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 7, 2013

Coffee Talk

The first event of the Coffee Talk series is quickly approaching this Wednesday the 9th at 5pm in The Women's Center C220! In lieu of October being the host month for many awareness initiatives such as Disability Awareness, Queer History, Latino Heritage, and of course Breast Cancer Awareness; this discussion will be based on Breast Cancer among women of color. The rate in which females have been diagnosed with breast cancer has remained stagnant over the past decade or so, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this graph represents Female Breast Cancer rates in regards to race and ethnicity.
Line chart showing the changes in breast cancer incidence rates for women of various races and ethnicities.
The graph goes up until 2009 which was the last year the cancer rates have been reported; but based on the graph the rate of all races combined has gradually decreased over the ten-year time period, which to me is exciting to know it hasn't increased because it would mean breast cancer rates have gotten worse.

So, if you aren't doing anything October 9th at 5pm, come join the Women's Center and the sisters of Beta Kappa Sigma Black and Latina Sorority Inc. for what will be an incredible discussion. There will be coffee and snacks if you're wondering as well. :)

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