The mission of the Cornell Women's Resource Center (WRC) is to foster a more vibrant campus community by supporting the full and active participation of female students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Cornell. The WRC champions endeavors that support women's education, empowerment, and advancement at Cornell and beyond.
Thursday, May 5, 6:00 pm
Flora Rose House Common Room
Feminism: Food for Thought is a weekly dinner at Flora Rose House where we engage in informal, open conversation about a specific feminist issue. This week (May 5) is our last program of the year, and we are featuring a conversation with Women in Politics. Join us for a lively and engaging discussion.
The theme for IWD this year was "Women and Immigration" and we were honored to have four distinguished panelists share their thoughts on this topic: Esmeralda Arrizon-Palomera, Elif Sari, Professor Pilar Parra, and Professor Beth Lyon. This past year has been a significant one for immigration, wiith immigrants making substantial gains in the labor movement, political sphere, and other areas. Women's have been at the forefront of many of these development, pushing for equal pay, equal treatment, and equal rights, both as women and as immigrant. This year, we honored these women and their invaluable contributions to our society while aknowledging the hardships and unique oppressions that occur at the intersection of gender and immigration.
We were also thrilled to honor over 25 nominees at our annual IWD Leadership Awards Luncheon. Nominees were recognized for their amazing work on behalf of women at Cornell, in the United States, and across the world. Ranging from undergraduates to professors, each nominee provides an inspiring example of a powerful and influential individual serving the community of women.
There are so many people working to advance gender justice, and we were grateful to particularly highlight the work that a few of them are doing and who have have shown exceptional dedication to women in the areas of student advocacy, community engagement, national advocacy, and international development.
This year's Award Winners for the International Women's Day Leadership Awards are:
Thank you to all our nominees for making a difference in the lives of women, locally and globally.
Take Back the Night is a global campaign to raise awareness of, and prevent the continuation of domestic violence and sexual assault against women. Ithaca held its first Take Back the Night event in 1979, and has been a strong supporter of this movement ever since. The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County and the Cornell Women's Resource Center would like to invite you to join us in this event, to show your support for this movement as a survivor, ally, or both. Three marches coming from CU, IC, and the greater Ithaca community will converge on the Ithaca Commons at the Pavilion in Back Alley near Starbucks for the rally which consists of performers, survivor speak-outs, and a candlelit vigil. Join the Facebook event for more details! Please reach out to Lauren Cooley with any comments or questions.
The WRC will be hosting a poster making session before the march leaves. Join us in the Willard Straight Lobby @ 5:00pm to make your own poster to carry in the march- all supplies will be provided!
Learn more about the individuals on the WRC Board who are working on behalf of women's and gender issues this year! Check out their bios here.
Feminism: Food for Thought, Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
Feminism: Food for Thought is a weekly dinner at Flora Rose House where we engage in informal, open conversation about a specific feminist issue. This week (May 5) is our last program of the year, and we are featuring a conversation with Women in Politics. Join us for a lively and engaging discussion!
As always, like the Cornell Women's Resource Center on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of our future events and programs!
We'd also like to alert you to some new guidelines we've established to best facilitate conversation with the large size of our dinners. If you'd like to obtain a free dining pass, please arrive before 6:15 pm. We will no longer hand out free tickets after 6:15 pm in order to avoid disruptions to the conversation. We'd also like to encourage participants with their own meal plan (particularly the West Campus unlimited meal plan) to swipe their cards rather than grab a ticket. The cost of each individual dinner comes out of the WRC's budget, so if you have a meal plan you can use, the savings will contribute towards the future of Feminism: Food for Thought.
If you have any questions about the new guidelines or about Feminism: Food for Thought in general, please feel free to reach out.
Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood, Mondays at 4:30 pm.
Vox works to promote safe sex, educate others, and defend reproductive choice. Join the conversation every Monday at 4:30 pm in the Willard Straight Hall Art Gallery (room 411).