Thursday, March 15, 2012

Young Feminists organizing

Hey everyone, sorry for the long delay between posts, a vacation then an illness took me out of the blogging game for a couple weeks, but now I’m back and healthy again.

I just got home from the very first meeting of our newly formed Young Feminism Committee and I have to say, I’m inspired!  It reminded me that surrounding yourself with people who are interested in, or working on causes you care about is an incredibly important part of being an activist. It keeps you motivated knowing you’re in good company. As activists we often like to try and save the world with every action we take, but sometimes a girl just needs a feminist bowling night with some like-minded peers to feel that everything is right in the world. And really, who doesn’t need a few more feminist friends in their life anyway?

At this inaugural meeting we came up with a lot of really great ideas to get our feminist juices flowing and have some fun at the same time. If you didn’t get a chance to make it out tonight, we’re planning our next meeting for the beginning of next month – stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details. In the meantime, here are a few ideas we came up with to tempt you into joining us:
  • The aforementioned bowling night
  • Visit the DIA and discuss women/feminism in art
  • Attend a Detroit Soup
  • Feminist movie nights (movie suggestions appreciated)
  • Volunteer together – possible locations: Michigan Animal Rescue League, Oakland University’s organic farm
Have ideas for other activities for the YFC to take part in?  Want to know how you can get involved?  Let us know in the comments!

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