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, March 4, 2014

Women's HERstory Month

Guess what March is? Women's HERstory month!! An entire month dedicated to recognizing why women are so awesome (at least that's how I perceive it). As the women's center, we are expected to celebrate this month, and that we shall. All throughout March, individual clubs and organizations are sponsoring and collaborating on events focused on women's issues, feminism, and more. There are so many awesome programs and initiatives that are planned, and we can't wait for you all to see what we have in store. Just to highlight a few:

  • Tonight at 10pm in Friend's Hall is the official Kick-off event for the month featuring spoken word artist Suzi Q a dynamic peformer who's worked alongside many renowned artists such as Gil Scott Heron, Les Nubians, Dead Prez, The Flobots, Rev. Run, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli. 
  • We Can ALL Do It on Thursday March 6th from 12-2pm in the Student CenterA photo shoot that will include all different kinds of women and “how we can all be the “Rosie Riveter” of our time” and make our own choice to define our own form of feminism.
  • We Can't Do What?! on Thursday March 13th at 1pm in B224, this program will feature Law & Society professor Mihaela Serban and a discussion on the different laws that affect women’s freedoms locally as well as nationwide. 
  • Women's Appreciation Banquet on March 27th from 12:30-2pm in Alumni Lounges this event is in its 7th year running; its purpose is to recognize the efforts and continued impact distinguished faculty and staff members have had on the college all of which are nominated by Ramapo individuals.
If you want to find out about the happenings of Women's HERstory month, stop by our office in C220 for more information! Look for this image around campus and you'll find the calendar of events for the month!!!

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