A group of students who had conducted research in women's studies presented their papers on various subjects.Â The schedule of events for the symposium included a dinner, a welcome by Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Ann Hill, remarks by English professor and member of the President's Commission for Women, Victoria Sams, and two sessions of presentations.Â The two sessions of research paper presentations were grouped, "Sexualities and Power" and "Status and Representation."Â Student presentors included, Jennifer Chmielewski (Class of 2010)
The Extra Features on the Dickinson College website documents the creation and activism of the Feminist Collective. Formerly the Zatae Longsdorff Center for Women, the Feminist Collective is the new student-led women's feminist organization on campus. The first women's center was created in 1984 as a support and research center, named after the first woman to graduate from Dickinson, Zatae Longsdorff.Â With this new center, the members can "now focus on an inclusive agenda that addresses gender, race, class, and sexual orientation" because they are a feminist organization.
On the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortions the Women's Center placed hangers hung with different phrases around campus to get student attention and make students more aware of the history of being able to choose and make decisions over one's own sexuality and the choice to bear children. This poster says "Don't Like Abortion? Get a Vasectomy!"