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Women’s Studies Events and Initiatives

The Women’s Studies Program and the Center for Women’s Studies are hubs of academic and extracurricular activity on our campus.

Staceyann Chin - Gerard Gaskin2
Women's Studies hosts many dynamic feminist guest speakers, such as Staceyann Chin. Photo by Gerard Gaskin. 

Fall Initiatives

  • Brown Bag Series
  • Student Intern-led Projects
  • Field Trip to Harriet Tubman Home & Seneca Falls
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Outreach
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Outreach
  • The Clothesline Project
  • Finals Week Study Break

Spring Initiatives

  • Brown Bag Series
  • Student Intern-led Projects
  • Women's History Month 
  • Take Back the Night with the Network 
  • Allegorical Athena
  • Finals Week Study Break

Brown Bags

Every Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m., we host an informal lunch at the Center for Women's Studies during which professors, students, or visiting speakers present on myriad topics involving gender and sexuality. Please check the Spring 2017 Brown Bag Poster to see this week's topic!

Annual Local History Trip

Every year, the Women’s Studies Program organizes a daylong trip to Seneca Falls, the Harriet Tubman Home, and other sites in Central NY, in commemoration of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention held in the United States. In the past, participants have visited the Women’s Rights National Historic Park and the homes of Harriet Tubman and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Please e-mail the Women's Studies Program Coordinator, if you're interested in learning more or attending!

Allegorical Athena

The Allegorical Athena is the Women’s Studies annual literary magazine. Since 1996, the Allegorical Athena has included original gender-focused work from the Colgate community. Submissions include artwork, photography, literature, poetry, and prose with each work providing a unique perspective on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and other identities. If you're interested in contributing, please contact Hannah O'Malley '17.

Current and past editions of the Allegorical Athena are available in the Center for Women’s Studies in East Hall (campus map). The current issue can be downloaded here