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Rising Up to Make #HERstory

She climbed the ranks from a campaign assistant in 2007 to a top aide to former President Barack Obama in 2016. She’s an inspirational woman who has been on the frontline of history for years. Talk about HERstory! Now, she’s going to be at the frontline of the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference as the keynote speaker.

She is an Iranian-American woman who will bring her intersectionality into the conversation regarding women’s rights. In her life, she has faced many tests to her will, but in the end that is what’s gotten her to where she is today. She now helps other women succeed through her work with the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF). This organization is mentorship-based and strives for the empowerment of Iranian-American women through conferences. Here is their mission statement:

 

 

 

The Vision of the Iranian-American Women’s Leadership Conference is to inspire and empower Iranian-American women to achieve their maximum potential. Join us to celebrate the achievements of your Iranian-American colleagues. credit

In a political climate where times are tough for women, LGBTQ, and minorities, she is an example of rising above no matter the circumstances. She will serve as an inspiration for many individuals at the conference who have big dreams as well. We can’t wait for her to inspire students through her life experiences while on the road to becoming successful.

After Govashiri’s address, enjoy lunch and help us build the HERstory timeline. Following that will be a panel of even more inspiring women telling their own stories. There will also be a day-long pop-up shop featuring goods from women business owners from around the North Shore. Finally, join us at 7 PM for the body-positive dance group Pretty Big Movement. Check out their work here:

Video credit: The Scene

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE HERE.

credits:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferial_Govashiri

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/davar-ardalan-/ferial-govashiri-7-insigh_b_12911738.html

https://www.iawfoundation.org/

 

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10 Reasons to Say “NO More” to Sexual Assault by the SSU Women’s Center

October is a month in celebration of many things including Sexual Assault Awareness.

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Sexual assault is a huge issue that affects men and women, especially on college campuses. Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted, according to RAINN. Every year, there are 293 victims of sexual assault. “No More” is an organization that aims to stop domestic assault and violence, and raise awareness of it. They’re a “unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault.” The SSU Florence Luscomb Women’s Center held a campaign on campus last week to aid No More’s advocacy. You may have seen them giving out purple ribbons and asking you if you’d like to take a picture of your reason why you say no more to sexual assault. Students came up with some awesome reasons why they say no more. Here are our top 10 favorites:

1. Because everyone deserves to feel safe

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2. Because nobody should live in fear.

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3. Because everyone is worth respect and love. 

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4. Because people still think domestic violence and sexual assault is something to joke about.12107153_926710957407715_3395578124287973078_n

5. Because nobody deserves to feel unloved.

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6. Because everyone deserves to be safe at home.

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7. Because too many people normalize these actions and think they are okay but THEY’RE NOT

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8. Because not just women are victims.

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9. Because who doesn’t?

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10. Because we all may know someone who has been affected. 

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