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.
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's so important that we're here.
An introduction to what it means to be an effective ally. We take a good look at Dos 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 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 conmunicate with others.
Sexual Assault Dynamics
The dynamics of sexual assault, including myths and the messages they send, victim blaming, the impact of sexual assault, the profiles of perpetrators and victims, and how to take a victim-focused approach to prevention.
Power, Privilege and Other Themes of Oppression