Women's Resource Center: Upcoming Events
 
Great events relevant to women's lives and experiences are sponsored by many different groups. What follows is a sampling of local events, with contact sources listed if you want additional information.

The Healing Center Groups for Women Survivors of Sexual Asault and Abuse
Ongoing, Various Times, Off campus: The Healing Center (611 W National Avenue, 4th Floor, Milwaukee, WI)
The Healing Center's services are confidential and all groups and support sessions are facilitated by people who are experienced with the issue of sexual abuse. Ask about transportation and child services if needed. Closed groups run in 14-16 week cycles and once started, close to new participants. Weekly attendance is strongly encouraged. Current groups include:
     Adult Rape/Sexual Assault Support Group:
A 12-week support group for survivors who were assaulted/raped as adults.  The group explores a variety of healing components and specifically shapes its focus to each cycle of participants.
     Adults Molested as Children (AMAC):
A 16-week structured support group designed for female participants who are interested in exploring how their childhood sexual abuse experience has and is affecting their life.
     Sexual Wholeness:
A 12-week information and support group that addresses the ways sexual abuse has affected one's ability to enjoy intimacy and sexuality. 
     Open Group:
An on-going weekly information and support group for women survivors of any type of sexual trauma.  The open group is a resource for survivors new to support groups or who are unable to make a weekly commitment to attend one of our other support groups.
     Entre Mujueres (Spanish-speaking survivors):
An on-going twice-a-month support group for Spanish-speaking women who have been sexually abused/assaulted.  The group is open to new participants every session and covers issues unique to Latina women.
     Survivors Towards Recovery:
A 12-week group for survivors who also struggle with alcohol and/or substance use.  The group explores and builds other means of coping with strong thoughts and feelings associated with one's sexual abuse without the use of substances.
     Creative Healing Series
An 8-10 week support group for survivors who would like to incorporate creative expression into their healing journey.  Participants utilize a variety of methods, such as collage, creative writing and drawing, to promote self-discovery and healing.
     Men's Group:
A weekly support group for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Survivors join together to offer support and build community with each other while working on their healing journey.The group varies between 7-12 participants and themes include:shame and guilt, anger, emotions, impact of trauma, PTSD, coping skills, relationships, boundaries and dealing with memories and flashbacks.
Free Groups
For more information or to schedule an intake appointment, contact The Healing Center at 414-671-4325. For up-to-date group information go to www.thehealingcenter.org/aboutus/services.

Divorce Group For Women
Bi-Weekly Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, Off campus: Aurora Behavioral Health Center (9200 W Loomis Road, Franklin, WI)
This is an ongoing therapy group for women who are experiencing anxiety or depression as a result of a divorce. Women may join the group at any time. Services are insurance billable.
For more information, contact Sandra Pratt-Lopez at 414-773-4312.

Women's Therapy Group
Twice Monthly on Mondays, 5:30-7pm, Off campus: Women's Pavilion (Aurora Behavioral Health Center, 8901 W Lincoln Avenue, West Allis, WI)
Some women find group therapy is a format in which they can deal with issues related to self-esteem, self-confidence, assertiveness, career changes, unresolved, family issues, relationships with others and recovery from depression, anxiety and abuse. This therapy group offers both support and challenge, enabling members to make important changes in their lives. This is an on-going group that meets twice a month on Monday evenings.
Free Group
For more information, call 414-389-5657 or contact Sharon Thyne at 414-329-5963. Registration is required; call 414-773-4312 to schedule an appointment.

Breast Cancer Support Group for African-American Women
Third Monday of Every Month, 5-7pm, Off campus: Lisbon Avenue Health Clinic (3522 W Lisbon Avenue, Milwaukee, WI)
This support group is open to patients, survivors, and family members/friends (don't have to be related to group members).
Free Group
For more information, call 414-777-7495.

SAGE Women's Drop-in Nights
Third Sunday of Every Month, 6pm, Off campus: SAGE/Milwaukee Office (1845 N Farwell Avenue Suite 220, Milwaukee, WI)
Come join us for a once a month drop-in group modeled after Silver Space/Open Space meetings. This meeting is a social gathering for any women who like to discuss "issues" that are affecting our lives. Come to share, sing, celebrate, eat (bring a treat) or just listen and get to know each other. All women welcome!
Free Events
For more information, conatact SAGE at 414-224-0517.

Lesbian Reading Group
Second Tuesday of Every Month, Off campus: OutWords Bookstore (2710 N Murray Avenue, Milwaukee, WI)
This group reads lesbian written fiction and non-fiction. Books that the group have read include, A Sea Horse Year by Stacy D'Erasmo, and Turning Tides by A.K. Naten. All lesbians are welcome, as is anyone interested in the growing and diverse field of lesbian literature.
Free Group
For more information, contact Outwords Bookstore at 414-963-9089.

Milwaukee's Feminism on Tap Happy Hour
Third Thursday of each month, 5-7pm, Off campus: Various locations in and around Milwaukee
Representatives from different women's advocacy groups in Madison have created a collaborative model for working for shared social justice agendas, and they are calling it Feminism on Tap.  Now organizations in Milwaukee are building on the idea and creating a local group.  Whether you are an individual or are affiliated with a women's organization wanting to extend the impact of your work, join Milwaukee's new Feminism on Tap group on the third Thursday of the month for drinks, snacks, and good company!  Attend the happy hour to network with supporters and staff from Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI, 9to5 Wisconsin, Advocates for Choice (UWM Chapter), NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, Emerge Wisconsin, and others.
Free Events; Participants pick up their own food & beverage costs
For more information, contact Molly Swank at molly.swank@ppwi.org.

Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Breakfast Series
Ongoing, On campus: UWM School of Continuing Education 7th Floor 7220
The UWM School of Continuing Education's Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Breakfast Series provides constructive insight into the issues women face in these fields, and helps you build a new professional network. Held the first Thursday of every month, each breakfast forum focuses on a new topic, and provides resources and solutions for career success. Moderators are practicing women engineers.
Fee: $20 - Continental breakfast included. Become a WiSE member and get free registration WiSE membership is $60/yr for professionals and $20/yr for students
For more information, contact Marcia Gabriel at gabrielm@uwm.edu or 414-227-3378.  Visit sce-women.uwm.edu for a list of upcoming topics and speakers.

Pedal Pushers Society
First Thursday of Every Month, 6:30pm, Off campus: Stonefly Brewery (735 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI)
The Pedal Pushers Society strives to create a supportive, independent, and empowering bike culture in Milwaukee for women and transgendered people. The bike gang meets monthly for a group bike ride that is sometimes planned, sometimes a spontaneous adventure – but always a great time. All skill levels are enthusiastically welcomed, as the group is meant for any woman or transgendered person who wants to ride bikes more, meet new people, and have a great time.
Free Event
For more information, go to pedalpushersociety.org.

UWM Queer Women of Color (QWoC)
Ongoing, On campus: UWM LGBT Resource Center (Union WG89)
The UWM LGBT Resource Center is sponsoring Queer Women of Color.  It is an interactive and open discussion group for Queer Women of Color students at UWM and their supportive allies.
Free Group
For more information, contact the UWM LGBT Resource Center at 414-229-4116.

SAGE Sisterhood Book Club
Ongoing, Off campus: Dates, Times and Locations Vary
Choosing a new member's night each time to host, this group also chooses a new book each month to read and discuss together. Come and discuss the literature while making new friends!
Free Group
For more information, contact Priscilla at 414-332-0147.

Milwaukee Women's Singing in Sacred Circle
Every Other Tuesday for 60-90 minutes, 7pm, Off campus: Unity Church of Milwaukee (1717 N 73rd Street, Wauwatosa, WI)
Women meet to sing in a setting where participants are encouraged to simply come with the intent to sing for healing and celebration of life -- for oneself, others near and far, and for the world. Drums and other instruments are welcomed, though singing together is the main activity. Most songs are easily learned, chant-like and repetitive, providing the opportunity for a meditative experience. The sacred aspect belongs to no particular religion, but arises from the group's emphasis on woman-spirit and nature themes. New participants are always welcome, and participants don't need any prior experience or be a "great" singer.
For more information, contact Marcia at 414-442-1882 or Debbie at 414-962-4782, or go to The Milwaukee Women's Singing in Sacred Circle Group at www.meetup.com.

Creative Healing Series
Ongoing, Off campus: The Healing Center (611 W National Avenue, 4th Floor, Milwaukee, WI)
Healing occurs through many different ways, so take this opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in a comfortable, safe environment. All activities are offered to survivors as well as their loved ones.
Free Events
For more information, contact The Healing Center at 414-671-HEAL (4325) .

Out to Brunch
First Sunday of Every Month, 11am, Off campus: Different private homes in Metro-Milwaukee, WI
Out to Brunch is an informal gathering of lesbians that has been meeting, and mostly eating, for over 17 years. It came to fruition in Milwaukee from a long standing group out of Minneapolis. The Milwaukee area Out to Brunch has over 300 households on the mailing list from as far north as Sheboygan, as far south as Bristol (Kenosha County), and beyond. Each month a changing group of women gather over Sunday brunch for conversation and connection. Average gatherings run about 35 women. The gathering makes the rounds of different homes – whoever volunteers to host. The hosts provide coffee, paper plates, plastic ware, cups, napkins, and nametags. Women who come to the brunch bring a dish to pass. It can be something bought at the store or homemade. There are no dues and no rules. Just bring a dish to pass!
Free Events
For more information, search Facebook for Out to Brunch Milwaukee.

Women Connecting
First Saturday of Every Month, 9-10:30am, Off campus: The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Weakland Center, 831 N Van Buren Street, Milwaukee, WI)
Women of all ages are invited to join this monthly series for spiritual reflection and discussion in response to readings in Joyce Rupp's book, May I Have This Dance?.  Sponsored by the The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist's Parish Health Ministry, in collaboration with CALL (Cathedral Adult Lifelong Learning).  A continental breakfast will be provided at each session.
Registration and attendance at each event is encouraged
For more information, contact Teresa Flaherty at 414-347-1959 or tersa@core.com,  or Pat Wisialowski at 414-276-9814 x3119 or patwisialowski@stjohncathedral.org.

Women's Spirituality Lunches/Discussion Gatherings in the Atrium
First Fridays of Every Month, Noon, Off campus: The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Weakland Center Atrium, 831 N Van Buren Street, Milwaukee, WI)
Women of all walks of life gather to discuss articles related to spirituality and keep each other company during lunch once a month.  Articles are distributed in advance and lunch is ordered from Jimmy John's Gourmet Subs.
$5 for Lunch
For more information, to indicate attendance and to receive a copy of the article for the month, contact  Rachel at 414-276-9814 x3102 or rachelegarczynski@stjohncathedral.org.

Naughty Needles Knitting & Crocheting Group
Third Sunday of Every Month, 2-5pm, Off campus: Tool Shed (2427 N Murray Avenue, Milwaukee , WI)
This regular crafting circle meets on the third Sunday of every month. Join us for knitting, conversation, and beverages. All genders, needle arts, and skill levels welcome.
Free Group
For more information, contact 414-906-5304 or go to www.toolshedtoys.com.

A Woman's Touch Workshops
First Thursday of Every Month at 6:30pm, and Third Sunday of Every Month at 2pm, Off campus: A Woman's Touch (200 N Jefferson Street #101, Milwaukee, WI)
A Woman's Touch is a woman-owned and operated sexuality boutique started in Madison, Wisconsin. The store focuses on women's perspectives on sex and sexuality, specifically in the Midwest. It offers a number of workshops as well as a unique combination of expertise in sexual health and pleasure.
Registration Costs Vary
For more information or to register e-mail awt.milwaukee2@gmail.com or call 414-221-0400.

Sage Sisterhood Activity Group
Third Sunday of Every Month, 2-4pm, Off campus: Offices of Seniors Active in a Gay Environment (SAGE) Milwaukee (1845 N Farwell Avenue #220, Milwaukee, WI)
A womyn's only drop-in event. A place to meet other women and join in good conversation. Even numbered months (April, June, etc) have a games/chat agenda while odd numbered months are different each month with crafts, dance lessons and other things. Attendees' ideas are always welcome. Bring a snack to share.
Free Group
For more information, contact 414-224-0517.

Lesbian Alliance Game Nights & Potlucks
Second Friday of Every Month, 6pm, Off campus: Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (252 E Highland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI)
Take some time to relax and share some food and good conversation. Bring your favorite board or card game and a dish to pass!
Free Events
For more information, contact 414-271-2656 or go to www.lesbianalliance.org.

Wisconsin Warriors Women's Professional Football Team
Various Dates and Times, Off campus
The Wisconsin Warriors are a full contact football team with the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL). The IWFL is comprised of over 40 teams across North America, and the WI Warriors were the 2009 IWFL North American Champions as well as the 2010, 2011 & 2012 IWFL Midwest Division Champions! Team members serve as role models for future generations of women's football players, and they also engage in charity work, volunteering, and motivational speaking.
For more information, call 414-759-8823, email wiwarriors@yahoo.com, or go to www.wiwarriors.com.

Brewcity Bruisers: Milwaukee Rollergirls
Ongoing, Off campus: U.S. Cellular Arena (400 W Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI)
The Brewcity Bruisers is a skater-owned and operated flat track-roller league for women of any skill level. The team strives to promote women's strength and self-esteem and to create a sense of camaraderie and friendship among members that will also be extended to the community through support to local businesses, arts, and charities.
Tickets: $15 for Adults, $6 for Children (6-12 years old), Free for Children (5 years old and younger)
For more information, go to www.brewcitybruisers.com

UWM Intramural Sports
Registration Deadlines and Practice/Competition Times Vary by Sport, On campus: Most Teams Practice/Compete in the UWM Klotsche Center
UWM currently offers intramural sports for UWM students in the following areas: Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Flag Football, Futsal, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Football, Kickball, Raquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball. Sports are available based on student interest. There are opportunities for women students to play on mixed-gender teams and gender-specific teams.
Costs Vary
For more information, contact 414-229-6433 or go to www.recsports.uwm.edu.

UWM's Outdoor Pursuits
Activities, Dates, Times and Locations Vary, On campus
UWM's Outdoor Pursuits (formerly the Union Adventure Center) offers many opportunities for members of the UWM community to get involved in on- and off-campus adventures. Each semester Outdoor Pursuits offers a wide variety of trips and opportunities for participation, including hiking, camping, sailing and more.  And, they also hosts a bicycle loan program -  free for UWM students with ID. Periodically the UWM Women’s Resource Center and UWM's Outdoor Pursuits co-sponsor women-specific events.
Costs Vary
For more information, contact UWM's Outdoor Pursuits at 414-229-3914.


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