The Boston College Women’s Center hosted its sixth annual Women’s Summit, which discussed the complexities of women’s issues in today’s world.
Forty-Six Years Strong, BC’s Women’s Center Continues to Strive for Gender Equality and Student Safety
The female-led grassroots movement to build a women’s center at Boston College finally came to fruition with a grand opening in the women’s bathroom on the landing outside what is now Eagle’s Nest.
“The Women’s March is similar to the Women’s Center as a space where women can feel community, and feel that they are supported in their efforts for remedying gender and equity on campus, in Boston, and across the world,” said Julia Barrett, a Women’s Center employee and MCAS ’19.
The staff of the Women’s Center stressed that its wide range of resources are available to anyone who needs them.
“Let’s just face it, we’re in a digital world and we’re not going to be going back,” Sarah Swallow, MCAS ’18, said.
BC’s peer schools also generally reported more sexual assaults for 2016.
“To queer folks directly, you belong at BC. Plain and simple: you belong here.”
Erin Doolin developed a passion for social justice while working at an LGBT center in Los Angeles.