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.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In Memory: Geraldine Ferraro
On March 26th, 2011 Geraldine Ferraro, a former New York Representative passed away at the age of 75 from a type of blood cancer that she had been battling for over a decade. Ms. Ferraro truly was an amazing woman.
She was the first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket. In 1984, she ran with former Vice President Walt Mondale against Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. She received much criticism for her strong support of a woman's right to choose.
Mondale told the Associated Press:"She was a pioneer in our country for justice for women and a more open society. She broke a lot of molds and it's a better country for what she did."
Ferraro also served as the ambassador to the United Nation's Human Rights Commission under then President Clinton in 1994 and 1995.
You can read about her many other accomplishments and activist work here: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Geraldine-Ferraro-Dead-at-75-118706824.html