The UCF Women's Studies program is commemorating its 20th anniversary by hosting a week's worth of events on campus.

Women's Studies director Maria Cristina Santana, said that she hopes the events will encourage students to take courses in the program. Events lined up range from a forum on women in leadership to a self-care yoga workshop by the Reflecting Pond.

"We think that building a healthy community is a community that understands each other," Santana said.

Sex and Gender in Society, Psychology of Women and Women in Art are just some of the courses offered by the program. Undergraduate students can choose to join the interdisciplinary women's studies track or earn a minor or certificate.

Women's Studies is partnering up with the National Organization for Women at UCF (NOW) to table on the Student Union patio and promote the events.

Daniel Hagel, a senior digital media major and NOW member, said that he feels males should address issues that affect women.

"Just like people who are rich should be aware of the issues of people who are poor," he said.

The events lined up shed light on delicate topics such as rape and harassment.


Sept. 17,

What: Women's Studies Happy Hour
When: 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Maxine's on Shine (337 N. Shine Ave., Orlando)

Sept. 18

What: Activist Media Training
When: 10 a.m. - noon
Where: Cape Florida Ballroom, Student Union

Sept. 19

What: Self-Care Yoga
When: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Where:Reflecting Pond

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