Programs

For a full listing of upcoming events, check out our Facebook page.

P.O.C. Circle

P.O.C. Circle is a space dedicated to community care, solidarity, and intentional coalition building. The group is facilitated by two Women’s Center interns, who lead discussions about issues that impact people of color. Students of color of all gender identities are welcome!

Dinner and a Movie

The Tufts Women’s Center hosts monthly events where members of the community can enjoy a film together in a relaxing environment. Movie screenings are followed by a discussion of the film, usually led by a Tufts faculty or staff member, or by fellow students. 

Lunch & Learn

Previously known as First Friday Lunch, this program is focused on providing students and community members with access to knowledge and resources, both on and off campus. There is usually one Lunch & Learn event each month. Past Lunch & Learn programming has included things like: a panel discussion led by the Office of Scholarly Development about applying for and receiving grants, fellowships, and scholarships; a discussion with Tufts Counseling and Mental health Services about self-care and activism; and a financial literacy workshop explaining how to develop and maintain good credit.

Comic Relief

Comic Relief is the first comedy group at Tufts that centers the voices of people of color. Check out the Comic Relief website here!

Creative Workshops

The Women's Center frequently hosts creative workshops where students can come together to create and share their creations. Past events include handmade journal making, embroidery, and friendship bracelet making. 

Masculinities

Masculinities is a new Women's Center series that works with other campus offices, student groups, and local community members to lead discussions about cultural norms and expectations about masculinity, our relationship to masculinity, and how we can cultivate healthy masculinity.

Late Night Study

Although the physical space of the Women's Center is closed for the Fall 2020 semester, the Women's Center is usually open for regular Late Night Study on Mondays through Thursdays during each semester from 6 - 11 p.m. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Women's Center for some cozy study time complete with comfy couches, tea, snacks, and free printing!

Symposium

Our annual Symposium was created in 2009 to honor the roots of symposiums--lively gatherings to exchange ideas around a central topic relevant to our time. The Women's Center Symposium is an opportunity to showcase many different kinds of work: academic essays, dynamic presentations, visual and performance art, workshops, and works in progress.

Past Symposiums

  • 2020: Sex & Accessibility For the 9th annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture, we explored how we access sexuality and information about sex. Given the many barriers to access, from geography to ability to class and race, who is allowed to explore or express their sexuality and who is limited? And how do we break down these barriers?
  • 2019: Divisions/Revisions of Labor What counts as labor, and who gets to decide? What kinds of work are men, women, and trans or nonbinary people expected to perform, and for whom? How do various identities and positionalities—like gender, race, class, and sexuality—inform the work we do? And what does it mean to resist gendered, raced, classed, or otherwise invisible labor? How can we reshape our understanding of what is work and what work matters? To learn more about our most recent symposium, check out this article published in the Tufts Daily!
  • 2018: Metaphors of the Body What are the ways that displacement and dispossession impact our bodies? How do we center different modes of care and healing in the face of violence and trauma? Check out our Google Drive and an article by the Tufts Daily on our 2018 symposium!