Tag Archives: womens studies

‘The Vagina Monologues’ showcases women and non-binary individuals


Alexandra Scicchitano—Online Editor The Vagina Monologues was a good place to talk about things that are considered taboo in today’s society, said Justine Jarvie, a participant in the monologues. “Are vaginas important? Absolutely,” said Jarvie, a graduate student studying women’s and genders studies. “I think feminine sexuality is really important and its something that has been shamed in our society

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Activist author discusses gender violence


Haljit Basueljevic—Reporter & Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter Pía Barros, a well-known short story writer and novelist from Chile, was invited to campus to do four different events for the 64 Days of Non-Violence program. She presented on her feminist activist project against gender violence, “¡Basta!” Resha Cardone, the chairperson of the department of world languages and literatures, said this is a project

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The Vagina Monologues: a tradition in trying times


Alexandra Scicchitano—Online Editor The Vagina Monologues takes place on Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. in Engleman A120, and its goal is to expose students and to help them understand the experiences that women and women identifying people go through, said Jessica Troy, the director of The Vagina Monologues. “I think it would be good for people, for folks,

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The 14th annual 64 Days of Nonviolence


Victoria Bresnahan – Special to the Southern News Catherine Christy said the 64 Days of Nonviolence program can lead to a change in people’s behavior. “For me, [the purpose of these events] is a couple of things,” said Christy, coordinator of the Sexual Assault Resource Team, also known as SART. “It shows the university’s support because there’s such a variety

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Southern and the Women’s March


Adrianna Rochester – General Assignment Reporter The turn out for the presidential elections caused many Americans to rally together after it became clear the unity President Obama brought to the country during his presidency vanished after the climate of the presidential campaign revealed deep division between the American peoples. In reaction to Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the

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Women’s Studies Office hosts domestic awareness panel


Courtney Luciana – Special to the Southern News In honor of domestic awareness month the Women’s Studies Office hosted the SCSU community and a panel of Connecticut candidates in the Engleman auditorium on Oct. 5 to discuss social justice encompassing in on gender and sexuality affairs. The struggle for justice has been ongoing, said Shante Hanks, an alumni and deputy

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Women’s studies program hosts !Basta! event featuring activist Pia Barros


Sandra Gomez-Aceves – Special to the Southern News  Southern Connecticut State University continues with its 64 days of non-violence that began on Jan. 30. !Basta!: A Global Movement Against Gender Violence was one of the events held to further inform on the topic and all of the aspects of violence. The event was sponsored by SCSU women’s studies program on

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