Week of Women 2016

What is Week of Women?

Each spring the Texas Orange Jackets hosts Week of Women—a weeklong event for all individuals who identify as women—regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, assigned sex, gender expression, or religious affiliation. By focusing this year’s theme on “Empowering from Within,” we hope that we can build our fellow women up by hearing one another’s successes and struggles, discussing ways to make positive change, and growing together as women in community.

What Events Are There?

This year we have a wide variety of empowering events organized by the chair of the Week of Women committee, Danielle Smith, and her supporting committee members. All of these events will be opportunities to learn, empower yourself, and empower other women and are sure to be

enriching experiences. But a few events that may be worth additional emphasis:

Monday, Feb 29 | 5pm | SAC Ballroom South Happy Hour w/ Fearless Leadership Institute

Happy Hour is an event co-hosted and sponsored by the Fearless

Leadership Institute. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy

conversations in an open environment with cookies and wonderful

company. The keynote speaker for the event will be Cierra


Tuesday, March 1 | 12pm | Speedway Plaza Women Can Do it Too

This event will focus on teaching women basic, essential car

maintenance and repair skills such as changing a flat tire, performing

an oil change, and replacing wiper blades. These are skills

traditionally taught to men at a young age, but women are frequently

left out of these lessons. It’s our intention to close the gap.

Gigglepants, the improve troupe will also make an appearance

between 1:45 and 2:15, so be sure to come out!

Wednesday, March 2 | 7pm | Union Theater E + E Movie Screening of “Half the Sky”

There will be a free screening of the film, “Half the Sky” followed by a

brief facilitation and discussion afterwards. The film focuses on the

issues of sex trafficking, maternal mortality, sexual violence,

microfinance, and girl’s education. The film is sure to be eye opening

for all viewers—we encourage you to watch with us!

Week Long Donation Drive

In addition to the wonderful events above and the remaining events this

week (see full schedule below), all week we will be collecting supplies to

donate to families at SafePlace Austin, a shelter for abused families and

children to find rest and safety from domestic violence. Drop off locations

for donations will be in Gregory Gym, the Multicultural Engagement

Center, and each of our events during the week!

Preferred items include: Feminine toiletries of all kinds, Baby bottles, Diapers, Baby formula, Baby accessories, Walmart and HEB gift cards

We cannot wait to see you out there! See full schedule below for more event information or check out our facebook event page:

Happy Week of Women, y’all!

Monday, Feb 29

Happy Hour w/ Fearless Leadership Institute | 5PM | SAC Ballroom South

Tuesday, March 1

Women Can Do it Too | 12 PM | Speedway Plaza

Women Inspiring Lifelong Leaders | 5 - 8 PM | Santa Rita Suite

Wednesday, March 2

Women Faculty Breakfast | 7 AM | Littlefield House | Closed Event

Texas Tea Tabling | 1 - 4 PM | Gregory Plaza

E + E Movie Screening of “Half the Sky” | 7 PM | Union Theater

Thursday, March 3

Tejas Coffee | 6PM | Tejas House

Friday - Sunday, March 4 - 6

Vagina Monologues

Saturday, March 5

W.O.W Service

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