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.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

38 Years of Women's Center

This Sunday, April 25th, is a big day for the Women's Center. For the first time in its 38 years of existence we'll be celebrating the rich history and early-grassroots efforts of the WC and we couldn't be more excited.

On Sunday, past and present staff, alumni, and faculty will come together in retrospective of all that we have accomplished; from Lynn Farrow's forming of the unofficial Women's Center, to the first on campus feminist events, or the fight to save college funding of the Women's Center in the early 1990s. The event will include a luncheon, speakers, and a 30ft WC time line to be filled in with personal memories of patrons and staff from the beginning of WC history.

I, for one, am incredibly excited to get a living history lesson in activism and meet the people that made this center possible today. I think I speak for all the current staff when I say thank you Ramapo College and all of the innovative individuals that have created this space for us.

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