The WRC offers year-round discussion groups focusing on specific issues that affect students at Boston College. Groups meet weekly or twice a month and are an open and nonjudgmental space for students to discuss ideas about topics ranging from gender issues in current events, sexuality and gender identity, and the intersection of gender and race on campus.
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Unsaid is an informal weekly discussion group which aims to explore the unspoken and unrealistic expectations of "health" and "beauty" here at Boston College. It is a welcoming place for students to come together to raise concerns, investigate and collaborate on issues of body image and body acceptance on our campus. Unsaid aims to the issues and passions of Love Your Body Week and continue the conversation throughout the year. New students are welcome every week.
Meetings: Wednesdays, 5:30PM in the WRC - begins Sept 18.
Think Tank is a consciousness-raising forum that meets weekly to discuss feminist issues on campus, locally and globally. Two WRC student staff members facilitate the discussions, but participants are regularly given the opportunity to lead discussions by bringing in articles, videos, or images that relate to issues relevant to gender equality and feminism. Each semester, Think Tank members develop an action project that can raise awareness throughout the entire campus about one or more topics that have come up during the semester. In these ways, Think Tank is an important way for students interested in women and gender issues to familiarize themselves with the WRC.
Meetings: Sundays, 7PM in the WRC - begins Sept 15.
A book club that offers a relaxed and open space for students interested in reading about and discussing a variety of issues including gender identity, sexuality, feminism, and the construction of masculinity/femininity. UnCovered is an opportunity for students to engage in discussion with professors that may not teach classes in their field(s) of study, as well as with peers who are interested in these topics. The readings are personally selected by the professor featured in each meeting, and made available to students 2-3 weeks in advance.
Meetings: Fall meeting day/time will be announced in September.