September 6th, 2022 | FEMfest Special Edition Zine 

in today's zine...

TOTD (Thought of the Day)

Why FEMfest?
By: Gabby Wahla, Assistant Director

W*SS News & Announcements

  • FEMfest 2022: A Celebration of Feminism in the Arts
  • WILD Leadership Development Workshops Fall Schedule
  • NEW: TV Tuesdays
  • "The No Club" Book Club

Campus Partner News & Announcements  

  • Spartan Remix
  • Inclusive Campus Student Summit & Cultural Unity Buffet
  • MI Response to Hate Conference
  • Michigan Student Voting Summit
  • Join Her Campus MSU
  • Mujer a Mujer

Why FEMfest?!
By: Gabby Wahla, Assistant Director

FEMfest is a celebration of feminism in the arts, brought to MSU by Women*s Student Services, Impact 89FM, MSU Women*s Council, and UAB. FEMfest is an opportunity for incoming and current Spartans to celebrate feminism in visual arts, poetry/spoken word, and music. FEMfest considers feminism to be expansive, not exclusionary. We encourage anyone in the Spartan community who shares our values of inclusivity on the basis of ALL identities to join us in celebrating Fem Fest 2022!

So why did we start FEMfest at MSU? We wanted to celebrate feminism and the arts during Fall Welcome. We in W*SS want to welcome the Spartan community to the Fall 2022 semester by celebrating one another and finding community. FEMfest is a unique opportunity for the Spartan community to celebrate local artists in the MSU and Greater Lansing community, and to find a feminist community amongst one another.

This year's FEMfest will be the third annual celebration. In 2020, we held a virtual FEMfest featuring a pre-recorded concert, a guided visual art tutorial, and a spoken word event followed by a poetry workshop. In 2021, we had our first in-person FEMfest featuring live performances in music and spoken word, with visual art presented all around the room. We hope you are able to make it this year to experience more live performances by local musicians and poets, as well as to view visual art around the room and to see live visual art being created!  Join us TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 7th at 7:30PM in the MSU Union Ballroom for FEMfest 2022. Admission is free, and there will be free shirts and snacks while supplies last. See you there!

Interested in sharing your own "Thought Of The Day" or TOTD? Email us at
Wednesday, September 7th 7:30-9:30PM, MSU Union Ballroom | FemFest is a celebration of feminism in the arts for all of the MSU community at the beginning of the Fall semester! Join us for live music, slam poetry, and visual art in the MSU Union Ballroom. This event is free, and will also have snacks and shirts for attendees while supplies last.

FEMfest considers feminism to be intersectional, inclusive and expansive, not exclusionary. FEMfest is an opportunity for incoming and current Spartans to celebrate feminist expression through visual arts, poetry/spoken word, and music. 
We encourage anyone in the Spartan community who shares our values of inclusivity on the basis of ALL identities to join us in celebrating FEMfest 2022! 

NEXT WILD WORKSHOP, SEPTEMBER 15! Join us for our WILD Workshop series, a leadership development workshop for the planning committee of the WILD Conference! If you have any questions, email us at See you at 6PM on the dates above in the Student Services Building!
Join the staff of Women*s Student Services in watching a popular TV show every Tuesday, then debriefing! Bring your lunch and some ideas of shows to watch!
EVERY Tuesday starting August 16th and ending on December 8th, 12PM-1PM, Women*s Student Services Office, Student Services Building Room 014

Join GenCen and Women*s Student Services in a book club to read “The No Club” by Lise Vesterlund, Linda Babcock, Bredna Peyser, and Laurie Weingart! Lise Vesterlund will be coming to campus on September 20th to discuss the book with the Women’s Leadership Institute and Broad College. You will have an opportunity to meet Lise, so let’s read the book and discuss before she’s here 😊


We will be splitting the book in half and having 2 meetings to discuss each half. There will be an in-person and a Zoom option for each half of the book.


Pages 1-98 discussion


Pages 98-End discussion

Spartan Remix is MSU’s Annual Multicultural Welcome Festival that takes place each fall on the Thursday after Labor Day. This unique event is a celebration of art, music, and culture where diverse communities come together in celebration, education and pride of their communities. The Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions coordinates the event with a diverse group of students who volunteer to be part of the Spartan Remix Planning Committee. For more information visit For more information, contact OCAT or
MSU's Inclusive Campus Initiative is hosting a Student Summit and Cultural Unity Buffet on Sunday, September 11 from 1-6 p.m. in the Erickson Kiva. Register here. For more information visit

On September 15, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights will host its annual conference on preventing and responding to identity-based hate and bias. Registration is FREE and is now open for the 2022 MI Response to Hate Conference. The event is being held Thursday, September 15th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This year's topic is "The Othering of Americans." There will also be a special commemoration of Vincent Chin, who was murdered 40 years ago. 

The location is Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824.

Register here!

Michigan State University is hosting the 2022 Michigan Student Voting Summit on Friday, September 30 at the Kellogg Center.  This summit, with stellar speakers from both university and state leadership, will be a great space to learn about voting, how to engage students and student organizations in all aspects of this critical election cycle, and to network with students from other colleges and universities all over the state.  This event includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch and is free of cost for students who can register here.
There are several ways you can earn internship credit in Her Campus. They also have a chapter network with various opportunities such as the Campus Trendsetters program, which involves brand partnerships. No experience is necessary to write for our chapter, and we are a gender inclusive RSO. Her Campus is not just for her - it's for everyone, and we are in search of new members! 
Mujer a Mujer (Womxn to Womxn) will be on September 14th, October 12th and November 9th this year (6pm-8pm for all). These are workshops for female identifying students where they can meet others, build community, and discuss both school and personal topics.
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