An Open Letter to the President of City College

Gender Resource Center Campaign

An Open Letter to the President of City College

May 6, 2015

President Lisa,

Today, on May 6th at 12pm, you were supposed to be present for a meeting, that you had called, with the organizers of the Gender Resource Campaign, the Undergraduate Student Government, and key members of the administration. This meeting was a culmination of our struggle to establish a Gender Resource Center for the survivors of gender-based violence on the campus of City College during which we were to discuss next steps in the creation of a physical space and the services that will be provided. This meeting’s date and time was moved multiple times, and despite the uncertainty and disadvantages that this has caused us, we are present here today. However, YOU have chosen at the last possible moment to NOT attend the meeting that YOU called.

Your decision to not go through with the meeting…

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Town Hall with the Gender Resource Center Campaign

On behalf of the Gender Resource Center Campaign, we’re pleased to invite you to:

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Gender Resource Center – Town Hall

Thursday, April 2nd beginning at 6pm in Shepard Hall 350

An important dialogue with student leaders and community health leaders on the need for services and healing spaces to combat gender-based violence on campus. 

Confirmed speakers: 

– Stephanie Petit Homme, City College Alumni and past coordinator of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence at City
– Chanel L. Porchia-Albert, CD, CPD, CLC, CHHC, Founder/Executive Director of Ancient Song Doula Services
– Adjoa Sankofia Tetteh, MA, CHES, CLC, Sexuality & Breastfeeding Educator

Moderators: 

– Kira Rakova of the Student Mental Health Initiative 
– Priya Shajan of Students for Educational Rights 

If you want to know more about the GRC Campaign and why it’s so important to the Sister Circle Collective, swing by! 

See you then!

Get Involved!

It’s a new year and a new era of organizing with us.

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If you are in the New York City area and would like to be more involved these are the areas we have for you to plug in to. This is a fluid list!

  1. Community and Campus Outreach
  2. Media (social media, graphic design, photographer/videographer, press, etc)
  3. Logistics (event planning, coordinating, fundraising)
  4. Political Education

Things we’re looking for include,

  • Initiative
  • Attending general events
  • Good communication skills
  • Present at a least two organizing meetings
  • Read over suggested literature (ex: essays, chapters of specific book, sharing pdfs)

If you’re interested – please head over to complete this form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Transnational Feminisms and the Black Experience

TransFem Talk 4.1

When: Tuesday, April 1st from 12:30-2pm
Where: CCNY International Studies Program NAC 6/293

Film: “Nana Ya Asantewaa and the Golden Stool” (30 mins) – the herstory of Queen Ya Asantewaa of Ghana and her struggles against British imperialism at the turn of the 20th century.

Discussion: (45 mins) How do historically strong, Black women affect us as children of the Diaspora today? Especially knowing that certain “histories” are often hidden from us or limited to only academia?

See you then!

Brought to you by the Black Student Union @ CCNYStudents For Educational Rights, and the Sister Circle Collective