The K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center
Jaime Evanoff is a co-advisor at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She worked at the Center from 2007-2011, when she attended Utica College. Now a full time staff member, she joined us again in 2013 in a new role. Jaime believes in what the Center stands for and has a passion for our annual events. Her favorite quote is “It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Elinor Smith
Interns at the Womyn’s Resource Center:
Erica L. Antoine is a Programming Intern at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She is a senior majoring in Psychology Child Life with a concentration in being a Child Life Specialist. She joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because she enjoyed the programs and events that the Center brought to the campus as well as the strong leadership roles all the women played within the Center. Her favorite quote is “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.”-Siddhartha Gautama
Kendal Santiago is a Programming Intern at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She is a junior majoring in Journalism. Kendal is aware that there are serious issues affecting women and minorities within America. Joining the K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center is her next step, it is her way of taking action to help bring awareness to these issues and potentially solve them. Her favorite quote is “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”
Programming Assistants at the Womyn’s Resource Center:
Marjorie Tetteh is a junior majoring in International Studies. She joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because she was inspired by the Womyn’s Resource Center events that she attended during her first year at Utica College. Joining the Center to Marjorie meant that she was going to get out of her comfort zone as an international student from Ghana and meet new people on campus, while also making a difference in their daily lives through activism. Her favorite quote is “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
Mikal Saxon is a junior majoring in Construction Management. He joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because he wanted to surround himself with empowering women that he knows will help him make a change in the Utica College community. He also wanted to join the Center because he wanted to shed light on the accomplishments that women make because he believes that these accomplishments are rarely recognized in society. His favorite quote is “The past is the past.”
Iman Sandoval is a senior majoring in Health Studies Management with a minor in Health Advocacy and Navigation. The reason why she chose to join the Womyn’s Resource Center was because she feels very passionate about being the voice of people that are afraid to speak up for themselves as well as being able to partake in changing the community. Her favorite quote is “Faith makes things possible, not easy!”
Maziel Baez is a senior at Utica College majoring in Psychology Child Life with a concentration of Child Studies. She would like to go to graduate school after Utica College back at home in New York City to pursue a career focusing on the well-being of children. Maziel works with the Womyn’s Resource Center because she wanted to broaden her knowledge of women’s activism, history, bond, and safety. She is going on four years strong with the Center! Her favorite quote is “There Will Be OBSTACLES. There Will Be DOUBTERS. There Will Be MISTAKES. But with Hard WORK, There Are No LIMITS.”
Our Volunteers include Sara Abdul-Aziz.
OFFICE OF STUDENT LIVING AND COLLEGE ENGAGEMENT
The Gay Alliance
The SafeZone program was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion.
What is a SafeZone?
A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel welcome and safe. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. The Gay Alliance SafeZone program aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends and co-workers. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.
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