This post was originally created by Sydney Phillips last fall for Critical Social Justice: Rise and was posted to the Critical Social Justice blog. The Monument Quilt display was sadly rained out for CSJ, but we're excited to host it this April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We're sharing the old post with some additional details for… Continue reading What You Need to Know About The Monument Quilt
A critical look at the #MeToo movement and its limitations by student staff member, Sydney. Trigger Warning: This blog deals with Harvey Weinstein, Dr. Luke, and sexual violence/harassment; please practice self-care. Harvey Weinstein. He's a huge name in Hollywood but up until a few months ago, myself, and many others did not know who he was… Continue reading Music, Movies, and #MeToo
A blog post written by student staff member, Sydney. It's official! The Women's Center has a new ongoing event starting this spring semester. What is it you ask? Pop Culture Pop Ups! You're probably wondering, "What the heck is a Pop Culture Pop Up?" Well, that's what I'm here to explain. If you frequent… Continue reading What are Pop Culture Pop Ups?! The Golden Globes: Black Out and Oprah
Last week on Wednesday, November 8th, the Women's Center held our final roundtable discussion of our fall series. The theme: Women in Writing. Panelists, moderator, and participants generated a fascinating discussion on the valuation of women as writers, artists, and creators in greater society. Although much of the criticism that was voiced made for a… Continue reading Women in Writing Roundup
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Women’s Center is hosting its fifth consecutive Take Back The Night (TBTN) on Thursday, April 13th. Over the years, we’ve had a lot of questions about what Take Back the Night exactly is, why it looks the way it does, and how students can get involved. To help get… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Take Back The Night & Craftivism
A weekly round-up curated by Women’s Center staff member, Michael Jalloh Jamboria In the spirit of my friend, who gave us the glorious name 'Slaying on the Weekly', every week I will be bringing you some interesting, funny or thought-provoking content from the internet! Be sure to join us next week for more and continue… Continue reading Slaying on the Weekly: Prison Reform and other Cool Things
A year ago, I was working at the Howard County Arts Center when Diana Marta, one of the resident artists, bought an antique dress form. While looking at the mannequin in her studio, she "wondered what an ordinary women's wardrobe would look like through time." I remember talking to her after she purchased the form and discussing this topic… Continue reading What does the overlap of art and activism look like?