Women’s Center to Host “Feminist Friday” Lunch Hours
By Abigail Winternitz
The Kent State University Women’s Center will host “Feminist Friday” lunch-hour sessions, conversations hosted one Friday of each month this semester, on the topic of feminism.
The lunch sessions kicked off Friday, Jan. 27, when the lunch discussion centered on interpretations of the climate at Kent State and how it could be improved.
“We had a rich conversation with students, faculty and staff representing a variety of backgrounds, experiences and ideas,” says the Women’s Center Assistant Director Cassie Pegg-Kirby. “We were able to talk about steps toward improvement and highlight programs already in place to support our community.”
The Women’s Center plans to host three more sessions at various locations:
Feb. 10 – “Activism: From Passion to Purpose.” Co-facilitated by Suzanne Holt, Ph.D., director of Women’s Studies, and Brianna Alpaugh, higher education master’s student and spring intern for the Women’s Center. Hosted at the Williamson House.
March 3 – “This Is What Black Feminism Looks Like.” Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, the Student Multicultural Center and Sister Circle. Hosted at the Student Multicultural Center (Kent Student Center, Room 206).
April 14 – “Sexual Assault: He, She and Ze … It Can Happen to Me.” Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) Office and LGBTQ Student Center. Hosted at the LGBTQ Center (Kent Student Center, Room 024).
The lunches will take place from noon-1 p.m. Parking and pizza will be provided.
For more information, visit www.kent.edu/womenscenter/feminist-friday.