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:

Fall 2021 Schedule Will Be Posted Soon!

Past Events



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For updates on upcoming events and meetings, join the University of Iowa Womxn of Color Network Facebook group & like our Facebook page!

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Questions or concerns? Contact Jessica Padilla at

On Accessibility: 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact WRAC in advance at 319-335-1486. 

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