*Educating about feminist thinking and women's issues.
*Creating awareness of violence against women locally and internationally.
*Preventing and responding to violence in our community through referral to local services.
*Creating a safe atmosphere for all people regardless of age, sex, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, etc.
*Promoting humanist and feminist activism as a means to create change.
*Provide resources and information about feminism/women's issues.
*Maintain close relationships with other feminist/women's organizations on-campus and in the community.
*Promote gender equality and equal rights for all people.
*Take Back The Night Week - October
Week of events including panels, speakers, and other programming, ending in a Take Back The Night march around campus protesting domestic violence and sexual assault and an Open Mic Speak Out Against Violence
*V-Day and The Vagina Monologues - February
Week of programming, events, and fundraisers to raise awareness about violence against women internationally (including female genital mutilation, sexual trafficking and slavery, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, incest, and more). The final event is a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler. All proceeds from these events including ticket sales, donations, sponsorship and fundraising go to local anti-violence resources and the V-Day Spotlight.
*Women's Herstory Month - March
Month-long celebration of women through a series of events including panels, speakers, presentations, movies, and trips.
We provide many other programs that vary from year to year.
Other Things We Do:
*ARISE - Our Quarterly Newsletter
Articles, poetry, info about the Women's Center and global feminist issues. Email us to subscribe or see online articles.
*Matilda J. Gage Library
Our library has hundreds of books, as well as articles, magazines, and journals dating back to the 1950's concerning feminism. It is dedicated to the famous suffragette, Matilda Gage.