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NIARA means "one with purpose" — begin to discover your purpose today!

Join us for lively discussions that center the lives of students who identify as women of color! NIARA meetings aim to foster community among students of shared lived experiences who are seeking a sense of belonging and purpose. 

Refreshments will be provided


Audience: Students of color 

Integrative Learning (INT) 100/201 APPROVED


♥ September ♥

Niara Meet & Greet

  • Thursday, September 14th
  •  Kirkhof 2215/16
  • 4pm - 6pm

Niara Welcome Brunch

  • Thursday, September 21st
  • Kirkhof 2270
  • 4pm - 6pm

♥ October ♥

Niara: Vision Board

  • Thursday, October 5th
  • Kirkhof 1104
  • 4pm - 6pm

Niara Mentor Mixer

  • Thursday, October 12th
  • Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room, Allendale

  • 4pm - 6pm


Niara: Sex Ed

  • Thursday, October 26th
  • Kirkhof 1104
  • 5pm - 6:30pm

♥ November ♥

Niara: You Matter w/ Xtreme Hip Hop Fitness

  • Thursday, November 2nd
  • Kelly Multipurpose Room
  • 4pm - pm

Niara: Mindfulness, Self-love, & Spirituality

  • Thursday, November 16th

  • Kirkhof 2215/16

  • 4pm - 6pm

♥ December ♥

Niara Wind Down Sip & Paint: End of Semester Celebration

  • Thursday, December 7th
  • Kirkhof 1104
  • 4pm - 6pm

Talk Back Tuesday

Talk Back Tuesdays

Join the Center for Women and Gender Equity for a monthly Talk Back discussion series. The Center creates a space to discuss topics of gender justice and other forms of intersectional gender equity. The Center has hosted a number of leaders at Grand Valley State University as well as those in the community. 

The format of Talk Back Tuesdays varies, but typically speakers share information area related to their area of expertise followed by Q&A from attendees. It is our hope that attendees will leave feeling motivated to transform the world in which we live or will further research or investigate the topics discussed.

In the words of Palo Freire, "Human beings are not built in silence, but in word, in work, in action-reflection (2018).” It is through the dialogue of the members and leaders of our various communities working together that we fight for liberation through discussion and dialogue.

Light refreshments will be provided

October 10th, 4-5:30PM, CWGE Lobby, "Demystifying Domestic Violence"

November 14th, 4-5:30PM, CWGE Lobby, "Healthy Relationships"

Audience: All are welcome to attend



Femme Film Friday

Femme Film Friday

Femme Film Friday is a monthly showing of a film centered around themes of feminism, gender, intersectional experiences, socioeconomic status, and gender justice. While the goal of these showings is to focus on how various topics and genres interact with gender, what CWGE is most excited about is fostering an environment where conversation can be held in a relaxed and comfortable setting. It's a plus if students are able to find interest in these chosen films or even representations of their own lived experiences. Bring a friend, or two, and join us for Femme Film Friday!

Refreshments will be provided

September 29th, 2-4PM, CWGE Lobby, "Ladybird"

October 27th, 2-4PM, CWGE Lobby, "And so I stayed"

November 17th, 2-4PM, CWGE Lobby, TBD

Audience: All are welcome to attend



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