July 20, 2014
Dear Feminists of the Class of 2018!
Greetings from the Yale Women’s Center! We’d like to welcome you into the Yale community and give you a quick introduction to the Women’s Center and how you can get involved during Camp Yale and beyond.
In 1970, the Yale Women’s Center was founded to provide a safe space for women on campus and to promote gender equality in New Haven and beyond. Continuing the legacy of cultivating feminist activism and improving the lives of women at Yale and in New Haven, the Women’s Center is now the umbrella organization for groups on Yale’s campus and beyond that deal with issues of gender and sexuality. Open Sunday-Thursday 4-10 PM, the Women’s Center serves as an open space with free resources, including condoms and pregnancy tests. On top of this, the Women’s Center also works to promote discussion and activism concerning feminist issues by hosting a variety of events, including the annual Amy Rossborough lecture and Take Back the Night. (See the “Events” tab to learn more.)
Every year we seek to expand our impact and advance feminist causes in New Haven and beyond, and we would love for YOU to join us! There are tons of ways for you to get involved, starting from when you arrive on campus. During Camp Yale, we’ll be hosting events–including a Women’s Center Open House and a Bluebooking (aka picking courses) party–to welcome you to the feminist community at Yale. You can also sign up to have lunch with a member of the Women’s Center to give you a chance to get to know us better and maybe even make new feminist upperclass(wo)man friends (sign-ups will be sent out in August)! Once the semester starts, we’ll have a full calendar of events for you to check out, including regular discussions and more. We’ll also be accepting applications for staffers for the Center (a job description should be up on the Student Employment Website soon).
If you’d like to learn more about the Women’s Center, please visit our website at http://www.yale.edu/wc or our Facebook page, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! Email Annemarie at email@example.com if you want to receive our weekly newsletter. We would love to hear from you, and invite you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns (related to the Women’s Center or otherwise). Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we hope to meet you all in August.
The Yale Women’s Center Board
Isabel, Titi, Laura, Elizabeth, Ishrat, Annemarie, and Austen