Women’s Coordinating Council News

Celebrate Women at Women’s History Month Events

Celebrate the contributions made by UT’s female students, staff and faculty by participating in Women’s History Month events. The Commission for Women is hosting Women in Art: Gallery Showing and Celebration, a showcase of UT women artists and Women in STEM: Arachnology at UT lecture. The Women’s Empowerment Summit is Saturday, March 7. A lecture about career journeys of successful women leaders given by feminist psychologist Ruth Fassinger is Monday, March 23.

Office of Multicultural Student Life Presents ‘Dis-Oriented,’ a Trio of Asian American Women

The Office of Multicultural Student Life is kickstarting 2012 with DISoriented, an evening of cultural indigestion, color-blindness, and inter-ethnic vertigo, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 , in the UC Auditorium. DISoriented features three Asian American women as they present dynamic, solo performances on how they are working to “DISorient” themselves from external stereotypes and internal expectations.

UT Knoxville Takes Back the Night for Sexual Assault Awareness

Students, faculty and staff at UT Knoxville who have been directly or indirectly affected by sexual assault or domestic violence will Take Back the Night at 6:30 p.m. today. Take Back the Night is the campus’ annual sexual assault awareness event and features a march across campus, a display of local and campus resources, a speak-out session and a candlelight vigil.

HERstory Month Program to Focus on Women in Journalism

The East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and the UT Knoxville’s Women’s Coordinating Council will host “Women in Journalism” on Thursday, March 25, on the UT campus. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and is free and open to the public.

Stiletto Stampede Chants for Change

Chanting “W-O-M-E-N” as they walked, the Women’s Coordinating Council held the Stiletto Stampede on Monday, March 15. Men and women walked from the University Center Plaza to the Pedestrian Walkway in celebration of the courageous women who broke barriers in our society.

UT Women Invited to ‘Stiletto Stampede’ for HERstory

In honor of HERstory month, the UT Knoxville Women’s Coordinating Council is hosting the event “Stiletto Stampede: Walking Tall” to celebrate the power of women. The walk begins at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, March 15, at the University Center Plaza.

UT Knoxville Takes Back the Night to Raise Awareness of Sexual Assault

A march across campus, a speak-out session and a candlelight vigil will highlight Take Back the Night, an annual sexual assault awareness event at UT Knoxville at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. The evening will begin with a march starting at the Pedestrian Walkway on the UT campus and ending at the University Center Ballroom. The evening will continue with speakers, a speak-out session where those who have been affected by sexual assault or domestic violence may talk about their pain or frustration and a candlelight vigil.

See Writer in Residence Kali Meister’s Play “Exposed” April 8

The University of Tennessee Women’s Coordinating Council and UT Libraries are co-sponsoring a performance of “Exposed,” a play by Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence Kali Meister, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in Hodges Library auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.