Equality and Social Justice
Pink & Black Ball
Join the Gender + Equality Center and the OU community for a night of great music, dancing, and fun! Event Details:
Molly Shi Boren Ballroom
Oklahoma Memorial Union
8:00PM - Midnight
February 15, 2019
The Pink & Black Ball is an alcohol-free semi-formal benefit to raise funds for the Gender + Equality Center. The money raised through ticket sales is used to fund programs and events to educate students about a variety of campus and community issues including healthy relationships, LGBTQ Ally programs, salary negotiation, and gender-based violence prevention.
Mosaic: Social Justice Symposium
The vision of Mosaic: Social Justice Symposium is to celebrate tradition, history, culture, and diversity within our University community. This unique event provides a space for University students, faculty, staff, and alumni and outside community members to learn and discuss contemporary issues of social justice through presentations, research, and discussion forums.
The student led presentations focus on the vast spectrum that is social justice, including, but not limited to, human rights, gender disparities, political and cultural oppression, racial discrimination, classism, sexuality, education, economic inequality, ableism, ethnicity, religion, and environmentalism. Together, Mosaic participants will challenge the origins of oppression and inequality, empower all people to exercise their own voices, and encourage others to realize their full potential as global citizens. The symposium will build social solidarity and foster the ability and will for collective action. As we explore the many identities of social justice, we aim to grow collectively stronger to form a perfectly imperfect work of art: a mosaic.
Thank you for your interest in attending for Mosaic: Social Justice Symposium. However, after immense reflection and conversation, we will be postponing Mosaic 2018 until the spring semester. We want to put forth a high-quality and well-attended event, and with both the event and students’ interests in mind, we believe the best decision is to postpone the event.
Check back soon for the new date for the event!
Women's Equality Day
Women's Equality Day is August 26th and celebrates the adoption of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. You can make a difference by registering to vote and voting. Voting registration takes place in the fall.
Start Smart Workshop
Women still earn only .77 cents to every dollar a man earns. Over the course of a woman's career, this can add up to a million dollars in lost earnings! The $tart $mart Workshop provides women with information on how to overcome the gender wage gap through benchmarking and negotiation skills.
The next Start Smart Wage Equality Workshop will be held Tuesday, October 24th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Heritage Room of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Click here to register!