Thursday, July 21, 2016
Center for Gender Equity
Have you ever wanted the world to be more equitable for everyone, regardless of any particular identity?
Yeah, so have we.
So we created the Center for Gender Equity.
The Center for Gender Equity is a staple on our campus, and has been since the year 2000. Founded by Pamela Mohandass, a scholar visiting from Lady Doak College in India who came to Pacific to study the Feminist Studies Program, the CGE is a long standing organization that gives students constant opportunities to work toward Gender Equity on our campus, and in the greater community. Although many campuses have Women’s Centers, these centers are rarely as innovative, inclusive, and diversified as Pacific’s CGE.
Here’s what makes our Center for Gender Equity amazing:
1. It’s staffed by students who couldn’t be more passionate about using their education and experiences to create a more equitable society for everyone.
2. They work both on and off campus to provide programming for everyone they can reach.
3. You can participate in their events at any given time.
Our CGE even provides extensive coursework in Gender and Sexuality Studies, meaning that you can spend your time in class the way you might spend your time volunteering on the weekends with your friends.
Think that’s cool? Get this: the entire campus cares about an equitable society for people of all gender and sexual identities. How do we know this? Because there are classes on gender and sexuality equity in Sociology, Public Health, Psychology, History, Biology, Anthropology and Literature. That’s a pretty long list of academic disciplines if you ask us.