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In this photo there are 6 women in shades of blue who make up the Executive Board for SUNY Oswego\'s Women\'s Center
In this photo there are 6 women in shades of blue who make up the Executive Board for SUNY Oswego\'s Women\'s Center
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Women’s Center Tribute: Happy Women’s History Month 

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Oswego chapter.

Greetings for Women’s History Month. We honor women this month for their contributions to society today and for their hard work, sweat, and tears. SUNY Oswego Women’s Center was founded over 40 years ago, fighting for political justice, sexuality representation, mental health awareness, and awareness of sexual assault. I knew coming in on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in MCC 223, this would be a platform to express my concerns about being a transwoman in America. Their first program of this month in collaboration with Bold Black Beauties “ Soft Girl Era” highlighted the significance of femininity and how it plays in the lives of women. 

The Women’s Center has a month full of programs to acknowledge women’s history. This coming Wednesday, March 8th they will be hosting a “Leading Ladies Panel”, a conversation with our women leaders on campus. The panel entails a discussion of student leaders and their participation and contributions to campus and society at large. This event will take place in MCC The Space from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. for free entry. Following the panel, on March 20 in collaboration with Bold Black Beauties, Title IX, COPE, and Student Association we will be doing a Women’s March. The goal of this event is to spread awareness on the struggles women go through on a daily basis: sexual discrimination, abortion rights, sexism, their roles in leadership and vocalize concerns about various topics. Allowing women to express their opinions and raise their voices through activism. More details and announcements will come soon, so save the date and mark your calendars. 

Most importantly, on March 25 they will be hosting their Charity Ball red carpet theme celebration. Not only does the Women’s Center fight to advocate for women’s rights and equality, but they also give back to the community. The proceeds of this event will go to an organization called “Densens House” helping to advocate for women struggling to overcome many obstacles, including drug abuse, food insecurities, homeless needs, etc. This event will take place in Sheldon Ballroom at 5 p.m. with tickets on sale at the box office. Students will pay $10 while faculty, staff, and alumni pay $15. 

To end off their month they will have 3 more programs: Women’s Leadership Conference, Healing The Child Within and I Am Visible. Wednesday at 8 p.m. in MCC 223 you can be sure to catch them advocating for all women’s concerns. To get involved with this organization, contact mmanon@oswego.edu for more information. Follow their Instagram @womencenter_oz for more updates.

Hello, I'm Kaeillyn. I'm from the Bronx, my family and friends call me Kae, I'm presently majoring in Public Relations with a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Gender Women Studies. I use writing as a platform to share my thoughts and experience. I joined Her Campus as a new opportunity to investigate my potential as a nonfiction book author/writer. My interests include learning new things, R&B and Soul music, civic participation, and community outreach.