- ABOUT THE PROGRAM
- CLASS STRUCTURE
- STUDENT WORK
- FINAL BLOG POSTS
I am tremendously satisfied and super content to have had the opportunity to be part of Professors Melanie Klein and Kamala Lopez’s ERA project.
I began this class feeling blind and not being capable to keep up with the daily work scheduled for us. Blinded because it was my first womens studies course ever and it was going to be hands on and feeling like I was not going to be able to keep up with so much work because I had not been in school for two years.
We truly worked hard this whole semester. Not only did we work hard and nonstop, but we had to do so in groups. It was a bit challenging because I was a full time returning student after two years of maternity break. Timewise, it was very difficult for me to meet up with my group. All the times I had to do my work really late at night and got just a few hours of sleep. I honestly pushed my boundaries to their maximum and accomplished much more than what I thought.
I loved each and every one of the guest speakers we had in class. All these women truly inspired and motivated me to get involved. There are many things I learned from this class, but one that I will always keep in mind is to be an activist. No matter how little or unimportant what I’m doing in the name of feminism may seem, it’s important to do so. It is important to be active and involved.
I can now say that I’m part of my child’s Parent Budget Commission. It makes me feel good, important, and part of something. Thank you so much for this opportunity.