- ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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“I have always believed that both women and men are equal. Little did I know that equality between men and women was superficial. In the U.S. Constitution there are only mentions of men, and none of women.” “My perspective of things has changed. The class has made me more observant of the people around me. [...]
On my first day I was presented with the question “Are you a feminist?” Not knowing what it really meant, I still answered the question by saying “no”. Zury, Gerald, Mercedes, Nico
If I was presented with the same question again today – “Am I a feminist?” I would say “yes.” I believe many of [...]
Why don’t college students vote? Because they don’t know their rights and because they were never taught about the Equal Rights Amendment in high school or primary or secondary school. Brenda Ajanel, Elise Becker, Adriana Magana, Joanne Sampoonachot, Rocia Zuniga
“The difference between the First, Second, and Third Waves is our cultural DNA. Each generation [...]
It’s been two months since we started working with the ERA Education Project and it is still full of surprises and information that we never paid too much attention to. After interviewing younger people, and watching my classmates’ videos as well, what continuously stood out was the lack of knowledge on feminism and the ERA. [...]
Thus, women activists began to develop new ways of thinking and new leadership styles that were nonhierarchical. There were no leadership positions in the consciousness-raising groups allowing for everyone’s voices to hold equal value, so the formation of consciousness-raising groups was truly revolutionary. Through the creation of these groups, women began to realize that their [...]
GROUP 5/WEEK 3: Rosemary, Gilbert, Roxsana & Ulices
The thing that really shocked me and interested me the most in learning about the women’s rights movement is the persistence of sexism. I expected there to be sexism in traditional society, but I did not expect it to even be present in the counter-culture movements. Learning [...]
At the beginning of this course, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I thought it was just a normal women’s studies class that would teach about all the women in history, but it wasn’t so. When I attended the first class it was completely different, [...]
Like anything foreign to us, Feminism and Activism can be scary, overwhelming, even something entirely unheard of, but as with many new things come change, eye-opening experiences, and even lifelong journeys. This is why, although a bit scared and confused, we embark on this journey to learn [...]
Valeria is a current student attending Santa Monica College. She just turned 19 and is starting to learn what it is to be an adult and be independent. Being successful and achieving her goals in life is very important to her. Helping others in any way she can is something that makes her happy.
Ulices is a Business Administration major at Santa Monica College who is soon to transfer out. He’s a very humorous and joking person who loves sarcasm to the fullest and intends on making everyone he knows laugh at some point. He enjoys long walks on the beach and sunsets, just kidding but he most definitely is a clown despite his otherwise serious and stoic demeanor.
Roxsana is a 23 year old mother and college student trying to obtain her bachelors degree in History. Her ultimate goal in life is to become a good example to her one year old daugther. Her carrer goal is to be a high school teacher.
Rosemary, a behavior technician, has spent the past four years working with special needs children. After a brief hiatus, Giron decided to go back to school and found woman’s studies which has reawakened her enthusiasm for school. She plans to continue to learn and partake in civil rights movements related to woman’s rights and other struggles.
Gilbert is a 23 year old avid basketball fan and player. He likes to go out and hang out with friends. He also likes to have fun in general.