Name: Maya Anthony
Major(s): Public Policy and Socio-legal Studies
Year(s) in School: Sophomore
Position in Organization: Co-founder
What is IGNITE?
[IGNITE is] part of a nationwide organization which is supposed to empower women in politics and civic engagement and creates community network for engagement through internships.
What issues are especially important to its platform?
With the group that we have, [they are] interested in advocacy through policy. So some of the overarching questions we are working on are:
- Income: Salaries and the wage gap
- Health: Access to health care and paid maternity leave
- Environmental: Sexual assault, gender roles, and women who are considered assertive and aren’t elected because of those traits that apply to gender roles.
Why is it especially important to have clubs such as IGNITE on campus?
There is a gap even in our own campus, you see the lawsuit DU is facing with the women in the DU law school [they] average 165,000 dollars less. Especially in our political climate right now. And people on campus who want to be involved and don’t know how; we want to be a bridge.
When are your meeting days/times?
Biweekly, 6:00 PM in Library Loft Rm #340. Join us on Thursday, May 17h at 7:00pm for a showing of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary at Alamo Draft House. Anyone can join!
How can people contact you?
Facebook: University of Denver IGNITE