Hannah Smith tells you what’s on with the women’s collective

Hi all! What a busy week it has been for the Women’s Collective. On Monday, some of us attended the History Society’s ‘Girl Effect’ trivia night. The night was part of a larger program run by the USU around the Girl Effect campaign which aims to empower women worldwide through access to education, health care and resources. As part of the campaign, we held a discussion in Women’s Collective on Wednesday on global women’s issues and the place western women have in addressing these issues.

We are also very excited to have launched the cross-campus women’s network this week. On Wednesday evening, we got together at UTS with women from UNSW, USYD, Uni of Wollongong and UTS and held a “craftivism” evening. We made badges, zines and bunting for the women’s room. We look forward to working with the network on big projects throughout the year such as Blue Stockings Week and Reclaim the Night.

In addition to this, both Emily and I are really excited to work with women’s collective and any other interested women students in producing the upcoming edition of Women’s Honi Soit. Women’s Honi is an important way for women to gain skills in traditionally male-dominated professions such as writing and publishing as well as starting conversations about women’s issues. We would like to see a broad cross-section of women involved this year, so please get in contact with us if you are at all interested!

As always, we would love to hear from you. Tweet us at @SRCwomens join the “Usyd Womens Collective” Facebook group or email us at usydwomenscollective@gmail.com. We meet every Wednesday at 1pm in the women’s room (Level 1, Manning House).

Hannah Smith

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