Content Note: This post is written by Sara Stewart, a sophomore and student staff member at the Women’s Center. I am a non-disabled student, who, in my reading, work with CSJ, and personal reflection, hopes to be a better ally to my disabled family members, friends, and community members. I wish to recognize where social… Continue reading Creating Online Accessible Spaces
The images and text below were originally shared on the Women's Center social media pages. We're re-sharing here to amplify the message and hold ourselves accountable to doing the work of our mission to advance gender equity and prioritize critical social justice and anti-racism. There are few things that offer peace in this time, so… Continue reading Black lives matter. You matter. Endlessly and always.
Last semester we launched everybody's fave, the Women's Center Scouts! And it was really, really popular. Like really popular and if you missed out you're probably feeling a little sad right now. Well, don't be because we're rolling out the Women's Center Scouts Spring Challenge! BINGO!!!! We still have the Women's Center Scouts, but this semester… Continue reading B-I-N-G-O spells SCOUT…with the Women’s Center
Over this semester, one of my mantras has been “sit with discomfort.” This has meant sitting without clear or particularly good answers for very desperate, hurt people turning to me for help and support. It’s meant holding space for tense and harmful conversations that I really don’t want to have with students. It has meant feeling inconsolably angry with a best friend. And it’s meant not having a dryer for two months. Nope, none of those things feel good, but being able to slow down and contemplate a state of anxiety has allowed me to reach new levels of knowledge, awareness, and perspective.
Girl Scouts. Radical Monarchs. Lumberjanes. Pawnee Goddess. And now… Women’s Center Scouts! Time and time again, Women’s Center staff get the question, “How do you join the Women’s Center?” Our response is “Easy! Come and hang out in our lounge! Come to events. You don’t have to join.” To which we get an “Oh. Okay.”… Continue reading Announcing the Women’s Center Scouts!
In the last few iterations of our roundtable series, we’ve noticed that the classroom is, in many ways, replicated in the Women’s Center. Yes, we have beanbags and we gather together in a big friendly circle to discuss topics one might not cover in class, but structurally, we were learning in the same exact way.… Continue reading Women’s Center Knowledge Exchanges
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
The fifth annual Critical Social Justice explored opportunities for building individual and collective resistance and resilience. Events throughout the week, the theme of Rise, challenged us to think about how we can do better, do more, and persist in doing it when it comes to working towards positive social change and activism. Take a look back… Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Rise Photo Recap
A reflection by Amelia Meman on her feminist mentoring relationship with Assistant Director Megan Tagle Adams. With Megan’s departure from UMBC (today!), I feel the Women’s Center is saying goodbye to a real social justice champion on our campus. Someone who was constantly striving for excellence in our institution. More than this, though, I feel… Continue reading To my feminist mentor, Megan Tagle Adams