Happy Friday! Whether or not it’s been an especially stressful week of midterms and papers for you, we hope that you find the time to recharge your batteries and treat yourself this weekend.
What’s New in the WCC
Introducing the New WCC Staff
Alicia Hu – Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference Chair
Claire Robinson – Outreach Coordinator
Ginger Gramson – Communications Coordinator
Irene Jeon – Women in STEM Coordinator
Jasmine Liu – Women at Work Coordinator
Karina Gutierrez – Graduate Program Coordinator
Lillian Bornstein – Feminist Narratives Coordinator
Lucas Lawrence – Academic Coordinator
Olivia Reyes-Becerra – Alumni and Campus Partners Coordinator
Rawley Clark – NSO/Intern/Ambassador Coordinator
Taylor Crutison – Feminist Narratives Coordinator
Valerie Troutman – Graduate Program Coordinator
Please join us in congratulating all the new and returning staff for next year!
Hume Writing Tutors
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
7 – 9 pm
Women’s Community Center
Exploring Allyship Event on Monday
We spoke about the motivations behind being an ally in response to the Tim Wise keynote at the Sally Dickson Lecture. This fruitful discussion centered around the differences between charity and solidarity, and the differences between calling oneself an ally and practicing solidarity.
Feminism in Conversation Event on Wednesday
Dr. Marcie Bianco gave us a brief overview of the history of feminism, highlighting and centering the part woman of color played in the feminist movement (which is often left out of the history of feminism). Dr. Bianco also lead us into a powerful discussion on the difference between fighting for equality and fighting for freedom.
Institutional Change at Stanford Event on Saturday
Last Saturday, Provost Drell hosted a workshop on institutional change at Stanford. We recommend you check out the slides from the event to see how they may influence how you do your work: http://provost.stanford.edu/2017/05/08/provost-drell-hosts-workshop-on-institutional-change
May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
Upcoming events include:
Asian Images 2017 – Artists from the Grassroots (May 13, 7pm, A3C Ballroom)
One Love Escalation Workshop on warning signs of relationship abuse (May 14, 8pm, Old Union 215)
Check out the full calendar here.
Please come join the Haas Center for an evening of self-care, relaxation,and great food!
Tuesday, May 16th
7 – 8:30 pm
End-of-the-Year Ambassador Event
Wednesday, May 17th between 1:30pm and 3pm at the WCC
Something we like to do here at the WCC is express gratitude for those who have helped us along on our journeys. In that spirit, our last event of the year will be an opportunity to get together, eat pizza and write letters of gratitude to faculty doing work in gender equity. RSVP to Lucas (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we know how much pizza to order!
Digital Security for Activists (or Anyone)
Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm at the WCC
Are you engaged in activism, or just creeped out by government surveillance?
Join us for a free workshop with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on digital security and surveillance self-defense. Learn best practices on social media, at protests, and during international travel. No technical expertise needed – just bring your laptop and/or phone, and you’ll leave with new tools for ensuring the security and privacy of your communications, as well as opportunities to become further involved in digital privacy advocacy. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2pVB94E!
Interesting Reads and Other News
How will the Republican healthcare bill affect survivors of sexual assault? What protections will be removed? Click here to read more.
41 girls were recently killed in a fire in an orphanage in Guatemala, a country that has one of the highest rates of violent deaths among women. Read more here about the activists that have come together through this tragedy to fight for women’s rights.