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, October 17, 2011

E!’s Giuliana Rancic reveals she has breast cancer

Our hearts go out to Giuliana and her family. October at the Women's Center Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you want to support research that will help to treat Giuliana and other Breast Cancer survivors feel free to stop by the Women's Center any time this month to make a donation to the American cancer Society and receive a Breast Cancer Support band in return!

Also, consider stopping by one of our Octoberbreast Events:

Screening of Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy
Wednesday, October 19th 3-5p.m. Location: Laurel Hall Theater
Hosted by the Nursing Organization and Look Good Feel Better Foundation, this event is about self-acceptance, loving yourself and the reliance on courage, humor, and other characteristics that should be of concern rather than looks.

Breast Cancer: Treatment and Accessibility
Thursday, October 20th 1-2p.m. Location: Alumni Lounges
Hosted by Beta Kappa Sigma and Lambda Theta Alpha. A speaker will be teaching the audience about the issue of how African American and Latin women are affected by breast cancer and the treatment accessibility they are offered.

Coffee Talk: Sexism and Breast Cancer
Thursday, October 20th 5-6p.m. Location: Women's Center
Come join Women's Center staff and other students in an informal discussion of the issues facing men who have breast cancer, as well as the issue of "pink washing" and how we can hold companies accountable for their Breast Cancer fundraising campaigns. Check out our tumblr for more information if you'd like!

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