The Social Justice, Cultural and Global Awareness Club leadership met at the IC to discuss possible collaborations, planning and other organizational topics. The clubs and leaders present at this meeting include: Oluwaseun Adetola (Sankofa), Ifunanya Okeke (Hip~NotiQs Step Team), Molly Bell (Women’s Collective), Jasmine Gonzalez (Latin American Organization), Lauren Workman (HWS Girl Up).
Sankofa is the Black Students’ Union and is organization open to those of all races, ages, and sexual orientations. We are dedicated to educating others about past and present events that affect those of African-America, Afro-Cuban & African descent through multiple events & meetings.
Hip-NotiQ’s is an organization/team devoted to creating a positive energy on campus by merging the arts of dance and step to create unique routines and performances.
Women’s Collective is an all female-identified space that strives through various events on campus to create a dialogue for change within the HWS community on issues related to gender, and its intersection with race, class, and sexual orientation.
The Latin American Organization provides awareness and knowledge of Latin American culture, heritage, and community for the HWS campus as well as the Geneva community.
HWS Girl Up is a chapter of the worldwide United Nations Foundation campaign for adolescent girls. Girl Up raises awareness and funds for girls to be educated, health, and safe.
Intercultural Affairs historically has worked with the cultural, global awareness, and social justice clubs in the following ways publicity, providing meeting space (though not all meet here) and informal advising/mediation/advocacy/support. I host bi-annual Club Planning Dinners because I think it’s important for student leaders in these clubs who have similar goals to meet and network; they often times find ways to garner support within each other and its helpful for everyone to know what’s happening in the semester. Darline Polanco Wattles WS’09, Assistant Director, Office of Intercultural Affairs