crash course on the mission, goals, and history of Feminism. We examine the waves of Feminism and its most notable leaders, along with the role Feminism plays today.
Inclusive leadership through a feminist lens. A look at barriers, positive leadership practices, assumptions, and the power of connecting leadership to Feminism.
Gender and the Media
An interactive approach to gender in media, including who makes it, what messages are being sent, and how those messages affect us. Learn the skills necessary to be a responsible consumer.
Dissecting the constantly-changing social standards of masculinity and how they affect men, along with how they are linked to violence in our society.
Through interactive scenarios, this workshop gives the skills necessary to change debate to respectful dia- logue. Looking at how mindful conversation can derail debate culture.
Themes of Oppression
Aimed toward living groups, a look at “CEOs and Office Hoes,” and other problematic themed parties and how these trends are connected to slut-shaming and horizontal gendered violence.