Founded in 1974, the Women’s Center was established to:
Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Create an anti-racist, non-sexist, queer-affirmative space where all people can feel valued and safe.
Facilitate and strengthen connections among people across lines of difference through programming and educational campaigns.
Integrate an appreciation of Women's Gender and Multicultural Studies across the disciplines.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March is Women's History Month!

Today marks the first day of our celebration of Women's History Month, or Herstory Month as we like to call it at Ramapo. The Women’s Center staff and volunteers have worked hard to create events centered around our 2010 Herstory Month theme:“Raise Your Voice".

Please join us to kick off Herstory Month tomorrow at 1:00 pm in Friends Hall with our opening speaker Stacey Ann Chin. This Def Jam poet will take us on her journey through Herstory and what it has meant to her. Chin is a Jamaican "out and proud" women's rights activist who has worked with Def Jam Poetry, the film Across the Universe, and has published pieces in the New York Times and The Washington Post.

For a taste of Chin's bold and unique poetry, check out:

Our Herstory programming will also feature a student written and directed play entitled “Bare Confessions: The Body Image Monologues” which will tell the stories of real Ramapo students struggles and triumphs with body image. You can also celebrate Herstory by joining us to see the internationally renowned African-American women’s ensemble “Sweet Honey in the Rock” (listen at: or test your Herstory knowledge at “I Survived a Feminist Game Show”. We are excited to collaborate this month with the Women and Gender Studies convening group to host a 3 part Feminist Film Festival with a viewing and discussion of The Way Home, If These Walls Could Talk, and The People Speak.

For a full list of events, please see the attached flyer! Thank you for your support and have a happy Herstory!

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