Hello Friends! The 2017 year is turning out to be an amazing year for the Gender Advocacy Place! Already, the GAP was able to send a group of powerful women to the Women’s March on Washington in D.C. to place their mark on history and smash the patriarchy alongside 500,000 others in D.C. and an estimated 2.5 Million across the world. This march was documented to be the largest protest in history since Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream Speech” at the Washington Memorial in 1963 and we were able to be apart of the history moment! How incredible is that!?
Additionally, The Gender Advocacy Place Co-Coordinators Hailey Bird and Jinni Barak have been working hard at assembling our semester calendar to be full of exciting events for everyone to attend! Throughout the semester I will post events as they come, so stay tuned! Right now, mark your calendars for February 7th and February 9th! On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 the lovely ladies who attended the March on Washington in D.C. will be hosting a brown paper bag luncheon for all who are interested in participating in a conversation regarding the different experiences of that day! The luncheon will be held in the Sunflower room on campus from 12:00pm-1:00pm! Again, this is an all inclusive event and anyone is invited to attend! Next, On Thursday, February 9th the GAP will be hosting the Healthy Hearts event! LeeAnn, from Planned Parenthood will be our special guest on campus for the evening and she is ready to educate us on what it means to be in a healthy relationship! This event will be held in the sociology pit and take place from 7:00pm-9:00pm! You definitely won’t want to miss out!