Power and Privilege: A Call to Action

We are rarely comfortable talking about difference in our culture. Some believe that with a Black president, a shift towards legalized gay marriage and higher graduation rates for women than men, we have all become equal. Further probing tells us something different. At some point in our lives we all make a choice: do I sit and observe or do I take action?

The Women’s Center is taking action. We seek to move towards a community where inclusion and equity are ingrained in every part of who we are and what we do.  This year we met with Shirley Collado to talk about how to reimagine inclusion and bring it to the center of all of our work.  Later we worked with Deanna Zandt to use social media to create social change.  Finally we worked with Gary Howard to learn how to create a climate of equity and respect at Northwestern.  We also worked with thirty dedicated staff members across the Evanston campus to engage in dialogue and make change across campus. To learn more about Change Makers, email our Director of Programs.

There is more to come.  Please help us to continue this work as we foster the development of individual and collective strengths to cultivate socially responsible members of our Northwestern community.  

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

The Women’s Center’s Power and Privilege series is co-sponsored by:

The Office of the President, The Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Kellogg School of Management’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School, Counseling and Psychological Services, LGBT Resource Center,  Campus Inclusion and Community, and the Center for Global Engagement.

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