News and Events
The Women and Gender Studies Program sponsors, co-sponsors or is affiliated with a variety of campus events for students, faculty, staff and members of the community throughout the academic year.
Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps Summer Internship
The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College. Undergraduate students intern at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues from reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass incarceration.
Some of the participating organizations include: Advocates for Youth, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Political Research Associates, HealthRight International, Justice Now, the Audre Lorde Project, Stonewall Youth, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center, Tewa Women United, Aid to Inmate Mothers, Prison Birth Project, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
Locations include: Lake Andes, SD, Denver, CO, Santa Fe, NM, New York, NY, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, San Francisco/Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, New Orleans, LA, Montgomery, AL, Chicago, IL, Olympia, WA, Amherst, MA, Burlington, VT
Internship stipend is $3300.
- Must currently be an undergraduate student at a US college/university
- Must not be graduating in Spring/Summer 2015
- Must be able to attend the CLPP Conference in Amherst, MA, April 10-12, 2015 (CLPP will cover all travel costs for students who live outside of Western Massachusetts)
More information and an application are available at: http://clpp.hampshire.edu/internship
Application deadline: January 15, 2015
Breastfeeding/Pumping Support Group to Meet on Campus
An informal support group for students, faculty, or staff members who are expectant mothers, breastfeeding/pumping mothers, or partners of nursing/expectant mothers. The breastfeeding support group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 at the Equity and Diversity Center. The group's aim is to provide support for female students, faculty and staff members who are breastfeeding/pumping, create a network of support for new or expectant parents on campus and to advocate for a family friendly workplace. Questions may be directed to Laura Oster-Aaland at 231-7750, Kara Gravley-Stack at 231-7091, or Betsy Birmingham at 231-6587.