Women’s Rights Organizations
The Gender Equity Center is dedicated to creating an equitable community at SMC by addressing and challenging gender inequity through education, empowerment of women, consciousness raising, activism, and allyship.
We can do this by actively:
We want to support everyone in our community by talking about what is important to you and by giving resources that can give you the help you need.
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) envisions a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Its mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy.
As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States.
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw is an American lawyer, civil rights advocate, philosopher, and a leading scholar of critical race theory who developed the theory of intersectionality. She is a full-time professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, where she specializes in race and gender issues
Corsair Consent Coalition (CCC) is to create a safe, inclusive campus for students of all gender expressions and sexual orientations by educating our campus community on issues surrounding sexual assault and violence. Corsair Consent Coalition is committed to combating sexual violence, educating students, and creating a supportive environment for survivors and allies. CCC will partner with on- and off-campus community resources in an effort to educate on the topics of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and healthy sexuality
Every other Friday | 11:30pm - 12:15 p.m. | Free | Email for Zoom Link
PERIOD is a youth-fueled nonprofit that strives to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy. Through the distribution of menstrual products, promotion of youth leadership, and championing of menstrual equity in policy, PERIOD aims to center those disproportionately affected by period poverty and support local efforts for menstrual equity. To end period poverty and stigma through education, advocacy, and service
Mondays | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Free | Email for Zoom Link
GSA strives to create an inclusive environment where students of ALL sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, religions, ages, and other intersectional backgrounds can come together as a community to create awareness and fight inequality at SMC.
Thursdays | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Free | Email for Zoom Link
Response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict handed down on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 20, 2021. These sessions are open to the entire SMC community: Students, Staff, Faculty, and Administrators are invited to join in this process.
Broadly, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry analyzing social justice in the structures of power, especially as they are grounded in gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, ability, and other inequalities, and as they configure historical and contemporary struggles for social change.
The Gender Equity Center will foster student success and retention by creating a designated space for the safe expression of gender identity, the creation and dissemination of knowledge, inquiry, and education with regards to gender and sexuality, sexual assault and harassment services and education, and as a platform for research and professional development for students with regards to gender expression and inclusion.
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