On Saturday, November 16th, Boston University’s Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism (CGSA) will be hosting the New England Women’s Center Conference (NEWCC). This event will consist of three workshop sessions throughout the day, facilitated by individuals from the BU community as well as organizations in the Boston area. The event aims to “deconstruct the intersections of oppression and privilege in our communities and cultures”.
In order to meet NEWCC’s goal, the conference will offer a variety of workshops during each workshop session. Below is a list of the organizations and their respective social issues that will be discussed:
Hollaback! Boston: street harassment, personal narratives, and activism
Saheli Boston: healthy relationships, communities of color, and mental health
Marsh Chapel: religion, gender, and sexuality
Department of Sociology: theory, practice, and social justice
Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center: interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and activism
MassEquality: gender, sexuality, and political action
The Women’s Center in Cambridge: women’s rights, accessibility, and community resources
Makeshift Boston: consensus, collective spaces, and core values
Boston Doula Project: reproductive empowerment, self-care, and support systems
Left on Pearl: history, film-making, and women’s liberation
Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators: women, politics, and legislation
As you can see, there will be a lot going on at NEWCC! Reserve your spot at the conference here and tell your friends at BU and other schools to attend. See you there!