In the Gender Equity Center, we strive to create a safe, inclusive environment for all students to feel that they are part of a larger community. An extension of this belief is personified in our center’s magazine, The Feminist Agenda. It is a collection of student submitted works that represent a spectrum of identities and lived experiences. This publication seeks to offer a variety of perspectives on relevant issues to contemporary society. These include, but are not limited to, feminist and gender issues, parenting, social norms, etc. There is a strong emphasis on inclusivity and intersectionality in spite of current events. We want to pay homage to our predecessor magazine, The Rag, for setting the foundation that we could then build upon. Without the students of the Women’s Center before us, we would not be able to have this magazine now.
The theme for this year's issue of the Feminist Agenda is intersectionality, which recognizes the way that our identities intersect with each other to create our experiences. This is a platform for students to submit articles, poetry, artwork, and short stories.
Community This section highlights the community that y'all are building on campus. Did you participate in the DACA march at CSUSM, did you feel inspired from the Alicia Garza presentation, have you been attending events at the Latin@ center or Black Student Center?
Healing our Inner Goddess This is a place to share how you experience mental, physical, reproductive health. How have your identities shaped the way you experience health? How has college helped/hindered your ability to practice self-care, self-love and healing? All health and healing topics are welcome.
"I AM" Society is constantly telling us who we are. This is a space for you to define yourself, your experience. Please submit poetry or artwork, reclaiming your identity.
Advocacy: For all the times I've been called ____________ when I was advocating for myself or others. You have a voice. How have you used it to empower yourself or others? What advocacy work have you been involved in on campus?
Submissions are due no later than 11:59 pm on February 1, 2018