Feminist Union Scripps
Feminist Union Scripps College will build a community based anti-racist feminist space of reflection, action and self care. We will create dialogues about approaches to gender justice that are plural, critical, and constructive. our approach rests on the premise that gendered inequalities emerge from plural experiences of power and systemic oppression. These include, but are not limited to, racial, gendered, classed, and national positioning in which we are differentially located both within our communities and as individuals. We hope to create a space where self sustainability and grassroots leadership among the most marginalized communities, with a particular focus on those experiencing gendered violence, are supported in ways that create learning as well as progressive social change. We will endorse a space of self care by inviting organizers and community members to share and discuss the experience of activism among marginalized communities. We believe that shared experiences are a source of power, support, and comfort, and that is why our intervention as a Feminist Union is to advocate for structural support for the Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies department, and recognizing self care as a necessary part of engaging in this work. We envision collective leadership that mindfully creates projects and campaigns that blend thinking and action in progress and transformative ways.