Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Women of Color Collective is a program of the Student Life Multicultural Center that provides a space for students who are women of color to connect, dialogue, celebrate and support each other’s whole authentic selves through an intersectional lens. Our meetings foster intercultural dialogue and to create a community of Women of Color students and space of solidarity, support and affirmation.
This group meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Spring Semester Schedule:
2/9 Processing the case of Lauren Smith-Fields
- Join the Women of Color Collective in discussion of the death of Lauren Smith-Fields. In December 2021, Lauren was found dead in her apartment after a Bumble date. Her family is calling for action and an investigation into the handling of the case by the police. This case has highlighted the experiences of Black Women in dating violence, in police investigations, and in public media coverage. Our discussion will center the experiences of Black Women, provide education about the case, and provide space for processing.
- Partnering with Audia Fraley and Tiphani Moss from Student Life Counseling and Consultation Services.
2/16 Relationships & Microaggressions
- We will discuss relationships, boundaries, and how to address when our partners microaggression might impact us.
2/23 Speed Friending
- Join us for a speed friending session! This will be a fast paced zoom break out room set up where Women of Color will be able to connect with new people and make new friends!
3/2 Women of Color & Self-Care
- This session will feature a presentation on the barriers to self-care for Women of Color, strategies for practicing self-care, and how to move from self-care to community care.
3/9 APIDA Women's Equal Pay Day
- We will be attending the APIDA Women's Equal Pay Day Panel Discussion. Registration is available here: https://go.osu.edu/APIDAEqualPayMarch9
3/23 Movie Night
- We will be watching the film "Arise: Women Healing the Environment" about the international efforts of Women of Color to fight for climate justice.
3/30 Owning Your Experience
- Learn how to advocate for your self, use your voice, and discuss with peers the struggle of questioning ourselves and keeping the opinions of other people out of our view of ourselves.
4/6 Navigating Medical Racism
- Learn about the existence of Medical Racism, how it impacts Women of Color in getting the care they need, and practical strategies for self advocacy in doctors appointments.
4/13 Women of Color & Solidarity
- Learn about the political nature of the term Women of Color, the impact of lateral violence across identity, and how to sustain solidarity across and within the identity of Woman of Color.
4/20 Self-Care and Study Space
- We will have coloring sheets, crochet, crafting, fun music, and community connection as we wrap up the semester and get ready for exams.
*Please note that this gathering is not an appropriate forum to fulfill class requirements for projects, papers or other assignments. To find a program that would work for a class assignment, check out our calendar for anything that has a title followed by “DICE.”