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Women’s Herstory Month 2022

Opening Proclamation Photo Gallery

All month: Donation to Domestic Violence Survivors (Strengthen our Sisters)

Donations will be accepted March 1-31st.

There are donation boxes at the Center for Student Involvement, the Office of Violence Prevention, and the Women’s Center.

Requested Items:

  • Oven cleaner
  • Lysol spray
  • Lysol wipes
  • Windex/window cleaner
  • Detergent/fabric softener
  • Other cleaning supplies
  • Gummy vitamins
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Socks and undergarments (for children)
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Tearless baby shampoo
  • Tearless body wash

Menstrual products are not needed.

February 28th: Opening Proclamation - 1pm in Friends Hall

Join the Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Services in celebrating the opening of Women’s Herstory Month with the reading of the proclamation. The rain location is Friends Hall.

February 28th: My Name is Pauli Murray Documentary - 4pm - Alumni Lounges

Join the Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Services, the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance, and the CCEC for a screening of the documentary My Name is Pauli Murray.

February 28th-March 4th: Women who Inspire Us Window Display

Join the Office of Violence Prevention as they encourage students, faculty, and staff to come to the fishbowl and write about women who inspire them.

March 2nd: Pie'll of Facts - 2:00 pm - Fishbowl

The Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Services will be tabling at 2PM. Answer trivia questions and get a slice of pie.

March 9th: Hope Giselle - 1 pm - Alumni Lounges

Hope Giselle’s bio:

“Miami native Hope Giselle got her start in activism, facilitation, and inclusion while in College at Alabama State University. Helping to found and govern the conservative schools FIRST LGBT organization. Giselle ultimately graduated with a masters in Fine Arts as the first openly trans woman to do so at the institution after acquiring certifications from both Harvard and SHRM. Giselle hit the ground running with her modern social take on trans and black bodies in both public and private spaces. Giselle made a name for herself as through a nearly 10 year career as an activist, master facilitator and author has now founded her own non-profit organization (AllowMe) while serving as a master inclusion specialist and HR consultant by contract. Hope now serves as the Director of Get Phluid and Chief Community Outreach Consultant at Plume health, while still working with organizations like HRC, freedom for all Americans, LGBT University, ITEquality and TransTech Social to help ensure that the voices of the communities she’s apart of are heard.”

March 23rd: Office of Violence Prevention Women Empowerment Event - 1:30 - The Grove (rain location in the Bradley Center)

In honor of Women’s Herstory Month, the Office of Violence Prevention is sponsoring a Krav Maga interactive demonstration (no contact). Registration is required to attend. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing!

*The rain location is in the Bradley Center.*

March 30th: Women's Herstory Month Closing Event - 4 pm - Alumni Lounges

Join the Women’s Center and the Office of Violence Prevention as we honor women entrepreneurs. From crystals to apparel, local women who own small businesses will come talk about their services and products. Also joining us will be Mahwah Girl Scout Troop 96938 with a cookie booth. We encourage everyone to come support by purchasing the products and listening to the stories of these women and girls. Contact mattissp@ramapo.edu for more information.

Closing speaker: Amanda Nafash.

Amanda started her own business called Inner Calling during the pandemic. Amanda Nafash is an intuitive career coach who counsels people of all ages and helps them both interview for and discover their inner calling. She believes in finding opportunities to pursue what you love while also bringing out the best in yourself. Contact the Women’s Center women@ramapo.edu for more information.

 

 

Ramapo

Volunteer Program

Volunteers at the Women’s Center can:

  • Help with the day-to-day functions of the Women’s Center
  • Create and/or assist with programs and events
  • And much more!

Volunteering at the Women’s Center is flexible. You create your own schedule as a volunteer.


Discussion Groups

Dates and times subject to change based on the semester. In the spirit of practicing good allyship please only attend if you identify within this community. Thank you!

Ramapo

inQlusive

Is a weekly discussion group for individuals who identify as queer and /or transgender and who want to network with other queer students and talk about issues affecting the queer and transgender community. Topics of discussion could include: navigating sexuality in society, exploring gender, and terminology. People who are questioning are welcome.

Facilitated by our Student Queer Peer coordinator Rebecca Patuto

Day: TBD
Time: 8-9pm
Location: C-220 (Women’s Center)


Transcend 

A weekly discussion group for trans, nonbinary, questioning, or gender fluid individuals. Facilitated by our Student Trans outreach coordinator Kian Concert.

Day: Monday

Time: 8-9pm

Location: C-220 (Women’s Center)


Shades 

A weekly discussion group for self identified women of color. Facilitated by Khalisah Hameed.

Day: Thursday
Time: 8-9p
Location: C-220 (Women’s Center)


Violet

A weekly peer-to-peer discussion and support group for self-identified lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning cis and trans women. Facilitated by our Student Queer Peer Coordinator, Rebecca Patuto.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 8-9p
Location: C-220 (Women’s Center)


Join a Student Organization!

Feminist United

Feminist United seeks to raise awareness about and help fight misogyny and other forms of gender discrimination in society and on campus. Anyone is welcome! We encourage an open mind and a diversity of opinions. In addition to gender inequality, we seek to fight racism, classism, transphobia, sexuality discrimination and all other forms of inequality which intersect with misogyny and gender discrimination.

Ramapo Pride

Ramapo Pride provides a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning (LGBTIQQ) students and their straight allies. Our organization is built around providing activist and educational programming, but also providing a social network for LGBTIQQ students on campus. It holds weekly meetings and organizes social, educational and activist programs for the campus at large.

Weekly Meetings: Wednesday at 1:00pm in A107

Student Diversity Action Committee (DAC)

The Ramapo College Diversity Action Committee Student Club’s goal is to improve the experience of studying, teaching, working, and living on campus by engaging the diversity that exists among our students, faculty, and staff. DAC is an organization on campus dedicated to promoting diversity and encouraging understanding between people on campus.


Faculty And Staff Involvement

Diversity Action Committee (DAC)

The mission of DAC is to advocate, advise, and support issues of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness at Ramapo College through the advancement of diversity-related initiatives with an emphasis on underrepresented and historically marginalized groups on campus.

Faculty/Staff Pride

Faculty/Staff Pride is an organization on campus that promotes the interests of LGBTQ+ and Allied Faculty and Staff at Ramapo College. All Ramapo College Faculty and Staff are welcome to join!

Interested faculty and staff members, join their portal on Archway to stay connected!