WIU organization offers self-care activities

MACOMB, Ill (News3) – An organization at Western Illinois University has self-care activities for students to feel less stressed throughout the school year.

The Women Center advocates for gender equity, lead the campus community on gender, and promote opportunity to celebrate women, collaborate in programming and outreach, seek unity, and understanding.

The Women’s Center is located at the Multicultural Center on campus has a program called “Wednesdays with the Women Center.” This program offers activities for self care for students to feel better. The program meets every other Wednesday at the women’s center conference room from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

It’s important to have men and non-binary folks involved because if it’s just women fighting for women issues, then you’re not using all the resources that you have and not having that united front,” Graduate assistant Megan Counter said.

The program is an all gender inclusive program and anyone can come and participate, even men.

Next Wednesday’s activity will be on March 4 and they will be making friendship bracelets.

The rest of the activities for the school year are:

  •  March 18 – planting
  • April 1 – stand-up comedy viewing
  • April 15 – tie dye scrunchies
  • April 29 – ice cream sundae

For more information about the Women Center you can follow them on Facebook , Instagram, Twitter, or call 309-298-2242.