AUSG Women's Initiative

AUSG Women's Initiative AUSG Women’s Initiative is a non-partisan, student-run organization that advocates for student, staff, and faculty at AU. WI is responsible for creating responsive & educational programming that addresses issues through the lens of gender and sexuality

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Meet Our Wonderful First Year Fellows❤️👏🏽
11/22/2021

Meet Our Wonderful First Year Fellows❤️👏🏽

Meet our first year fellows!!
11/22/2021

Meet our first year fellows!!

Meet our first year fellows!!
11/22/2021

Meet our first year fellows!!

In collaboration with AU Disabled Student Union, AUSG WI is excited to announce ADArts and Crafts! Join us on November 2...
11/11/2021

In collaboration with AU Disabled Student Union, AUSG WI is excited to announce ADArts and Crafts! Join us on November 20th, 2021 at 11am in MGC 331 for a creative space led by and for disabled students and allies. Come be in community with fellow AU disabled people in a space to center joy, creativity and art. We hope to see you there!

In collaboration with AU Disabled Student Union, AUSG WI is excited to announce ADArts and Crafts! Join us on November 20th, 2021 at 11am in MGC 331 for a creative space led by and for disabled students and allies. Come be in community with fellow AU disabled people in a space to center joy, creativity and art. We hope to see you there!

Breaking Ground Monologue "BGM" is an event for individuals to explore and express themselves  through various art-forms...
11/10/2021

Breaking Ground Monologue "BGM" is an event for individuals to explore and express themselves  through various art-forms. All students are welcome to submit work and perform regardless of level of experience.

On November 10th and 13th BGM Creative Directors will host a Q&A session for students interested in performing and/or contributing to the main event taking place in Spring semester. We are also interested in your personal feedback on what theme(s) you would like to see incorporated in this event! We can’t wait to meet you tomorrow @ 2:30PM 😊

Breaking Ground Monologue "BGM" is an event for individuals to explore and express themselves  through various art-forms. All students are welcome to submit work and perform regardless of level of experience.

On November 10th and 13th BGM Creative Directors will host a Q&A session for students interested in performing and/or contributing to the main event taking place in Spring semester. We are also interested in your personal feedback on what theme(s) you would like to see incorporated in this event! We can’t wait to meet you tomorrow @ 2:30PM 😊

Join About S*x Work AU on the Quad Tuesday Nov. 16th. We hope to see y’all there!
11/06/2021

Join About S*x Work AU on the Quad Tuesday Nov. 16th. We hope to see y’all there!

Join About S*x Work AU on the Quad Tuesday Nov. 16th. We hope to see y’all there!

Learn more About S*x Work AU Wednesday Nov.16th on the Quad from 10:00AM-2:00PM! Hope to see you guys there!
11/06/2021

Learn more About S*x Work AU Wednesday Nov.16th on the Quad from 10:00AM-2:00PM! Hope to see you guys there!

Learn more About S*x Work AU Wednesday Nov.16th on the Quad from 10:00AM-2:00PM! Hope to see you guys there!

AU Afghan Students Association is hosting a Winter Clothing Drive for Afghan Refugees in the DMV area in time for the ho...
11/02/2021

AU Afghan Students Association is hosting a Winter Clothing Drive for Afghan Refugees in the DMV area in time for the holidays. Items collected will be delivered directly to refugee families via the Health Point Foundation and Muslim Association of Virginia (Dar al Noor mosque). If you would like to volunteer to help sort items DM @auafghans

WI is proud to help announce this upcoming initiative. I.I is a student-led group that aspires to create a safe space fo...
10/22/2021

WI is proud to help announce this upcoming initiative. I.I is a student-led group that aspires to create a safe space for Indigenous AU students from all backgrounds and areas of the world to connect, support, and collaborate. I.I will ensure an inclusive environment where Indigenous students feel valued, included, and empowered. Check out the link in our bio to fill out the interest form!

@indigenous.initiative
@sisundergradcouncil

WI is proud to help announce this upcoming initiative. I.I is a student-led group that aspires to create a safe space for Indigenous AU students from all backgrounds and areas of the world to connect, support, and collaborate. I.I will ensure an inclusive environment where Indigenous students feel valued, included, and empowered. Check out the link in our bio to fill out the interest form!

@indigenous.initiative
@sisundergradcouncil

Hey Upper East Siders, we had a lovely event with @thejordanalexander!! From hearing about her activism, to receiving ad...
10/22/2021

Hey Upper East Siders, we had a lovely event with @thejordanalexander!! From hearing about her activism, to receiving advice on authentically showing up as ones self, we are all supremely grateful to have her wisdom. Here’s to more experiences with awesome women, xoxo AUSG WI 😘

Hey DC Residers, WI here 😘 Come out to our amazing event tonight with Jordan Alexander, actress extraordinaire! The Zoom...
10/21/2021

Hey DC Residers, WI here 😘 Come out to our amazing event tonight with Jordan Alexander, actress extraordinaire! The Zoom link is in our bio and we hope to see you there ❤️

Hey DC Residers, WI here 😘 Come out to our amazing event tonight with Jordan Alexander, actress extraordinaire! The Zoom link is in our bio and we hope to see you there ❤️

Hey AU, Gossip Girl here…We have a secret we’ve been dying to share. Our favorite Jordan Alexander, or Julien Calloway a...
10/13/2021

Hey AU, Gossip Girl here…We have a secret we’ve been dying to share. Our favorite Jordan Alexander, or Julien Calloway as some may know her, is coming to you on Thursday, October 21st at 7PM! Jordan Alexander is a dynamic and unique young artist who has hit stardom at incredible speed. Jordan can be seen starring as the Queen Bee of the highly successful “Gossip Girl” revival series for HBOMax. Make sure to RSVP through Campus Labs or through the linktree in our bio so you get the latest updates ☕️

Hey AU, Gossip Girl here…We have a secret we’ve been dying to share. Our favorite Jordan Alexander, or Julien Calloway as some may know her, is coming to you on Thursday, October 21st at 7PM! Jordan Alexander is a dynamic and unique young artist who has hit stardom at incredible speed. Jordan can be seen starring as the Queen Bee of the highly successful “Gossip Girl” revival series for HBOMax. Make sure to RSVP through Campus Labs or through the linktree in our bio so you get the latest updates ☕️

Interested in film? Costume design? Take a break from your School Daze and meet Ruth E. Carter on October 20th 7 pm thro...
10/13/2021

Interested in film? Costume design? Take a break from your School Daze and meet Ruth E. Carter on October 20th 7 pm through zoom. Ruth E. Carter is an award winning costume designer who's work has been featured in over 40 films, including (but not limited to) the marvel film Black Panther and the biographical film Malcom X. She has garnered several Academy Awards for her work in Spike Lee’s MALCOM X (1993) and Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS. Within her 30 years of work, she has been nominated three times for and won one Academy Award for Best Costume Design. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Make sure to RSVP through Campus Labs or through the linktree in our bio!

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Behind a black background, on the top left in blue lettering it reads, "AU STUDENT UNION BOARD X WOMEN'S INITIATIVE X SISTER SISTER X BLACKPRINT X REVOLUTION: AU FASHION SOCIETY X BLACK PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY PRESENT." Below this line in blue text it says, "CREATING YOUR REALITY." Below this title in blue lettering it reads, "OCTOBER 20, 2021| 7:00PM." At the bottom left  in blue text it reads, "DRESS UP YOUR MIND WITH RUTH CARTER MODERATED BY DR. SHERRI WILLIAMS." A sliver of white background is located at the very bottom of the image with the AUSG, SS, WI, BSU, and SOC. The right side of the image is a picture of Ruth E. Carter.

Interested in film? Costume design? Take a break from your School Daze and meet Ruth E. Carter on October 20th 7 pm through zoom. Ruth E. Carter is an award winning costume designer who's work has been featured in over 40 films, including (but not limited to) the marvel film Black Panther and the biographical film Malcom X. She has garnered several Academy Awards for her work in Spike Lee’s MALCOM X (1993) and Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS. Within her 30 years of work, she has been nominated three times for and won one Academy Award for Best Costume Design. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Make sure to RSVP through Campus Labs or through the linktree in our bio!

Alt text:
Behind a black background, on the top left in blue lettering it reads, "AU STUDENT UNION BOARD X WOMEN'S INITIATIVE X SISTER SISTER X BLACKPRINT X REVOLUTION: AU FASHION SOCIETY X BLACK PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY PRESENT." Below this line in blue text it says, "CREATING YOUR REALITY." Below this title in blue lettering it reads, "OCTOBER 20, 2021| 7:00PM." At the bottom left  in blue text it reads, "DRESS UP YOUR MIND WITH RUTH CARTER MODERATED BY DR. SHERRI WILLIAMS." A sliver of white background is located at the very bottom of the image with the AUSG, SS, WI, BSU, and SOC. The right side of the image is a picture of Ruth E. Carter.

Hey AU, Gossip Girl here…We have a secret we’ve been dying to share. Our favorite Jordan Alexander, or Julien Calloway a...
10/13/2021

Hey AU, Gossip Girl here…We have a secret we’ve been dying to share. Our favorite Jordan Alexander, or Julien Calloway as some may know her, is coming to you on Thursday, October 21st at 7PM! Jordan Alexander is a dynamic and unique young artist who has hit stardom at incredible speed. Jordan can be seen starring as the Queen Bee of the highly successful “Gossip Girl” revival series for HBOMax. Make sure to RSVP through Campus Labs or through the linktree in our bio so you get the latest updates ☕️

Hey AU, Gossip Girl here…We have a secret we’ve been dying to share. Our favorite Jordan Alexander, or Julien Calloway as some may know her, is coming to you on Thursday, October 21st at 7PM! Jordan Alexander is a dynamic and unique young artist who has hit stardom at incredible speed. Jordan can be seen starring as the Queen Bee of the highly successful “Gossip Girl” revival series for HBOMax. Make sure to RSVP through Campus Labs or through the linktree in our bio so you get the latest updates ☕️

Take a break from your School Daze and come join us on Wednesday, October 20th at 7 PM and meet Ruth Carter! Ruth E. Car...
10/13/2021

Take a break from your School Daze and come join us on Wednesday, October 20th at 7 PM and meet Ruth Carter! Ruth E. Carter is an award-winning costume designer known for developing an authentic story through costume and characters. She has garnered several Academy Awards for her work in Spike Lee’s MALCOM X (1993) and Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS. She has worked in the industry for over three decades and has been credited with over forty films and counting. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Make sure to RSVP through Campus Labs or through the linktree in our bio!

Take a break from your School Daze and come join us on Wednesday, October 20th at 7 PM and meet Ruth Carter! Ruth E. Carter is an award-winning costume designer known for developing an authentic story through costume and characters. She has garnered several Academy Awards for her work in Spike Lee’s MALCOM X (1993) and Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS. She has worked in the industry for over three decades and has been credited with over forty films and counting. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Make sure to RSVP through Campus Labs or through the linktree in our bio!

Join us on the Quad on Friday!
10/06/2021

Join us on the Quad on Friday!

Join us on the Quad on Friday!

Join us tonight with Beverly Gooden. RSVP through the link in our bio!
10/05/2021

Join us tonight with Beverly Gooden. RSVP through the link in our bio!

Join us tonight with Beverly Gooden. RSVP through the link in our bio!

TONIGHT! Join WI, KPU, The Black Student Union, and Black Girls Vote as we welcome Beverly Gooden, Creator of the #WhyIS...
10/05/2021

TONIGHT! Join WI, KPU, The Black Student Union, and Black Girls Vote as we welcome Beverly Gooden, Creator of the #WhyIStayed. RSVP through the link in our bio.

TONIGHT! Join WI, KPU, The Black Student Union, and Black Girls Vote as we welcome Beverly Gooden, Creator of the #WhyIStayed. RSVP through the link in our bio.

HAPPENING NOW!!
09/30/2021

HAPPENING NOW!!

HAPPENING NOW!!

Join WI, KPU, The Black Student Union, and Black Girls Vote as we welcome Creator of the #WhyIStayed Movement, Founder o...
09/29/2021

Join WI, KPU, The Black Student Union, and Black Girls Vote as we welcome Creator of the #WhyIStayed Movement, Founder of The Bolt Bag, and advocate for relationship violence survivors Beverly Gooden on October 5th at 7 PM. The event will take place in the form of a speech via zoom webinar and discuss race, relationship violence, women’s empowerment, plus Gooden’s previous and upcoming projects including The Bolt Bag and Gooden’s book ‘SURVIVING: Why We Stayed and How We Leave Abusive Relationships.’ RSVP here: bit.ly/bevgooden or at the link in our bio!

Join WI, KPU, The Black Student Union, and Black Girls Vote as we welcome Creator of the #WhyIStayed Movement, Founder of The Bolt Bag, and advocate for relationship violence survivors Beverly Gooden on October 5th at 7 PM. The event will take place in the form of a speech via zoom webinar and discuss race, relationship violence, women’s empowerment, plus Gooden’s previous and upcoming projects including The Bolt Bag and Gooden’s book ‘SURVIVING: Why We Stayed and How We Leave Abusive Relationships.’ RSVP here: bit.ly/bevgooden or at the link in our bio!

Happening Now!
09/29/2021

Happening Now!

Happening Now!

Meet our amazing Director, Kaniya Harris!
09/29/2021

Meet our amazing Director, Kaniya Harris!

Meet our amazing Director, Kaniya Harris!

Meet our new Director of Finance, Skylar White!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Director of Finance, Skylar White!

Meet our new Director of Finance, Skylar White!

Meet our new Creative Director, Rory Hayes!!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Creative Director, Rory Hayes!!

Meet our new Creative Director, Rory Hayes!!

Meet our new Co-Creative Director, Abby Chase!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Co-Creative Director, Abby Chase!

Meet our new Co-Creative Director, Abby Chase!

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Becca Atjai!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Becca Atjai!

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Becca Atjai!

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Abbie Kitariev!!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Abbie Kitariev!!

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Abbie Kitariev!!

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Natalie McCarthy!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Natalie McCarthy!

Meet our new Production Coordinator, Natalie McCarthy!

Meet our new Community Outreach Coordinator, Sofia Castillo-Merced!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Community Outreach Coordinator, Sofia Castillo-Merced!

Meet our new Community Outreach Coordinator, Sofia Castillo-Merced!

Meet our new Breaking Ground Monologues Director, Mya Guiler!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Breaking Ground Monologues Director, Mya Guiler!

Meet our new Breaking Ground Monologues Director, Mya Guiler!

Meet our new @elbowrooom Staff Artist, Sadie Aeder!
09/29/2021

Meet our new @elbowrooom Staff Artist, Sadie Aeder!

Meet our new @elbowrooom Staff Artist, Sadie Aeder!

Meet our new Communications Coordinator, Susan Sun!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Communications Coordinator, Susan Sun!

Meet our new Communications Coordinator, Susan Sun!

Meet our new @elbowrooom Editor, Marie Hayes!
09/29/2021

Meet our new @elbowrooom Editor, Marie Hayes!

Meet our new @elbowrooom Editor, Marie Hayes!

Meet our new Communications Coordinator, Aleli Nava!
09/29/2021

Meet our new Communications Coordinator, Aleli Nava!

Meet our new Communications Coordinator, Aleli Nava!

Meet our new @elbowrooom Staff Writer, Jess Hills!
09/29/2021

Meet our new @elbowrooom Staff Writer, Jess Hills!

Meet our new @elbowrooom Staff Writer, Jess Hills!

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Come hang out with Jordan Alexander (a.k.a. Julien Calloway) from HBOMax’s "Gossip Girl," TONIGHT at 7:00 PM for “Breaking the Rules!” She's a dynamic and unique young artist who has hit stardom at incredible speed. Now that the secret's out, join AUSG Student Union Board and AUSG Women's Initiative as they host this event. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/7qhX50GtOAv
Come hang out with Jordan Alexander (a.k.a. Julien Calloway) from HBOMax’s "Gossip Girl," on Oct. 21 at 7:00 PM for “Breaking the Rules!” She's a dynamic and unique young artist who has hit stardom at incredible speed. Now that the secret's out, join AUSG Student Union Board and AUSG Women's Initiative as they host this event. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/ZpGF50GtOy5
Join AUSG Student Union Board & AUSG Women's Initiative TONIGHT at 7:00 PM for “Dress Up Your World” with Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Ruth Carter! Carter is known for developing an authentic story through costume and characters. She has garnered several Academy Awards for her work in Spike Lee’s MALCOM X (1993) and Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018), as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS. This conversation will be moderated by #AUSOC's own Dr. Sherri Williams. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/dBIe50GtOae
Come hang out with Jordan Alexander (a.k.a. Julien Calloway) from HBOMax’s "Gossip Girl," on Oct. 21 at 7:00 PM for “Breaking the Rules!” She's a dynamic and unique young artist who has hit stardom at incredible speed. Now that the secret's out, join AUSG Student Union Board and AUSG Women's Initiative as they host this event. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/CQ4W50GtOx4
Join AUSG Student Union Board & AUSG Women's Initiative on Oct. 20 at 7:00 PM for “Dress Up Your World” with Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Ruth Carter! Carter is known for developing an authentic story through costume and characters. She has garnered several Academy Awards for her work in Spike Lee’s MALCOM X (1993) and Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018), as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS. This conversation will be moderated by #AUSOC's own Dr. Sherri Williams. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/iutO50GtPPc
Author and human rights activist Chanel Miller spoke to the AU community on April 8th at a virtual event hosted by AUSG Women's Initiative. Miller discussed her book "Know My Name: A Memoir" and the power of healing through art.
The Muslim Student Association and AUSG Women's Initiative hosted a virtual discussion with activist and organizer Hoda Katebi about fast fashion and other issues in the fashion industry.
BREAKING: Activist and Politician Stacey Abrams will speak during Founders Week. Abrams will be the keynote speaker at an event with AUSG Kennedy Political Union and AUSG Women's Initiative on Feb. 22.
Understanding and Overcoming The Fatherless Woman Syndrome is a 60 minute online workshop where participants will learn about the five factors of The Fatherless Woman Syndrome, gain an understanding about how it might present in their personal and professional lives while receiving information about steps that could be taken to reduce its adverse impact. The session is for women 18 and older. It is free but registration is required for this virtual events. Info at https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/understanding-and-overcoming-the-fatherless-woman-syndrome #targetaudience
On November 10, the AUSG Women's Initiative will host Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist, #environmentalist, and former Green Party VP candidate. LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous economics, climate change, environmental justice, and food and energy policy. Register today!
AUSG Women's Initiative is excited to announce their Women’s History Month Guest Speaker: Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. On March 25, AUSG WI will welcome her to speak at the Washington College of Law. Lindsay is an accomplished fashion journalist, and is currently the only Black editor-in-chief at a major publication in the U.S. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/VIEF50yDIXs
AUSG Women's Initiative is excited to announce their Women’s History Month Guest Speaker: Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. On March 25, AUSG WI will welcome her to speak at the Washington College of Law. Lindsay is an accomplished fashion journalist, and is currently the only Black editor-in-chief at a major publication in the U.S. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/RWO850yDIMd