Women's Center

Women-Centered Organizations

Feminist Action Alliance (FAA)
Suite 209 Multicultural Center, Women's Center
Contact: Janine Cavicchia or Katie Mey
Phone: 298-2242
FAA is a student group created out of a need to increase awareness of women's issues on the campus and in the community through education and action. The Feminist Action Alliance actively participates in Women's History Month, the annual Clothesline Project, and Take Back the Night. Meetings are Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

League of Women Voters
Contact: Sara Boeckelman or Mary Kubasek, Co-Presidents
Phone: 833-4243 and 309-255-3607
Web Site: http://www.lwvmcdonough.org/
The League of Women Voters of McDonough County is a nonpartisan organization that promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government, influences public policy through education and advocacy, and acts on selected governmental issues. Membership is open to anyone who subscribes to the purpose of the organization. The Annual Membership fee is $40 for an individual or $60 for a Household Membership. Regular meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday, monthly, at 7 p.m.

Macomb Business and Professional Women
Contact: Myra Jo Arntzen
Phone: 837-4054
BPW advocates professional and personal growth, leadership development and participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for working women. BPW provides educational and networking opportunities. Membership is open to any woman who is gainfully employed and pays annual dues.

Western Organization for Women
Contact: Deb Allwardt or Heather McMeekan, Co-Presidents
Phone: 298-1610 or 298-1874
Web Site: http://www.wiu.edu/WOW/
WOW was established in 1971 out of concern for women's opportunities for advancement on campus. The purpose of WOW is to provide for continuing interaction among members to consider and act on common interests and issues relating to women.

The Women's Center
Suite 209, Multicultural Center, WIU
Contact: Janine Cavicchia, Director or Amelia Hartnett, Office Manager
Phone: 298-2242
Fax: 298-2433
The Women's Center was established in 1986 to address the unique needs of the Women of Western Illinois University and the Macomb area. The Center has a study/meeting area, an audio/video/print resource library, and resource files on numerous Women's issues. Additionally, the Center promotes an inclusive campus environment through sponsoring events such as Take Back the Night, Love Your Body Day, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, V-Day College Campaign, Women's History Month, and the Clothesline Project. The Women's Center also provides meeting space for the Feminist Action Alliance and Campus Girl Scouts.

Women's Studies Student Association
510 Currens Hall
Contact Person: Dr. Holly Stovall
Phone: 298-2324
The Women's Studies Student Association is open to students who are Women's Studies majors and minors as well as others who are interested in majoring or minoring in Women's Studies.

Women's Infants' and Children's Program - (WIC)
Phone: 837-9951
(see McDonough County Health Department, in Women's Health Care)