Celebrate yourself

Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by


Leadership conferences for WOMEN are possible!

Leadership conferences for WOMEN are possible!

Specifically, women. Celebrate that you are a woman, and acknowledge what that means.

Today is March 8, deemed International Women’s Day. All around the world, women and men are celebrating the changes and contributions to the world that women have done in the past. To be a woman in this day is incredibly powerful, because there is so much more freedom now than ever before. However, I am talking specifically about being a woman in America. Though other places have made great strides in gender equality (Sweden), there are still many more places that see women as subordinate to men (Vietnam). Even here, though we are allowed to vote and are rising in number when holding positions of power, still need to do a lot of work in order to create equality.

I would like to invite the campus in acknowledging this day by joining the conversation on Tuesday, March 12. From 4:30 PM to 6 PM, Intercultural Affairs and the Women’s Studies department have partnered for a Tea House in which we engage with international students on views of gender and gender roles, and how these influence our actions and ways of thought. Plus, it will be interesting to see what differences and similarities women share despite the geographical distance. As usual, we are in the King Intercultural Center.

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Amy Tran is a senior studying Communication and Chinese with a Creative Writing minor. She is also involved in numerous other activities on campus, including Reslife, Intercultural Affairs, Djembe, band, and Student Government Association (SGA). She enjoys writing poetry, talking with her mother, and watching the occasional episode of Bob’s Burgers.