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Conscious Conversations

Conscious Conversations promotes the oneness of women from all cultures and provides a safe environment for diverse women from across campus to better understand each other in an attempt to foster new meaningful relationships. 

Winter 2017 Conscious Conversation: Kin-Keeping, the Second Shift, and Invisible Work
April 27, 2017, 12pm-1:30pm
Downtown Pew Campus-University Club, DeVos 107C

Join us for a discussion on the “busy-work”* and “worry-work”* that silently saps your time and energy.
We will explore the concepts of kin-keeping, the “Second Shift” and other invisible work often, but not always, completed by women in relationship and family situations.
Our conversation will also include work-life balance, stress management, self-care, unplugging and the glorification of busy.

*Credit: Jeana Jorgensen of Foxy Folklorist

Please register on sprout, as space is limited:

Fall 2016 Conscious Conversation: Family Leave
November 30, 2016, 12pm-1:30pm
Allendale Campus- Kirkhof Center Room 1104

If you are in need of any accommodations to participate in these programs, please contact us at for assistance.

Previous Conscious Conversation Topics

  • Men's Role in Feminism
  • Moving Beyond the B-Word: Bold, Blunt, Bossy Women in the Workplace
  • Worldwide Women: International Travel, Work, and Advocacy
  • It's All About Me (For an Hour): Self-care, Self-worth, Self-satisfaction, and Self-fulfillment
  • Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Raising Girls in the Princess Culture
  • We're Our Own Worst Enemies: Judgment and Competition Among Women
  • Expecting Better: Establishing Family Friendly Workplaces
  • Race and Gender in "Orange is the New Black"