Programs

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

Dinner and A Movie (Third Thursdays 6:30pm)

Dinner and a Movie is a monthly Women's Center event that gives students the opportunity to watch a film in a relaxed setting with a Tufts faculty or staff member and to examine the film through an intersectional feminist and social justice lens. Held on the third Thursday of most months during the school year.

First Friday Lunch (First Fridays 12pm)

This program gives students an opportunity to meet and have lunch in a relaxed setting with members of the Tufts community whose role and/or research can help us navigate gender and social justice issues on campus and in the world. Held on the first Friday of most months during the school year.

Late Night Study (Mon-Thu, 6-11pm)

The Women's Center is open for regular Late Night Study on Mondays through Thursdays during each semester from 6 - 11 p.m.. Come to the Women's Center for some cozy study time complete with comfy couches, tea, snacks, and free printing! 

P.O.C. Circle (Tuesdays 7-8pm)

A new space dedicated to community care, solidarity, and intentional coalition building. Recognizing that a space like this hasn’t existed continuously at Tufts, we hope to provide an informal setting to come together. People of Color of all gender identities are welcome! Meeting times TBA. 

Feminist Fridays (Meeting Times TBA)

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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. While this is an opportunity to showcase student, faculty and staff academic papers and work through panels, presentations, and poster sessions, we also gather submissions for art (performance, mixed media, poetry; all types of art!), workshops, works in progress, and other non-academic submissions.

Past Symposiums
  • 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 most recent symposium! 
  • 2016: Legacies 
    "Legacies" covered topics ranging from legacies of violence in the United States, narrative, queerness and many more. For more information, check out this symposium's Google Drive.
  • 2015: Belonging
    This symposium investigated the personal and political nuances of belonging. For more information, check out this symposium's Google Drive
  • 2014: Body Language
    "Body Language" examined how systems and institutions marginalize certain bodies, while privileging others. It was also held to celebrate the power of bodies, while exploring how power is enacted upon bodies. For more information, check out this symposium's Google Drive
  • 2013: Gender Smash
    This symposium sought to dismantle the gender binary and explore intersectionality as it relates to social justice on campus and in the world. For more information, check out this symposium's Google Drive
  • 2012: Feminism 2052
    "Feminism 2052" was an exploration of feminism moving forward, from within the sphere of technology to history. For more information, check out this symposium's Google Drive
  • 2010: Lady Gaga's Bad Romance with Feminism 
    Inspired by Lady Gaga's challenges of femininity, masculinity, women's sexuality in commodity culture, and the state of feminism, this symposium accepted all submissions on Gaga-related topics. For more information, check out this symposium's Google Drive
Past Projects

 

SAGE

SAGE (Students Acting for Gender Equality) is the Women's Center Student Collaborative group. SAGE's mission is to foster an intentional and collaborative community in which we educate ourselves on gender and intersectional feminist issues while gaining the skills necessary to productively work towards gender and social justice at Tufts and beyond. We are committed to fighting for gender justice – which we see as incorporating both the realization of gender equality as well as achieving freedom of identities and expression – as well as racial justice, economic justice, disability justice, and other forms of liberation that we recognize as being intimately connected.

At SAGE, we actively explore and affirm the full spectrum of gendered experiences that exist across individuals and cultures. You do not have to identify as a feminist to join, but we do approach this work through a social justice and feminist lens. Within this, we take seriously the call to consider gender in conjunction with the experience of socio-economic status, race, sexual identity, and all other aspects of identity.

 

SAGE Advice

SAGE Advice is an opportunity for first year and transfer students to get to know upper-class students as well as other new students at Tufts. SAGE Advice is peer led by mentors from SAGE, many of whom went through SAGE Advice their first year. This program gives first-years a great opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with peers, a space to reflect on new college experiences, and to discuss common questions about transitioning to Tufts. Some of the topics that we cover include: an alternative campus tour, homesickness, academics and time management.

We are a group that is open to new students of all genders and identities. SAGE Advice focuses on successful transitions to college, the role of gender and social justice in our lives, and developing a common terminology for the issues we face daily. 

Special Events

The Women's Center sponsors and cosponsors one- time events that bring in speakers to talk about an issue or topic related to women and gender. Previous topics have included: "Blue Talk and Love: A Conversation and Reading with Author Mecca Jamilla Sullivan", "Women of Color in Feminism Panel Discussion; "Sex Positive: Theory vs Reality", and, "Negotiating Positive Masculinities". Please contact us to learn more about these upcoming events.