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, November 4, 2010

Meet the Women's Center: Travis, Becky, and Jill

Welcome to the final installment of Meet the Women's Center staff!

Name: Travis Nicol
Position: Men's Outreach Coordinator
Major: History with Teacher Certification
Year: Junior

Travis' favorite ice cream flavor is Cookie Dough.

The events he was most excited for most this semester were the Violence Awareness Week activities, because they were the first events he planned at the Women's Center. The last Violence Awareness Week Event, called Wife Beater: Let it Dye Out is taking place on Tuesday, November 9th at 9:30pm in J.Lees! At this event former Men's Outreach Coordinator, Jean Semelfort, will be coming back to Ramapo to speak about the connections between language and a culture of violence. Participants in the discussion will be invited to take a white tank top and dye it purple for Interpersonal Violence Awareness!

One fun fact about Travis is that he was born on Friday the 13th.

His favorite youtube videos are Chat Roulette Piano Improv. and Batman Pug!

Name: Becky Garrabrant
Position: Program Coordinator
Major: Marketing
Year: Senior

Becky's favorite ice cream flavor is Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

The event that she was most excited for this semester was Take Back the Night!

One fun fact about Becky is that she studied abroad in Barcelona and she adores the Spanish language and culture.

Her favorite Youtube video is this adorable sleeping puppy video:

Name: Jill Grimaldi
Position: Publicist
Major: Psychology and Communications with a Concentration in Writing
Year: Junior

Jill's favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate chip mint, peanut-butter, or anything with brownies!

She was very excited for Take Back the Night and Dan Choi's speech. The upcoming event that she looks forward to most is Latina Feminist Thought, a conversation with sex positive, woman of color educator and activist Bianca Laureano about her thoughts on Latino/a images in pop culture.

One fun face about Jill is that she is interning with the Margaret Sanger Papers Project this semester as their web outreach intern, bringing the grand total of blogs that she contributes to up to four!

Her favorite Youtube video is probably the Nina Cat video, or any video involving cats being adorable...

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