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Act On It!

Women on Wednesday

Fall 2018 Series

Act On It!

Select Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m.
Atwood Theatre, Atwood Memorial Center


November 14

Gender, Women and a Post-Election Analysis

A discussion will look at how women's rights and gender equality fared during the 2018 mid-term elections held on November 6.

Presenter:  Political Science faculty, Dr. Michelle Hammes, will provide a framework about the ways gender influences elections, as well as election results and the likely impact of these results.  In addition to sharing information and data, Dr. Hammes will answer audience questions about the recent election.  





Fall 2018 - Act On It!
Sept. 12 Ask A Feminist! MP3
Sept. 26 “We've had enough of thoughts and prayers.” Stopping Gun Violence MP3
Oct. 9 (Tuesday) Calling for Reproductive Justice: Maternal and infant mortality in the black community
Special Evening Keynote by Linda Villarosa
, journalist, educator and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine
Oct. 17 Exploring Whiteness and White Supremacy MP3
Oct. 31 Women’s Paths to Political Power MP3
Nov. 7 Valerie Castile on One of 1,092 Lives* Taken by Police Violence MP3
Nov. 14 Gender, Women and a Post-Election Analysis MP3
April 18 #TimesUp for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace MP3

For more episodes, visit the Women on Wednesday Archive


About the Program

Women on Wednesday is a weekly noon-hour lecture series organized each semester by the Women’s Center that has become a signature program at St. Cloud State University. The goal of the program is to feature diverse women and their distinctive areas of expertise, which are figuratively and literally all over the map.  The topics we explore are as diverse as the women presenting them, but they address the political, economic, social and personal arenas that impact the status of women.

The 27-year old series originated as an informal brown bag lunch gathering and has evolved over the years to a more formal presentation-style series, bringing intelligent, savvy women from the local to the national level to speak to our campus community. The free public series is in Atwood Theatre, Atwood Memorial Center, from noon to 1 p.m. most Wednesdays, during fall and spring semesters. 

The Women’s Center celebrated 25 years at St. Cloud State during the 2014-15 academic year.  The Women’s Center was born from activism of faculty, staff and students in direct and indirect ways and through persistence and passion for feminist-led social change.  Our mission  to advance women and address gender inequity is accomplished in myriad ways, including advocacy (both individual and institutional), support services, educational programming, scholarships and systems change. Having an institutionally-supported office to help students (and employees) explore and address the ways in which gender influences every aspect of one’s life exists for only 18% of students at four-year universities and colleges in the U.S. 

The Women’s Center has hosted more than 750 women from all walks of life, areas of expertise, diverse identities and life experiences during the past 26 years.  There is no way to avoid the word “wow” upon reviewing the women who have presented and topics we’ve addressed.  Please join us at Women on Wednesday during the 2017/2018 academic year as we continue to offer this unique and interesting forum for women’s voices.