Request a Presentation
Women's Center staff is committed to increasing the knowledge and involvement of students around issues pertaining to women and gender. To meet the needs of our faculty and student organization leaders, we provide in-depth, personalized learning experiences for your students, living group or club.
Presentations are 50-minute sessions that include lecture, discussion and interactive activities. A minimum attendance of 10 people is required.
What presentations are 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's so important that we're here.
Moving from Ally to Accomplice
In thinking about our own identities and positionality, how do we apply our knowledge and understanding of exclusion to become more inclusive? This workshop will emphasize the importance of recognizing and eliminating microaggressions, and offer strategies for engaging in meaningful solidarity with members of oppressed groups. How can we progress from actor to ally to accomplice, and become part of a community of love and resistance?
A brief history of the evolution of body image and the ever-changing standards and norms of "beauty." 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 their 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 discussion and interactive scenarios, this workshop introduces the skills necessary to transform debate to respectful dialogue. We explore how mindful conversation can derail the debate culture and create a more compassionate way to communicate with others.
Power, Privilege and Other Themes of Oppression
Learn how our social and cultural identities interplay with levels of power, privilege and oppression in a way that doesn’t lead to feelings of guilt or hopelessness. Identifying oppressive institutional, cultural, personal and interpersonal systems and our role in challenging them is the first step toward becoming a good ally.
Respecting Boundaries: Preventing Sexual Harassment
This workshop will engage participants in discussing what sexual harassment looks like and how to identify it in our learning environments and workplace. The session will also outline the crucial steps of active bystander intervention in situations of sexual harassment. We will discuss the effects of sexual harassment on victims, and offer strategies for how best to support victims as peers or colleagues.
Healthy Relationships: Love Shouldn't Hurt
This workshop will engage participants in discussing aspects of healthy relationships, including how to identify potential violence within romantic relationships, and direct and indirect approaches to intervention when concerns arise. The session will include discussion of forms of abuse commonly found within relationships on college campuses, and how to be a resource for individuals seeking support systems on campus.
Request a Presentation
Fill out the form below a minimum of 3 weeks before the desired program date. Presentations are free.
Questions? Contact the Women's Center at 208-885-2777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.