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This Blog Has Moved

Effective July 21, 2010 the UMKC Women’s Center blog has moved to You’ll find new posts (and all of our old posts) there. Please update your bookmarks, RSS feeds, etc.!

We Can’t Remain Silent Any Longer

For the past week now, I have been training with MOCSA to become a volunteer assisting victims of sexual violence.  MOCSA, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, is an organization which serves individuals who suffered from any form of sexual violence.  Their mission is to lessen the ill effects of sexual assault and abuse through […]

What Would You Do?

What would you do if you saw a woman being battered?  Would you do something – maybe call the police? Or would you just ignore it and think that it wasn’t any of your business? You may think that you would try to intervene.  But are you sure? This question came up in a recent […]

Be the Match

We are posting this because Mel Tyler needs your help and his UMKC family is rallying to his aid and hope you will as well. Mel Tyler is Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the University of Missouri—Kansas City (UMKC).  He has spent his entire professional career in education, serving in various […]

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Men March on Campus in High Heels to End Violence

Yesterday, hundreds of UMKC students, staff, faculty, and Kansas City community members gathered on campus to participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. In support of putting a stop to the violence against women, men slipped on high heels and literally walked […]

Meet Patsy Campos

Hello everyone! My name is Patsy Campos. I am a freshman at UMKC and I am a work study at the Women’s Center. I chose to work at the Women’s Center because I want to be part of many events that will support women. There are many events that will take place this year. Our […]

Guest Posting Guidelines

We welcome guest posts here on the Women’s Center blog. Guest posting gives the readers fresh perspectives beyond what we can provide. We also learn a lot from the guest posts. Here are two reasons why you may want to write guest posts: You will promote critical thinking and teach others about an issue.This is […]

Why We Still Need the Women’s Movement (and Women’s Centers)

When I tell people what I do for a living, I’m often asked why universities still need women’s centers. After all, they tell me, women are equal now, and so an office dedicated to advancing women’s equality seems out-of-date, as unnecessary as the larger women’s movement that caused the founding of campus women’s centers. So, […]