February 19, 2015

'Free to be' Week

Event Details: March 16 - March 21

The Free to [be], a grassroots movement promoting feminism on campus, will host a week of events March 16-21. Members of the SLU community are invited to explore feminism at Saint Louis University through a series of events that promote the ideals of equality.

To raise awareness for the campaign, organizers will host a photo campaign Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20, asking participants to answer the question "What does feminism inspire you to be?" All are invited to stop by room 254 of Busch Student Center from 4 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 or the Student Government Association senate chambers (room 256) from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 20 to take part.

The week will kick off with a keynote lecture by Sandra Kim, CEO of Everyday Feminism, who will discuss "Self-love and Social Justice: Why They're Interdependent and How They Relate" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, in the Saint Louis Room of Busch Student Center.

Other events include:

  • A workshop with Kim about to help students better integrate the ideals of self-love and social justice into their daily lives will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.
  • Two coffee and conversations events. A student-led discussion will take place on Wednesday, March 18, and a discussion titled "Women in the Workplace" will be held Thursday, March 19.
  • A screening of A Path Appears, the sequel to the film Half the Sky, which looks at gender inequality within the United States, which will take place on Friday, March 20.
  • A 5K supporting the nonprofit Take Back the Night will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Lipic Clock Tower Plaza.

For a complete list of events, visit the Free to be Facebook page.

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