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Women’s Center Celebrates Women’s History month

By: Joe Rodriguez

03/09/2017

SHIPPENSBURG- The Women’s Center is celebrating women around campus as a part of Women’s History Month.

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 4.01.25 PM.pngWomen’s Center student workers Madeline Kwarteng and Miyumi Fair set up a table at the Ceddia Union Building yesterday to celebrate Women’s History Day. They encouraged students on campus to write positive messages about women.

Fair says she hopes to send a message of freedom by breaking gender stigmas. “Starting at a young age I’ve realized that men and women were held differently, so up until probably now I’m going to continue to fight that stigma and that odd,” she said.

At the end of the day, Fair wants to help other women to feel empowered. “As a woman, despite what you’ve been told, what your culture tells you, or what anything tells you, you still are true and you are still number one,” she said.Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 4.01.10 PM.png

No matter where you’re from, it seems that Women’s History Month has an impact on everyone. Saudi Arabian international student Shahad Alhazmi was helping Fair and Kwarteng at the event. She recognizes that women face the same problems around the world. Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 3.54.40 PM.png

“Every place in the world, every woman in the world have similar issues,” said Alhazmi.

One thing that Alhazmi wanted to make clear is that solidarity is the key to empowerment. “The most wonderful suport that we get is from each other, so the woman is the first person that can support the other woman,” she said.

The celebration does not stop there. The Women’s Center will bring political operative Jessica Byrd as a speaker for Women’s History month. The event will be on March 23 at the Ceddia Union Building multipurpose room.

For more information, you can contact The Women’s Center at womenscenter@ship.edu

 

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