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, October 4, 2011
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" struts against Violence!
Today Violence Awareness Week went off to a glorious start with our annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event under the arch! Here, a large group of men donned women’s heels and marched with allies in order to bring awareness to interpersonal violence against women, and to stand up against it on our campus. Clad with heels, signs, and the power of their voices, the group marched a mile around the Ramapo Arch, Laurel Quad, and the Student Center to bring attention to the issue of interpersonal violence right into the ears and eyes of the campus community.
Check out some pictures from the event (including Men’s Outreach Coordinator Travis and Queer Peer Services Coordinator Corey wearing some of the highest heels out there!)
Violence Awareness week continues with events every day this week, stop by the Women’s Center at C 220 for more info!