Each month, we feature a stand-out program sponsored by a college or university women’s/gender equity center. If you’d like to highlight your program for consideration, you can submit more information about it online!
Today, we’re highlighting FemFest, an annual program sponsored by the Southern Oregon University Women’s Resource Center. Want more information about this program? Contact Mary Vest at Vestm@sou.edu.
About the Program
This daylong, interactive event involving workshops, presentations and performances by students, staff, faculty and community members, will celebrate and explore intersectional feminist practice, research, activism and creativity. Our intention is to create a space where people of diverse identities, with a wide range of interests and passions will be able to explore how feminisms connects to their personal, academic or professional lives.
We will end the night with a Feminist Poetry Slam co-hosted by the Exclamation Poets. The featured poet will be Desireé Dallagiacomo, an intersectional feminist poet who ranked third in the World at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Listen to her poem “Thighs” here:
How This Program Makes an Impact
We hosted our first annual FemFest in November of 2013. It was a great hit! Throughout the day we had over 100 people filtering in and out to hear the different talks, and had over 15 presenters who were from the campus & broader community. This program is an incredible way for people to present their passions within different feminisms and create an incredible feeling of community.