Returning Women Students Forum: This program is designed to support undergraduate women over the age of 25 returning to college later in life. The meeting is an informal time for returning women to gather and share their stories, struggles, and successes. Campus resources will also be made available in order to help returning women reach their goals. Please check the Women’s Center myUMBC group calendar for up-to-date meeting times or download a copy of the Spring 2015 Forum calendar. You can also request an invite to join the Returning Women Students Forum on Facebook for news, resources, and community building.
Between Women: Between Women is a discussion and support group for women who love women, think they might, or support women who do. Sponsored by the Women’s Center and Mosaic Center, this group discusses topics related to sexuality and provides a safe space for women to share their feelings and experiences with other women. For safety and confidentially reasons, this is a closed group for those in the LGBTQAI community and it is not appropriate for students to use the space for class research or interviews. Please check the Women’s Center myUMBC group page to for up-to-date meeting times. To get more information or to sign up, contact the Women’s Center at email@example.com.
Rebuilding Manhood: This initiative aims to explore gender norms and variations in order to promote a healthy and multifaceted masculinity throughout UMBC’s campus community. Rebuilding Manhood will create a safe space for consciousness-raising and critical thinking related to gender, masculinity, and social issues. Masculinity will be explored parallel to conversations about race and ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, religion, privilege and oppression, and other aspects of individual and cultural identity. Alongside the exploration of masculinity, Rebuilding Manhood aims to mobilize men as allies in gender equity and the prevention of violence against women in order to support a positive campus climate around gender. If you are interested in participating in this 11-week program, please contact the Women’s Center.
Women of Color Coalition: All self-identified women of color students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join this activist and discussion group. This group is a space for increasing visibility, advocacy, and engagement around the intersections of gender and race. Our Fall 2015 meetings take place weekly on Tuesdays at 5pm. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Tumblr, and join our MyUMBC group to learn more!
Spectrum: This group is for UMBC community members who identify as trans*, genderqueer, gender fluid, outside of the gender binary, and/or those who are questioning their gender identity. For safety and confidentiality reasons, this is a closed group for those needing this intentional space and it is not appropriate for students to use the space for class research or interviews. Spectrum meets on Thursdays at 3pm in the Queer Student Lounge (UC 201). For more information, contact Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org or Zach at email@example.com.