Student Clubs and Leadership Opportunities
The sexualization and objectification of women's bodies in today's
society incurs shaming effects. In response, a new group on Marist's
campus has begun to lead conversations about these issues and to
create a space for authentic images of feminine empowerment.
Among the questions this group will discuss are the following: What has motivated the sexualization and objectification
of women's bodies in today's society? If it is what we imagine, that men want to control and dominate the potential
power of women in their authentic self-empowerment, then what to make of the authority of these images? What should
we make of authority that requires shame and fear to maintain obedience? And since no woman genuinely feels fulfilled
by this spectacle, what then are we to make of the excess of feminine subjectivity to this impotent framing? What might
serve as authentic practices that would encourage feminine subjectivity's self-empowerment? And what can Marist do to
cultivate and encourage this possibility? What kind of space might we want on campus to encourage genuine, authentic,
unique feminine empowerment?
Help us empower all women on campus and join our conversation every other Thursday at 9:15 pm! Locations will be
posted on our Facebook page. Our website link is: https://maristfemme.wordpress.com/
Any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marist Ally Network
The “Ally Network” symbol is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people and their allies. The message is that the person displaying this symbol promises to be understanding, supportive and trustworthy if a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person needs help, advice or someone with whom s/he can talk. The person displaying this symbol can also provide access to valuable information and resources.
The goal of this program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons by establishing an identifiable network of persons who can provide support, information and a safe place for LGBTQ persons within our campus community. Those who have committed to being allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination are not tolerated. Read more>>
RGRG: The Race and Gender Reading Group
Race and gender affect us all, whether one is relatively privileged by one’s race
or gender identification or not. The Race and Gender Reading Group (RGRG)
aims to contribute to the campus discussion of these issues by providing an
interdisciplinary setting in which students and faculty can look at readings
together and engage in discussion of the points they raise and related topics.
Each meeting is led by a facilitator who chooses a reading, generally an academic paper or news article that they find
interesting. Both students and faculty can serve as facilitators, offering a unique experience to students interested in
developing their leadership skills. In the past, we have examined issues of race and gender as they arise in philosophy,
history, and popular culture, as well as current events, and we welcome an even wider array of disciplinary perspectives.
We have explored the metaphysics of gender and race, the nature of oppression, the use of blackface and cross-dressing
in historic ritual, diversity in comics, and female terrorists.
If you are interested in joining the group’s iLearn site and getting on the mailing list, please e-mail Cathleen.Muller@marist.edu.
Our meeting schedule varies from semester to semester, but if you are on the list, you will receive that information when it is finalized.