Stephanie Parker ’11, a co-organizer of the Google Walkout, spoke at the Women’s Community Center on Monday about the walkout, her story and strategies for activism.
“Catholic school teaches you two things,” Delegate Danica Roem quipped at the Women’s Community Center’s (WCC) inaugural Gender, Equity and Justice Summit on Saturday. “Be who you are, and be it well — that’s number one. And number two: Conversion therapy does not work.” Roem was the keynote speaker at the summit, where she discussed…
As the public comment period for response to Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX changes reopens for one day on Friday, End Rape on Campus interim executive director Jess Davidson encourages students to voice their opinions.
The Women’s Community Center (WCC) held its second Feminist Discussion on Wednesday to discuss transgender rights in light of a recently leaked memo from the Trump administration.
The Senate confirmed Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon, signalling the conclusion of what many have called the most contentious confirmation battle in recent memory — a battle that intensified last month after Stanford affiliate Dr. Christine Blasey accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. Kavanaugh won the confirmation by a vote of 50-48, delivering a major victory to President Trump and securing a conservative majority in the Court.
In diametrically opposed but equally emotional testimony, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Bay Area-based and Stanford-affiliated research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, faced off in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The explosive hearing, in which senators questioned Ford and Kavanaugh for almost nine hours in total, will play an important role in the votes of key senators in the Senate-wide confirmation vote scheduled for Friday.
Community centers’ push for increased resources – a perennial issue raised by student groups and representatives – has a long history. Challenges over the years range from a lack of professional staff and space for student groups to the threat of budget cuts affecting hours of operation and programming. This has led to a cycle of activism among students who hope to maintain and grow the community centers.
Coming into my freshman year, one thing that was always heavily emphasized was the importance of a sense of community. Every upperclassman that I had a conversation with seemed to speak to this point in some way — some saying that they had been lucky in finding their communities right away, others saying that though…