Category: Feminism

Spring 2014 Coordinator Elections

November 27th, 2013 in Activism, events, Feminism, volunteer

Hey Friends! Here’s some info regarding the CGSA Spring 2014. In this document you can find what positions are open and see more info about each position! Spring 2014 Elections Info

Here is the application form: Spring 2014 Coordinator Application

Hope you consider running for an open position! See you all the next coordinator meeting, have a wonderful break!

New England Women’s Center Conference

November 7th, 2013 in Activism, events, Feminism


Is November your favorite month? If not, now it’s going to be because the CGSA is putting on a CONFERENCE on November 16th!

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The mission of the New England Women’s Center Conference is to create discourse surrounding the organization of inclusive spaces by exploring the intersections of our privileges and oppression. The term ‘inclusive space’ extends to more than just women’s centers. Issues of gender are frequently forgotten in discussions involving social change. Women’s issues are not confined to four walls, and we would like to convey that to all attendees.

 

To learn more and to register, please attend the Facebook event and check out our website. See you all there!

Volunteer Training!

November 7th, 2013 in Activism, events, Feminism, volunteer

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Did you miss our first volunteer training? No worries! Come by the Center on Sunday November 10th to get trained, meet new people, and learn about the importance of a resource like the CGSA! Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Frankie, at fsnyder@bu.edu with any questions you might have. RSVP to the Facebook event.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

March 26th, 2013 in Activism, Campaign, DIY, events, Feminism, SARP

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The Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism presents Sexual Assault Awareness Week! The goal of this week is to ignite awareness of sexual assault and rape culture on our campus and beyond. We hope to broaden conversations on these topics with fantastic events throughout the week, culminating in Take Back the Night hosted by The Feminist Collective. We hope you will join us and don’t forget to tweet about #SAAW to @BUCGSA!

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Getting a Grip: Mastering Your Sexuality with Oh! Megan, This Thursday

February 20th, 2013 in events, Feminism

Join Megan Andelloux for this two hour-long interactive lecture on developing your sexual self-understanding: from becoming comfortable with what you want to learning how to communicate those desires to partners. You’ll learn more about understanding and entertaining your own wants and needs, what other people are secretly into, masturbation techniques (fundamental to exploring your sexuality!), and verbal and nonverbal communication tools. A special focus will be given on how to either give enthusiastic consent or turn people down considerately. Anonymous questions will be taken from audience members and answered during the presentation, so get your muscles pumping and come with queries in hand! Check out the Facebook event.

The Invisible War Screening and Discussion with Inga Muscio

November 4th, 2012 in Activism, events, Feminism

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Watch the First Presidential Debate with The CGSA and WGS!

October 2nd, 2012 in events, Feminism

Election_flyerHow do elections make a difference? What is at stake this year? How can we make our voices heard? The evening of the first presidential debate, the Women, Gender & Sexuality Department at Boston University will be hosting a panel discussion to address these questions, break for refreshments, and watch the debate. This event is FREE, open to the public, and cosponsored by the Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism!

Speakers will include Dr. Denise Baer, the Director of the BU Washington, D.C. Academic CEnter; Sarah Sullivan, BU Alumna, White House Analyst and founding member of the former Women’s Resource Center (now the CGSA); and Whitney Taylor, Field Director at American Civil Liberties Union of MA.

The event will take place in COM101 this upcoming Wednesday, October 3rd 6:30pm. Any questions? Contact cgsa@bu.edu!

An Open Letter to the BU Community

April 5th, 2012 in Activism, Campaign, Feminism

An Open Letter to the Boston University Community:

As advocates working to educate, prevent, and respond to sexual assaults on campus, the members of the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism (CGSA) find the April Fool’s print-only edition of the Daily Free Press deeply disturbing, harmful and offensive. While the responsibility for the Disney Free Press falls on the Daily Free Press editorial board, we would like to go beyond addressing this specific incident and instead focus on a deeper cultural norm that encourages this kind of humor. We have divided this letter into sections to address our problem with the Disney Free Press and ways we can move forward as a Boston University community, dedicated to addressing and preventing sexual violence.

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We Took Back the Night!

April 4th, 2012 in Activism, events, Feminism

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Students hold candles to pay respect to survivors of sexual violence as they listen to the speak out.

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“Female Genital Mutilation” in the American Imagination: 3/27

March 23rd, 2012 in Activism, Feminism, Sociology

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Tuesday, March 27th at 7:30PM in CAS 313 (725 Commonwealth Ave.)

There are two things most Americans know about “female genital mutilation” . . . that it happens in Africa, and that it is very very bad. In the context of stopping violence against women everywhere, Dr. Lisa Wade explores how Americans frame their opposition to “FGM” per…formed abroad and a logic full of loopholes for American genital cutting practices like cosmetic surgery. A must-see for those seeking an anti-colonial, transnational feminism and sociologists everywhere.

Co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Sociology Association and the Center for Gender Sexuality and Activism at Boston University!