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Thirsting for Knowledge Thursdays

Participants attend a Thirsting for Knowledge Thursday event

We are excited to invite you for our monthly brown bag lunch series, occurring the first Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00pm during the semester, unless otherwise noted. Brown Bag Lunches with the Women’s Center are a casual way to learn about gender issues. Typically, they are facilitated by a speaker, and include a strongly encouraged Q&A period, as well as audience participation. Bring your lunch and join us for these wonderful sessions!


Poster for Fall 2017 Thirsting for Knowledge Thursday events

Fall 2017 Schedule

September 7, Noon-1PM, Baker 403
Writing Your Own Superhero!

This interactive program will explore the ways in which traditional forms of storytelling have relied on systems and structures that have historically excluded women. Using her focus on the intersection of visual art and text, Sarah Minor will explore experimental and nontraditional forms of writing with participants as a way of demonstrating how visual and digital texts might help women craft their own space and stage for their voices. Co-sponsored with the LGBT Center.

October 5, Noon-1PM, Baker 403
Navigating the Boys' Club in Male-Dominated Career Paths

Join Dr. Heather Lawrence-Benedict, Associate Professor of Sports Administration within the College of Business and recipient of the Breaking Barriers Award at the 2017 Women's Achievement Dinner, for an interactive presentation on the barriers that women face within male-dominated careers and what actionable steps can be taken to respond.

Dr. Lawrence-Benedict's professional experience prior to academia is in the sport industry in sport facility management and college football and baseball operations (both male-dominated sport industry segments).

November 2, Noon-1PM, Baker 403
The Handmaid’s Tale, a lens to view current issues

Featuring Katherine Meine, certified nurse midwife for Armor Correctional (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and Instructional Academic Staff in the College of Nursing at UW Oshkosh, via video chat, Winsome Chunnu, Strategic Director for Diversity and Inclusion and Multicultural Programs and Initiatives, and delfin bautista, Director of the LGBT Center.

Co-sponsored with the Women’s Center; Multicultural Center; and the LGBT Center



Spring 2018: Save the Date

February 1st, we will continue working with others on campus to participate in World Hijab Day.

In March and April, we plan  not to host a Thirsting for Knowledge Thursday event so that our constituents can instead attend evening programs. March 1st: Sara Safari will be on campus (please see speakers tab under programs for more information). April 5th: Please save the date for Take Back the Night.

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College of Arts & Sciences