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, January 23, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another awesome semester of blogs and events! Regular week day blogs will start tomorrow, because today I want to take a second to give you all a sneak peek at the fabulous semester we have planned! Coming up in January we have a Volunteer Training this Sunday the 29th from 6-9pm in the Women's Center (C220). If you haven't been trained yet and would like to volunteer we'd love to see you there!

We are also helping to co-sponsor Life's Simple 7, a heart disease prevention campaign, starting next week! Check out the awesome events that The Women's Center and the Health Awareness Team have lined up:

Life’s Simple 7: Stop Smoking & Tips for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle
Monday, January 30th
Information tables on My Life Check: Life’s Simple 7, including specific resources on how to stop smoking. We will air AHA PSAs, provide support ribbons, bracelets, and other giveaways, as well as provide literature on heart health and specific resources on the risks of smoking and how to get help quitting.

Life’s Simple 7: Keynote Speaker
Tuesday, January 31st 7:00 – 8:30pm, H-Wing Auditorium
My Life Check is a national awareness campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association to spread awareness regarding the risk factors of heart disease. Life's Simple 7 tackles the seven steps to living a heart healthy life: Get active, Control cholesterol, Eat better, Manage blood pressure, Lose weight, Reduce blood sugar, and Stop smoking. The speaker will present tips for these 7 steps to improving heart health.

Life's Simple 7: Get Active
Wednesday, February 1st 4-5pm BC Q228
Zumba class will be highlighted to introduce the Ramapo community to a fun, heart healthy exercise.

Life's Simple 7: Lunch & Learn
Thursday, February 2nd 12:30pm (Lunch) 1pm (Lecture) Pavilion Rm. 2
This luncheon will feature heart healthy foods, as well as education on Cholesterol and Blood Pressure. Free blood pressure checks will be provided!

National Wear Red Day
Friday February 3rd, All Day, Everywhere
National Wear Red Day is a national awareness campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association to spread awareness to women regarding the risk factors of heart disease. Heart Disease is the number one killer of American women, as well as New Jerseyans. Show your support for the cause with Ramapo by wearing RED.

For more of what we're doing in February, check out our new calendar:

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Get read for an awesome blog post from Kelsey tomorrow & welcome back!

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