Women and Gender Studies students help organize and implement annual social justice events such as the Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month Clothesline and Handprint projects, Purple Ribbon Campaign, VSU V-Day: The Vagina Monologues, and the Take Back the Night March. For more information about each of these events please click on the links below.
Our faculty and students are both scholars and feminist activists with a vision of social justice. As such, we are committed to:
- Working toward centering those who are marginalized and vulnerable
- Promoting an approach to women’s issues that integrates race, class, sexuality, nationality, citizenship, age, ability and other markers of social inequity
- Recognizing and challenging the operation of power and privilege, both within the campus and in the broader society
- Actively challenging sexism, racism, heterosexist bias, and class privilege
- Ensuring that those most affected by policies and practices are at the decision-making table
- Informing the community that the struggle for gender justice and women’s human rights is global