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, February 10, 2012

Standing up for what you Believe in

This is a video of 19 year old Zach Wahls, a University of Iowa student speaking at a public forum in the Iowa House of Representatives about gay marriage. Wahls came to oppose legislation that would ban civil unions in the state of Iowa, and he did an awesome job to say the least. Take a look:

I have so much respect for Wahls because I know that it had to have taken a lot of courage to stand up in front of the whole Iowa House of Representatives. For such a young person he has a lot of wisdom that I think we can all learn something from him.

1 comment:

  1. WOW...he is an amazing and compelling speaker!