Author’s Statement: My name is Jamila Stevenson and I am a sophomore at Warren Wilson College where I am studying Gender and Women’s Studies (GDS) and Environmental Studies (ENS) with a concentration in environmental education.
Women's Lives & Education
Why study women, minorities, or other controversial subjects at all? The answer is: a good liberal education (liberal as in “freedom”) teaches people to think both “inside the box” and “outside the box”. Gender studies programs can encourage students to creatively examine their surroundings and learn to identify both the empowering and dis-empowering properties of words and deeds and to consider the relationship of race, gender, class and ethnicity as well as the manifestation and effects of gender bias in society. Your suggestions and submissions are welcomed.
Research on Women and Education Women’s Media Center OnTrack Women’s Financial Empowerment Center The Community Foundation of WNC – Women for Women grants Western Women’s Business Center Womansong of Asheville Women’s Chorus & New Start Program