We had such an AMAZING celebration of feminism this year! Thank you to everyone who joined us for some bubbly under the oaks and our heartfelt gratitude to all who contributed to our program fundraiser to support the WGS Student Opportunities fund. We’re thrilled to have surpassed our goal of doubling this source of funding that directly supports WGS students!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our second annual Feminism in Motion celebration! See below for a digitized version of the program, scans of the feminist doodles that our attendees created during the event presentations and rich discussions, and pictures from the day’s festivities.
2019 FeMo Picture Gallery
A special thanks to the ever-generous Sugar Bakeshop for providing the delicious treats!
We hope to see you next year!
WGS was thrilled to see so many attendees at our latest ‘Intersections’ event, the “Gender, Race, and Medicine” panel, last Monday night. Special thanks to our all-star panel and to Dr. Beres Rogers for moderating such an important event! See below for pictures from the panel.
On November 14, the WGS program hosted a reception for its WGS Oral History Project. The project focuses on collecting the Women’s & Gender Studies program’s rich history, and has been led by WGS director Kris De Welde, Cara Delay (History and previous WGS Director), and Susan Farrell (English, previous WGS Director) alongside three current WGS students. These students, Kate Cockerham, Savannah Crocker, and Raegan Whiteside, were honored at the event, alongside current and past WGS leaders such as directors and associate directors who were interviewed for the project.
Over the past semester, Kate, Savannah, and Raegan sat down with past directors of the program and conducted qualitative interviews. These interviews allowed them to cultivate a robust understanding of our program’s history, as well as the history of women at the College. The students have been involved in every aspect of the oral history process, including IRB certification, interview protocols, and transcription writing and formatting. Each of the three student researchers will write final papers synthesizing and analyzing these qualitative interviews.
Earlier this semester, on September 24th, multiple national organizations including UltraViolet, National Organization for Women, Girls for Gender Equity, NARAL Pro-Choice and others, called for a National Walk Out to show our support for Dr. Blasey Ford. Students and faculty gathered in the Cistern Yard to show support for either Dr. Blasey Ford or all victims/survivors of sexual violence and discrimination. Below is a slideshow of images from the CofC Walk Out.