Sunday, January 25, 2009

Women on the Agenda

Our new administration has put women on the agenda. Check out what it looks like and let us know what you think.
I remind myself that the reason women are listed last before "additional issues" is because of the "w" in women, and I hope that I'm right about that.

The Center is abuzz with activity these days in preparation for our 11th annual V-day series. Some of our new efforts include:
  • creating an ongoing student V-group which will work on the issues all year long and open up participation to men and other women who are not in the Vagina Monologues. Student group status will mean that students take on more responsibility in the staging of the Monologues but will still have all the support it needs from the CWG.
  • the Sex Festival will be coordinated by Health Resources this year and from now on. Our collaboration with Health Resources for this event has been strong for the past 6 years and will continue now as they take the reins. Look for our CWG booths at the festival!
  • Professor Susan Brison, the East Wheelock Faculty Associate and the CWG are co-hosting a teach-in on the Congo. The spotlight campaign of this year's Vagina Monologues draws much needed attention to the horrendous victimization of Congolese women. This teach-in will take place a week ahead of the monologues at Brace Commons, on *CHANGE OF DATE COMING.*
  • Look for some new ways to be creative this year as part of the V-day series. You can get up-to-the date schedule information at our current events page on the website:
It's not too late to get involved. Contact the CWG to join in the activities!

Peace & Sisterhood
Xenia Markowitt
Center for Women & Gender

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