The newly forming SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Leadership Alliance organized their first general interest meeting this week. The meeting was a huge success, with many students and faculty in attendance. The group also garnered much media attention during the meeting, with the campus newspaper, campus radio station, and main campus news television station reporting back from the meeting!
Due to the success of past faculty/student dinners, the BROWN UNIVERSITY Leadership Alliances hosted another faculty/student dinner last Tuesday. The group invited faculty from the Education and Religious Studies Department and an Associate Dean and discussed the women, the workplace, and motherhood.
The PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY Leadership Alliance brought Gloria Steinem, Ms co-founder, to campus to discuss contemporary issues in feminism.
The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA Leadership Alliance organized a presentation on campus organizing and the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campus Leadership Program at the “No Limits 2002” Conference organized by the Women’s Studies Departments at the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA, and theUNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN.
The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE SAGE-FMLA hosted a lecture with Kim Gandy, the president of the National Organization for Women. The CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Leadership Alliance plans on brining Mavis Leno, the Chair of the Feminist Majority’s Help Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls (formerly, the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan), to lecture on the current situation for women in Afghanistan.
3/25/2015 Afghan Woman Beaten to Death for Burning Koran - A 27-year-old woman â€Žwho reportedly burned a copy of the Koran inside of a riverside shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan was brutally beaten and burned alive on Thursday.
Shocking videos quickly spread on social media showing crowds of men surrounded by hundreds of onlookers assaulting the 27-year-old Farkhunda with bricks and sticks and repeatedly kicking her. . . .
3/25/2015 Masked Intruder Attacks Last Abortion Clinic Standing in Mississippi - In the early hours of the morning Monday, a person in a mask wielding what appeared to be a machete attacked the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi.
The clinic revealed in a post on their website the details of the attack on what is affectionately referred to by staff and community members as The Pink House. . . .
3/17/2015 Vice President Biden Pledges 41 Million to Clear Rape Kit Backlog - Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Mikulski (D-MD) spoke yesterday at a Maryland State Police Laboratory to declare their support for a $41 million budget proposal to combat the national backlog of rape kits.
"Testing rape kits should be an absolute priority for the United States of America," Vice President Biden said, referring to the estimated 400,000 untested rape kits nationwide. . . .