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.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Emma Thompson's a Rockstar
"Constantly worrying about your reflection and criticizing your body, shape and size is an act of violence against yourself"
I just found out about this awesome initiative taking place in London, a body image activism movement that is also happening internationally. Apparently, there was a series of talks, panels, workshops and performances that all were amazing.
I wasn't going to put the podcast in this blog, but I think it's just too kickass NOT to put in this post. Love you Ms. Thompson!
Great things are happening right by us too. I absolutely love the concept of this entire movement. It's so nice to know others care about these issues and are working hard to expose the dangers our society's perception of beauty has on young girls and women. If you're free this week, and I know you are Ramapo students...consider checking this out in New York!
Here's the website: http://www.endangeredspecieswomen.org/