Aug
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Alt Girl Cinema: OVARIAN PSYCOS

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Alt Girl Cinema and the Texas Council on Family Violence presents Ovarian Psycos, a documentary film. A new generation of women of color in East Los Angeles are redefining identity and building community through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade. Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous, las Ovas use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. The film rides along with the Ova’s, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time. 

Austin's own bike collective for female-identifying and gender nonconforming folks, the Bikin' Betties will organize a ride to the Drafthouse for the screening. Route TBA.

Alt Girl Cinema, a project of the Women's Community Center of Central Texas, brings an alternative cinematic representation of women’s lives to Austin through film screenings. Alt Girl stresses the importance of complex characters giving a multidimensional view of womanhood in today’s society. Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.

All proceeds of the tickets sales benefit the Women's Community Center of Central Texas.

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Sep
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

WE Community: Bean Bag Toss Tournament!

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Red's Porch & ATX Plays bring you a Cornhole (also known as bean bag toss) Tournament to benefit the Women's Community Center on Wednesday, September 6, at 7:00 p.m.! All donations, and at least 25 percent of registration fees go to the WCC!

Cornhole is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn (or bean bags) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. Read more here.

It's $20 per team, and teams of 2 will compete. You can sign up as a team or a free agent. Teams can be assembled by ATX Plays with free agents. The first and final rounds are a best of 3 match to 21 points with the 3rd match going to 15. Rest of the rounds are 1 game played to 25. Single elimination.

WIN a gift card to Red's Porch and other prizes!

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Jul
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

WE Community - $2 Cans, Cards, & Board Games!

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Introducing: WE Community. Build empowerment + Bond with community = the Women’s Empowerment Community

Join Us!

Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 - 9 p.m. at in.gredients (outside at the picnic tables). Currently, in.gredients offers $2 cans of Austin Beerworks and ciders for the summer. Enjoy a can or two, talk, and enjoy the new misting fans. Kids are welcome as they have a playground within eyesight. FEEL FREE TO BRING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE GAMES!

Optional: There's a trivia game at 7 p.m. hosted by in.gredients. If some of y'all would like to participate, then we can form a WCC team in addition to playing games.

What is WE Community?

WE Community is the Women’s Empowerment Community.

It is a chance for women to come together to network, to get ideas, and to socialize together with the hope of building empowerment through bonding as a community. WE Community events will include times to have coffee, play games, talk about books, enjoy the outdoors and grow together. 

We’ll do two things at this WE Community Event:

  1. Have fun together (fplay board games and cards)
  2. Talk together about the future of the Women’s Community Center. (We want to get your ideas on the future of WCC / the Community Center and for ways to stay involved).

We are looking forward to seeing you, to staying connected and to strengthening our community of empowered women. 

Note: though WCC is organizing this gathering – we request that attendees be responsible for their personal food and drink tabs

FAQs

Where is it?

in.gredients - 2610 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78722 (look for us at the picnic tables outside)

What are my parking options?

in.gredients has one parking lot, including accessible parking. There is additional street parking on Walnut Ave.

What is the Women's Community Center of Central Texas?

The mission of the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas (WCC) is to promote the well being of Texas women and girls, and to build positive connections among people and organizations that do the same. We are currently evaluating, discussing and planning for opening a community center in 2018.  Donations to this 501(c)3 organization are gratefully accepted – please click here for details.

Do I need to RSVP?

You may come without an RSVP, but we would be grateful if you let us know you are coming (it will help with our count). Thank you!

Image: E-Learning Board Games

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Jun
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Ney Day

Come celebrate Elisabet Ney and her inspirational legacy with us. The Women's Community Center will be tabling during the fifth annual Ney Day. We'll have buttons for you to make!

Live music, free activities, sculptures, and more. This event is a featured site for the West Austin Studio Tour.

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May
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Healing Through the Arts: Bookbinding 2/2

This is the second part of a two-part series. Last Saturday we marbled our journal covers. In this workshop we will learn how to bind our own journals. No experience required. You can still purchase an individual ticket to the workshop, and it's not required that you went to the marbling workshop. Individual tickets can be purchased here.

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May
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Healing Through the Arts: Marbling Workshop

The third workshop in the Healing Through the Arts series. Come learn the art of Paper Marbling and Bookbinding with collaborative artists Murphy Anne Carter and Bronwyn Walls. In this two-part workshop, we will marble paper in the first week's workshop and will turn that paper into homemade bound books on the second week. This workshop is in collaboration with the Hive Arts Collective, creative community fostering accessible artistic development and collaboration. We seek to empower trans, queer, and cis women, and those who are gender non-conforming who identify with the female experience. Whether you’re an established or emerging artist, let’s make art confidently.

May 6th - Paper Marbling
May 13th - Bookbinding
2 - 4pm

Tickets can be purchase in a bundle or as single workshops. Indivdual workshops are $15, and the bundle offer is $25 for both workshops.

FREE STREET PARKING, AND PARKING IN FRONT OF THE STUDIO.

*Healing Through the Arts is a pop-up art series, presented by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas. We working with various women’s arts groups in the Austin community, such as Hive Arts Collective, Ashe Arts, and Colectiva Cosmica to provide healing within an arts context. The Women’s Community Center values nurturing the whole person, and balancing spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs. The WCC and collaborating organizations work toward community and inclusivity among trans/queer/cis women, and non-binary individuals. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

**ɴᴏᴛᴇ: ᴛʜɪs ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ ɪs ᴅᴇsɪɢɴᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴀʟʟ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ. ᴛʜɪs ᴍᴇᴀɴs ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ᴏғ ᴄᴏʟᴏʀ, ᴛʀᴀɴs/ǫᴜᴇᴇʀ/ᴄɪs ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ᴀɴᴅ ɢᴇɴᴅᴇʀ ɴᴏɴᴄᴏɴғᴏʀᴍɪɴɢ ɪɴᴅɪᴠɪᴅᴜᴀʟs

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Apr
22
9:00am 9:00am

Women's Empowerment Conference (WE Con) 2017

The fourth annual Women's Empowerment Conference (WE Con) is April 22, 2017, at the Austin Community College Eastview campus. We are currently in the planning stages. The event will be a whole day of workshops lead by women in the community, and individuals doing important work in Central Texas. There will be a track of workshops for teens, workshops in Spanish, and complimentary childcare. Registration is open, and you purchase your ticket at womenctx.org/wecon. To volunteer contact ally@womenctx.org.

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Apr
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Healing Through the Arts: Soapmaking

Beanblossom Soaps by Emily Beanblossom

Beanblossom Soaps by Emily Beanblossom

Come learn the science of soap making with Emily Beanblossom of Beanblossom Soaps!

This workshop will teach you the chemistry behind all those bubbly suds! We'll be heating, mixing, and creating our own fragrant soaps. Beanblossom Soaps uses all natural ingredients and essential oils and you will too! At the end of the afternoon you'll have a pound and a half of soap to give away as gifts or to keep for yourself.

Tickets are $30 and include all the supplies. Spots are limited so make sure to get your tickets ahead of time. Purchase your ticket for the soap making workshop.

Healing Through the Arts is a pop-up art series, presented by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas. We working with various women’s arts groups in the Austin community, such as Hive Arts Collective, Ashe Arts, and Colectiva Cosmica to provide healing within an arts context. The Women’s Community Center values nurturing the whole person, and balancing spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs. The WCC and collaborating organizations work toward community and inclusivity among trans/queer/cis women, and non-binary individuals. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Apr
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Alt Girl Cinema: The Handmaid's Tale

In anticipation of the new adaptation of Margaret Atwood's infuriatingly prophetic piece of speculative fiction, the Women's Community Center of Central Texas's screening series Alt Girl Cinema presents this special 35mm show of the much forgotten theatrical film THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

In the not-so-distant future, strong-willed and beautiful Kate possesses a precious commodity that most women have lost and most men want to control: fertility. Forced into a brain-washing boot camp that turns fertile women into surrogate mothers for social-elite men and their infertile wives, Kate thinks she's made out well when she's assigned to an eminent partyleader. But when she learns that he's sterile, she's faced with the impossible choice: produce him an heir or die!

Ticket sales will benefit the Women's Community Center of Central Texas.

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Mar
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Kick off Amplify Happy Hour

  • 2610 Manor Road Austin, TX, 78722 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

POWER HOUR IS FROM 7-8 PM, AND MATCHED UP TO $500 BY A LOCAL BUSINESS.

Join the Women's Community Center on Thursday, March 2, at in.gredients for a Happy Hour to kick off the event. in.gredients has been gracious enough to extend their Happy Hour until 8 pm. Specials include $1 off local pints, cider and wine.

Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. Over the past four years, Amplify Austin has raised over $24.7M for hundreds of local organizations.

Can't make it to the Happy Hour? You can always schedule a donation here: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/WomenCTX/overview

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Jan
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Austin LGBT Advocacy Summit

  • Eidman Courtroom, University of Texas School of Law (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Austin LGBT Bar Association, UT Outlaw, Equality Texas, AGLCC, and ACLU for an evening of speakers and conversation to discuss LGBT advocacy in the new political environment. Topics of discussion will include: 

  • LGBT Equality in the New Political Environment: A discussion on potential federal and state threats to equality.
  • Intersectionality and Expanding Visibility: A New Imperative
  • Elevating LGBT Leadership: The importance of LGBT leadership.
  • The Power of Participation: Tactics that Work

The Women's Community Center of Central Texas is a community affiliate for event.

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Dec
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Holiday Party with Mandy Sloan!

Celebrate the holiday season with the Women's Community Center of Central Texas! Shop, drink, and enjoy live music at Ten Thousand Villages. Local singer and songwriter Mandy Sloan will give us a special peformance at 6 pm.

We'll have complimentary food and drinks provided by Trader Joe's. In addition, the Center will receive a percentage of sales from Ten Thousand Villages of Austin during evening.

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Nov
5
11:30am11:30am

DIY Button Making at We Are Girls Conference

Pinback Buttons!

Pinback Buttons!

We're leading a Button Making workshop at the GENAustin We Are Girls conference. Create your own buttons for your backpacks, purses, clothes, etc. Make a button that fits your personality.

The workshop is for ages 6th-8th grade. Materials provided.

Attend either Session 2a from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm or Session 2b from 12:45 - 1:45 pm. The workshop is in Room 179 on the first floor.

Interested in volunteering? We need some volunteers to help out with the workshop, no experience necessary. Email info@womenctx.org for more information.

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Oct
14
8:00am 8:00am

Free Mammograms & Cervical Screenings

We're partnering with The Big Pink Bus to spread the word about free mammograms.

We're partnering with The Big Pink Bus to spread the word about free mammograms.

FREE MAMMOGRAMS FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY (read below). Please call for your appointment by October 14 at 512-324-3375.

The Big Pink Bus, Seton’s mobile mammography unit, provides free, convenient and safe breast screenings to underserved women over age 40 who would otherwise not have access. Seton works with community organizations to schedule mobile screenings for groups of qualified women. This program is part of Seton’s commitment to improving access to care for Central Texans.

A woman is eligible for a mobile mammogram if she:

-is at least 40 years old
-does not have breast implants
-is not pregnant or breast feeding
-has not had previous mammograms in the past year
-has no personal history of breast cancer or breast problems
-has no breast problems such as a lump, orange peel-like skin or dimpling

Women receiving a mammogram on The Big Pink Bus must be able to climb three stairs. If you have difficulty walking, please inform the Seton’s Cancer Screening Team so we may locate a more comfortable alternative.

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For women who would like to schedule an individual screening mammogram, please contact Seton’s Central Scheduling Department for assistance at 512-324-3375.

Please note, a physician order is NOT required for a screening mammogram.

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Sep
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Alt Girl Cinema: Romy & Michele's High School Reunion

We are excited to bring the next film, ROMY & MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, at an outside venue. The Women's Community Center of Central Texas created Alt Girl Cinema to provide a cultural space and programming for women filmmakers, artists, and supporters.

  • Doors open at 7:00 pm. Screening starts at 7:30 pm or when the sun goes down.
  • Admission fee $5 with all proceeds going toward the Women's Community Center of Central Texas.
  • Street parking available. Location TBA as the date gets closer.

Cover art by Larissa Stephens.

ROMY & MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Romy and Michelle have been through it all, including being tortured by the Popular crowd when in high school. When they receive word of a 10 year reunion, they come to realize their lives aren't as impressive as they'd like them to be. Instead of staying home they go to the reunion with business outfits, cell phones, and one heck of a bogus success story.

Directed by David Mirkin
Written by Robin Schiff
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo
USA, 1997, 1 hr 32 min, Rated R
In English
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#AltGirlCinema brings an alternative cinematic representation of women’s lives to Austin through monthly screenings. Alt Girl deviates from the mainstream, screening contemporary art films across a plethora of genres, including horror, sci-fi, documentary, experimental, and more. Alt Girl stresses the importance of complex characters giving a multidimensional view of womanhood in today’s society. Alt Girl Cinema is a program of the Women's Community Center of Central Texas.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Jul
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Alt Girl Cinema: Ginger Snaps at the Alamo Drafthouse

Tickets here: https://drafthouse.com/austin/show/alt-girl-cinema-ginger-snaps

We are excited to bring the next film, GINGER SNAPS, at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. The Women's Community Center of Central Texas created Alt Girl Cinema to provide a cultural space and programming for women filmmakers, artists, and supporters. It's been such a fulfilling endeavor and we're so grateful for the attendance of the last screenings. 

Follow link above for tickets through the Alamo Drafthouse ticketing system. All tickets sales go toward the Women's Community Center of Central Texas thanks to the Drafthouse.
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GINGER SNAPS
"Sisters Brigitte and Ginger have an unbreakable bond and an obsession with the macabre. That is, until one of them gets bitten by a werewolf. Puberty is bad enough, but throw in growing a tail and fur, and you’re caught up in a real lycantropian nightmare." - Sylvia Aparacio

Directed by John Fawcett
Written by Karen Walton, John Fawcett
Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers
Canada, 2000, 1 hr 48 min, Not rated
In English
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#AltGirlCinema brings an alternative cinematic representation of women’s lives to Austin through monthly screenings. Alt Girl deviates from the mainstream, screening contemporary art films across a plethora of genres, including horror, sci-fi, documentary, experimental, and more. Alt Girl stresses the importance of complex characters giving a multidimensional view of womanhood in today’s society. Alt Girl Cinema is a program of the Women's Community Center of Central Texas.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Jun
11
9:00am 9:00am

Queer Women Leadership Workshop with WAL

With an emphasis on practical learning and talent development, this two day workshop equips women with the knowledge and tools needed to elevate themselves and others. Strengthen and broaden your leadership talents through this one of a kind program focusing on LGBTQ women. All applicants must complete the registration form via this link. Only 10 qualified candidates will be selected. This event is presented by the Women's Alliance for Leadership (WAL) - Austin chapter.

You will receive a confirmation from one of the event organizers. Contact mia.parton@waltexas.org for more information.

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Jun
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Open Community Forum at the Carver Museum

Join the community for an open discussion about the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center’s gallery space and contemporary arts programming. How can we better use the exhibition space to help preserve the cultural heritage of people from the African Diaspora? How can we improve existing arts programs and exhibitions? Presented by the George Washington Carver Museum. Click here for more information.

Bring your voice, questions, feedback and suggestions.
Light refreshments will be provided.

 

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May
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Alt Girl Cinema: PERSEPOLIS

Join us for this month's Alt Girl Cinema screening at Bookwoman, the only feminist bookstore in Austin and probably Texas! We're screening Persepolis, about a young Iranian woman who's exiled and comes to age during the Iranian Revolution. Persepolis is the first animated feature directed by a woman to be nominated by the Academy Awards. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Languages French, English, and Persian.

Special guest Nidhi Reddy will be Skyping in after her short, The Yellow Wallpaper. Nidhi created The Yellow Wallpaper while she was an undergrad at UT Austin, majoring in both Film and Math.  Nowadays, Nidhi lives in San Francisco as a web developer and designer, though she continues to animate on the side.  She's currently working on two animated side-projects, one for the upcoming documentary Canine Dogs and another of her own.  When she's not making things, she likes to be in nature, have impassioned conversations about TV, and play an absurd number of board games. 

Doors open at 6:30 pm! Suggested donation of $6.

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May
21
to May 22

Ovrld & Moon Club Present: An Event Benefiting the Women's Community Center

Ovrld and Moon Club: Music For Feminism are teaming up for this evening full of music from artists who heavily support feminism. Pulling from multiple genres, these Austin artists are coming together to help us support the Women's Community Center of Central Texas by raising money and encouraging people to sign up as volunteers. We invite all genders from all walks of life to attend. Come catch the lunar drift and float into the post-patriarchal age with us!

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