Women’s Week is an annual, weeklong event focused on issues and challenges women face in America. Topics are relevant to today’s socio-economic and political climate, intersectionality and cultural movements.

This year’s Women’s Week is March 5-9 with the theme “Resilience: We are Powerful Because We Have Survived.” Resilience, defined in the broadest terms is the ability to adapt to adversity and stress and to thrive despite these. As our political climate continues to move toward repressive policies, women have come to the forefront of resistance movements.

March 6, 2018 | 1:30 p.m.
Union Ballroom

Power to Define
Featuring: Las Cafeteras

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit, The Power to Define, will encourage and allow space for participants to explore what leadership means to them. All breakout sessions will provide participants knowledge, skills, and/or experience that will offer a foundation for them to inform their definition. Click here to register.

March 7, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus, Building 73, Room 110

Topic: Healing & Resilience
Description: For women, and especially women of color, the act of surviving and thriving in harsh environments is an act of political resistance. The panel will facilitate a discussion between women of color who have taken on the work of caring for the community while discussing ways in which they themselves have survived and healed during this work.

March 8, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Union Panorama East

For first generation Colombian American muralist, Jessica Sabogal, art serves as a haven, a tribute, a creative outlet of adoration and exaltation for women with stories often untold. Her pieces possess a vision of female identity that is revolutionary and powerful, brave and beautiful. By utilizing a spray can, she aims to color her canvas by unraveling stories she once heard, lived, struggled, and loved.

Throughout the years, Sabogal has consistently reinvented what it means to be a female muralist in a male-dominated medium. She has continuously pushed the boundaries as an artist by utilizing her medium for social change, action, and empowerment.

March 8, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
Okazaki Community Room, SW 155B

Trafficking and the intersection of race and gender

Join Drs. Annie Isabel Fukushima and Lindsay Gezinski in their panel discussion as they examine trafficking into domestic work and sexual economies. Through case examples from their research, they will paint a picture of human trafficking and how it is shaped by interlocking oppressions of race and gender. This presentation also offers a general understanding of human trafficking, how communities are called to witness violence, and how community members may get involved in local and transnational efforts.

Register to attend here.

March 9, 2018 | 12 p.m.
HSEB 2680

Developing resiliency while developing your career.