The mission of the programming series is to create space for dialogue, support, and empowerment among students, faculty, and staff at University of Iowa. Through the co-creation of a supportive community of womxn, individuals will have the ability to explore their racial, ethnic, and cultural identities, share lived experiences, and discuss what it means to be womxn of colour in our campus community.
Why the "x"?
"Womxn removes the sequences of m-a-n and/or m-e-n from the term “woman/en” that sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, but to also show that womxn are not a sub-category of men, while providing active resistance to transphobia to include transwomen, trans*femme, and other gender non-confirming womxn."
Steinmetz, S. (1995). Womyn: The evidence, American speech. Vol. 70, No. 4, pp. 429–43. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.Merbruja, L. (2005). 3 common feminist phrases that (unintentionally marginzliuze trans women. Everyday Feminism: http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/05/feminist-phrases-marginalize-trans-women/
Join the Network!
For updates on upcoming events and meetings, join the University of Iowa Womxn of Color Network Facebook group.
Spring 2018 Events:
Questions or concerns? Contact Jessica Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org.