Join the club: Womens Empowerment provides a safe space – District

Posted: November 18, 2020 at 9:56 pm

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Written by Abigail Petipas, Photo courtesy of Womens Empowerment Club

SCADs campus is full of students who come from all backgrounds and cultures. Womens Empowerment has created a place that also wholeheartedly welcomes diversity.

The club was founded with the intent of providing a safe space for anyone who can relate, identify or empathize with the female experience. Focusing on the importance of intersectionality within activism, the club provides a platform for anyone who wants to engage in an open dialogue about the female perspective.

We get a full perspective on a lot of peoples views that come to our club, said Saria Mary Netto, ICC Liaison. I think its just really important to understand what other people go through.

The club meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. and meeting times can be found on their Instagram. During their meetings, they present different presentations each week on topics such as self-care and body love. The presentations allow for an open dialogue between club members.

I think what people come here for is that they really love having a safe space. I think people feel really heard by us, said Ari Cooper Bermdez, former club president and club mentor.

Meetings are structured to create a space where members are encouraged to speak about their own personal experiences. Discussions on current events are also welcomed, since each meeting begins with a recap of events that pertain to the female experience.

Its a super easy, fun way to know things. Instead of having to go and read an article about politics, you can just go with your friends and talk with SCAD students, said President Jenna Guiterrez.

The Womens Empowerment Club is open to all. For more information, visit here or send an email to @wec.scad.

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