CELEBRATE * (re)Presenting Woman * Art in Arctic Java throughout March

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You are cordially invited to (re)Presenting Woman, a student art exhibit in celebration of Women’s History & Culture Month. Drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, collages, and metal sculpture which present, represent, (re)Present, and (re)imagine the concept of “Woman” will hang in the Arctic Java coffee shop gallery area in UAF’s Wood Center throughout the month of March.

Join us to get a good start on celebrating Women’s History and Culture Month at our (re)Presenting Woman First Friday opening March 6th from 5:30-7:00pm, Arctic Java gallery area, Wood Center, UAF.

Click on over to our UAF Women’s Center Facebook page, “Like” our page and RSVP for our (re)Presenting Woman event. Celebrate Women's History and Culture Month & celebrate our talented students at our (re)Presenting Woman art show in Arctic Java, UAF Wood Center.


Brave Miss World Documentary * Friday, Feb. 27th Schaible Auditorium

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Join the UAF Women's Center and the Farthest North Jewish Film Festival for a special screening of the award-winning documentary

Friday, February 27th, 7pm
Schaible Auditorium, Bunnell Building, UAF

This film speaks to one of the most critical issues of our times. Former Miss Israel and Miss World, Linor Abargil, was the victim of a violent stabbing and rape weeks before winning the Miss World crown. Brave Miss World documents Linor's fight to convict her attacker; her own struggle to heal when her serial rapist comes up for parole, her stability is shattered, and she reaches out to the rapist's previous victims to convince the parole board to keep him behind bars. Ultimately, Linor’s refusal to be silenced triumphs, as she journeys from teenage rape survivor ... to Miss World ... to speaking out as an activist and an empowered lawyer.

The UAF Women's Center recognizes the importance of facilitating conversations about sexual violence that focus on the ways in which UAF and the Fairbanks community can support survivors while promoting an end to sexual assault and violence. Join us at this BRAVE MISS WORLD film screening and join the discussion about what we can do to free UAF, Fairbanks, and the world of sexual assault and violence.

FREE admission for Students 
Suggested Donation $10 for non-students

Visit for further information on the film and for a preview.


The Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth * Documentary Film and Discussion * Tue Feb 24 6:30pm

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Sojourner Truth was perhaps the most famous African-American woman in 19th century America. For over forty years she traveled the country as a forceful and passionate advocate for the dispossessed, using her quick wit and fearless tongue to fight for human rights.
Join us for the documentary that tells her story:
"Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth"
Tuesday, February 24th 6:30pm
Arctic Java in UAF Wood Center

As with many historic American figures of the 19th century, Sojourner Truth’s story is incomplete and somewhat mythical, a fact compounded by her having been born a slave. This detailed program traces the lifelong odyssey of a woman who literally walked out of bondage, changed her name in 1843, and traveled the country as an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. Along the way she would meet Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and be further cast into fable by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Interviews with scholars and dramatic readings from Truth’s speeches and autobiography conjure more clearly a picture of this truly heroic woman.

Watch her arguably most famed speech, "Ain't I a Woman" (1851) performed by actress Kerry Washington here. The reading was performed as part of the Voices of a People's History of the United States in Los Angeles, California (October 2005).


AAUW @ UAF Wood Center Sat Feb 21

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Students, faculty, staff, community, join the Women's Center and AAUW (American Association of University Women) for a program on: The Evolution of Title IX
Saturday, February 21st 11:00 AM
Meet in the Women's Center, Room 130, UAF Wood Center

In addition to the "Evolution of Title IX" program by Ana Richards, Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity, and Keith Mallard, UAF Chief of Police,
this gathering will provide a special opportunity to learn about the many benefits of AAUW!
++You learn a lot inside and outside of the classroom. But college doesn't reach you everything you need to know. That's where AAUW comes in. AAUW has leadership programs and resources to prepare you for the real world, and to help you change the world for the better. The Women's Center is an AAUW college/university partner member, which means students can become an AAUW E-student member for FREE+++

Here are our top six reasons to join.

1. You can make an impact on your campus and in your community.
2. You gain access to a network of leaders, mentors, and friends.
3. You develop leadership skills.
4. You can find your voice.
5. You join a legacy of women who have changed and will change the world.
6. Enjoy the perks!

Learn more about AAUW online and join us for this AAUW & UAF Women's Center event. Meet local AAUW members and learn about the Evolution of Title IX.


Submissions for (re)Presenting Woman accepted Feb 23 through 25

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One week remains on our call to students to submit your art portraying Woman, (inclusively defined) for our (re)Presenting Woman art exhibit. Have you picked out the work you will submit? All 2-dimensional forms are welcome, including but not limited to drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, collages, flat sculpture.

Artwork will hang in Arctic Java, Wood Center, UAF throughout the Month of March, and will be featured @ our First Friday event March 6, 2015.

Submit your ready-to-hang entries to UAF Women's Center February 23rd  through 25th.

 Here are the guidelines for submission for Arctic Java exhibits:
  • All artwork much have a finished appearance suitable for display
  • All work must be wired and ready for hanging. Two-dimensional artwork must be framed and wired
  • Art will be displayed for one month
  • A title card may be displayed with each piece if the artist desires.
  • Artists may provide a bio or artist statement to display.
  • Artist must remove art on the final day of the show.
Looking forward to your artwork submissions (re)Presenting Woman!


Call to Artists for (re)Presenting Woman Exhibition

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UAF students, you are cordially invited to submit your works of art (drawing, paintings, prints, photographs, collages, or other ready-to-hang entries) for inclusion in our "(re)Presenting Woman" exhibition which will hang in the Arctic Java coffee shop at UAF throughout the month of March. 

Our "(re)Presenting Woman" theme, in honor of Women's History and Culture Month, seeks to gather presentations, representations, (re)Presentations, reflections, and or (re)imaging/imaginings of the concept "Woman."

Submit ready-to-hang entries to UAF Women's Center (Room 130 Wood Center) between February 23 and February 25th.

Selected artworks will be exhibited in the Arctic Java coffee shop in the Wood Center throughout March.


Girls on Ice * Apply by Jan 31st

A mountaineering adventure and learning experience for young women

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Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers. One team explores Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. The other team sleeps under the midnight sun exploring an Alaskan glacier.

“Girls on Ice is not a reward for past good grades or academic achievement, it is an inspiration for future success.” 

Apply by:

January 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Alaska time 

Alaska program: June 19 – 30, 2015

North Cascades program: July 13 – 24, 2015

To be eligible, girls must be at least 16 years old by June 19, and no older than 18 on July 24

Visit for more information and/or to apply


UAF Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program Overview

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program Overview Monday, Jan 26 9-10:30am

Come to a Green Dot Overview Monday, Jan. 26th 9-10:30 in Davis Concert Hall. Chancellor Rogers encourages all of us to attend this Green Dot Overview. “We all have a responsibility for making sure everyone feels safe and welcome on any of our UAF campuses. One way you can help is to participate in the upcoming Green Dot bystander intervention presentation. The program is built on the premise that we can measurably and systematically reduce violence in our communities.”

Web streaming of the overview is available for those at a distance who cannot attend in person via this link at 9am Monday, January 26th

Please attend, in person or via web streaming. Help reduce violence and facilitate safety at UAF, in our community, and in the world.

For more information regarding Green Dot at UAF contact the Green Dot Steering Committee Chair UAFPD Police Chief Keith Mallard at 474-7721 or 


Holiday Open House Thursday Dec 18th

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Join the Women's Center in celebrating the women and men who keep this part of the Arctic warm and inviting, no matter what the outside temperature.

Cookies, conversation, mulled cider, the chance to connect with others,  celebrate the season, PLUS the chance to win fabulous door prizes awaits you at our Holiday Open House Thursday, Dec 18th
Come anytime between 10 am to 8 pm to the
UAF Women's Center *NEW LOCATION*
130 Wood Center (across from the Pub)

Check out our fabulous door prizes  (previews below)

Whether you prefer a hooded squall jacket, down vest (hooded or non), cashmere sweater, fleece throw, Pashmina & silk scarf, LARGE lobster beach towel, bags, pouches, jewelry, or other fabulous door prizes, you will get the chance to choose which prize(s) you would most like to win. Each prize will have its own ticket container, which you can stuff with tickets to 
improve your chances of winning. 

How do you earn door prize tickets?
  • earn one ticket for coming in the door :-)
  • earn another ticket by bringing cookies or holiday treats to share
  • earn an additional ticket for each 5 items you bring to donate to the Wood Center Food Pantry  
Door Prize drawing at 6:00pm 
***You do not have to be present to win***
Door prize items (UPDATED! additional items added)
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This door prize is the hooded down vest, Gloria Steinem NOT part of the prize

 All items above from Lands' End except for the Pashmina Scarf
Various Men's & Women's Sizes including XL/P, XXL, OX, 2X, 3X

Item Descriptions

Yellow Hooded Squall Jacket
Luxurious Nautical Print Fleece Throw
Striped Mesh Polo Shirt
Large Lobster Beach Towel
Red Ponte Boatneck Dress
Luxurious Stripe Print Fleece Throw
Classic Cashmere Sweater
Pashmina Cashmere & Silk Scarf 
Down Vest
Fitted Turtle Neck Cobal Top
V-Neck T-Shirt 
Hooded Down Vest Long

(various bags, pouches, and jewelry, some stocking stuffer size, have been added to the door prize treasure trove, pictures yet to come) 

Bring canned goods to donate to the Wood Center Pantry to score more door prize drawing tickets. 
**You'll want to win these cool door prizes!**


Strike * Docudrama & Discussion * Tue Dec 2nd 6:30PM

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Join us for our "Docs with the WoC" Fall Finale 

Strike (a docudrama about the founding of Solidarity)
Tuesday, December 2nd 6:30PM
Arctic Java Coffeehouse, UAF Wood Center

This tense and triumphant docudrama about the founding of Solidarity follows the life of Agnieszka Kowalska, the female crane operator who helped to radicalize the Polish labor movement. In these times when "solidarity" seems so essential, this film provides us an opportunity to reflect on the possibilities and promise of solidarity.

See this spectacular series of scenes set to the soundtrack from "Strike" for a glimpse into the experience awaiting you at our Docs with the WoC Fall Finale.

Docs with the WoC is a series of documentary films about women, brought to you by the UAF Women's Center.


Justice Chili Feed Thur Nov 20 5:30pm Wood Center Ballroom

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! Chili Time !
Justice Chili Feed
Thursday, November 20th 5:30 PM
UAF Wood Center Ballroom

Justice is doing something new with the Chili Feed this time around.
This semester's event, with opportunities for networking and connecting, will be held in the Wood Center Ballroom. Additional departments and offices are collaborating; faculty, staff, alums, and community members are invited; AND this event features a delectable DE$$ERT Auction fundraiser to help bring feminist writer/theorist Gloria Steinem to Fairbanks June 12, 2015! 
The chili, bread, drinks and fixins are FREE!
Bring $$ for bidding on delectable desserts!
The theme this year is:

Opening Closed Doors:
Confronting Private Violence with
Answers, Resources and Connections

Guest Speakers Include:
* Brenda Stanfill, Executive Director, 
Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living
* Chief Keith Mallard, UAF Police Department
* Ron Wall, Alaska State Troopers

Spread the word! Bring your friends and family.


Trans Awareness Week Film Monday, Nov 17th, 6:30 pm, Arctic Java

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Join us for our UAF launch of Trans Awareness Week 2014, with one of the sweetest films to emerge from Europe in the 1990s.

Ma Vie en Rose (My Life in Pink)
Monday, Nov 17th @ 6:30pm
Arctic Java, UAF Wood Center
This film, in French, with English subtitles,
is the story of a little boy who believes he was meant to be a girl.
A bittersweet mix of innocent fantasy, crushing misunderstandings, as well as tenderness, this film reminds us that, to a child, anything is possible.

Brought to you by the UAF Women's Center and the
Women's and Gender Studies Program.

For more information,
474-6360 or find us on Facebook
UAF Women's Center


The Girls in the Band * Documentary Film and Discussion * Tue Nov 11 6:30pm

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When the world told them they couldn't play, they did it anyway!

Join us for the documentary that tells their story:

"The Girls in the Band"
Tuesday, November 11th 6:30pm
Arctic Java in UAF Wood Center

In the nineteen thirties and forties, hundreds of women musicians toured the country in glamorous All-Girl Bands, while others played side by side with their male counterparts. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant stories of these female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day. They endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today there is a new breed of gifted young women talking their rightful place in a world which can no longer deny their talents!

Following the documentary, Professor Karen Gustafson, of UAF's Borealis Brass, will facilitate our discussion of this film, and these women, with some of whom she has had the pleasure to work.

Burning Times * Documentary Film & Discussion * Tue Oct 28 6pm

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Join us for our Halloween Week *Docs with the WoC* documentary film and discussion:   "Burning Times,"    a documentary about old, and new witches.

Burning Times
Tuesday, October 28th 6:30pm
@ Arctic Java, UAF Wood Center

Witch hunts, loathing, and persecution of those who are different...

False accusations and witch trials through the ages have led to massive torture, burnings at the stake, and ultimately to destruction of organic and earth centered ways of life.

Can widespread violence against women and neglect of our environment be traced back to the bigotry and bias of witch hunts? 

You'll want to be with us in Arctic Java for this documentary and discussion!


Building a Safe Community

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Join in Oct 22 through 29th for a week-long focus on 
Building a Safe Community!
"Private Violence"
film showing and panel discussion
Wed. Oct 22th 5:30-8:00pm
UAF Reichardt Building, Room 202
Building a Safe Community
Domestic Violence Awareness/Action Month Event
food, activities, freebees &
community tree project
Saturday Oct 25th 2:00-5:00pm
UAF Wood Center Mall 
"Sin by Silence"
film showing and panel discussion
Wed. Oct 29th 5:30-8:00pm
UAF Reichardt Building, Room 202
Events sponsored by:
Alaska Native Social Worker's Association (ANSWA)
Organization of Student Social Workers (OSSW)

Other participants include:
Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living
UAF Green Dot
UAF Women's Center


AAUW Fall Membership Meeting Saturday, October 18th

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You Are Invited to the
AAUW Fairbanks Branch
Fall Membership Brunch
Saturday, October 18th 10:30am
Fairbanks Resource Agency
805 Airport Way

What is this all about?
  • The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation's leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls
  • The Fairbanks Branch of AAUW has been here, in Fairbanks, working for equity and education since 1936
  • The membership brunch features a presentation about AAUW, a casual potluck, and a drawing for prizes

UAF Women's Center is a University Member of AAUW, which means
  • Free e-student affiliate memberships for all undergraduates/community college students enrolled at UAF
  • Priority for educational project grants and leadership development opportunities for students
  • Advocacy for federal public policy that supports education
  • Access to AAUW student internships in Washington D.C.   
Come to the AAUW Fairbanks Branch Brunch
Find out about AAUW's activities, events, scholarships, and opportunities
Driving directions to Fairbanks Resource Agency (FRA)
From Airport Way turn south on Gillam Way
Take the first right onto 14th Ave, and then turn right at the 2nd driveway
Visit AAUW's website for further details


Ally Week Oct 13-17

FULL week of activities & events for Ally Week @ UAF Oct 13-17!

Hope to see you at these two events, hosted by the Women's Center, as well as at all of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance / Nanook Diversity Action Council Ally Week Events.
See our Women's Center Calendar for a full listing of Ally Week events
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 Q-Word Dialogues
(a dialogue about Q-words)
Tuesday, October 14th 1-2pm
E/F (2nd Floor) Wood Center

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  Passionate Politics
(documentary film & discussion)
Tuesday, October 14th 6:30 pm
Arctic Java in the Wood Center

See our Women's Center Calendar for a full listing of events & happenings

Docs with the WoC Tue Sept 30th

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Join us @ Arctic Java in the Wood Center
Tuesday, September 30th @ 6:30 pm
for a screening and discussion of
the award winning documentary
American Revolutionary: 
The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

"Talking About A Revolution . . ." 99 year old Grace Lee Boggs is a Chinese-American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, Grace Lee Boggs challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively, and redefine revolution for our times.

Come, join in the discussion!

The Making of an Insect Curat♀r

Lisa Schon Jodwalis photo of Dytiscus fasciventris beetle
Interested in insects, field work, museum work, and/or

a career in science & academia?
Join us in the *NEW Women's Center location* for
The Making of an Insect Curat♀r
(At Least This One)
by Dr
. Margaret Thayer
Curator Emeritus, ​Field Museum of Natural History 
Monday, September 15th  * 3:30 pm *

* UAF Women’s Center * NEW LOCATION *

* Wood Center Room 130 * Across the hall from The Pub *