“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” -Mahatma Gandhi
We will expand our community outreach, promote higher education, and continue to engage in partnerships in order to improve our communities and enrich their quality of life.
One Billion Rising
ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Email: email@example.com
The Vagina Monologues
The Vagina Monologues is used as the centerpiece of V-Day: A Global Activist Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls. It is based on real women’s stories so it allows women who hear the stories to know that they are not alone in their own experience. Read more...
The Love Below - (PDF) An evening of live spoken word and musical performance where women express themselves erotically and honestly through song, poetry and monologues. In celebration of Black History Month and of strong black women everywhere, students at Texas Tech are proud to present The Love Below. Contact: Helen Hailu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Back the Night Rally & March
The first Take Back the Night event in the United States for which we have received documentation took place in Philadelphia in October of 1975. Email: email@example.com
V-MEN: Steppin' Up
Hosted by Lubbock V-Men - V-Men started in 2009 with a workshop that focused on including men in the dialogue of violence against women. This V-Men workshop allowed men to tell their stories, just like women have done through The Vagina Monologues. Not only did this allow men to establish a context to come together on the issues of domestic and sexual violence, but it also allowed participants to be ground-floor collaborators on a new performance piece to be performed in the future.
Hosted by Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center and the Women's Studies Program
American Association of University Women
Are you a college student who is passionate about women’s issues? Want to make change on your campus while gaining invaluable leadership experience? Look no further than AAUW (American Association of University Women) student organizations.
Hands of Hope Collection Drive
The Women's Studies Program (drop off in DOAK Hall RM 123). Collection of items help benefit those that reside at Women's Protective Services. Wish list: See "Hands of Hope" page
Rape Culture at Texas Tech
In 2014 students, faculty and staff at Texas Tech formed an informal discussion of how we all can take part in combating harassment, sexual assault and rape.
Annual Slutwalk Lubbock
The first event in Lubbock was organized in 2011 as a hat tip to the flagship SlutWalk International, which launched in Toronto after a police officer from that city made international headlines when he said "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.
Miss Representation - Film Screening
Hosted by Texas Tech Zeta's - Lovely Lambda Omicron Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
The documentary Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.
GLBTQ & Allies Awareness Month (October)
TEDxWomen - Hosted by TEDxLubbock
League of Women Voters of Lubbock County celebrates the 90th Anniversaries of the League of Women Voters and Women's Right to Vote (19th Amendment). Contact the League Office for more information: 744-0023 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org