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Spring into April with feminist events and programs!
Sloss Spring Events. April 8: Feminist Friday: "Plant Horror and the Gendered Order of Things: Feminism, Mobility, and the Environment" Via Zoom 1 p.m. April 22: Feminist Friday: Panel discussion on navigating institutional spaces as a marginalized individual Via Zoom 1 p.m. April 27: Art & Creativity for Healing: Nature Portraits Sloss House 5 p.m.

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QTPoC's March dinner, bowling at Cybowl in the MU.

Dear Margaret

Dear Margaret whimsical green floral graphic. Reads: Dear Margaret, How can we all participate in feminism, even if we're not from larger communities where organizing and protesting happens? Anonymous. Dear Anonymous, It's important to remember feminism is for everyone. Even when you feel your actions aren't "large enough" to make a difference, there are always steps you can take to support an equitable, feminist future. One of the most important feminist actions you can take is educating yourself in order to gain a better perspective on intersectional, feminist issues. This can be as simple as reading works by feminist authors like bell hooks, or enrolling in women's and genders studies classes here at Iowa State. Another feminist effort you can explore is supporting existing entrepreneurial women, especially BIPOC and trans women. Contributing to the growth of a woman putting their dreams in motion is a great way to advocate for change. You can take these steps by following and sharing Black female and non-binary creator's social media pages, or buying from small businesses created by trans women, or any women at all. You can also advocate in your local community, no matter how small! Whether you're volunteering at your city's Planned Parenthood, or reposting petitions on social media, contributing the time and voice you have to feminism is as important as participating in any march or organization. No matter what actions you're taking, remember there's no such thing as a step too small. It's easy to get intimidated by a mission that feels so large, but it's important to have faith in ourselves, and our communities to create a brighter future. With love and care, Margaret.

WMC Workshop

Self-care and creative writing workshop yellow graphic. The writing and media center welcomes the Sloss Center folks. Come write for fun! 12-1:30 pm Friday, April 1st. Parks Library 0198. First 20 people to sign up by March 30th get free Potbelly Lunch!
The Writing and Media Center is hosting a Self-Care and Creative Writing Workshop on Friday, April 1st from 12 pm-1:30 pm in 0198 Parks Library for its campus partnership programs. The workshop includes opportunities to learn about and practice self-care through different forms of writing. Come join consultants who are embedded with campus partners such as Design 183, Honors Program, Multicultural Student Affairs, Veterans Center, TRIO Student Support Services, SFE, Sloss Center, WGS 201, and WiSE, and create your own fun pieces of writing. Please register at, and the first 20 people that register before March 25th will receive a free Potbelly lunch! 

WGS Student Conference

Iowa State Women's and Gender Studies Student Conference Red and Yellow Bubble Graphic. Iowa State Women's and Genders Studies Student Conference 2022. Mobilizing the Intersections of Power and Justice. April 2, 2022. Iowa State University Student Innovation Center. Iowa State WGS.
Saturday, April 2nd is this year's WGS Student Conference! Keynote speaker Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo of the University of Iowa will be presenting on a historical and Iowa-focused approach to reproductive justice. 

Find more information, a schedule of events and registration for the conference here!

WMC Speaker Series

WMC Speaker Series navy and blue graphic. Language and communication series. Communicating with empathy: relationality and creativity in contemporary learning. Jordan W. Brooks with headshot, Mani Mina with headshot, Lucia M. Suarez with headshot. Monday, April 4, 2022. 4-5:30 PM. CT. College of Design Building 0101 and livestreamed. Co-sponsors Iowa State campus life DEI and Iowa State College of Design.
Iowa State University's Writing and Media Center, in partnership with ISU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Department of World Languages and Cultures, College of Design, and Campus Life Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is hosting a panel event on April 4th at 4:00 p.m., titled: “Communicating with Empathy: Relationality and Creativity in Contemporary Learning.” The event will take place in ISU’s College of Design Building 0101 and will be livestreamed. Refreshments will be available.

Feminist Friday

Feminist Friday Online pink and blue Web themed graphic, Sloss House background. Plant Horror and the Gendered Order of Things: Feminism, Mobility, and the Environment with Daphne Brewer. Friday, April 8. 1 PM Central. Via zoom.
The Sloss House's next Feminist Friday will feature Daphne Brewer discussing feminism, mobility, and the environment. Join us on Friday, April 8th at 1 pm on Zoom!

Find the link on Sloss' website here!

WMC Upcoming Events

Upcoming events with the WMC graphic. April 10th: night against procrastination. April 13th: professional workshop series. April 29th: graduate/postdoc writing retreat.
The Writing and Media Center has several upcoming events in April. Access the links here!

April 10th - Night Against Procrastination

April 13th - Professional Workshop Series

April 29th - Graduate Writing Retreat

Pride Picnic

Pride Picnic pink gingham graphic with flower. End of the year pride picnic for the LGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty. April 13th, 4-6 pm. South Ballroom, MU. Iowa State Office of DEI, the Center. RSVP requested.
Calling all students, staff, and faculty! The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and The Center are collaborating to host an end-of-the-year Pride Picnic event, and you're invited! This event is for students, staff, and faculty who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community to build intentional relationships and community, while also celebrating the end of the semester. Join us for food, activities, and laughs from 4-6pm in the Memorial Union’s South Ballroom on Wednesday, April 13th.

RSVP here!

Art and Creativity for Healing

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The next Art + Creativity for Healing event will be held Wednesday, April 27th at 5 pm at the Sloss House. Sloss' art expert Nancy Gebhart will lead the space in creating nature portraits as a form of personal growth and healing. For the health and safety of attendees, the event is limited to 10 participants. Register here!

Art + Creativity for Healing seeks to build an environment that connects creative exercises with community building in support of healing. Make, share, talk, listen, release, build, together. Supplies and art guidance will be provided. This collective creative space is open to everyone.

QTPoC Monthly Dinner

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Every last Friday of the month, QTPoC hosts a dinner for the queer and trans people of color in Iowa State's community. These monthly meals center the intersection of LGBTQIA+ and racial identities and bring QTPoC together to build community. The next dinner will be hosted on April 29th!

Find more info here!

Pride Goes Greek

Rainbow logo for Pride Goes Greek
Pride Goes Greek is an Iowa State sorority and Fraternity affiliated organization for LGBTQIA+ students and allies in Greek Life. If you're not a member but are curious about what sororities or fraternities have to offer, Pride Goes Greek can help, too! Past events have included Jackbox game nights and picnics; this semester, PGG is hosting movie nights, volunteer projects, and more! 

Follow their Instagram @pridegoesgreek or email them at for more information on how to join and support.

Pride Alliance

graphic of a people with different hair and skin colors wearing rainbow heart shirts to represent the LGBTQIA+ Community
Pride Alliance is a safe and brave space for queer individuals on campus. Pride Alliance strives to mix education and activism with socializing, pride and support. To sign up for an email list and be alerted on events and meetings, email

You can also follow the Iowa State Pride Alliance on Instagram and Twitter @iowastatepride. 

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