Women For Women
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It's Mission: Women for Women seeks to promote education, service, and leadership throughout the NMU campus and the community at large. The five all-female houses, in tandem with the rest of the student body, work together to introduce others to issues that include, but are not limited to, health, sexuality, and civil rights. Originally founded as a grassroots organization dedicated to the promotion of a female sisterhood, Women for Women has expanded its efforts to include projects that raise awareness of societal concerns throughout the world.
For almost five years, Women for Women has made quite a name for itself on campus, having hosted several service projects that have given a lot back to the NMU and Marquette community. Originally started as a way to unite the five all-female houses on campus, Women for Women is now open to anyone who is interested in helping to put together projects that have a positive impact on women in the area.
Some of the projects Women for Women has proudly hosted over the past two years include:
- Hosting Human Rights activist Kerry Kennedy
- "Do You Have 8 Inches" hair drive, that collected over 60 feet of hair for the organization Children with Hairloss
- "Operation Save Second Base", which for the past two years has raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer awareness
- "Hear Us Roar" and "Voices of Courage" reader's theater presentations
- "Cell phones for Soldiers" - a program that provided free air time for armed services personnel serving overseas.
- "Self-Acceptance Week" - a week long series of programs that encouraged people to embrace their personal identities despite their imperfections and/or weaknesses.
Women for Women was recognized for the Diversity Program of the Year 2009/2010 academic year for Self-Acceptance Week.
This year's tournament will take place on Saturday, September 29th at the softball fields in north Marquette. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. so come on out and support your favorite team. All proceeds will be donated to the Women's Center of Marquette.
Operation Save Second Base t-shirts will be on-sale soon. The shirts will be charcoal gray v-neck shirts with hot pink ink. They will feature a front stating: "Save Your Censored" with a list of numerous names for "breasts" in black ink. The shirts will be on sale for $10 each and all proceeds will be donated to the Lee National Denim Day (www.denimday.com). All orders are due by Wednesday, October 17th and can be submitted to one of the two co-presidents or to the adviser.
For those of you who are looking to donate your hair again, the "Do You Have 8 Inches" Hair Donation drive will take place on Sunday, February 20, 2011 from noon until 5 p.m. in the Payne/Halverson lobby. We'll accept any type of hair; bleached, dyed, permed, whatever! It must be eight inches in length. Contact us if you have any questions!
Check back son for information on the 2011/2012 Self-Acceptance Week program coming soon.
Women for Women is always looking for new members and new ideas! The meetings are open to everyone and take place every Monday night at 9:00 p.m. in the Payne/Halverson basement. If you would like more information, you can contact any of the following officers: