Sustaining Centers of Care, Community, and Resistance
30th Anniversary Celebration
March 30, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Women's and Gender Equity Centers serve as critical sites for feminist/social justice education, safety, and community building on U.S. college campuses and beyond.
Join our virtual roundtable to hear center leaders across Illinois reflect on their centers' histories, what emboldens/challenges/inspires them, and their visions for the future.
- Rocio Ayard Ochoa, Western Illinois University
- Dr. Shenay Bridges-Carter, Chicago State University
- Dr. Sarah Brown, Northwestern University
- Sarah Colomé, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Dr. Ann Russo, DePaul University
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Ash, Associate Director, National Women's Studies Association.
CART live captioning will be provided. Please send any questions or additional accommodation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented as part of the UIC Women's Leadership and Resource Center's 30th anniversary programming.
About our moderator:
Jennifer Ash, NWSA Associate Director, holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History and Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her dissertation was titled, “Invincible, Not Invisible: Black Women and Resistance at Black Colleges, 1957-2018.” Jen earned a BA in History from Western Carolina University and an MA in U.S. History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jen has over a decade of experience teaching gender and women’s studies, African American studies, and history. She was formerly a faculty member at Bennett College. She has experience in office management, event planning, fundraising, grant writing, and constituency development and communications. Jen has organized major and small events for social justice organizations in grassroots and institutional capacities, develops and facilitates anti-racist workshops, and has programming development experience as well. A longtime anti-racist feminist organizer, Jen formerly served as a member of Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, a grassroots organization that fought for and won reparations for survivors of police torture in Chicago and continues to honor and seek justice for the survivors, their family members, and the communities affected by the torture. She is also the founder/owner of Ashpirations, a small business that generates profit donations for local Chicago-based grassroots organizations led by and for BIPOC.
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