The following is a list of our Fall, 2019 Sack Lunch Seminars 

"For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women." -Elizabeth Blackwell (first U.S. female physician)

September 25: The Peace Corps & Women's Empowerment

SUB 233  Noon-1 p.m.

For over 58 years, the Peace Corps has helped advance the empowerment of women in countries all around the worls. Expanding opportunities for women can transform their futures and the futures of their families, communities, and countries. Join three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who will share about their service and the work they did to empower the women in their communities. Facilitator Bethany Martinez served in Western Ukraine from 2015-2017 as a Youth Development Volunteer. She worked on projects dealing with gender equality, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS education.

October 9: Mental Health in LGBTQ+ Youth: Challenges and Possibilities for Solutions

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

LGBTQ+ youth face challenges with substance abuse, depression, and suicide at markedly higher rates than their peers. This seminar, offered by QSA at MSU's leadership, will highlight reasons young queer individuals face these challenges, and explore solutions that communities, educational institutions, and individuals can utilize to support survivors and help to end this crisis.

October 16: #BlackHairMatters

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

Join MSU student leaders, Jamelle Philips and Lyla Brown, as they dive into the world of natural hair, not only in the black community, but throughout the world. They will discuss how this "natural hair" movement started, the science behind black hair, differing attitudes towards natural hair, and much more!

October 23: The Scary Truth of (Academic) Mansplaining

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

Have you ever given a presentation and had a male colleague or student interrupt you to assert their opinion? It is often difficult to diffise these situations in the heat of the moment. Join MSU's Allison Theobold and other members of our STEM faculty who will provide possible tips and tricks for addressing these situations.

October 30: Confronting the Carceral State

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

Join student leaders Jamelle Philips, Lyla Brown, and Michelle Lopez for this discussion about the reality of the carceral state and the many ways in disenfranchises people of color, and more specifically, black women and families in highly policied areas.

November 6: Journey to Your Best Self

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

Amber King is the owner of Kingfisher Coaching and Retreats in Bozeman. She offers life coaching, workshops, and weekend retreats on a variety of topics. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore self through several tools to determine what works best for each individual to begin to set and reach future goals.


 "What I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is that feminism is a way to fight for justice, always in short supply." -Barbara Strickland

Sack Lunch Seminars are free, fun, informal, and open to everyone!
Sponsored by the Women's Center, a department in the division of Student Success 
SUB 372, 406-994-3836
Bring your lunch and join us!