Past Events

Past events from the Women Center


"Tea Time"

Studies show that consumption of tea is directly connected with cholesterol regulation. Immune system boost and bacteria and virus combat. Additionally, a hot cup of tea can relax the mind, body, and soul. Every Wednesday the Women's Center of York College will host a complementary  cup of tea during the hour of 12pm. Come and join room AC-3C01.

"Wednesday Night at the Movies"

Movie Night will be held every Wednesday in room AC-3C01
Drama, Comedy, Action, and more!!!
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8:00P.M

"Women's Video Health Series"

Join the Women's Center in a quest to empower women about health through visual learning and networking. The Women's Video Series is an opportunity for the community to discuss the major issue affecting women.
Every Monday beginning March 3, 2008
Time: 7pm

"Women Empowerment Series"

The Women Empowerment Series are free workshops focusing on building the self help, self esteem, self reliance and personal advocacy. Women attending these workshops will become aware of the various support services to assist with success. Come and join the Women's Center in Empowerment!

The following topics will be discussed, but not limited to:

  • Finding your pride as a woman
  • Protecting your body and still having fun (discussion on safe sex practices)
  • Empowering yourself (spiritually, financially, etc.)
  • Elevating your soul
  • Dealing with hardship and creating positive networks both socially and professionally
  • And more...

Every Tuesdays and Thursday
Time 12pm-2pm

Mother and Daughter Bonding Series

The value of a mother and daughter relationship is essential in the development of good mental health.

Studies reveal that both a mother and daughter contribute to the building of a strong family. For the month of March, The Women's Center would like to make it easier for mothers and daughters to strengthen their bond. Each week "The Center" will host a different activity that brings mothers and daughters closer. Please come and join us in these wonderful activities.

Sign Up is required in AC-3C01
Time : 2:00pm

Fall 2008


Stitches is a Knitting and Crocheting activity that occurs weekly. It has run successfully and grown over three semesters.  Stitches has proven to be a popular activity that promotes community amongst participants. Stitches was conceptualized as a craft, but it has tremendous possibilities as a possible business for participants. We believe that the activity has had mass broad appeal because:

  • Knitting and Crocheting has proven to be a great source of personal satisfaction that produces feelings of accomplishment for participants,
  • Knitting and Crocheting has been widely accepted as a craft, social  and therapeutic activity,
  • Several studies have shown that the rhythmic movement of this activity has shown positive results in the treatment of stress related illnesses and relieves muscle tension.

Come one, Come all!

Whether you are experienced or new to this craft , grab your needles and yarn and begin the journey of making long lasting heirlooms and precious gifts. Remember this is a gift that can be passed on to future generations.

Stitches is a interdisciplinary supported activity Led by Andrea McLeod-Spruill, Psychology Department. Coordinated by the staff of Women’s Center Activity Space donated by Foreign Languages Department

"Banking for Women"


Don't have time to stop at the bank?
Ms. Camille Danquah, Personal Banker & recent graduate is coming to York.


To help women become financially aware of all available options. To help women get on track with savings. To encourage women to start saving.

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2008
Room: Women's Center AC-3C01
Time: 9am-12pm

"Walk with Me"

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the spirit of awareness, the Women's Centers will be coordinating a Silent March at various CUNY locations. The York Collge March will commence at the Women's Center on 10/15/08 at 10am. Spread awareness with your signs, symbols and personalized messages! (Participation in this national campaign will take no more than 30 minutes of your time)

Walk will start from room AC-3C01

"A Way Out"

The Women's Center in collaboration with The Urban Enrichment Society and Pinkology club presents "A Way Out".Recognizing the signs of Domestic Violence speaking with survivors spread awareness.

Date: Tuesday October 21, 2008
Time: 12pm
Location: AC-1M06

Naked  Thoughts

Women’s Center is hosting an Open Forum for the Spoken Word (Poetry, Short Stories, Fictional and Nonfictional work will be featured) Activity led by Jewel Davis (Student) & George Nicholas (Alumnus).

Women and Children

Discover History and Culture in NYC,

The Women’s Center in conjunction with the Pluralism and Diversity Committee present an afternoon at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens for a Gallery Workshop on “Medieval Books” for children (Ages 4-12) with accompanying adult  & "Art for Families" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled "Like to Live in Ancient Rome? "Conversation and Sketching for children (Ages 6-12) with accompanying adult. Expose your child to history, culture and works of art.

 Expedition to Africa!

Conversation and Sketching for Children (Ages 6-12) 11:00am and Start with Art at the Met! Children are awakened to fun at the Met through Storytelling, Sketching and other ways of Exploring Art! (Ages 3-7) 2:30pm
Stop by the Women’s Center, Room AC-3C01, email, or call 718 262-2008

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Academic Core Bldg, Room 3C01
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451
718 262-2008 (Tel)
718 262-2940 (Fax)
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