The BC Women’s Center held its eighth Women’s Summit virtually this Saturday. The event aimed to empower attendees through workshops, speeches, and discussions.
The 2022 Boston College Women’s Summit, which is set to take place on Feb. 5, will be jam-packed with keynote speakers, workshops, and the opportunity to build new relationships and skills.
“Take Back the Night” is an annual, worldwide event in pursuit of diminishing the stigma and silence about instances of sexual violence. Every year, the BC Women’s Center sponsors the event, inviting students to listen to accounts of sexual violence survivors and songs from BC-based a cappella group.
The Women’s Center hosted a discussion on Tuesday titled “How much does political representation really matter in the U.S.?” through a program called DISH, which is a monthly meeting held in the Women’s Center on topics related to intersectional feminism.
“Take Back the Night” is rooted in international protests against sexual violence.
If Senate Resolve S. 2471 is picked up and passed in informal session by the State House, Massachusetts would be the first state to mandate a climate survey on sexual assault.
The Women’s Center has come a long way from its founding in the bathroom next to Eagle’s Nest.