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.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
What does diversity mean to you?
Many of the clubs did different activities involving games, trivia, prizes, and more. My club, the Diversity Action Committee student club, had an activity where people wrote what diversity meant to them or their idea of the definition of diversity on leaves and then placed the leaves on our "Diversitree."
All of these different perspectives made me think of my own definition. To be honest, I don't think I could just sum up the definition on a little leaf. I think it took all the leaves on the "Diversitree" to sum it up for me, because ultimately diversity is community and people coming together to share different ideas and perspectives.