Calendar of Events


WGRAC Discussion meetings ~ every Friday, 12:30pm, WGRAC Lounge, 2nd floor, Mather! All are welcome!

PHAB~ Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body: A student-led group that raises awareness and educates the campus community about eating disorders and body image issues while promoting active living, self-acceptance, self-respect and appreciation of size diversity. Programming this year will include: Love Your Body Day Walk/Run, Girlcott, healthy cooking classes, Health & Wellness Week, and more!

Meeting d/t/pl TBD.

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SECS - Students Encouraging Consensual Sex:  A student-led group that organizes activities and programs to raises awareness of sexual and relationship violence on campus perpetrated against women and men: i.e.  The Red Flag Campaign, Voices Raised in Power, The Red Flag Campaign, Voices Raised in Power, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer, Take Back the Night, and more! All are welcome to come!

Meeting d/t/pl TBD.

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12-Step Programs

If you feel you may have a problem with alcohol, drugs, or food, and are interested in finding a recovery program in the Hartford area, please visit these web sites:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous:
  • Overeaters Anonymous: OA is for anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively, binge-eaters, bulimics, anorexics, and compulsive exercisers.
  • Narcotics Anonymous:
  • Al-Anon: Al-Anon is for anyone with a friend or relative who is an alcoholic.

If you want to talk with someone on campus with knowledge about 12 -step programs, please email:, or Trinity College's Counseling Center is also an excellent resource.


Tuesday, January 26,  7:30pm, Cinestudio
Chi-Raq (2015) & Discussion
Director, Spike Lee. With Teyonah Parris, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Wesley Snipes 

A student facilitated discussion will be held after the movie
Mention Office of Multicultural Affairs at the ticket office & they will subsidize your ticket by $3.00
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & WGRAC
For further details contact 

Tuesday, February 4, 12:15pm, Terrace B & C
What's It Like to be Black and Queer?

A Black History Month program featuring a panel of faculty, almuni, staff and students who are both "Black" and "Queer"

Event’s goal: To discuss the intersectionality of "Blackness" and "Queerness"

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Tuesday, February 9, 7:30pm, Cinestudio
Suffragette (2015) & Discussion

Director, Sarah Gavron. With Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep
Discussion facilitator: Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Trinity College

Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre, PhD, FRHist, teaches a range of classes in British and British Imperial history. She is the author of Cosmopolitan Nationalism in the Victorian Empire (Palgrave, 2009) and editor of For the Liberty of Ireland at Home and Abroad (UCD Press, 2010). Jennifer is writing a history of wine in the British Empire and CommonwealTH.

Suffragette:  In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause.

Snow Date for discussion: February 10
Sponsored by WGRAC
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Friday, February 26, 8:00pm, Chapel

A Monologue, A Memory, A Rant & A Prayer (MMRP)

Director, Dabin Lim, ’16; Assistant Director, Christa Prophete, ’17

A fundraiser for the Interval House, Hartford’s battered women’s shelter.
Donation: $ 5, Student ID; $ 10 Non-students, based on ability to pay.

MMRP: A groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. The volume features such authors and topics as: Edward Albee on S&M; Maya Angelou on women's work; Michael Cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese abduction; Edwidge Danticat on a border crossing; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; Sharon Olds on a bra; Patricia Bosworth on her own physically abusive relationship; Jane Fonda on reclaiming our Mojo; and many more.

Sponsored by, MMRP is hosted and produced by WGRAC, SECS (Students Encouraging Consensual Sex), and the Chapel. SARALesbians** is also a co-sponsor.

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Friday, March 4, 12:30pm, Friday, March 4, 12:30pm, Hallden Hall (formerly Gallows Hill), next to McCook, across from Austin Arts
Janice Flemming-Butler, ’11, Executive Director, Voices of Women of Color, Hartford

The Voices of Women of Color LLC (VOWOC) is a for profit corporation located in Hartford, CT. We Teach, Empower, and Encourage women of color by providing them with the leadership skills that lead to gainful employment opportunities and civil activism in the public and private sectors.

Sponsored by WGRAC

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Saturday, April 2, 2:00pm, Cinestudio
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)    

Speakers: Mary Dore, Director; Vilunya Dickson, author, Our Bodies, Our Selves
Free admission

SBWSA resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971; from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!).  SBWSA recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.  “The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual orientation and leadership that arose in the women’s movement.  SBWSA captures the spirit of the time --- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious. A film about activists, made to inspire women and men to work for feminism and human rights. 

Sponsored by WGRAC , History Department, SARALesbians

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Friday, April 8, Friday, April 8, 6pm-8pm, Vernon Social Center
Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night, a campus-wide event, is an evening of presentations, entertainment and survivor stories intended to raise awareness about issues related to gender based violence.

Sponsored by SECS, WGRAC

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**  SARALesbians: Seasoned And Rising Again. Based in Hartford and Storrs, CT, SARALesbians is a community of lesbians open to all women who work to promote gender equality and change the way women experience the cultural challenges of growing old.